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Bailey Approach Autograph 625 Bailey Approach Autograph 740 Bailey Approach Autograph 745 Bailey Approach Autograph 750 Bailey Approach Autograph 765

Explore the new Bailey Approach Autograph Range

Bailey Approach Autograph

Having launched for the very first time a range of innovative modern coachbuilt motorhomes in 2010, Bailey of Bristol, (historically a Touring Caravan manufacturer) are at it again.

We were recently invited to a Bailey dealer meeting, where we expected news of specification upgrades to the current range of vehicles. The Bailey Approach were a range of vehicles that had been hugely successful with over 1000 units already having been retailed in the first couple of years of being on sale.We were instead, treated to the unveiling of the all new Bailey Approach Autograph, with two brand new layouts.

2 berth low-line end-lounge

A 2 x berth with rear `U` shaped lounge. The 625 is just 21` 9” in length, has either two single beds or a large double and as with all the Autographs a large washroom with separate shower cubicle. Rear locker access offers space for essentials like garden chairs. Ideal for single or twin occupancy, for those who like a lot of Space to relax in.

4 berth low-line end-bedroom with fixed double bed

Classis 4 x berth with a large fixed end double bed, and spacious forward lounge with two sofas. As with all Autographs` there is a well equipped kitchen with gas hobs, an electric hot plate and a mains electric microwave oven. Ideal for couples who like the feeling of spaciousness and who don’t relish having to make beds.

4 berth low-line end-bedroom with fixed double bed & designated travelling seats

Very similar to the 740 but this time with passenger seat belts on a `front-facing` dinette sofa. Ideally suit family of four or parents / grandparents who occasionally want to take friends and family with them. Like all new Autographs it has the new Alde Hydronic (gas and / or electric operation), programmable radiator heating with combined water heating, and improved locker storage.

NEW 4 berth low-line end-bedroom with twin fixed single beds, designated travelling seats & rear storage garage

Popular continental layout but often feels `confined`, not so with the Bailey, this model has accommodation for four persons, (includes rear passenger seat- belts) and a there`s a huge garage underneath two single beds at the back. In common with all the new Autograph range the 750 model has 100 litre fresh & waste water tanks, the fresh has tank heaters for winter motoring.

NEW 6 berth low-line end-lounge with drop down double bed & designated travelling seats

This I believe is the very first UK 6 x berth in a `low-profile` layout with an electric drop down bed over the front dining area and it`s possibly our favourite. With a large rear lounge and forward double dinette (both areas easily convert to double bed arrangements), it’s a great blend of comfort and practicality. With the `Drop-Down` 4 ft wide double bed which doesn't cover over the walk-way, head room in this Bailey remains `class leading` .

The rear bench sofas are long enough that they can be used as two singles or there`s a massive double that can easily be made up. Like all of the new Bailey Approach Autograph models, this 765 model is on the new `Ultra Low` Al-Ko AMC Chassis, which helps Bailey to maximize the interior headroom of each of these fabulous new motorhomes.

All models feature the Peugeot 2.2 Hdi 130 bhp engine complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox, AL-KO AMC chassis and the Alu-Tech bodyshell as standard specification.


New look, New features, New layouts but same value

Since its entry into the motorhome market two years ago Bailey of Bristol has quickly established a reputation for building vehicles which provide the unique combination of superior performance, award-winning design and unbeatable value for money. Arriving in September our second range, the Approach Autograph, takes this successful formula a stage further by broadening the overall appeal of our motorhomes and thus making them an attractive proposition to a wider audience.

On the road

Designed to be driven all models are powered by a 2.2 Hdi 130 bhp engine complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox housed in a Peugeot Boxer Euro 5 cab and thus benefit from the resulting improvements in performance and reduction in vehicle emissions. Driver and passenger comfort whilst en-route is also catered for with a pair of fully adjustable front swivel seats with twin arm rests and new map pocket, cab air conditioning and engine cruise control all included as standard.

The fully-specified cab is matched with a new ultra-low profile 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 for increases in user payloads and improving access in and out of the vehicle via a low level entrance step.

The bodyshell is built using the Bailey patented Alu-Tech construction system, complete with a GRP outer skin and under floor protection, to create a leisure vehicle which is more robust, more durable and yet lighter than those manufactured using conventional methods to offer greater resistance against the elements to keep owners comfortable, safe and secure all year round.

