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Bailey Motorhomes’ stand here at the NEC Motorhome and Caravan Show is swamped on this, the first morning of the exhibition.
Hundreds have dropped by to get a first look at the new three-strong range of Bailey Motorhomes.
Read the first impressions of visitors to the Show, and watch Gentleman Jack Bancroft’s world-exclusive video review of Bailey’s new Approach SE 740 (below).
Mr and Mrs Tranter (who own a Bessacarr E495)
"We're very impressed by the interior of this 'van. We think it's absolutely marvellous and great for a first vehicle from Bailey. It's competitively priced, too, but it's a shame that there are no real external wet lockers for storing muddy chocks and the like. It would also be nice if it had an electric ring on the hob, as well as the gas burners."
Robert and Margaret Davies (who've previously owned an Auto-Trail Scout and a Swift Mondial)
"The inside of this 'van is excellently laid out – the 'van is nice and wide so it feels very spacious inside; the double bed area feels very airy, rather than cramped, which it can do in other motorhomes. It's got a competitive price tag – we are very impressed by the vehicle as a whole."
Mr and Mrs Weston (who own a Pilote Aventura)
"We think that price-wise Bailey has pitched this 'van very competitively against the rest of the market. The windows at the back and the layout as a whole remind us very much of a caravan – it feels a bit like a caravan inside. It's nice that there's a separate shower. It's also a low 'van, which is good – there's no electric step to bother about."
Mr and Mrs Colliver (who own an Autocruise Starstream)
"We've owned our Autocruise motorhome for six months, but now we actually wish that we'd waited for the Baileys to come along – we love this 'van. This has a very similar layout to our motorhome, and this is very competitively priced, too. The washroom is a good size as well. We'd like to have seen a deeper locker at the back though, for our mobility scooter."
Stewart and Sue Andrew (who own a Bailey Pegasus 534 caravan)
"We've been caravanners for 20 years, but we've followed the build up to the launch of these new motorhomes, and have been toying with the idea of switching to motorcaravanning for some time now. We like the idea of going on tour for longer, and going to places we can't towing a caravan. We like the big fridge freezer – our friend's a motorcaravanner and his is always full of food, so he can be self-sufficient on tour. It's also got a good towing limit, so we could tug a car on a trailer if we wanted. The fact it's a Bailey is significant for us – we've always been pleased with the quality of their tourers. And we like the fact that you get what you see – there's no massive and confusing options list. It's certainly on our shopping list now!"
And here's Gentleman Jack's verdict: