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Unicorn S2 Valencia

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  • 2013 4 Single axle Touring 1497 Yes Yes 4 Thought the fridge in a brand new top of the range van would have been digital, as it isn't then it is not possible to know what the internal temp of the fridge is. We have bought a thermometer for the fridge as we like to ensure food is kept at safe temperature.Kitchen sink tap spout should extend further over the sink. Right hand wardrobe door doesn't open completely making access awkward. Double bed doesn't have handle or strap to aid lifting the base. Pan store at bottom of cooker unuseable because they have put the cooker and fridge sockets in there on the floor! The washroom is the biggest weak spot. No space heating, just a tiny towel warmer, so it gets cold unless you leave the door open or add supplementary heating. Round shower cubicle wastes significant amount of space and it's impossible to bend down to wash your feet. Bailey have had a lot of feedback from buyers on both these points but choose to ignore it. I corresponded with their design head and found his attitude very arrogant. If they had any genuine interest in customer feedback they should have the personal character to admit that they got these aspects wrong and put them right. The caravan would then merit 5 stars in my opinion 5 We really do like the way it looks. It's stands out in the crowd of bland white boxes. We like the cream colour and, unlike some U2 owners we also like the 'eye brows' and will not be removing them! The interior design is stylish, and the large front window really comes into its own when you are inside looking out. We looked at just about every single axle 4 berth when we downsized from our twin axle and this was by far the nicest looking interior Very. Lounge seating is noticeably longer than just about any other fixed bed single axle van. The bed is first rate and the lighting and heating (except in the washroom)are great. Unlike many caravans it also has ample worktop space between the cooker and kitchen sink. 3 To be honest I found this aspect very disappointing, despite what other owners have said about it towing well. Compared with my large TA which weighed 1900kg and didn't have ATC I don't find the caravan particularly stable, or I didn't until I changed tow cars. I now tow with a LR Discovery 3 which copes easily with this van, but when I towed it with my previous car, a Jeep Cherokee I found it pretty unstable. And the Cherokee had towed my Compass Rallye 635 very well. 3 I have scored 3 for water ingress but in reality it isn't ingress as such. U2's round showers had a common problem with leaking badly due to poor or non existent sealant. We had the same problem and the leak also damaged the laundry box which had to be replaced. Sealant in the awning rail seems common due to poor QC in the factory and poor PDI by dealers. There was a widespread problem with damp mattresses caused by the wrong kind of covering material being used. Many owners (including us) have had problems with the seat back upholstery in the lounge sagging and losing shape, ours had to go back to the upholsterer to be sorted. Latest problem is with the wood veneer effect ceiling trim surrounding the large lounge window. The adhesive fails around the edges causing the veneer to bubble and seperate from the ceiling. We are still waiting for ours to be fixed under warranty. Right hand wardrobe door doesn't open flat against the wordrobe but sticks out at an angle making access to parts of the wardrobe difficult, thoughtless design error, the bed base doesn't have a strap, handle or cut out to aid lifting the base. 4 Generally yes Motor mover, solar panel, lifting strap on bed frame, double cranked hinges on right hand wardrobe door so it now opens flat against wardrobe. Will next be moving two sockets from pan storage floor to side wall where bailey should have put them. Added small oil filled radiator in washroom to make up for bailey's failure to fit heating in there. In the longer term once the warranty expires, I intend to replace silly little round shower cubicle with more practical and spacious rectangular or square unit.Also daft as it sounds you need to be double jointed to use the toilet roll holder so that needs to be moved. I can't believe that any bailey designer has actually lived in one of these caravans. 2 new Franchised dealer Salesman was very good, but seemed to have no discretion or authority to make deals, he had to keep running over to the general manager's office. The GM was a bit like the wizard of Oz, he hid in his office never actually coming out to see me. Eventually I followed the salesman over to his office as I found the whole pantomime ridiculous. Yes
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Like GRP and alu tech construction. Feels solid and should last for a long time. We love the large front window and the long lounge seats. Dispensing with the front chest looks much neater and gives more room. Kitchen area very good with ample worktop. Bed very comfortable. Heating in living/sleeping area very good.

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