Safety considerations remain of paramount importance and thought has been given to this aspect of the design throughout the vehicle, as highlighted by the fitment of dual air bags in the front cab of all models, Michelin premium tyres throughout and a spare wheel housed in an automotive style chassis mounted wind down carrier. In addition following the successful completion of a crash test research programme at the Millbrook Proving Ground additional strengthening has been made to the floor and furniture in the dedicated rear passenger areas to enhance the effectiveness of the fitted three point seat belts (model specific).

The three elements of the vehicle are integrated visually with a striking new exterior colour scheme featuring a graphite cab, a polar white body and a contemporary graphics scheme. Together these combine with an aesthetically enhanced aero-dynamic body shell profile to give the Approach Autograph range a distinctive new look which announces that you travel and arrive in style.

On arrival

As practical as they are comfortable these well thought-out motorhomes include a variety of new features designed to make your life easier. Models now come supplied with a high performance 105Ah auxiliary Banner leisure battery, housed in a convenient new under floor storage compartment, to give greater independence away from a mains power source. Whilst a 100 litre fully insulated external fresh water tank and matching 100 litre waste tank offer continuous supply for extended periods and in extreme weather conditions.

A host of new internal and external storage options facilitated by the new double skin floor construction have been incorporated into the designs to allow you to take advantage of the generous payload allowances available with every model. Plus a new fully-specified Alde radiator heating system, complete with user-friendly digital control panel, has been added to the equipment list to provide programmable heating en-route or on site - which combined with the superior thermal performance of the Alu-Tech bodyshell makes the Approach Autograph the ultimate four-season vehicle.

On holiday

Inside the new Autograph retains the feeling of space thanks to the 2.28m (7'6") body width and an internal headroom which now extends up to a market leading 2.10m (6'10"). The resulting habitation area is beautifully showcased by large PolyClassic windows, complete with pleated cassette blinds, and a series of clear canopy roof lights, including a new opening Polyplastic horizontal skylight located above the driving seats, to flood the living space with natural light.

Interior decor, featuring the trademark Bailey Walnut finish, has been expertly refined with new cabinetry featuring elegant curved profiles, dual-finish locker doors, high gloss worktops and polished chrome fittings to enhance the feeling of quality. While new design elements such as the ergonomic kitchen units with contrasting overhead locker system plus the additional new ambient and task lighting give the Approach Autograph range the all important wow factor.

Each model also comes with a choice of either Trafalgar or Piccadilly luxurious soft furnishing options, featuring superior construction and premium quality fabrics, both of which are supplied with co-ordinating curtains and a pair of reversible scatter cushions.

As people have come to expect from Bailey, models are extremely well specified and are packed with all the home comforts owners will need for relaxing and enjoyable holidays. Notably they include fully equipped kitchens, featuring the new Thetford Caprice combination anti-rattle oven with a dual-fuel hob including an electric hotplate, and cleverly designed washrooms all of which contain a separate fully lined cubicle containing an energy-saving EcoCamel shower.

In short everything has been thought of to make these motorhomes a pleasure to own.

Summary

With the introduction of the Approach Autograph the Bailey motorhome really has come of age. Featuring a level of refinement which only experience can bring this new range benefits from enhanced specification levels, a striking new look both inside and out, whilst at the same time retaining the popular key elements of its predecessor.

All models, thanks to the Bailey trademark value for money policy, are available at very competitive on the road prices, meaning that the new Approach Autograph puts a premium product within reach of many more people allowing them to experience the very best in motorhome design for the first time.

