Bailey Approach 740

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  1. Masman

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    Anyone got the Bailey Approach 740'' seen one@ Lincoln show.As with most vans experience some problems.Any comments welcome good or bad
     
  2. Bailey58

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    I've got the 2013 740SE and very pleased with it, suffered from the leaky roof that was highlighted on here last autumn but it was cosmetic and soon cured. There's been plenty of threads on the Bailey if you search, here's one.
     
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    We've got a new 745 and the only problem so far was a bit of sealant missing from the shower which was sorted by our dealer very quickly. Absolutely made up with ours - love it. :)
     
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    Is that you Rolf? come on, come out, United won today...
     
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    I like the bailey and think they are excellent value for money. However, my concern for MY life with a MH is that they seriously lack storage.
     
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    Loads of storage in ours, we've got empty lockers :)
     
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    A mate of mine bought one early this year.....Cant wait to get shut of it. Apart from the mattress absorbing water (from the air) like a sponge, he has had several roof leaks, and (he says), the internal noise when on the move is terrible, everything squeaks, groans, and rattles.
     
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    Odd isn't it. Our mattress is perfectly dry, absolutely no leaks of any kind anywhere and it's pretty much silent on a decent road surface. Like every new van there were a few little teething problems, all sorted with no fuss by the dealer.
     
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    Apparently it's a Bailey problem with their new tugs as well, (the mattress, that is).

    http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/commun.../Bailey-Unicorn-2012-Damp-Mattress/rb/381931/
     
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    Got a Bailey Autograph 750 2014 model new , Just a brilliant piece of kit, spent some 10 weeks away in France earlier this year. Plenty of storage , very comfortable, Alde heating, Great on MPG, a third more than our previous Chausson Flash 09 and that makes a big difference over a couple of thousand miles.
    Moran's Motorhomes, our dealer has been great and just sorted out a very few teething problems.
    So all in all very happy. Away again in a couple of weeks , hope it helps,
    Happy travels
     
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  11. Bailey58

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    Rolf? Rolf? Who's that? :lipssealed:
    If United are not on live I keep off here and away from any form of news until we're on Sky later. And we continue to suffer.:doh:

    Back to the Bailey, internal storage is very good, we too have, or could have, empty lockers. Bit of a stretch to reach the cupboard over the worktop behind the sink and external access is a bit measly but overall a feels roomy and light and excellent value for money but we're only on our second van, they say it takes three before you get the right one.
     
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    (y)Moran's (y)is where we bought our current van, can't praise them enough!Two very happy Bassetts who will buy the replacement van there in February(but don't tell them yet, we're looking for another good deal):)!
     
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