Bailey Motorhomes

The Approach SE was the first motorhome to be built by Bailey of Bristol back in 2011
The Approach SE was the first motorhome to be built by Bailey of Bristol back in 2011

Tuesday, 23, Jul 2013 04:56

With a rich heritage in building touring caravans, Bailey of Bristol turned their expertise to creating coachbuilt motorhomes in 2011.

The company's debut range, the Bailey Approach SE, was unveiled to much critical acclaim, with many praising the clever use of Bailey's patented Alu-Tech construction method.

Featuring 6'5" internal headroom, this model also boasts a classic-style Bailey Walnut furniture finish and a whole host of practical features.

Key on-board specification includes a Truma Combi boiler, a 100-litre fresh water tank and a Thetford four-burner hob.

Built on an Al-Ko AMC chassis, this model also features a 2.2-litre Peugeot engine, which generates an ample 130bhp of power, delivered through a six-speed manual gearbox.

The success of the Approach SE was such that Bailey was able to build 1,000 models in just over 18 months.

Approach Autograph

Keen to keep refining their motorhomes, Bailey replaced the Approach SE with the Approach Autograph in July 2013.

Featuring a striking exterior colourscheme, this model's modern looks include a graphite cab and polar white flanks.

Key specification upgrades include Alde central heating and an opening sunroof, for added comfort and airflow.

What's more, this range is available in two unique layouts that are not widely available from other manufacturers.

And for added peace of mind, the Bailey Approach Autograph comes backed up by a six-year bodyshell integrity guarantee as standard.

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Bristanbul Tour Days 1 and 2

The Bristanbul tour in depth article

The Bristanbul tour was as fun as it was ambitious, 21 countries in 21 days. I was fortunate enough to get an invite on the tour, spaces are not very easy to come by. I was originally going to do all 21 days but due to obligations back in the UK I could only complete 18 days. Over 18 days I was able to complete legs 1, 2 and 3 of the tour as well as visit 10 countries I had never been to before.

Go Back In Time With Lee Davey And His Son Charlie

Lee Davey and his son Charlie in the 1976 Bailey Maestro they refurbished for the Bank Holiday adventure

Journalist and caravan enthusiast Lee Davey, along with his 10 year old son Charlie, will be embarking on a journey to retrace the steps family members took during the Second World War. Ahead of the D-Day anniversary they will setting off on their trip with the help of The Caravan And Motorhome Club.

Two And A Half Days In Prague And The Skoda Factory

A few days well spent in Prague

My last few days on Bailey's Bristanbul tour were rather manic, and that is putting it lightly. With a mid afternoon arrival as Camp Sokol and a final day to roam Old Town I made sure that my time spent it Prague was full of sites and experiences. It was my last day on the tour after all.

Contact Details

Address
Bailey of Bristol
South Liberty Lane
Bristol BS3 2SS
Tel 0117 305 2939
Web www.baileyofbristol.co.uk
Email helpline@bailey-caravans.co.uk

Other Information

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Bailey took home a top award at the CAMC Awards this year

Bailey took home a top award at the CAMC Awards this year

Exclusive Interview With Simon Howard Of Bailey Of Bristol

Bill and Simon side by side in France on the Bristanbul tour

Last year, we are actually fast approaching the 1 year anniversary, I was fortunate enough to be selected to take part in the Bailey Of Bristol Bristanbul tour where we covered 21 countries in 21 days while towing 2 caravan and driving a motorhome. During the three weeks on the road the bond that formed within the team was one of a kind, and one of the best things to come out of the trip. So almost a year on I catch up with a friend I made on the tour, Simon Howard, to find out how one of the UK's largest leisure vehicle companies are getting on.

The Ideal Christmas Gifts For Us Caravan Folk

We've solved your Christmas woes

This time of year should be about giving and making those around you happy, but in reality it's a bit stressful. Trying to find the right gift before the big day all while trying to wrangle the family to get together for a massive Christmas dinner. So to help ease the stress and tension of gift buying here are some items that should go down a treat Christmas morning.

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