Bailey Approach Autograph Technical specification

  625 740 745 750 765
Peugeot Engine 130bhp 130bhp 130bhp 130bhp 130bhp
Engine Capacity 2198cc 2198cc 2198cc 2198cc 2198cc
Engine Power 130bhp @ 3500rpm 130bhp @ 3500rpm 130bhp @ 3500rpm 130bhp @ 3500rpm 130bhp @ 3500rpm
Engine Torque 320Nm @ 2000rpm 320Nm @ 2000rpm 320Nm @ 2000rpm 320Nm @ 2000rpm 320Nm @ 2000rpm
Roof Profile Low Profile Low Profile Low Profile Low Profile Low Profile
Chassis AL-KO AMC AL-KO AMC AL-KO AMC AL-KO AMC AL-KO AMC
Thermal Insulation Grade 3 3 3 3 3
Designated Travelling Seats 2 2 4 4 6
Berths 2 4 4 4 6
Overall Length 6.640m / 21’9” 7.450m / 24’5’’ 7.450m / 24’5’’ 7.450m / 24’5’’ 7.450m / 24’5’’
Overall Body Width
(Inc marker lights & exc mirrors)
2.412m / 7’11” 2.412m / 7’11’’ 2.412m / 7’11’’ 2.412m / 7’11’’ 2.412m / 7’11’’
Overall Height 2.785m / 9’2” 2.785m / 9’2” 2.785m / 9’2” 2.785m / 9’2” 2.785m / 9’2”
Tyre Size 215/70 R15 LI109Q 215/70 R15 LI109Q 215/70 R15 LI109Q 215/70 R15 LI109Q 215/70 R15 LI109Q
MTPLM 3500kg /68.9cwt 3500kg / 68.9cwt 3500kg / 68.9cwt 3850kg / 75.8cwt 3850kg / 75.8cwt
MRO 2995kg / 59.0cwt 3042kg / 59.9cwt 3129kg / 61.6cwt 3141kg / 61.8cwt 3217kg / 63.3cwt
Total User Payload 505kg / 9.9cwt 458kg / 9.0cwt 371kg / 7.3cwt 709kg / 14.0cwt 633kg / 12.5cwt
Maximum Recommended
Trailer Weight
2000kg 2000kg 2000kg 1650kg 1650kg
Gross Train Weight 5500kg 5500kg 5500kg 5500kg 5500kg
Fresh Water Tank 100 litre 100 litre 100 litre 100 litre 100 litre
Waste Water Tank 100 litre 100 litre 100 litre 100 litre 100 litre
Gas Locker Capacity 2 x 10kg 2 x 10kg 2 x 10kg 2 x 10kg 2 x 10kg
           
BED SIZES          
Front Double - 1.224m x 2.250m (4’0” x 7’4”) 1.210m x 2.240m (3’11” x 7’4”) 1.077m x 1.840m (3’6” x 6’0”) 1.030m x 1.840m (3’4” x 6’0”)
Front N/S Single - - - - -
Front O/S Single - - - - -
Rear Double 2.210m x 1.800m (7’3” x 5’10”) 1.980m x 1.350m (6’5’’ x 4’5”) 1.980m x 1.350m (6’5” x 4’5”) - 2.200m x 1.790m (7’2” x 5’10”)
Rear N/S Single 1.800m x 0.710m (5’10” x 2’4”) - - 0.780m x 1.780m (2’6” x 5’10”) 1.800m x 0.710m (5’10”x 2’4”)
Rear O/S Single 1.800m x 0.710m (5’10” x 2’4”) - - 0.780m x 1.780m (2’6” x 5’10”) 1.800m x 0.710m (5’10” x 2’4”)
Drop down Double - - - - 1.230m x 1.835m (4’0” x 6’0”)

Bailey Approach Autograph Floor Plans

Bailey Approach Autograph 625  

Bailey Approach Autograph 625

Bailey 2 berth low-line end-lounge

     
Bailey Approach Autograph 740  

Bailey Approach Autograph 740

4 berth low-line end-bedroom with fixed double bed

     
Bailey Approach Autograph 745  

Bailey Approach Autograph 745

4 berth low-line end-bedroom with fixed double bed & designated travelling seats

     
Bailey Approach Autograph 750  

Bailey Approach Autograph 750

NEW 4 berth low-line end-bedroom with twin fixed single beds, designated travelling seats & rear storage garage

     
 

Bailey Approach Autograph 765

NEW 6 berth low-line end-lounge with drop down double bed & designated travelling seats

Bailey Autograph Motorhome Reviews.

 
The editor at Caravan Times Chris Jefferies has made a video introducing the new range of Bailey Approach Autograph Motorhomes which is available to view on their website.

"With a stunning interior, the Bailey Approach Autograph is sure to impress."

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Jeremiah Mahadevan Tests Editor, Practical Motorhome magazine concluded that the Bailey Approach Autograph was 'Good value for such a high-spec motorhome'.
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Bailey Approach Compact 520 Bailey Approach Compact 540

Explore the new Bailey Approach Compact Range

Bailey Approach Compact

A new type of motorhome, the Approach Compact shares many of the practical advantages of a panel van conversion, such as ease of use and lower running costs, but with the design flexibility and extra interior space found in a coachbuilt motorhome to create a genuinely different vehicle, ideally suited for the modern day adventure.

