Bailey Autograph - Noisy 'sunroof' (1 Viewer)

Mar 28, 2017
622
952
Tamworth
Funster No
47,944
MH
C Class
Anyone know if the 2021/2 79-4T models have this issue or has it been sorted by Bailey. Ta.
My friend took delivery last Friday and returned it Monday with a few issues including the cab roof window whistling so i guess no ,my 794 was locked fully virtually fron day one .
 

Markco

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Aug 26, 2019
43
47
Redcar
Funster No
63,559
MH
Autotrail apache 700
Exp
Since june 2019
Anyone know if the 2021/2 79-4T models have this issue or has it been sorted by Bailey. Ta.
My brother in law has a 21 model 79/4f and there still fitting the wrong seal it should b a 28mm seal not 24 mm the wind noise is unbelievable at 50mph

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May 11, 2021
27
28
Funster No
81,088
MH
c class
We did our first 'long distance' run to the Lake District and back last weekend. Does anyone else have a problem with the over cab 'sunroof' suffering a lot of wind noise? On the motorway, its so loud I can't have a proper conversation with 'er indoors (some would see this as a blessing in disguise). At one point I considered shoving ear plugs in. I've heard of a 'fix' but I don't know which model year this 'fix' applies to. Mine is a 2017. Any advise, as always, gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.
We have a bailey autograph 2020 it does the same.Taking it in nxt weekend & hopefully one of the problems they will fix 🤞We can’t leave it there as it’s taking up to 3 months to get parts from Bristol.So they will fix what they can & then will have to go back again when parts arrive.8 hour round journey.We also met a couple while away that had the same problem with their 2021 bailey autograph.
 
Mar 28, 2017
622
952
Tamworth
Funster No
47,944
MH
C Class
We have a bailey autograph 2020 it does the same.Taking it in nxt weekend & hopefully one of the problems they will fix 🤞We can’t leave it there as it’s taking up to 3 months to get parts from Bristol.So they will fix what they can & then will have to go back again when parts arrive.8 hour round journey.We also met a couple while away that had the same problem with their 2021 bailey autograph.
This has been an ongoing problem since 2017 and still not resolved, with all the ongoing faults had to swallow my pride and brought German and youve guessed no issues !
 
Jul 15, 2015
69
83
Isleham Cambridgeshire
Funster No
37,170
MH
Autotrail Dakota
Exp
Since 2012
Friend of ours had the same problem with a 2017 Bailey,driving down the motorway passed a lorry and the roof window ripped off. After a few arguments with the Bailey dealer they agreed to replace to window Bailey agreed it was an issue on that model And completed the replacement free of charge.

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Aug 26, 2021
231
321
Fleetwood, UK
Funster No
83,741
MH
a class Burstner
We had 2020 autograph, same issue, did get sorted, but along with many others, sold bought german, I think it's not as stylish but feels more solid. Hope you get it sorted and enjoy it.
 
Mar 17, 2021
8
1
Funster No
79,834
MH
Bailey 79-6 Coachbui
Hi
our796/6 is now 12 months old wind noise as you stay stops you having a conversation
we had our seal replaced under warranty took a few months but now done but not tested

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Dec 30, 2021
2
0
Funster No
86,027
MH
Bailey Autograph
We did our first 'long distance' run to the Lake District and back last weekend. Does anyone else have a problem with the over cab 'sunroof' suffering a lot of wind noise? On the motorway, its so loud I can't have a proper conversation with 'er indoors (some would see this as a blessing in disguise). At one point I considered shoving ear plugs in. I've heard of a 'fix' but I don't know which model year this 'fix' applies to. Mine is a 2017. Any advise, as always, gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.
Same here - 2017 model. Be careful. Ours blew open on motorway last week even though the 4 catches were closed tight. The two top catches dont clip very far under the bracket. The rail the lower front of the unit fits into allows it to move. It should be hinged. Lucky the two 'stays' were tight. Bottom of unit has split a little. Will ask dealer for advice.
 
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Paul Wilkins
May 14, 2018
265
332
Gloucestershire
Funster No
53,891
MH
Bailey Autograph 794-T
Exp
Caravan owner moved on to Motorhome
Same here - 2017 model. Be careful. Ours blew open on motorway last week even though the 4 catches were closed tight. The two top catches dont clip very far under the bracket. The rail the lower front of the unit fits into allows it to move. It should be hinged. Lucky the two 'stays' were tight. Bottom of unit has split a little. Will ask dealer for advice.
Hi Steve. Yes, the design is all a bit 'shonky' & 'Heath Robinson'.
I had the 'replacement seal' fix done soon after this post. However, since then I've placed 1" foam strip all around the roof light, this disturbs the airflow and its all very quiet. Also, as a precaution we travel with straps holding the roof closed. I have also suggested to others who have had this fail, that they report the incident to the DVSA and get a 'recall' raised. If these roof lights blow off on the motorway it could cause an accident.
 
Jul 15, 2015
69
83
Isleham Cambridgeshire
Funster No
37,170
MH
Autotrail Dakota
Exp
Since 2012
Friend of ours has a 2017 Bailey his blow open luckily didn’t rip off, after quite a struggle Bailey admitted it was a fault and replaced the complete window and the problem is now resolved.

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May 11, 2021
27
28
Funster No
81,088
MH
c class
We are getting a new one.Motorhome still under warranty.Just waiting for it to come into work shop 🤷‍♀️
 

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