30 January 2012

Bailey Approach SE 745

Bailey adds four berth Approach SE 745 to its new motorhome line-up.

Following feedback from its recent motorhome trade and media launch Bailey is pleased to announce the forthcoming addition of the Approach SE 745 model to its first motorhome range.

Based upon the popular Approach SE 740 layout, this model features a rear fixed double bed which is complemented by a large separate shower corner washroom and a well-designed L-shaped centre kitchen featuring a full size Dometic Series-8 refrigerator. The difference lies in the front seating
arrangement where instead of parallel front bunks the 745 layout has an offside front facing bench seat supplied with two additional three-point seat belts as standard and a wall mounted dinette table.       

Although this type of model can sleep up to four people, typically in most instances it is usually used a two-berth. The addition of the Approach SE 745 will however give people the option of this best-selling layout with two dedicated rear passenger seats allowing it to be used as genuine multi-berth vehicle.

As with all models in the range this motorhome benefits from the safety benefits incorporated into the vehicle design following the crash simulation testing carried out by Bailey at the internationally renowned Millbrook Proving Ground.

The high-performance Alu-Tech bodyshell stood up well to this series of examinations and required very little in the way of modification. However, following the results of the initial trails, Bailey has made enhancements to the design of both the motorhome floor and furniture, as well as re-locating under locker lighting, to improve passenger protection. In addition the company has also taken the decision to include a dedicated stowage location for side mounted tables whilst in transit as this proved to be a significant hazard if left in situ in the event of an impact. 

Key safety features, such as an ABS braking system plus driver and passenger airbags are also specified as standard in the cab in all models and four three-point seatbelts are fitted for the rear passengers in the six berth Approach SE 760 model.  

Visit http://www.baileyapproach.co.uk/360/745/index.html for a virtual tour

For More Information About The New Range Of Bailey Approach Motorhomes Contact Shane Catterick Or Neil Kinsley At TC MOTORHOMES Call 01227 289111.

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Bailey Approach SE Motorhomes


Bailey Approach SE Motorhomes receive EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval

Bailey is please to confirm that their Approach SE motorhome range has been awarded EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval.

In order to achieve this standard a motorhome must conform to the host of stringent European Directives that govern the design of all road vehicles and the systems they contain. Notably it ensures compliance with strict weight, dimension and safety regulations. Also required is verification that there are Conformity of Production systems in place to ensure all production models continue to comply with all of the necessary legislation.

This initiative operates in conjunction with the National Caravan Council certification programme which covers compliance with legislation, standards and codes of practice specifically relating to health and safety issues to ensure the vehicle is both legal and safe.

This dual validation process operates in conjunction with other Bailey specific initiatives to ensure that our products remain amongst the safest in the industry. Notably these include the recent crash test simulations carried out at the internationally renowned Millbrook Proving Ground. There Bailey committed to a series of 30 mph or 50 kmph frontal impact tests on a cell containing the dedicated rear passenger seating area.

Throughout the testing the Alu-Tech bodyshell stood up well to the examination and required very little in the way of modification. However, following the results of the initial trails, Bailey did make changes to the design of both the caravan floor and furniture, as well as re-locating under locker lighting, to enhance passenger protection. In addition the company has also taken the decision to include a dedicated stowage location for side mounted tables whilst in transit as this proved to be a significant hazard if left in situ in the event of an impact. 

These benefits have been incorporated into the designs of the Approach SE 745 and Approach SE 760 models which can, as a result, justifiably claim to be the safest products on the market. Recognition of this fact has come with the recent receipt of the Caravan Industry Magazine Award for Best Innovation in Motorhome Safety & Security 2012 for which we understandably proud.

For More Information About The New Range Of Bailey Approach Motorhomes Contact Shane Catterick Or Neil Kinsley At TC MOTORHOMES.

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Echotravel magazine recently published an article about a family who traveled around the Lake District in a motorhome. Click here to read the full article

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25 January 2012

Approach SE 625

Bailey adds two berth Approach SE 625 to its new motorhome line-up

In response to customer feedback from the Motorhome and Caravan Show in October Bailey is pleased to announce the forthcoming addition of the Approach SE 625 model to its motorhome range.

