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Hi I am new to this forum & am considering purchasing a Bailey 75-4 around 2018 model year , Having test driven 2 Autograph 745 2015 & 2016 I found them to be absolute rattle boxes are the latest models any better ?? Or should I look at a German build?
 
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They all rattle to some degree.
However, with a bit of work most rattles can be found and eliminated/reduced.
They will sound bad on a test drive as all the cupboards etc are empty.
Generally the German motorhomes and other makes such as Rapido, Adria etc are better built and have fewer rattles.
 
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:welcome4: Rattles can be a bonus if your a little tired :oops:. I agree with the above comment. We have basically removed all rattles once packed (towel onto of hob, under the glass removes a lot of rattles)
 
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Hi I am new to this forum & am considering purchasing a Bailey 75-4 around 2018 model year , Having test driven 2 Autograph 745 2015 & 2016 I found them to be absolute rattle boxes are the latest models any better ?? Or should I look at a German build?
Im Biased but Hymer every time (our has very little rattle more wind noise)...someone will be along in a moment to suggest something else but.... you pay your money and take your choice every one is different
 
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I have been advised by a few people I should look at German built Motor Homes , thanks for your views
 
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Much more important than rattles would be layout.

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Our 2012 Bailey is pretty much rattle free. Certainly, when packed with clothes etc for a trip, there’s barely a squeak. Empty is not too bad either.
Could be rattles are drowned out by the sat -nav’s “perform a U turn and return to the road” or the navigator’s frequent rejoinders of “you’re above the limit!” 😀
 
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The thing to remember is that ALL motorhomes consist of components and units made by the same manufacturers as each other, in any van you will find fridges, boilers, windows, ovens, toilets, doors made by Thetford, Dometic, Hartel Polyplastic, Truma, Alde, Alko and various others.
I changed my Bailey for a Rapido last month, and I have spent the month trying to fix stuff on the Rapido that would have been much easier to do on the Bailey. Yes sure the Rapido furniture is more solid than the Bailey and rolls along with less noise, but I didn’t exchange the Bailey for that reason. I exchanged for a layout that will suit our circumstances better in future.
Expect to pay less for Baileys than you do for Rapidos etc but don’t be put off either make, get the layout that you think will suit you.
 
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