New Bailey Unicorn II: Prices, photos and details revealed
The Bailey Unicorn II features a new vertical skylight window
Monday, 06, Aug 2012 10:43
by Chris Jefferies
Bailey Caravans has relaunched its flagship Unicorn range for 2013, with a striking new design, lower weights and a range of interior and exterior enhancements.
What's more the company has announced a complete price freeze, meaning that the five layouts in the Bailey Unicorn Series II range will cost exactly the same as their predecessors.
The first thing that caravanners will notice on the new Unicorn range is the dramatic front window, which is split into three sections with the central panel stretching up onto the roof to let even more light into the spacious interior.
The vertical sunroof is just one of many changes to the Unicorn's exterior, including fresh new graphics, a GRP outer skin, and front and rear bumpers, which Bailey claims will make this range tougher and more dent-resistant than the old Unicorn.
To help reduce the noseweights on this range, the gas lockers have also been moved over the axle - mirroring the design of the Bailey Retreat leisure homes.
Meanwhile, the wheels have been changed to 14" alloys, making for a significant weight saving, while the tyres have been upgraded to Michelin - making Bailey the only UK caravan manufacturer to fit such a high-quality product.
In response to customer feedback on the previous Unicorn range, Bailey has also fitted new alloy wheel security locking nuts, with a floating collar to improve durability.
Moving to the inside and the first thing Unicorn II owners will notice is how much light floods into the interior, not just from the front sunroof, but also from generous scattering of Midi and Mini Heki rooflights.
The kitchen has also had a significant upgrade, with a new stainless steel circular sink and a double-level effect for the granite-finish worktop areas.
Bringing in a Thetford dual-fuel hob is another move that Bailey owners have long been asking for and the Unicorn II sees this much sought-after cooker come in, meaning you can save on gas when hooked up to EHU by using the electric hot-plate.
A Dometic 103-litre fridge has also been fitted to all single-axle models (with the twin-axle Barcelona boasting a larger 190-litre version), and this comes with a removable freezer section, resulting in more flexibility.
As you would expect from such a top-end caravan, Bailey has fitted all the luxury touches you could ask for, from the soft furnishings (which come in a choice of two styles) to the deep-pile carpets.
In terms of tech, there's a larger 18.5" flat-screen TV fitted as standard, as well as a new satellite connection point.
The must-have Alde central heating system has been carried over into the Unicorn II range, and combined with 24-hour programmable settings and Grade III insulation; this means that you can make the most out of your Bailey all year round.
This high-comfort approach carries over into the bedroom areas...
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