The two berth SE 625 was the most commonly asked for layout not featured in the original line-up at the public launch. Built on a 3,500kg chassis this model has an overall length of 6.51m (21’4”) and an overall width of 2.42m (7’11”) which combined with a 1.96m (6’5”) headroom creates a light and
spacious habitation area which provides comfort and practicality in equal measure. The layout features a generous u-shaped rear lounge which can convert in to either two single or one large double bed at night. In the centre of the vehicle there is spacious  washroom, featuring a fully lined separate shower cubicle, on the offside and a well-equipped kitchen boasting a Dometic 8-Series refrigerator, a new Spinflo anti-shock oven and a stainless steel 700 watt microwave on the nearside.

As with all Approach models the SE 625 is designed to be driven. It is powered by the Peugeot 2.2 Hdi 130 bhp engine complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox and is built on the new Euro 5 base and will thus benefit from the resulting improvements in performance and reduction in vehicle emissions.

This is complemented by the luxury lightweight AL-KO AMC chassis which, with its lower centre of gravity, provides a more balanced weight distribution that improves road holding and braking efficiency as well as allowing increases in user payloads. 

Built with practicality in mind models come supplied with a 105Ah auxiliary battery to give greater independence away from a mains power source and a 100 litre fully insulated external fresh water tank for continuous supply in cold temperature conditions. The dual fuel Truma ‘Combi’ central heating system provides effective heating en-route or on site and combines with the superior
performance of the Alu-Tech bodyshell to make the Approach SE a genuine four-season vehicle.

Taking design cues from our most popular caravan ranges, the motorhome interior feature Italian styled furniture in a rich ‘walnut’ wood veneer which combines with the luxurious Vivaldi soft furnishings, constructed using premium quality Belgian fabrics and fully sprung cushions, to make the habitation area both warm and inviting. As people have come to expect from

Bailey, models are also extremely well specified and are packed with all the home comforts owners will need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

The SE 625 is the fifth model in the Approach range – the full line up of which is as follows:-
  • Approach SE 620 – 2-berth low-line end-kitchen
  • Approach SE 625 – 2-berth low-line end-lounge
  • Approach SE 740 – 4-berth low-line end-bedroom (fixed double bed)Approach SE 745  – 4-berth low-line end-bedroom (fixed double bed) with designated rear passenger seats
  • Approach SE 760 – 6- berth high-line end-lounge
All models have achieved European Whole Vehicle Type Approval ensuring compliance with strict weight, dimensions and safety regulations – providing proof of their suitability for the market.

For more information on the new Bailey Approach SE range please visit www.tcmotorhomes.com.

The Approach SE 625 will be unveiled for the first time at the Motorhome Caravan and Camping Show 2012, ExCel, London (Stand N160 Entrances N4 & N5) on 14th February. Display models will be arriving at At TC Motorhomes From Early April Onwards.

The best way to receive the latest information on the new Bailey products is to contact Shane Catterick or Neil Kinsley at T C MOTORHOMES on 01227 289111.

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19 January 2012

Tribute T-725


Tribute T-725 Sport wins Family Coachbuilt of the Year

The Tribute T-725 has been named the Family Coachbuilt of the Year by Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM), the UK’s best-selling motorcaravan magazine, and Which Motorhome, the UK’s number one magazine for motorhome testing, at their prestigious 2012 awards.

The MMM awards are now in their eighth year and this year MMM has joined forces with Which Motorhome, to create one set of combined awards which recognise the best new campervans and motorhomes on sale in the UK. The awards were sponsored by the Caravan Club and were held at the Luton Hoo Hotel on Thursday 12th January, with dealers and manufacturers from the motorhome industry present.

The Tribute T-725 is a great example of a family coachbuilt, which impressed the judges from MMM and Which Motorhome magazines enough for them to name it the family coachbuilt of the year. The judges looked carefully at everything from the functionality of the layout, the build quality and overall usability, to how the ‘van performs on the road as well as on the campsite, right through to whether it off ers true value for money.

