Pat is already planning their first trip away !
25 July 2013
Bailey Approach Autograph motorhome completes Millbrook six year endurance test
Bailey of Bristol returned to the Millbrook Proving Ground last month to complete a simulated six year structural durability test on their new Bailey Approach Autograph motorhome as part of its on-going product validation process.
The company has already tested both caravans and motorhomes many times before in this manner. However it was felt that as the Approach Autograph range features new front and rear bodyshell profiles, new cab interfaces plus an additional large opening skylight in the front dome there was enough of a change in the structure to warrant further examination on the track. It also represented an opportunity to test the performance of the new standard fit Michelin tyres at the same time.
The test, specified by Millbrook themselves, took over three weeks to complete and covered seven different areas of the facility: Pave, Kerb Strikes, Pot Holes, the High Speed Circuit, Driveway Ramps, Twist Humps and the Hill Route. The inputs experienced during the 1,000+ miles of testing on the Millbrook facilities simulates 6 years service use and provides Bailey customers with confidence in the structural integrity of the vehicle.
The results were recorded at regular intervals throughout the test sequence to ensure that every element of the designs have been thoroughly evaluated. It is important to remember however that this is not a one-off 'tick-the-box' exercise but part of a programme of continuous product development which does not stop once a vehicle has been brought to market.
Bailey also took the opportunity to put the same motorhome inside the new temperature controlled chamber at Truma UK to confirm its status as a genuine four-season vehicle. There it was subjected to the standard automotive thermal insulation classification test (EN1646-I) covering both thermal performance and efficiency in temperatures as low as -15 degrees centigrade. As with all other Alu-Tech vehicles the Autograph successfully achieved the Grade III classification, testimony to the market-leading thermal insulation properties of the bodyshell and the capabilities of the new Alde heating system.
The development of the original Alu-Tech construction vehicles began at Millbrook in 2008 and since then Bailey has been back to the facility every year to carry out further accelerated life, thermal chamber and crash simulation testing on its caravans and motorhomes. This coupled with supplementary in-house testing and owner feedback from the 25,000+ Alu-Tech leisure vehicles currently in use has allowed the company to make numerous in-build enhancements to its products during their lifespan to further improve their performance. As a result of this policy our caravans and motorhomes are some of the best engineered and the most technically advanced products on the market and ones which offer real and tangible benefits of ownership to our customers.
Designed to ensure it remains weatherproof and structurally sound, the Alu-Tech body shell sets new standards in durability. Starting with an interlocking aluminium framework that cuts the number of external joints and fixing points by 90%, every conceivable effort has been made to reduce the number of potential water access points and thus improve the overall integrity of the protective shell. While timber free body shell panels featuring a composite plastic internal skeleton offers a second line of defence, limiting the impact any possible ingress may cause. The bodyshell assembly, including the interface sections between cab and habitation area, consists solely of fully laminated panels cloaked in a GRP outer skin enhancing the strength, durability and rigidity of the structure.
For more information on the industry's most comprehensive product validation programme please visit: http://www.baileyalu-tech.co.uk/product-development-process.php
For more information on the range of Bailey Approach Autograph Motorhomes available from our showroom please take a look at our dedicated Bailey Motorhome Page
18 July 2013
17 July 2013
The new range of Bailey Motorhomes will be on view tomorrow on our web site the changes that
Have been made will take the market by storm.
T C Motorhomes. Sweechbridge Road. Hill borough Herne Bay Kent.
01227 289111. Call Shane for a full update
16 July 2013
Deals on new Sterling Caravans at TC Caravan & Motorhome Centre
A great opportunity to buy a new Sterling caravan at cost price, limited availability, please call 01227 289111or visit http://www.tcmotorhomes.com/new_caravans.html for further details and availability.
Used Caravans for sale in Herne Bay, Canterbury, Kent at TC Motorhome and Caravan Centre.
We have a suburb selection of secondhand, used caravans for sale with prices starting from £3995. All used caravans are valeted to a very high standard, have a habitation service carried out, and are ready to immediately enjoy your holiday. Mid season deals available. Call us on 01227 289111 or view our used caravan stock list at www.tcmotorhomes.com/used_caravans.html
15 July 2013
Margaret and Les are pictured taking delivery of their new Autocruise Rhythm Compact from Shane Catterick at T C Motorhomes ...
They are looking forward to using their new Autocruise campervan straight away at a coastal campsite in Folkestone ..( with the weather looking warm & settled .. why not ) .. and whilst they have had a campervan for some years now .. the new Autocruise Rhythm Compact provides an enhanced level of creature comforts and specification, when compared to the Toyota Granvia that has been replaced ..
To find out more about Autocruise please contact Shane Catterick or Neil Kinsley at TC Motorhomes in Kent Call 01227 289111.