- Jun 20, 2005
On site looking at a Bailey Pegasus Bolognia. 8 foot wide! My Wyoming is 7’6”. Wide by today’s standards. Anyone fancy tugging an eight footer? Will it be hard? Looks the business 👍
Hi Mel Have you no longer got your seasonal pitch now or are you using the under 5m Elddis 302 on site for nowDD, we have just sold our 8 foot wide Bailey that we had on a seasonal pitch. Sold it back to the dealer we bought it from and they have already sold it, a week later for an advertised price of more than we paid for it. We got a good deal, they made a bit of profit, everyone happy. We never towed it. It was delivered to our seasonal pitch and collected from there; so can’t help you on the towing; although I am sure confident folks would get used to it.
What I would say from our experience of the 8foot wide Baileys is that they are FLIMSY. Bailey have tried to increase the size but not the weight and so everything feels like it is made of cardboard ( which I think it is). We were constantly sticking bits back on. The roof leaked in two different places, the gas regulator failed. The van was bought new in 2019.
We loved the look and the layout, but there was a lot that wasn’t great when you used it. Condensation in the end bedroom for instance.
We are sticking with our under 5m, under 1000kg MPTLM Elddis 302 for now. And loving it.😀
Hope this helps. Love to you and Terri
No. Life has moved on, as life does , and while the seasonal pitch saved our sanity while we were working full time and fostering, these things no longer apply. We have decided to just tour for now. We were almost at the end of the season and so didn’t renew.Hi Mel Have you no longer got your seasonal pitch now or are you using the under 5m Elddis 302 on site for now
Hi Mel I hope you enjoy touring with your caravan have you got some more breaks bookedNo. Life has moved on, as life does , and while the seasonal pitch saved our sanity while we were working full time and fostering, these things no longer apply. We have decided to just tour for now. We were almost at the end of the season and so didn’t renew.
Though if you would have missed something solid, like a passing lorry's trailer, by less than 6", it undoubtedly would. It is not the amount each side, but the overall width that ultimately dictates passing clearances.I was curious. For me the Wyoming is 7’6” so I guess 6 inches, 3 each side won’t make much difference. My main concern is Mel’s first hand experience with the build quality. Maybe they are more suited to seasonals rather than touring.
Buckman I hope you having a nice breakWe are on a CL at present and turning in was a bit tight with 2.4m wide caravan. Our big concern is leaving as there is a tree and turning to the left the concern is the rear end greeting the tree. Will have wife standing on right at front to give me the all clear but I will need to ride up on the pavement of the layby to get out.
Would anyone like to see longer caravans like continental caravans that can be towed by a noraml SUV like a Toyota Landcruiser etc? We are happy with our length, but some people are petitioning for caravans with body length up to 8m.