Purchased a 2019 U4 from a west country dealership, who delivered the van to our seasonal pitch.
We were upgrading from a U3 which was 3 years old.
Price, caravans are now a luxurious item or at least their price tag is £24500 for a new van is really very veey expensive, but just retired so hey ho !
Really like the outside of the van, the improved front panel makes the van appear so much more streamlined along with the black acrylic panels above the windows.
Much prefer the door opening the correct way ie to the right, if you have a porch awning this means you can use the latch to keep the door open.
Under bed locker acess to the rear moved to the offside, again so much better as if you have a porch awning I can now access this locker.
The windows really fit in well with the design of the van.
The white panelled overhead locker doors really do make the van appear much larger, along with the full bathroom mirror which when lit really does give an air of quality.
The U3 lockers were finger magnets which showed up every mark.
The longer beds are much better suited to someone who is 5`11"
Especially if you were using the offside bed.
The mattresses seem more comfortable to us, we always found the U3 mattresses really very firm.
Lower backboards means the heating is now directly level with the bed mattress's, woke up this morning to feeling really snug and warm.
Alde heating is really very good, if you have never used this type of heating I cannot begin to describe how useful this is in cold weather.
Timer set to switch heating off at 10. 00pm and keep temperature at 15° overnight, until switching back on at 06. 30 am, Superb.
The back rests in the front seats also give an appearance of quality.
It does feel if the front mattresses are firmer, not sure if this was intentional.
Skylights, at last they now have catches to protect the units in strong winds,so many times last season we could not open due to gusty winds and no locking mechanism. So simple but a vast change.
Bi fold shower doors, again an improvement, so much easier to access the shower.
Usb point chargers, superb idea, there is also 2 usb,s to each light. 4 units in total have this.
Tv shelf now at eye level as per U2, much more suitable to us.
Bluetooth radio, so you can link your phone, probably the unit is marginally more expensive but really useful for streaming music from your phone if this is your thing.
Bathroom layout, plenty of room with the toilet now on the offside.
Shorter front seats, also as the front shelf has basically been removed you do lack elbow room in the reclined position :-)
2 x 240v points at the side of the front unit, certainly will not use as they are bang in the way. Minor point as many will not probably use due to the usb chargers.
So many many more positives than negatives, it does seem a much better van than the U3 and more akin to the design of the U2.
It does appear that a lot of thought went into this van.
Time will tell on the quality, so just hope its as good as our previous 2 Baileys.