Have Bailey missed a trick ?

Dec 28, 2011
2,359
2,661
Stokesley, North Yorks
Funster No
19,259
MH
AT Comanche C Class
Exp
Not enough yet
We were thinking of changing to a slightly smaller motorhome with a similar layout to our present one and so were having a look at what is available.
The new Bailey Adamo 75-4I seemed to fit the bill, so I started making enquiries.
Long story short. My first question was what is the towing capacity.
This was on my email list of questions to dealers and I was surprised to receive a phone call about 15 minutes after it was sent.
The dealer said that he had phoned me because he needed to be clear that towing was important for a deal to go ahead.
I said it was.
He then said that they had been told by Bailey that it is not possible to fit a tow bar to this vehicle, so there was no point in answering my other questions.
So no new Bailey for us.
I know they do other models that can be fitted with towbars, but this is the one we wanted.

The only thing I can think of to prevent them being fitted is that Bailey have fitted chassis extensions to the Ford chassis to accommodate the rear overhang.

The daft thing is that it could have saved us money, as we have now decided to keep the one we have until either it or me drop to bits.
It's now 10 years old and I am 70 years old. Wonder which of us will give up first !!!!!!





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Gellyneck

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Jun 5, 2014
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More than toes wet now!
We were thinking of changing to a slightly smaller motorhome with a similar layout to our present one and so were having a look at what is available.
The new Bailey Adamo 75-4I seemed to fit the bill, so I started making enquiries.
Long story short. My first question was what is the towing capacity.
This was on my email list of questions to dealers and I was surprised to receive a phone call about 15 minutes after it was sent.
The dealer said that he had phoned me because he needed to be clear that towing was important for a deal to go ahead.
I said it was.
He then said that they had been told by Bailey that it is not possible to fit a tow bar to this vehicle, so there was no point in answering my other questions.
So no new Bailey for us.
I know they do other models that can be fitted with towbars, but this is the one we wanted.

The only thing I can think of to prevent them being fitted is that Bailey have fitted chassis extensions to the Ford chassis to accommodate the rear overhang.

The daft thing is that it could have saved us money, as we have now decided to keep the one we have until either it or me drop to bits.
It's now 10 years old and I am 70 years old. Wonder which of us will give up first !!!!!!





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Well I'll get in first ahead of the AT decriers!:rolleyes:
Obviously, it'll be the motorhome that'll fall to bits first! :whistle2:
 
Feb 3, 2018
3,171
4,721
Mid Cheshire
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52,244
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Elddis 175 Prestige
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Back in the room
We were thinking of changing to a slightly smaller motorhome with a similar layout to our present one and so were having a look at what is available.
The new Bailey Adamo 75-4I seemed to fit the bill, so I started making enquiries.
Long story short. My first question was what is the towing capacity.
This was on my email list of questions to dealers and I was surprised to receive a phone call about 15 minutes after it was sent.
The dealer said that he had phoned me because he needed to be clear that towing was important for a deal to go ahead.
I said it was.
He then said that they had been told by Bailey that it is not possible to fit a tow bar to this vehicle, so there was no point in answering my other questions.
So no new Bailey for us.
I know they do other models that can be fitted with towbars, but this is the one we wanted.

The only thing I can think of to prevent them being fitted is that Bailey have fitted chassis extensions to the Ford chassis to accommodate the rear overhang.

The daft thing is that it could have saved us money, as we have now decided to keep the one we have until either it or me drop to bits.
It's now 10 years old and I am 70 years old. Wonder which of us will give up first !!!!!!





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How about Roller Team Zefiro 696
Same length
Same Transit Cab
Same Layout
can tow 1500 kg
Better spec( my opinion only)

and £10,000 CHEAPER
 
OP
knokinonabit
Dec 28, 2011
2,359
2,661
Stokesley, North Yorks
Funster No
19,259
MH
AT Comanche C Class
Exp
Not enough yet
How about Roller Team Zefiro 696
Same length
Same Transit Cab
Same Layout
can tow 1500 kg
Better spec( my opinion only)

and £10,000 CHEAPER
I have had a look at it but it doesn't do it for me I'm afraid.
One of the things that I don't fancy is the shower in the bedroom.
There are lots of other things that put me off it as well, so I'm afraid it's a non-starter.

Thanks for the info though. (y)



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May 30, 2020
228
323
Dartford
Funster No
71,228
MH
Bessacarr E572
Exp
Not so new,still learning.
We were thinking of changing to a slightly smaller motorhome with a similar layout to our present one and so were having a look at what is available.
The new Bailey Adamo 75-4I seemed to fit the bill, so I started making enquiries.
Long story short. My first question was what is the towing capacity.
This was on my email list of questions to dealers and I was surprised to receive a phone call about 15 minutes after it was sent.
The dealer said that he had phoned me because he needed to be clear that towing was important for a deal to go ahead.
I said it was.
He then said that they had been told by Bailey that it is not possible to fit a tow bar to this vehicle, so there was no point in answering my other questions.
So no new Bailey for us.
I know they do other models that can be fitted with towbars, but this is the one we wanted.

The only thing I can think of to prevent them being fitted is that Bailey have fitted chassis extensions to the Ford chassis to accommodate the rear overhang.

The daft thing is that it could have saved us money, as we have now decided to keep the one we have until either it or me drop to bits.
It's now 10 years old and I am 70 years old. Wonder which of us will give up first !!!!!!





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I don’t think 10 years old for a MH is old,,as for yourself, I’d say you’re doing fine,just keep smiling,,that’s all we can do(y)(y)(y)

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Jul 15, 2020
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Auto-Trail Imala 734
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New to owning, years renting.
In the Bailey brochure it say's a Autographs towing limit 2000Kg. So many anomalies in the Bailey brochure one has to double and triple check what's written. I found this out recently.
 
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knokinonabit
Dec 28, 2011
2,359
2,661
Stokesley, North Yorks
Funster No
19,259
MH
AT Comanche C Class
Exp
Not enough yet
To be fair to the salesman he did say the Autograph could tow 2t, but unfortunately I don’t want an Autograph.
There’s no pleasing some people is there

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