The Bailey Adamo 75-4T is a comfortable four-berth that is part of the Ford Transit based Adamo range.
The cab is standard Ford, and as this an Adamo, its automatic gearbox comes as standard, too, as it does in the Bailey Adamo 60-4 too. The parallel settees in the front lounge can be turned into forward-facing travel seats.
They are easy to convert and whoever sits there should enjoy a good view through the large windows.
The motorhome manufacturer has provided cab seats that swivel easily, and there are reading spotlights for each of them (but no USBs). You also get a partition curtain and cab blinds. Then there is a slight step down to the lounge.
The kitchen extension eats into the settee space a little when you open it out, but there is still room for four. There is also a huge fold-out table between the settees.
There’s no Heki overhead, but the area gets plenty of daylight from the sunroof and the windows, while at night, you have four spotlights below the lockers, and ambient lighting. There are no USBs in the lounge, but you do get a socket in the kitchen.
If you’re thinking of taking a motorhome TV away with you, the bracket is by the door, where you’ll also find coat hooks and a handy little shelf for keys and fobs.
With the extension out, the kitchen has plenty of workspace. With it down and the hob in use, the sink is so big, you could find food prep a bit difficult. However, the area is well lit from the window and LEDs under the lockers.
The dual-fuel four-burner hob has Bailey’s standard wooden cover, above a separate oven and grill. Across the way is a 141-litre slimline combined fridge and freezer.
The washroom, spread across the centre of the ’van, provides the toilet on the same side as (and quite close to) the door. This could be awkward if you usually put up an awning.
The washroom has a clear window, and a sizeable square handbasin, set at a sensible height.
The shower on the other side of the aisle provides a light and a roof vent, and also has two drainage holes, so you shouldn’t have to worry about water overflowing. The wheel arch intrudes, although the intrusion is not high.
The washroom is also partitioned off on both sides, which leaves a good area for getting dressed.
The best four berth motorhomes provide comfortable sleeping arrangements for all. In the 75-4T, there are two shallow steps up to the single beds, which each have their own spotlight and USB socket. There is a handy little bedside table between them, on which you could easily position a breakfast tray. There is good headroom for reading in bed, too, or watching TV – there’s a second set of sockets here.
The settees are probably too short for use as single beds, but they make up a double if you electronically lower the table and rearrange the cushions.
Storage in this motorhome includes a large garage, which you can access through an internal door under the bedside table. Additionally, in the rear bedroom are two huge wardrobes at the foot of the beds, cubbyholes under the beds, and two more storage areas within the bedside table. There’s also one small central overhead locker.
There are two overhead lockers in the lounge, although the travel seats rather restrict the space here.
Kitchen storage space is not huge, with three overhead lockers and a cutlery drawer, plus a pan drawer. There are two cupboards in the washroom.
Of course, a consideration when you’re looking for the best motorhome will always be how much you can actually store in it – ie the payload. In this motorhome, that’s 344kg. If you are travelling with two of you and a couple of teenagers and their gear, you could find that payload is soon eaten up.
If you can live with that, however, we think you’ll like the Bailey Adamo 75-4T.
This is a solid and stylish motorhome, but we’re not quite as keen on this model as its compact 60-4 cousin.
It’s just as comfortable, but slightly let down by less impressive kitchen storage and a payload that doesn’t give you a huge amount of room for manoeuvre. If it’s just the two of you touring, however, and you like eating out on occasion, it’s certainly one to consider.
Technical spec of the Bailey Adamo 75-4T
- Price: £75,499
- Sleeps: 4
- Belts: 4
- Base vehicle: Ford Transit
- Engine: 2.0-litre, 160bhp turbodiesel
- Length/width/height: 7.49/2.38/2.85m (24’6”/7’8”/9’4”)
- MTPLM: 3500kg
- MiRO: 2929kg
- Payload: 344kg
- Water (fresh/waste): 100/100 litres
- Leisure battery: 100Ah
- Gas: 2 x 11kg
Or you could try:
- Benimar Tessoro 483: fantastic storage and a well-equipped garage make the 483 an enticing prospect.
- Swift Voyager 584: excellent spec and a comfortable interior are just two of the things to like about the 584.
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|Shipping Length||7.49 m|
|Engine Size||2000 cc|