Wheel Covers for your Bailey Caravan
It’s nearly time for the season to start. Caravans will soon be wheeled out of storage, cleaned, polished and ready to go. You’ll be finding your locks, dusting off the awning and figuring out what new things you might need. We’re here to tell you the one thing you’ll definitely need – Bailey wheel covers.
Whether you’re looking to protect your tyres from the elements or you’re fed up of a draughty awning, the humble wheel cover is one of the best caravan accessories that you can buy and is sure to become an essential.
But with so many types of covers out there, which one is best? There are ones with sucker attachments, ones with clips and ones where you even need to drill into your van to install them. But do not fret Bailey owners! You can rest in the knowledge that there’s an easier solution…
Why should I get a wheel cover?
1.Protect your tyres
Wheel covers will shield covers from the weather. UV rays can cause your tyre to weaken and deteriorate over time. The cover works as a barrier between those rays and your tyre, making sure that it lasts longer. Wheel covers can also keep your alloys clean from dirt and dust when the van is stored or when it’s sat on a site.
2. Eliminate draughts in your awning
There is nothing worse than a cold breeze sneaking underneath your van and into your awning. It can ruin your comfort and prevent any wet clothes or shoes from drying. A wheel cover can be paired with a draught skirt, by using a figure 8, to create a wall at the bottom of your van that keeps these annoying draughts out.
I own a Bailey but which cover do I need?
Bailey caravans are designed with an extrusion that runs over the wheel arch – yes your Bailey does have one, we promise! This acts like a tiny awning rail, allowing you to simply thread the beading on the wheel arch cover through the extrusion. Then attach the fabric of the cover to the beading with a zip, securing the cover to the van quickly and securely. Below are the types of covers available:
Pre-2019 Bailey Caravans and all twin axles
We have 5 different types of wheel cover, all made to fit the specific wheel arches that are used in Bailey vans. For selected vans made before 2019, you have two options:
Lightweight – use for storing your van, short trips, when wheel is covered by an awning, when awning is used for storage only
Heavy Duty – use for longer trips, when wheel is exposed to sun, when awning is used for sleeping or lounging
Post-2020 Bailey Single Axle Caravans
We have the NEW wheel cover, specifically designed for new Bailey single wheel arches. This cover is made with an attractive and hard-wearing fabric and finished with an elegant, glow-in-the-dark Bailey logo.
Below are the models that you can currently purchase covers for:
Unicorn III, Pegasus IV, Pegasus GT70 - Lightweight, Heavy Duty
Pursuit II & Unicorn IV (pre-2019 model only) - Lightweight, Heavy Duty
Unicorn IV/Black (post-2018), Pegasus Grande, Alicanto Grande, Phoenix - Premium
Unicorn III, Pegasus IV, Pegasus GT70 - Heavy Duty
Pursuit II & Unicorn IV/Black, Pegasus Grande, Alicanto Grande, Phoenix - Heavy Duty
Don't forget to add your figure of 8 channel strip too so that you can connect your wheel cover to your draught skirt!