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Unicorn S4 - Yet More Problems, Worst Bailey Ever....

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Anyone know what sealer/adhesive they use ? Some form or Sikaflex maybe ? 

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On 21/06/2020 at 19:22, cb300 said:

Well I removed the specialised cover today to start checking and putting things back in the van for the possible weekend away soon and surprise surprise the van has self distrusted over the winter ! This U4 was already on borrowed time so once fixed its gone... I’ve had enough of Baileys shoddy workmanship .

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That's rough mate 🙄

 

You won't find anything yet due to you using a cover but if we get some rain check the underside of your floor to see if it's absolutely soaked with water. You won't get a water leak to the inside of your carsvan but the underfloor ply with be rotten by the third or fourth year & yet Bailey of Bristol say this is acceptable 🤔

 

Funny old world 👍

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The front plastic is purely decorative and used to be clipped on with a stupid gasket that kept popping out. There won't be a leak. Many people did what new Bailey's do, use sealant but yours is coming away. Poor and sorry for you.

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After having a good look I did the job myself and it’s now the best it’s ever been! feels very secure and fits nicely. Very easy to do with Sickaflex sealer /adhesive , Sikaflex cleaner and a homemade wooden jig to keep it in place over night .  I was ready  to change the van and visited a Swift dealer at the weekend only to find how small the front benches and the double beds are in all the Swift vans . The mrs also said “where’s all the storage” ! The Valencia is a real Tardis over 6ft front benches and the 6 ft 6 double bed it felt massive compared to all the single axles and even bigger then the twins! I did stick my head under a new 35k Elegance and was shocked to see messy silicone oozing out and screws missing there correct targets. Conclusion better the devil you know ! 

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That’s how the wood was wedged in the rear handle on mine when the dealer fixed it and has not come away since

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13 hours ago, cb300 said:

After having a good look I did the job myself and it’s now the best it’s ever been! feels very secure and fits nicely. Very easy to do with Sickaflex sealer /adhesive , Sikaflex cleaner and a homemade wooden jig to keep it in place over night .  I was ready  to change the van and visited a Swift dealer at the weekend only to find how small the front benches and the double beds are in all the Swift vans . The mrs also said “where’s all the storage” ! The Valencia is a real Tardis over 6ft front benches and the 6 ft 6 double bed it felt massive compared to all the single axles and even bigger then the twins! I did stick my head under a new 35k Elegance and was shocked to see messy silicone oozing out and screws missing there correct targets. Conclusion better the devil you know ! 

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Careful cb, you may get a message starting " Dear Sir, we have an opening for someone who knows how to do a job correctly, Yours, A Caravan Manufacturer. " 😂😉

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NICE job.

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Perhaps you should offer your services as a trainer!:D

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have you seen the amount of mastic that goes on the panel. of a bailey it would fit on a pin head Same as the little dab on grab handles .they probably use one tube of sealant for about ten vans .its basically the workforce. they don’t care  .its no wonder really why they leak . people say mines ok .but there are an awful amount that aren’t. 

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Ours was the polar opposite-could not believe how much sealant was slapped EVERYWHERE-took me a while to get the excess off side panels above the awning light, and the awning rail was a mare! One tube per item for our Verona. And on the roof the saddle straps were litererally swimming in the stuff but you couldn't see that so felt it a good thing-maybe I was right!

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On 30/06/2020 at 11:58, Silversurf said:

 

Careful cb, you may get a message starting " Dear Sir, we have an opening for someone who knows how to do a job correctly, Yours, A Caravan Manufacturer. " 😂😉

 

On 30/06/2020 at 11:58, Silversurf said:

 

Careful cb, you may get a message starting " Dear Sir, we have an opening for someone who knows how to do a job correctly, Yours, A Caravan Manufacturer. " 😂😉

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2 minutes ago, richard perrins said:

 

2 minutes ago, richard perrins said:

have you seen the amount of mastic that goes on the panel. of a bailey it would fit on a pin head Same as the little dab on grab handles .they probably use one tube of sealant for about ten vans .its basically the workforce. they don’t care  .its no wonder really why they leak . people say mines ok .but there are an awful amount that aren’t. 

 

Silversurfe what a brilliant job you’ve done .bailey vans don’t look as good as that when they leave their factory .

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I'm feeling a bit left out!

The only faults for my first service was no drain hole in the Dometic fridge and one SMD on the strip above the mirror over the wash basin was flickering.

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I like the layout of my U3  but have had a fair share of problems including the dreaded axle and roof leak amongst others .  I concur with silversurf that the corners of the underneath floor ply have a tendency to go soft and need watching.  Its a pity but I wouldnt buy another  Bailey unless they  radically improve the build quality.  I hope they dont go the same way as the uk motorcycle / car industry. 

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3 hours ago, richard perrins said:

 

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Silversurfe what a brilliant job you’ve done .bailey vans don’t look as good as that when they leave their factory .

 

I'd like to take the praise but CB300 did all the I just commented on his post.:rolleyes:

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