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Bailey Unicorn 1 Seville 2011 review


Overall caravan rating

*****


Key information

  • Year of manufacture: 2011
  • Berth: 2
  • Single or twin axle: Single axle
  • Type: Touring
  • MIRO (Mass In Running Order): 1304 kg

  • MTPLM (Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass): 1433 kg

  • Length: 6.48 m
  • Width: 2.28 m
  • Awning size: 968 cm
  • Shower? Yes
  • Toilet? Yes

Caravan summary

What's good?

Excellent quality van which provides a comfortable and relaxing place to be for two. The washroom is superb and doubles as a dressing room. The on-board water tank and Alde heating make for a capable winter tourer too.

What's bad?

Noseweight takes some tinkering with to get right. You ideally need a car towball limit as close to the 100kg chassis limit as possible. User payload is low meaning achieving a balance by biasing the payload to the rear can see you over-loading the chassis very easily. Only upgradeable by 17kg which we've done. The lack of a full width front locker also took some adjusting to as had previously kept the fresh and waste water containers in the locker.

Would you recommend it?

Yes

Style & comfort *****

Do you like the way it looks?

It's a cream coloured caravan with a bluff front, does anyone buy a van on looks?

Is it comfortable?

Yes. Very.

Ease of towing *****

Is it easy to tow?

Yes. Comes with Alko's ATC chassis control and a friction hitch so not given any trouble.

Reliability & water ingress *****

Anything to look out for?

The older these get the more you need to have a warranty - the heating boiler is 2k to replace new and second hand ones are still dear.

Practicality *****

Does it meet your holiday needs?

Completely.

Any modifications?

MTPLM upgraded to 1450kg. May be adding a radiator to the washroom to supplement the heating back there, and add some concealed wiring to take a headphone cable from the front tv area up to the radio.

Buying experience *****

Did you buy it new or used?

used

Where did you buy it?

Franchised dealer

What was the seller like?

Can't fault Webbs at Salisbury.

 

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