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Message posted by Mikesu03/10/2020 at 8:33pm
Outfit:  Bailey Pegasus rimini     Location:  Port Talbot
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Well after 10 years of camping in a tent . Itís time for a change was thinking of a trailer tent but now itís time for my first caravan.
Been looking around and we have set our minds on the new bailey discovery 4 - 4.
I was thinking has anyone else got one. What are they like.
Many thanks
Mike.

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Message posted by navver04/10/2020 at 8:47pm
Outfit:  Mondeo     Location:  West country
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Not got one of those but have a Bailey Pursuit which used to be the budget entry range. Absolutely fine and very well equipped.

Years ago Bailey did a Discovery range which was budget and rather poorly equipped. For instance there was no TV aerial.

Spend some time sitting in it at the dealers and imagine doing all the things you will be doing. Getting beds ready, dressing, showering, cooking and eating, sitting all day in the rain, storage etc.

Looks like they have at last cut down on window sizes which have been massively too big for years. This makes vans too hot in summer and poorly insulated and weakens body shells.




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Message posted by Katieep via mobile 09/10/2020 at 7:59pm
Outfit:  Xplore 422     Location:  None Entered
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Are you likely to need an awning?? The awnings on these vans appear to go round corners- cant imagine anything more awkward or difficult to pitch ??

Message posted by bobmel09/10/2020 at 9:50pm
Outfit:  Elddis Crusader Mistral VW Tiguan Moti     Location:  Aberdeen
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Wrap round awning £1200 ! maybe you can get a normal awning. Camping to brand new caravan? what happens if you do not like towing ? or even caravaning (but i doubt that very much). Why not look for pre loved then if you really like it splash out. That is route we took. Our first van was £2000 and the dealer threw in a few extras, a year later back to him and upgraded. Anyway what ever you do enjoy.

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Message posted by Mrs. Bonce10/10/2020 at 10:03am
Outfit:  Shogun and Coachman VIP 575     Location:  Luton (no jokes please)
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Our first van cost £200, from next door neighbour. Did us for a few years, we gradually updated but have only had 3 new vans (one was stolen). I would also suggest going for a decent second hand one.


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