Bailey Caravans teams up with Michelin tyres for 2013 Unicorn range
The new Bailey Unicorn range will feature Michelin tyres as standard
Thursday, 02, Aug 2012 02:37
by Chris Jefferies
The 2013 Bailey Unicorn range will feature Michelin tyres and 14" alloy wheels, along with a host of towing safety measures, it has been confirmed.
Bailey Caravans has announced this new partnership, in the same week as it emerged that the Bailey Unicorn Series II would also feature lower weights and a repositioned gas locker.
The partnership with Michelin has been hailed as a major seal of approval, with Bailey claiming that they are the first UK manufacturer to specify the use of a premium branded tyre on a caravan range.
Michelin are world-renowned as tyre specialists with an illustrious heritage and Bailey have been working closely with the French company ever since the launch of the Approach SE motorhome range last year.
The Bristol-based company said in a statement: "Michelin tyres selected have a proven track record of safety, reliability and longevity, while their patented silicon compound minimises rolling resistance to help reduce fuel costs and ultimately save the customer money."
Other benefits of fitting Michelin tyres include widespread availability of spare parts and replacements, whether at home or overseas. Also, Bailey has reduced the size of its alloy wheels from 15" to 14", a move which helps contribute to an overall weight reduction across the range.
The spare wheel will be fitted in a new chassis-mounted carrier, while a new winch-operated system will make changing the wheel easier.
What's more, Bailey has also confirmed that the new Unicorn range will inherit the old Unicorn's high level of AL-KO towing safety equipment, including an anti-snaking device, shock absorbers and stabilisers, all of which are fitted as standard.
For more information on the new Bailey Unicorn, check back with CaravanTimes on Monday 6 August for a video preview of this exciting new range.
UPDATE: Click here to watch a video showing inside the new Bailey Unicorn II