Bailey of Bristol Caravans

The Bailey Pegasus rage has been updated for 2016
The Bailey Pegasus rage has been updated for 2016

Tuesday, 27, Jul 2010 02:00

Bailey of Bristol is one of the oldest and best known names in the British caravanning industry. The remarkable story of the firm begins in 1948 when Martin Bailey embarked on his small caravan business. A former sheet metal worker with Bristol Aircraft Co in the war years, Martin turned to cabinet making in the aftermath of conflict.

The rest, as they say, is history, and Bailey has gone on to produce some of the finest caravans and motorhomes the UK has to offer, including a stellar range for 2016 - all incorporating a six year bodyshell integrity guarantee & 3 year manufacturers' warranty.

Bailey Pursuit

The Bailey Pursuit range is offered to the discerning caravanners in six different and unique layouts, catering for up to five people, more on which can be found here. Suitable for both couples and families alike, all models under the Pursuit range are single axle, with an MTPLM between 1090kg - 1441kg. A serious contender when considering a caravan for all seasons, the Pursuit range is built to provide comfort wherever and whenever you decide to caravan, thanks in part to the Truma Combi Heating System which comes as standard.

Headline features include Midi & mini Heki rooflights throughout main habitation area, Dometic 103 litre refrigerator, Thetford 3-burner hob, Thetford Duplex combination oven & grill, Thetford C-260 cassette toilet and EcoCamel in-board shower system, truly making the Pursuit a home from home.

Optional upgrades for 2016 feature a Pursuit Premium Pack (consisting of AL-KO AKS stabiliser hitch, floor mounted spare wheel and retainer, exterior door flyscreen, microwave oven & branded radio/CD/MP3 player), front sun roof & upholstery upgrade.

Bailey Pegasus

For 2016, Bailey offers the popular Pegasus range in a total of seven different layouts, suitable for up to five people. Ideal for those wishing to tow with medium-sized vehicles. Made using Bailey's patented Alu-Tech bodyshell construction with GRP outer skin built on an AL-KO galvanised steel chassis fitted with an AKS stabiliser hitch, heating is again provided by Truma's Combi Heating System.

Headline features include vertical front skylight, recessed 2-drawer front chest (model specific), DreamSleep soft furnishing system, Dometic 133 litre tower refrigerator (model specific), Thetford Dual fuel hob with electric hot plate and branded radio/CD/MP3 player.

For more on the Bailey Pegasus range, click here.

Bailey Unicorn

Take a look at Bailey's all singing Unicorn range, and it's easy to see why it has proven so popular. Now in third-generation form, the Bailey Unicorn III is available in eight separate layouts, including room for couples and a small family of four alike and for those with medium-sized or large tow vehicles.

As with all of Bailey's caravans (and motorhomes), the Unicorn range is supported by Alu-Tech bodyshell construction with GRP outer skin built on an AL-KO galvanised steel chassis fitted with an AKS stabiliser hitch and AL-KO ATC Trailer Control System. Heating comes courtesy of Alde programmable radiator heating system to keep you warm and toasty whatever the weather, while headline features include Truma 100 watt solar panel, AL-KO Secure wheel lock, vertical front skylight, recessed three-drawer front chest, Dometic 133 litre tower refrigerator (model specific), Thetford Dual fuel hob with electric hot plate and a branded radio/CD/MP3 player. Optional extras include an upholstery upgrade.

For more details, news, rumour and discussions on Bailey Caravans, join our community group for Bailey Caravan Owners.

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ReviewsOverall Rating

Bailey Pageant Moselle - 2005

Highlights - washroom, excellent storage, tows well Lowlights - small bunks, washroom door, making up the double bed can be a bit of a puzzle...Read More

Bailey Unicorn Cabrera - 2012

All good - only real comment would be the direction in which the door opens out makes sourcing a suitable porch awning difficult as it is likely to ha...Read More

Bailey Ranger 460/2 - 2000

Every hol. is a treat; this is our first caravan and we love the sense of adventure. We are both tall people, but still have plenty of space! The onl...Read More

Bailey Olympus II 620-6 - 2012

Easy to tow, and so comfortable just a pleasure to have....Read More

Bailey Ranger 640/2 - 2004

I had always liked the look of the Ranger and Bailey was a good make so I thought but not any more we have had more problems with this van than all th...Read More

Bailey Retreat Sycamore - 2012

Fantastic layout with the ideal interior and not to dark inside. Was worth the wait....Read More

Bailey Olympus 624 - 2010

We love the deisign, the layout, the cosiness, and the equipment, not to mention the build quality and reliability. The only issue has been a shortage...Read More

Bailey Pageant - 1998

No problems, updated a few things like status aerial and fire....Read More

Bailey Pegasus Ancona - 2011

The layout is perfect for us, and we can see ourselves in this van for a decade or more. Highlights for the van would defiantly be the space you get ...Read More

Bailey Pegasus Verona - 2011

Having just come back to caravanning after a spell motorhoming I am just so pleased at how stable this van tows compared with the Elddis Typhoon we us...Read More


Contact Details

Bailey of Bristol
South Liberty Lane
Bristol BS3 2SS
Tel 0117 305 2939

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