So a quick question and this is a genuine question from someone who last owned a Bailey pre Alutech. Are the latest Alutech construction vans problematic, or have they resolved most of the issues.
I know all caravan manufacturers have problems are the Bailey builds any worse?
We bought a Pegasus 462 2-berth 2010 model (which was then top of the range as the Unicorn did not appear until 2011) from a large dealer in 2012.
After our first outing to Sandringham we came back with 17 faults albeit most fairly minor. We went back to the dealer who fixed every one without question. After a coule more jaunts one in France and coming up on the anniversary of buying it we went back with 18 faults to which they found another so 19, and again they were all fixed without question. We told the dealer we were concerned that we might have bought a lemon and be faced with expensive repairs once it was out of their warranty. No worry they said, have an extra two years warranty f.o.c. on us. We have not had a single fault since.
In terms of the 10-year body warranty (it was 6 plus 4 f.o.c.) we had the known issue of the inside floors of the front side lockers getting wet which were fixed under Bailey warranty, and a later issue of damp on the outside floor O/S/F was also fixed quickly under Bailey warranty.
That was three years ago and it has not had a problem since - in fact the service report has shown it to be 100% dry for the last three years.
The only chargeable fault was when I slipped and fell against the shower wall and it partly cracked down the corner. It was noticeable that the replacement wall was much thicker than the original.
We have just ordered a new Unicorn S4 Seville for December delivery. There are clear quality and design issues - for instance there is a gap of maybe 4-5mm between the toilet door and its frame on the hinge size due to the type of hinges used and the fact that the door is not designed to close in line with its frame on the hinge side - but I will want to see that fixed before I accept delivery. The S3 model had two power sockets for the TV and (presumably) satellite box but the S4 has only one. The S4 is also nearly a foot shorter than the S3 - which in my case will make it easier to get onto the drive.
I will be very sad to part with the Peg. It has been a good, reliable, spacious, and cosy friend to my wife and I, but whoever buys it will get a bargain.
I should add that the van before the Peg was a 2 y.o. (when we bought it) Pageant Majestic Series 5 and we never had any issues with that one either other than the shower tray cracking around the outlet when I accidentally put by big foot in it! That was not an Alu-Tech body but was still as dry as a bone.
Edited by Woodentop, 10 September 2017 - 09:05 pm.