Alu-Tech body shell
The first vehicles will be a range of coachbuilt motorhomes featuring the award winning Alu-Tech body shell construction system. This state of the art technology, conceived initially for the company's touring caravan ranges, is seen by many as the most significant development in leisure vehicle production technology for over thirty years.
Engineered to ensure it remains weatherproof and structurally sound the Alu-Tech bodyshell sets the standards in terms of durability. A new design interlocking external framework provides greater strength and rigidity as well as significantly reducing the number of external joints and fixing points thus minimising the potential for water ingress and improving the overall integrity of the protective shell.
At the same time timber free upper bodyshell panels, featuring a composite plastic internal skeleton also offer a second line of defence by limiting the impact any possible ingress may cause.
The body assembly incorporates thicker laminated panels which combine with additional supplementary insulation in traditional cold-spot areas to improve the thermal properties of the shell, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer as well as making the vehicle more economical to own.
For more information of the design story behind the Alu-Tech construction system please visit the website
Over the past twelve months Bailey has been working on modifying the Alu-Tech system using the latest 3-D modelling computer software to specifically suit the needs of a motorhome. The resulting vehicles have then been subjected to a series of accelerated life and structural tests as well as being given a thorough examination in a climate control chamber at the internationally renowned Millbrook Proving Ground to ensure that every aspect of the new designs have been thoroughly evaluated.
AL-KO AMC chassis
Bailey will be fitting the AL-KO AMC chassis as standard in all of the models of its first motorhome range.
The AL-KO AMC chassis is designed specifically for use in the motorhome market. The flexibility of the system means Bailey can choose from a wide range of wheel base variations and track widths to tailor the platform to suit the specific needs of each of the models in the range.
Designed very much with driver comfort in mind the AL-KO AMC chassis conversion provides a number of key benefits which will enhance the enjoyment of the vehicle.
Most notably these include:-
* The low-line chassis reduces the centre of gravity of the motorhome which in turn will improve stability, road holding and cornering performance.
* The wider track suspension provides a better balanced weight distribution improving braking efficiency and wheel grip.
* The chassis has been specially engineered to provide maximum strength and stability within the lightest possible frame. It is therefore notably lighter than the original manufacturer's version ensuring that increased user payloads are achievable for all models.
* The bespoke nature of the system allows the integration of the vehicle services, on-board water and waste tanks and where appropriate, seat belt mounting points for the rear passengers. The result is better more user-friendly vehicle designs.
For more information on the AL-KO AMC Chassis please visit:- www.al-ko.co.uk/pages/amc-motorhome-chassis.html. Pre-production models, featuring the AL-KO AMC chassis, have been subjected to a series of accelerated life and structural tests at the internationally renowned Millbrook Proving Ground to ensure that the performance of the new designs has been thoroughly evaluated prior to launch.
Following the crash test simulation testing at the Millbrook Proving Ground Bailey has also added extra outriggers to the chassis to further strengthen the floor in the dedicated rear passenger seating areas.
Find out more
An introductory Bailey Motorhome web site is now live and this will be updated with regular news and product information prior to the official public launch in October later this year.
See the new range of models at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2011, NEC, Birmingham (Stand 19-29 Hall 19) on 11th October.
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