Sarah WakelySee other motorhome reviews written by Sarah Wakely
The revamped range now includes this bang-on-trend model with fixed single beds ahead of a transverse rear washroom. Sarah Wakely takes a look inside.
Bailey's revamped Advance range was launched at the February NEC show, and featured six models with a variety of layouts.
In the biggest motorhome news from the manufacturer since then, the Bristol-based brand has released two new floorplans to the line-up, taking the buyer's options to eight. Among these eight is our Motorhome of the Year, as revealed in our November 2018 issue - the 66-2.
The difference between the two lies in the front of the motorhome. In the 76-2T, you'll find a pair of facing sofas, while in the 76-4T - tested here - is a front dinette featuring a side sofa and a forward-facing seat with a pair of seatbelts. This is the one to choose if you want to transport four occupants who can all also sleep in the 'van.
As with the rest of the range, this new Advance sits on a Peugeot Boxer/Al-Ko chassis - the latter is unusual at this price point. It's also built using Bailey's Alu-Tech construction method, and features a GRP outer skin.
As well as updating the graphics, Bailey also significantly refreshed the line-up's interior back in February: the fixtures and fittings all look fresh, and the upholstery feels hard-wearing.
Lounging & dining
When you're travelling four-up, you can seat each person in comfort in the front lounge - the belted seats are a little upright to relax in, but both of the cab seats swivel to join the rest.
A dining table slots onto the wall and features an extension so everyone can reach it; when not in use, the table slides into a storage slot under the offside bed.
There's not a huge amount of work surface, but a lift-up flap increases the space, and the chef can make use of the unit at the foot of the bed on the opposite side of the 'van.
Spotlights above are ideal for reading at night, and an attractive headboard gives a more domestic appearance. The spotlights also have USB sockets, and the small shelf beneath each is ideal for your phone while it charges.
The cushions in the front lounge make up a small double bed, but there's no room divider between the front of the 'van and those fixed single beds.
There's a sizeable shower cubicle and a large wardrobe. There's no window in here, but the artificial lighting is pleasant.
|Fresh/waste water||95L / 93.5L|
|Leisure battery||80 Ah|
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill, Microwave
Separate shower cubicle
Bailey's new Advance range has impressed our testers from the start, and this latest model is no exception. Check that the fixed single beds are long enough for your needs if you're tempted by this new layout, but otherwise, this is a fine motorhome that offers good storage space and an attractive price tag.