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Bart

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Yip so we went to the NEC show and seen and fell in love with a new MH that we can't afford but we will just have to buy it anyways :)
The MH is a Bailey Approach 79-6
Now my questions are as follows :
We live in N.Ireland but to get the best deal ( trading in Old MH ) we will probably have to buy it from a dealer from the UK mainland, will this present a problem warranty wise or can any things that need rectified we sorted by any authorised Bailey repairer or must they be done from the dealer that you purchased it from?
Where could I find a list of Bailey dealers?

Also feel free to list any dealers that sell this MH that you's would recommend.
 
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I would start with your local dealer see what they give they weigh up possible hassle and even the ferry costs just to collect it

Then if they are mikes off shop ariund then (y)
 
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Ohh BTW I forgot to ask are Bailey any good or is the build quality shite?
 

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Your local dealer show one in stock. Try them for a matching deal

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I'm sure Dumfries caravan center is a Bailey dealer.
 
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Ohh BTW I forgot to ask are Bailey any good or is the build quality shite?
For gods sake have a good look around some! designed by accountants and idiots I would say. I saw more ridiculous layouts and designs in ten minutes at a dealers in Canterbury a couple of months ago than the last fifteen years everywhere else. One of them had and island bed plonked against the wall opposite the kitchen area with absolutely no separation from the habitation whatsoever. you could knock up a full English actually sitting on the end of it
Bloody ridiculous thing, absolutely NOT for me!

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For gods sake have a good look around some! designed by accountants and idiots I would say. I saw more ridiculous layouts and designs in ten minutes at a dealers in Canterbury a couple of months ago than the last fifteen years everywhere else. One of them had and island bed plonked against the wall opposite the kitchen area with absolutely no separation from the habitation whatsoever. you could knock up a full English actually sitting on the end of it
Bloody ridiculous thing, absolutely NOT for me!
Are you sure motorhomes are for you?? As unlike a 5 bedroom house they are limited to spaces so things do end up beside other things,, here is a pic of our current MH with the fixed bed opposite the oven with zero issues for us in this relation.
 
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There that's the correct model now I HOPE :)
 
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For gods sake have a good look around some! designed by accountants and idiots I would say. I saw more ridiculous layouts and designs in ten minutes at a dealers in Canterbury a couple of months ago than the last fifteen years everywhere else. One of them had and island bed plonked against the wall opposite the kitchen area with absolutely no separation from the habitation whatsoever. you could knock up a full English actually sitting on the end of it
Bloody ridiculous thing, absolutely NOT for me!
As a point of interest what motorhome do you have at present?

Your profile doesn’t say.
 

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For gods sake have a good look around some! designed by accountants and idiots I would say. I saw more ridiculous layouts and designs in ten minutes at a dealers in Canterbury a couple of months ago than the last fifteen years everywhere else. One of them had and island bed plonked against the wall opposite the kitchen area with absolutely no separation from the habitation whatsoever. you could knock up a full English actually sitting on the end of it
Bloody ridiculous thing, absolutely NOT for me!

Sounds like a brilliant design to me - full english in bed every morning Yaay!

Or even: YUM
 
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Tell me more??
Made by Swift honestly akes ages and many warranty trips to get it right
My first post was ,I thought a light hearted comment you might be lucky ,have a very close inspection on handover and good luck.
 
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Ohh BTW I forgot to ask are Bailey any good or is the build quality shite?
We always had Bailey caravans for over 40 years. No problems and loved them. Cannot comment on Motorhomes apart from they certainly look very nice.

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We have had two Autographs (625 and 745) and really enjoyed both of them but looking back and comparing them with what we have had since they were riddled with faults, some just downright silly. Collapsing bed because the frame had been incorrectly fitted, floor hatch that I fell through because the hinge screws pulled out, trim dropping off everywhere, electrics that were haunted etc., etc.. At the time I didn't know any better and assumed they all did this so rather than moan I fixed most of them myself and Cotswold Edge did the rest. The main problem I had though was the width of the damn things! Despite my best efforts as a newbie I dreaded narrow lanes or detours, getting on and off ferries or maneuvering in confined spaces. The new model Baileys are even wider!!
 

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Made by Swift honestly akes ages and many warranty trips to get it right
My first post was ,I thought a light hearted comment you might be lucky ,have a very close inspection on handover and good luck.
News to me and others no doubt ... are you thinking of Autocruise who Swift bought?
 

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Are you sure you want a 'chubby' MH ... Bailey's are fatter than most!
 

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Made by Swift honestly akes ages and many warranty trips to get it right
My first post was ,I thought a light hearted comment you might be lucky ,have a very close inspection on handover and good luck.
Bailey's are not made by Swift. Bailey are an independent company.
 

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@scousebird has an approach and is happy with it I’m sure...?
We have a 2014 Baily Approach Autograph 745 from new and we love it. Only fault was a bit of sealant missing from the shower. We had 3 Bailey caravans before MHs and they were great too. We have had our eye on the new single bed layout but can't afford to change yet.
 

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For gods sake have a good look around some! designed by accountants and idiots I would say. I saw more ridiculous layouts and designs in ten minutes at a dealers in Canterbury a couple of months ago than the last fifteen years everywhere else. One of them had and island bed plonked against the wall opposite the kitchen area with absolutely no separation from the habitation whatsoever. you could knock up a full English actually sitting on the end of it
Bloody ridiculous thing, absolutely NOT for me!
For strange layouts take a look at Chausson

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