Allowing you to enjoy all that is good about a Bailey motorhome, Compact provides superior performance, stylish yet practical exterior and interior design, plus the enhanced levels of comfort and convenience provided by a five-star product specification.

Add to this its unique versatility, being equally at home either as a leisure vehicle or as an `everyday` means of transport, and you can begin to see why it really does represent a totally new approach to travel.

Both models feature the Peugeot 2.2 Hdi 130 bhp engine complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox, AL-KO AMC chassis and the Alu-Tech bodyshell as standard specification.

Contact Shane Catterick or Neil Kinsley at T C Motorhomes in Herne Bay Kent for more information …..

01227 289111

NEW two berth low-line end-bedroom with designated travel seats, a rear fixed double bed & storage garage.

This astonishingly versatile Compact can accommodate two persons, (seat belts for x 4) has an excellent and easy to operate drop down electric bed and a full width rear washroom with separate large shower cubicle.

At just 20 feet in length it can also go where many motorhomes cant!

NEW three berth low-line end-washroom with designated travel seats & drop down double bed

Still `tardis` like at just 20 feet overall length , the Compact 540 can accommodate up to three persons, ( has 4 x seat belts ) and has a fixed rear bed over a large garage.

Bailey Approach Compact Technical specification

  520 540
Peugeot Engine 130bhp 130bhp
Engine Capacity 2198cc 2198cc
Engine Power 130bhp @ 3500rpm 130bhp @ 3500rpm
Engine Torque 320Nm @ 2000rpm 320Nm @ 2000rpm
Roof Profile Low Profile Low Profile
Chassis AL-KO AMC AL-KO AMC
Thermal Insulation Grade 3 3
Designated Travelling Seats 4 4
Berths 2 3
Overall Length 5.999m / 20’0” 5.999m / 20’0”
Overall Body Width
(Inc marker lights & exc mirrors)
2.346m / 7’7” 2.346m / 7’7”
Overall Height 2.785m / 9’2” 2.785m / 9’2”
Tyre Size 215/70 R15 LI109Q 215/70 R15 LI109Q
MTPLM 3500kg / 68.9cwt 3500kg / 68.9cwt
MRO 2737kg / 53.9cwt 2741kg / 54.0cwt
Total User Payload 763kg / 15.0cwt 759kg / 14.9cwt
Maximum Recommended
Trailer Weight
2000kg 2000kg
Gross Train Weight 5500kg 5500kg
Fresh Water Tank 90 litre 90 litre
Waste Water Tank 90 litre 90 litre
Gas Locker Capacity 2 x 10kg 2 x 10kg
     
BED SIZES    
Front Double - -
Front N/S Single - -
Front O/S Single - -
Front Transverse single   2.250m x 0.630m (7’4’’ x 2’1’’)
Rear Double 2.020m x 1.370m (6’6’’ x 4’5’’)  
Rear N/S Single - -
Rear O/S Single - -
Drop down Double - 1.950m x 1.540m (6’4’’ x 5’0’’)*

Bailey Approach Compact Floor Plans

Bailey Approach Compact 520  

Bailey Approach Compact 520

NEW two berth low-line end-bedroom with designated travel seats, a rear fixed double bed & storage garage

     
Bailey Approach Compact 540  

Bailey Approach Compact 540

NEW three berth low-line end-washroom with designated travel seats & drop down double bed

     

The Bailey Launch Activity

Having had an initial opportunity to have a quick look around each of the new Bailey Autographs, we were then invited in for a concise short presentation on the `aims and aspirations` for the new vehicles from each of the guys at the forefront of this new product launch. Then it was back out to the vehicles, to explore and appreciate these new models once more.

We were able to take away from the meeting that day, printed literature for the new Bailey Approach Autograph, we were promised that our display vehicles would be arriving in the next 6 x weeks and all the commitments given and promises made that day have, and continue to come true. So we have a new range of British built motorhomes, from a reliable, reputable manufacturer, that only makes promises that they can keep.

These new models are sensibly priced and well specified with tasteful, attractive trims & upholstery.

See the all new range of Bailey Approach AUTOGRAPH Motorhomes at:

T C Motorhomes,
Herne Bay Kent,
Near Canterbury,
Kent,
CT6 6TE


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