Bailey Motorhomes

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  1. Jim

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    Anybody got one? Wotzit like?:thumb:
     
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    Rest assured it wont be half as good as that old hymer of yours. :Rofl1:
     
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    Oi less of the old, she's only a teenager:BigGrin:
     
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    not got one but saw loads on our way to and from kent last weekend...seem to be very popular

    something about the shape doesn't work for me though....the front view that is
     
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  5. errpaul

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    Loved the baileys......nearly got one last week but the overcab was too small for us (I'm 6ft 5in)
    Very well put together from what I gather
     
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    Mate of mine bought a 745, in February, seems fantastic value for money. No problems with it so far and they're using it most weekends. From my point of view not a lot of storage but I am a hoarder with a huge garage to fill.

    Daiboy
     
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    Brother-in-law has one.....pay load is very iffy:Eeek:
     
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    Got a 760 few months ago. No issues so far few squeaks and a couple of screws needing tightening but from what I hear all makes the same. Great value for a 6 birth.
     
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    That's the one we looked at. Lovely van
     
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    The plan is that we pick up our 625 on 13th June.
    Beware the dimensions in the Bailey brochure we have three versions and the bed sizes differs as does the gas cylinder sizes. We plan to wait until we get our and take our own measurement re bedding.

    Gordon
     
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    760 arriving here on Sunday for the handover, but we've had a Bailey van with similar spec for the last few years so we know the build.

    Storage is similar to our Bailey 6 berth caravan. Just differently laid out. Rear u shaped lounge and price for 6 seater did it for us. Planning to add some shelves and little bits to make more use of space and looking forward to not having to pitch and hitch anymore.
     
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    Lowe have owned a 745 for a year, great van, very comfortable, good to drive and reasonable fuel consumption (34 mpg motorways etc, 29.5 on other roads, 27 ish in towns). Done over 8,000 miles in van so far with no problems. We are happy with our choice.
     
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    This is no recommendation as I have np practical experience of any make of motorhome but, a few weeks ago I went to a dealers just to view the various makes and styles.

    I made it clear to the dealer that that was what I was doing from the outset. We discussed various makes and one of the marque's he was dealer for was Bailey. He had sold a few of them since their introduction and he estimated he was down about £20k in warranty work for the past year i.e. lost work due to the lack of probs with the Bailey!

    The most occurring fault was the external locker locks failing. He had also had one returned due to the customer not getting on with the width of the van particularly when reversing.

    Now I accept these were the views of a dealer and he may well have an agenda but when I compared the various models within the range against other marque's I have to say they seemed very good value on comparrison.

    Martin
     
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    Yes I have the same problem with the lock on my external hook up box door. Dealer has promised to get it replaced. Also have had a few minor issues but I don't believe there is a perfect van of any make out there. But I am very fussy and very pleased with my choice.
     
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    Rolfarris has a new one and will probably curse me for dragging him into this. It is a Bailey Approach 740SE, or similar, but I know that he and Mrs Rolfarris have just had a great trip over there in it and it produces a lovely fish pie. Please contact him for a more accurate opinion. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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  17. Phill D

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    we looked at the Baileys last year when we eventually decided on our Adria. my main comments would be, distinct lack of storage locker space with little or no access from the outside. on the plus side they had a spare wheel in a carrier at the rear of the chassis ( if thats considered a plus). they are based on the PUG 2.2ltr and some were only 5 speed.
     
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    There is a new Bailey at my storage place. One of the new high line jobs.

    It has a 2.3 130 bhp Peugot engine. I noticed though ( because I am nosy ) that it's tax was something like £220 whereas ours, with the same engine ( size and output ) is £175.

    Why is that?
     
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    its not to do with engine size its vehicle gross weight, if its under 3.5T its a £220 if its over 3.5T its a private HGV so £175.

    also Pugs are 2.2 ltr with 130 bhp latest have 6 speed box though.
     
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    I see. My old van was £185 though.
     
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