The 60-4 is one of two Adamo models Bailey has brought out this year. The new ’van is the second in the Continental-inspired range to include an end washroom. While the 69-4 is a motorhome under 7m long, the 60-4 brings you the same format in a little over 6m. 

The Adamos all run on a 2.0-litre, 160bhp Ford Transit as standard, with the luxury of Ford’s auto gearbox.

The metallic silver cab is standard Ford, with corner drinks holders and map pockets in the ceiling. Bailey has added a shelf below the sunroof.

Standard Ford Transit cab
Standard Ford Transit cab with corner drinks holders

In the lounge, there’s a travel seat under each of the settees. These are easy to assemble, with good legroom and a window for each passenger, the type of additions that can make a difference when you’re thinking about buying a motorhome. 

If you are travelling at dusk, the offside passenger also benefits from one of the most versatile swan-neck spotlights we have ever come across.

The settees are comfortable, and with the cab seats swivelled, there is easily room for six to enjoy a meal on the large fold-out pedestal table. 

Despite the drop-down bed, plenty of light comes through the sunroof and windows, while there is ambient lighting behind the lockers, LEDs in the bed base, and swan-neck spots either end of the offside settee.

Pedestal table in lounge
Plenty of room to seat six around the pedestal table

Coming in through the habitation door, you’re aided by a lit grab handle, as well as a sturdy handle on the door. There are two coat hooks just above, and the TV bracket: a set here could be seen by everyone in the lounge (and if you’re looking for a way to enjoy TV on tour, our best motorhome TV aerial guide will help).

The kitchen comes with a sizeable extension flap for the work surface, which doesn’t intrude too much into the lounge. It is also illuminated by that handy swan-neck spotlight.

The sink is a fine size, and you get the usual Bailey wooden hob cover over the dual-fuel four-burner hob and separate oven and grill. There are two mains sockets here, and a 141-litre Thetford fridge just across the aisle.

The step up to the washroom houses a heating vent. The wheel arch does partly intrude into the shower on the offside, but Bailey has cleverly placed it so the intrusion only comes under the shower itself. There are two drain holes here, and you also get a clothes rail and a roof vent.

A square basin with a swan-neck tap and a mirrored cupboard above comes in the centre here, while the toilet is on the offside – away from any possible awning, but in front of a clear window (which does have a blind).

The drop-down bed only lowers part-way, but a ladder is provided to access it. Once in, it is comfortable and roomy, and you can use that nifty spotlight again if you want to read. 

Upper bed dropped down
Upper bed drops down part-way, but there’s a ladder to access it

You could also make use of the shelf over the cab as somewhere to rest your drink or a magazine. 

The lower bed is made by dropping the table and adjusting the cushions. There’s no infill needed, but the large number of cushions does make the bed a little less appealing. At least there is still space to sit when it is assembled.

The travel seats mean there isn’t much space under the settees, and because of the drop-down bed, there are no overhead lockers here, either.

Rear of Bailey Adamo 60-4
Metallic silver cab contrasts with smart white bodyshell

There are shelves in the washroom next to the hanging wardrobe, but as the rail is aligned from front to back, clothes space would be at a premium.

Kitchen storage is in three overhead cupboards. There’s a drawer with an optional cutlery tray under the sink, but what looks at first glance like another cupboard is actually just the rear side of the gas bottle locker.

Bailey has cleverly used the corner between the fridge and the washroom for a column of shelves. These would be excellent for dry food, but they are narrow and deep. There’s a small pan locker under the oven, and a cupboard above the fridge. But if you opt for the microwave, it would go here.

Practical Motorhome Says…

Bailey has really concentrated on versatility in bringing this end-washroom model down to 6m in length. Such shortening, while also retaining four travel seats, has led to storage being a little on the spare side.

As such we think this ’van would work best for a couple with only occasional travelling companions; but otherwise this is a smart motorhome that has been cleverly and thoughtfully designed.

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Technical spec:

  • Price: £73,499
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Belts: 4
  • Base vehicle: Ford Transit
  • Engine: 2.0-litre, 160bhp turbodiesel
  • Length/width/height: 6.01/2.40/2.85m (19’7”/7’9”/9’4”)
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 2949kg
  • Payload: 551kg
  • Water (fresh/waste): 100/100 litres
  • Leisure battery: 100Ah
  • Gas: 2 x 11kg

Or you could try these:

  • Benimar Tessoro 483: the fantastic storage in this four berth makes it a great ‘van for couples after a bit of luxury.
  • Swift Voyager 584: this Ford Transit-based four berth provides great spec and a comfortable interior.

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