BAILEY MOTORHOME PRESS RELEASE
Bailey Motorhomes – choose a new direction...
Bailey Caravans have been developed using over sixty years of experience in caravan design and are manufactured in a state-of-the-art production facility to provide the very best in touring home quality and value. The company will now look to bring this same level of expertise to the Motorhome market with the introduction of the new Approach SE range in October.
The Bailey Motorhome models will be coach-built using the same high performance Alu-Tech construction system featured in our existing product ranges and will also include a GRP outer skin on the bodyshell panels and floor base for extra durability. For more information of the design story behind the Alu-Tech construction system please visit http://www.baileyalu-tech.co.uk
Over the past twelve months Bailey has been working on modifying the Alu-Tech system using the latest 3-D modelling computer software to specifically suit the needs of a motorhome. The resulting vehicles have then been subjected to a series of accelerated life and structural tests as well as being given a thorough examination in a climate control chamber at the internationally renowned Millbrook Proving Ground to ensure that every aspect of the new designs have been thoroughly evaluated.
Proof of their suitability for the market comes with European Whole Vehicle Type Approval for all models ensuring compliance with strict weight, dimensions and safety regulations.
Designed to be driven the Bailey Approach SE is powered by the Peugeot 2.2 Hdi 130 bhp engine complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox. All models will be built on the new Euro 5 base and will thus benefit from the resulting improvements in performance and reduction in vehicle emissions. This is complemented by the luxury lightweight AL-KO AMC chassis which, with its lower centre of gravity, provides a more balanced weight distribution that improves road holding and braking efficiency as well as allowing increases in user payloads.
Driver and passenger comfort whilst en-route is catered for with a pair of fully adjustable front swivel seats with twin arm rests, cab air conditioning and engine cruise control all included as standard.
Safety considerations remain of paramount importance and thought has been given to this aspect of the design throughout the vehicle with dual air bags fitted in the front cab of all models and additional strengthening to the floor and furniture made in the dedicated rear passenger areas to enhance the effectiveness of the four fitted three point seat belts (Approach SE 760 only).
Built with practicality in mind models come supplied with a 105Ah auxiliary battery to give greater independence away from a mains power source and a 100 litre fully insulated external fresh water tank for continuous supply in cold temperature conditions. The dual fuel Truma ‘Combi’ central heating system provides effective heating en-route or on site and combines with the superior performance of the Alu-Tech bodyshell to make the Approach SE a genuine four-season vehicle.
Once at your chosen destination the Bailey Approach SE provides you with a light and spacious habitation area, with an internal headroom of 1.96m and a body width of 2.34m, which are beautifully showcased by large PolyClassic windows, complete with pleated cassette blinds, and clear canopy Heki rooflights throughout. This space is then expertly managed to ensure storage capacity and accessibility is optimised in all areas of the motorhome making it as practical as it is comfortable.
Taking design cues from our most popular caravan ranges, interiors feature Italian styled furniture in a rich ‘walnut’ wood veneer which combines with the luxurious Vivaldi soft furnishings, constructed using premium quality Belgian fabrics and fully sprung cushions, to make the habitation area both warm and inviting.
As people have come to expect from Bailey, the motorhome models are extremely well specified and are packed with the home comforts owners will need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Notably these include fully equipped kitchens featuring large capacity Dometic 8-Series refrigerators, a new Spinflo anti-shock oven, a stainless steel 700 watt microwave and cleverly designed washrooms all of which feature fully lined separate shower cubicles.
The new Bailey Approach SE is the complete motorhome.
- It offers the high performance package provided by a well-specified Peugeot Euro 5 cab, an AL-KO AMC chassis and an Alu-Tech bodyshell.
- It offers beautifully-styled British interiors which provide comfort and practicality in equal measure.
- It offers a list of standard equipment over and above what you normally expect to find in vehicles in this part of the market
- And thanks to the Bailey trademark value for money package, it is now available for considerably less than you might think
Initially the new Bailey Approach SE range will feature three of the most popular layouts currently on the market:-
- Approach SE 620 – 2-berth low-line end-kitchen
- Approach SE 740 – 4-berth low-line end-bedroom (fixed double bed)
- Approach SE 760 – 6- berth high-line end-lounge
All models feature the Peugeot 2.2 Hdi 130 bhp engine complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox, AL-KO AMC chassis and the Alu-Tech bodyshell as standard specification.
Models will be unveiled for the first time at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2011, NEC, Birmingham (Stand 19-29 Hall 19) on 11th October. Display models will be arriving at Retailer Depots from Mid-November onwards
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