One of the judges, Rachel Stothert, MMM’s deputy editor, said: “The Tribute T-725 is perfect for hassle free family holidays.”

While Dave Hurrell, road test editor for MMM and senior judge, said: “Already a great value package on a great base vehicle, this Tribute is enhanced by an easy-access permanent bed that still retains plenty of storage.” Chief judge and editor of Which Motorhome, Peter Vaughan, commented: “Why spend more? For £40k you get a fully loaded garage layout coachbuilt that’s perfect for four - it even has a separate shower, 140bhp engine and plenty of kitchen worktop.”

The British motorhome market and the Continental market diff er in one signifi cant area: families make up a greater proportion of the European market while it is retired couples that make up the vast majority of UK buyers. Few British manufacturers therefore consider the family market and design the majority of their motorhomes to appeal to couples. Meanwhile European family motorhomes are designed for families who eat and relax outdoors enjoying the Mediterranean climate. This means their lounges and kitchens are often not attractive to UK buyers. So a truly versatile motorhome that suits family holidays at home as well as on the

Continent is a tough cookie to fi nd. The judges had a challenge as they wanted a great family motorhome that offers plenty of storage (for bikes and games and all the other accoutrements that children need), a practical washroom, a lounge large and comfortable enough for everyone, at least four travel seats with seatbelts, a practical bed layout that allows for the adults to relax while the children sleep and enough kitchen space to store food and cook for a family. They were also on the look out for a fridge and cooker that can cope with feeding a family. And all in a budget that doesn’t break the bank!

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10 January 2012

FRAUD ALERT!

We would like to bring to your attention the very real threat of a SCAM!

The Scam is threatening to catch out perspective Motorhome & Caravan Buyers up and down the country, who may think they are purchasing a Used vehicle  at a `knock-down` price,  that they have seen advertised privately through such media as Motorhome & Caravan Trader (Part Of The Autotrader Group).
Genuine vehicle pictures and descriptions for vehicles are being illegally copied onto such sites as Autotrader from genuine Motorhome & Caravan Retail outlets up & down the country,  and advertised at knock down prices with supposedly genuine reasons for a forced / quick sale.

Some buyers it has come to our attention have been close to transferring monies for a Motorhome or Caravan that they will never see, because the person selling the item doesn’t actually own it.

Motorhome & Caravan Trader have been advised on numerous occasions recently that this practice is rife, and whilst they can take down the ads as they come to notice, they seem powerless to `vet` sufficiently well the scurrilous individuals that are placing the ads and seeking to defraud in the first place.
The advice of the Police, who have likewise been made aware of the SCAM on several occasions, is clearly not to part with any money until you have met the seller and satisfied yourself that both they and the vehicle are genuine.

Alternatively,  make your purchase through a genuine bonafide dealership, where you have guarantees and peace of mind when entering into a purchase or sales transaction.

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09 January 2012

Bailey Approach SE Collection


First Bailey Approach SE Collection For 2012


Bryan & Eunice have today taken delivery of their first new motorhome,

Their motorhom choice: A New Bailey Approach SE 740
Their Preferred Dealer: TC Motorhomes of Herne Bay ..
Pictured: Neil Kinsley handing over the keys to a brand new Bailey Approach SE 740 To Bryan & Eunice.

The weather came good for Bryan & Eunice today, Ideal weather as it happens to collect their first new Motorhome - A Bailey Approach SE 740.

Bryan & Eunice will be touring both in the Uk & on the continent with their new Bailey..
“Why Bailey?, Because it represents excellent value for money, and feels more spacious than other motorhomes of a similar size“.

“Why TC Motorhomes?, Because their facilities are second to none, the staff are attentive and helpful, and the advise we received was genuine and perceptive”                

Bryan & Eunice will be keeping in touch with TC Motorhomes and anyone else who cares to follow them on their travel blog..

For More Information About The New Range Of Bailey Approach Motorhomes Contact Shane Catterick Or Neil Kinsley At TC MOTORHOMES.


 

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