Pictures, layouts and prices: we reveal the Bailey Olympus
Bailey's Olympus follows hot on the heels of the best-selling Pegasus
Monday, 15, Feb 2010 04:16
Caravan manufacturer Bailey Caravans of Bristol today unveiled full details of its new model, the Olympus. The caravan is the second Bailey range to be built on the all-new revolutionary "Alu-Tech" bodyshell, which was designed to combat the problems of water ingress. Caravan Times has been told the Olympus is the equivalent of the Pageant series in the classic Bailey line-up, and as such slots below the Pegasus in the Alu-Tech range. Here we can reveal for the first time full details of pricing and layouts, ahead of the first public showing at Boat and Caravan.
First pictures confirm the Olympus as the visual baby brother of the best-selling Pegasus. The structure is made up of interlocking aluminium with no external fixing points, in order to minimise the risk of water ingress. In addition the caravan is built with an integral water management system. As an Alu-Tech caravan, the body panels are built using a timber-free construction. Plastic is used instead in a construction which incorporates high density polystyrene insulation.
Most crucially the benefit is passed on to customers with an industry-leading 10-year integrity guarantee. The structure also receives a Grade III classification of EN1645-1 thanks to its fully insulated shell.
An industry standard AL-KO setup is in place with a galvanised steel chassis, braking system and running gear. The AL-KO ATC trailer control system is also standard alongside the firm's stabliser and shock absorbers. Features carried from the Pegasus include twin front wet locker storage compartments and weatherproof LED front and rear grab handles for visibility.
Layouts and interior
The interior of the Olympus has a number of advantages over traditional models, chief of which is the internal headroom. This has been increased to a class leading 6'5" (1.96m) - and due to the flat panel roof construction this is consistent throughout the caravan. Split-level storage is found throughout, with new kitchen laminates and fittings in matt nickel combining to create a fresh look. Interior fabrics are subtle in beige and both options come with sculpted arm and back rests.
Layouts range from the entry-level 2-berth (the Olympus 462) to a 6-berth model (the Olympus 546) while there is the option of a twin-axle Olympus with the 624 which sleeps four.
The Bailey Olympus starts at 13,995 for the 462, and rises to £15,595 for the 6-berth 624.
For more information on the Bailey Olympus you can visit their micro-site at baileyolympus.co.uk.