quintessentially British ... but still at home in Australia's harsh
it looks quintessentially British'
produce Aussie chassis for Pamplona
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MAJOR UK caravan builder Bailey has decided to produce a
specially-designed Australian chassis at its Melbourne factory.
Based in Bristol, England, it was the first European manufacturer to enter
the Australian market in 2010 and has since continued to ensure its
offerings can handle the local unforgiving climate and conditions, whilst
continuing to build the lightest caravans in their class.
After the successful release of its fully Australian-designed
Rangefinder and Coastal caravans, Bailey ‒ the
UK's top selling caravan brand ‒ is now taking
the next step in diversifying its range by assembling its UK caravans on a
specially designed, Australian-made chassis in Victoria.
Based on the successful Bailey Of Bristol Unicorn IV Pamplona design, the
all new 'Australianised' Pamplona is being further adjusted by engineers
Bailey Australia will keep the caravan relatively untouched besides
plumbing, electrical, appliances and the specially-designed
Australian chassis, ensuring it remains quintessentially British while
meeting compliance-related items.
manufacturer said it recognised that whilst the original Pamplona remains
one of the most successful models, there are some limitations in the
As such, the Australian Unicorn IV Pamplona is
set to feature a chassis designed and manufactured in Australia, greater
ground clearance, large water tanks (about 200ltrs), greater payload
capacity and a new entrance door.
Managing director Adrian van Geelen pointed out that
the Pamplona was "loved by many Australians".
"The guys in the UK did a wonderful job in design and finish,"
"It's extremely important to us that this new Aussie Pamplona remains
quintessentially British and as such it will look identical to the Unicorn
IV with basically the same spec.
"It must be immediately recognisable as coming from the British stable."
More than 50 alterations to the original Bailey UK caravans were completed
to compensate for compliance and practical reasons.
In 2016, Bailey took it a step further by being the first European
manufacturer to set up shop in Australia in a joint venture which is fully
supported by the UK.
Bailey Australia then produced and launched the Rangefinder series, the
first Australian-designed and fully built Bailey
It has been a great success with traditional Australian caravanners
seeking to find a larger caravan with a greater payload capacity and a
substantially lighter ATM.
Whilst Bailey is still playing its cards close to its chest on the final
specifications, it will launch the new caravan towards the end of this
- Meanwhile, Bailey
has designed and
built its first single-axle family caravans
... the Burleigh
(queen bed layout) and Currumbin (twin
single layout). Priced from $52,990,
they are aimed at families ready to hit the
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