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Message posted by bev+jon on 08/7/2009 at 10:51pm
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anyone own one of these ?

looking to get one toward the end of this year but looking at 2005 model,L shaped front dinette style.

Any owners have any issues with them, weak spots to look out for ?

we`ve looked at a couple over the last few months but at the time not in a position to buy.

seems to tick all the right boxes for us but am a little worried about the manouverability of a twin axle, we`d definitely need a mover !!!!!!

so if anyone would be interested in our fixed bed avante 534 (2001) later in the year give us a shout, looking for around £5500 including mover ,dorema awning etc


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Message posted by antjt968 on 31/7/2009 at 1:09am
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We have a 2008 6 series.  A great design, attractive and well equipped van.  We are a little dissapointed with the quality of the van.  Faults included, misfitting door allowed rain in, built in TV faulty, wheel lock U/S, edge binding in bathroom came away, door window filled with water, bathroom door jammed, repaired and now massive gap.  Our dealer constantly needed pushing to sort the problems, Bailey didn't want to know and were quite rude and abrupt when I dared to contact them with my complaints.  Most of the problems have been solve and the next owner will no doubt get a good van.  Sadly, we never really felt like we owned a brand new top of the range van despite this being our largest ever investment. We really went out on a lym.  My advice would be to look over the van carefully before you buy, check door fits, door seals, window seals, trim, and general quality before you buy. This was our first and last Bailey.

Don't be concerned about manouverability. The long van reacts to car movement slower and is very controllable.  They tow quite steady too.

 

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Message posted by JackieandSteve on 31/7/2009 at 9:41am
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Bev and John have you had a look at the Elddis Crusader super sirroco same layout but much better build quality and fittings than the Baileys. It's the van we'll be going for next.

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We used to have a Baily Senetor 5000 until some B####### stole it from where it was in storage. This was a big twin axle beast and quite frankly it was more easy to manouver than the single axle we now have. As someone has already said, twin axles are very manouverable, especially in reverse as they respond more slowly and you can correct as you go. If I had another twin axle I wouldnt bother with a caravan mover, I would save myself the £1000 and go on a nice holiday with the money.

If you are elderly or disabled, then this changes things a little and you would probably prefer to outlay on the `mover`

 

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thanks for the replies,vans already bought just waiting to collect, hopefully in the morning.it already has a twin axle powrtouch fitted and wouldnt have bought a huge van like that without one.

we had a look at the crusader but the ones available were 2-3k more than the senator we settled on and as we were already right at our limit of what we wanted to spend it was a no no.

also with the L- shaped lounge on the elddis i couldnt get comfy sat right at the front, my head was on the window all the time, you dont get that with the Bailey due to the more vertical front  profile.

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Quote: Originally posted by JackieandSteve on 31/7/2009
Bev and John have you had a look at the Elddis Crusader super sirroco same layout but much better build quality and fittings than the Baileys. It's the van we'll be going for next.
Better build quality !!!! I wish your words of wisdom were correct , I bought an Explorer built Top Spec Compass Rally brand new a few years ago , and within a 16 months it was damp , door handles fell of  , on board charger failed , shower tray cracked , and more . Dont think i would buy a Compass/Elddis again after all the hassle i had , now on my 4 th Bailey had no real problems with them to date

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Quote: Originally posted by antjt968 on 31/7/2009

We have a 2008 6 series.  A great design, attractive and well equipped van.  We are a little dissapointed with the quality of the van.  Faults included, misfitting door allowed rain in, built in TV faulty, wheel lock U/S, edge binding in bathroom came away, door window filled with water, bathroom door jammed, repaired and now massive gap.  Our dealer constantly needed pushing to sort the problems, Bailey didn't want to know and were quite rude and abrupt when I dared to contact them with my complaints.  Most of the problems have been solve and the next owner will no doubt get a good van.  Sadly, we never really felt like we owned a brand new top of the range van despite this being our largest ever investment. We really went out on a lym.  My advice would be to look over the van carefully before you buy, check door fits, door seals, window seals, trim, and general quality before you buy. This was our first and last Bailey.

Don't be concerned about manouverability. The long van reacts to car movement slower and is very controllable.  They tow quite steady too.

 

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hi just to say we had a 07 carolina it was lovely nice curtins worktops lovely in every way. last year we had a insurace job to be done and the dealer said why dont you upgrade to a 08 we looked at it and praticall for the kids with the end room so even thow i was not keen whent for it. what can i say a load of scrap the toillet pump gone 4 times and leacks in to the wast compartment i now hve to have the whole lot taken out and a new loo put in the door lock 5 time main company miradd came out in end   built in tv 14 mounths old gone mother got locked in loo not funny realy bbq used once gone no whants to no,i phoned baliey thay told me to phone dealer phone them dont no how many times lost count  thay have been out to my home and me to them had that many problems lost count floods and everything but i will keep it as thay have only ofered my 10,000 back i payed 17500 so i will be outof pocket to much so it stay 4 a few years then it will be gone and i get a new one but not  a baliey ever again.

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Quote: Originally posted by neil and lena on 31/7/2009
Quote: Originally posted by JackieandSteve on 31/7/2009
Bev and John have you had a look at the Elddis Crusader super sirroco same layout but much better build quality and fittings than the Baileys. It's the van we'll be going for next.
Better build quality !!!! I wish your words of wisdom were correct , I bought an Explorer built Top Spec Compass Rally brand new a few years ago , and within a 16 months it was damp , door handles fell of† , on board charger failed , shower tray cracked , and more . Dont think i would buy a Compass/Elddis again after all the hassle i had , now on my 4 th Bailey had no real problems with them to date



It's each to their own we personally wouldn't buy a Bailey after seeing the quality of the units and fittings but you get what you pay for i guess.
We bought our van new 3 and half yrs ago and all the fittings etc are as good as the day we bought it we never had even the smallest of problems.
As i said each to their own this is our opinion which i gave in my original post.

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oh and dont worry about the towing or manovring its easy i live in a grove and i have to revers it round to get it on my drive and im only little its easy. the men ar shocked when thay se me do it im 5 foot1 and my car is a ford ranger so big unt when together and go for that eldis thats what im doing in a few years. good luck ..

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hi  just got a series 6 whyoming so far so good no major problems after a 3 week holiday , i just love the layout as for the scirroco that is a l-shape and after owning a l-shape i would never have another . On the subject of damp in December 2004 i purchased a new Crusader Storm it had damp in the toilet  October 2006 nuff said

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must agree  it tows like a dream and behind the pajero its rock solid, not a twitch and no pitching whatsoever even on poor roads. i managed to reverse it into the front drive easily but had a nightmare getting it through the angled gates into the back garden on the mover.it just didnt want to turn in the space we have. going to have another play at it when we get back off hols but it may have to go to storage site somewhere  or i may have to have a re think about how the back gardens laid out.

love the van though.


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if you drop the nose to the floor (almost), it will allow the rear wheels to scrub and the mover should have enough power to turn the van.  With all 4 wheels evenly loaded, it just won't turn when off the car

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great caravan,one of the best

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sorted.!!   pneumatic tyre on the jockey wheel, dropped low at the front now it almost turns as sharp as a single axle.

for some reason though after 10 minutes of use it wont work for a while, overheating maybe ? i just turn it off and leave it for a bit, switch on again and all is well.

anyone else have problem this with a powrtouch for twin axles ?


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One other point with the senator series 6 models.  Does anyone else find the water pump outragously noisy.  We have had complaints from neighbouring caravanners on some sites?

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