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Price: £9995
Berth: 5
Year: 2014

Technical Specifications:

Unladen Weight: 1182kg
User Payload: 212kg
MTPLM: 1394kg
Internal Length: 5.71m
Shipping Length: 7.38m
Width: 2.23m
Height: 2.61m
Awning Length: 1045cm
Description: Bailey Pursuit 540-5

If you are looking for a spacious family caravan with enough beds to sleep up to 3 children, with lots of living space and a rear washroom with a separate shower, this is the caravan for you. 

The 540-5 has a very desirable layout featuring twin bunk beds, a side dinette and an end washroom in a four-berth tourer that rides on a single axle.  This layout is popular with families because it offers real flexibility and comfort for family caravanning holidays.

Bailey launched its entry-level Pursuit range in October 2013, to replace its Orion and Olympus ranges and the Pursuit was packaged to offer buyers a family caravan with the best qualities from both ranges.  This 2014, 540-5 model has a desirable twin fixed bunk bed, side dinette and large rear washroom layout, on a lightweight single axle. 

The Pursuit range is built using Bailey’s Alu-Tech system, and has tough GRP-skinned walls.  At 2.23m it’s wider than the Olympus was, and the combination of its metallic grey sidewalls, white front and rear panels and striking blue graphics, results in a caravan which is attractive and different, whether pitched on a site or on the road.   Grade 3 thermal insulation give the owner the ability to use the caravan year round. 

Externally, the front and rear panels are similar to the Orion, with rounded sections where they meet the roof. Bailey says these substantially reduce drag and, therefore, improve fuel economy when being towed.  The Pursuit is built on Al-Ko chassis and running gear and has been fitted with the optional Premium Pack, comprising an AKS 3004 stabiliser, a spare wheel and retainer (which are inside the caravan, beneath the rear nearside single bed), an exterior door flyscreen, a microwave oven and a radio/CD/MP3 player with iPod connection. 

For the pursuit, Bailey chose to relocate the gas locker from the front of the tourer to the offside, thereby reducing the noseweight and improving towing stability.  This is a caravan which is easy to tow on the road.  The handbrake is gas-assisted and the A-frame fairing has step-on pads to make for easier cleaning of the window and the panels above it.  With regard to the corner steadies, there is a clear groove in the sills to access the winding nuts of the front steadies, and the rear ones are tucked beneath the moulded bumper.  The battery box, which also houses the mains inlet point, is in a nearside locker and, towards the rear, there’s an external access hatch to the storage space beneath the nearside single bed, which is fitted with a handy plastic tray. On the offside, the gas locker is slightly forward of the axle and there is space for two gas bottles.
The drain taps are together to the rear of the axle as well and are equipped with rigid pipes and the Truma Ultraflow water inlet point is also here. Access to the Thetford cassette is via the caravan’s rear panel and the toilet has a separate flush tank. 

A Hartel door leads to the attractive interior.  At the front a large single, double-glazed front window, an opening curved sunroof and a Heki rooflight, ensures that the lounge is bright.  A deep, full-width shelf beneath the front window conceals a slide-out occasional table and a drawer. Just beneath it is the easily accessible mains RCD unit, which is hidden behind a flap. The Pursuit is fitted with an overhead locker that stretches right across the front.  The absence of a central chest between the facing sofas of the lounge leaves more space for seating and both are long enough for lounging.  Both sofa backrests have a backboard to separate them from the GRP interior walls and thereby reduce the likelihood of condensation building up in cold weather. 

At night, the front lounge converts to either a double bed or a pair of singles. To make a double, the offside seat frame slides across the aisle to meet the nearside, and the backrest cushions drop into place.  The sofas are longer than most in tourers which makes them a realistic solution for teens who would prefer twin beds over sharing a double. They’re both nice and wide, too.

The styling throughout the Pursuit is pleasant and modern. The 'aircraft-style' lockers have chrome-look fittings and two-tone facings, comprising a walnut-effect finish and a hessian-look trim. The soft furnishings are finished in Bailey ‘Spice’ fabric and bring together oatmeal-coloured squab cushions with backrests, bolsters, scatter cushions and curtains that are all in a rich shade of copper.  In the lounge, there is a single heating vent and one 230V socket fitted in opposite seat boxes.  There is a TV point is on the small dresser to the rear of the entrance door.  For mealtimes, a freestanding table has its own dedicated storage space in the wardrobe, and 4 can enjoy a comfortable meal around the table. 

The lighting provided in the lounge comprises a ceiling light and two rollerball-style LED reading lights beneath the overhead lockers which illuminate the living space quite adequately.  All the windows have blinds and flyscreens as standard, while the lower half of the stable-style entrance door is fitted with a moulded waste bin. Heating comes courtesy of Truma’s dual-fuel Combi heater, operated via Bailey's CP+ control panel, which features an easy to use rotary knob and digital display.

Moving back through the Pursuit, the kitchen is well-appointed for an entry-level caravan.  Two circular spotlights illuminate the galley when you flick the switch, which is tucked beneath the worktop.  The work-surface is a good size and there a cutlery drawer beneath the worktop, and a cupboard beneath the combined oven and grill. A circular stainless-steel sink is on the right side of the kitchen and a triangular, three-burner gas hob is just to its left.  The microwave fitted in this Pursuit as part of the Premium Pack is at eye level, above the sink. A Dometic 103-litre fridge/freezer completes the kitchen, and is faced with a walnut-effect panel to match the rest of the caravan’s décor. There are also two mains electric sockets tucked just beneath the overhead lockers.
A side-dinette provides additional living and dining space and converts into a single bed for night time.  Further back, the double bunk beds are large enough for teenagers and this provides the additional sleeping space to make 5 berths in total. 
At the rear of the Pursuit, a domestic-style door, featuring locking handle and two clothes hooks, leads to the washroom.  A small clear window and rooflight take care of ventilation. The swivelling Thetford c-260 toilet has an electric flush, and the two lights are operated by a pull cord just inside the door.  There is a washbasin with chrome finish mixer tap, set into a vanity unit, and a wardrobe for clothes storage.  The shower is generously sized and comes with an Ecocamel showerhead fixed in a high-level bracket. The shower has a folding, rigid partition door, and is lined with the same GRP featured throughout the rest of the van. The shower tray has a single plug drain, and a vent overhead.
In summary, if you are looking for a modern, well-looked after, 5 berth family caravan with a flexible layout, at an amazing price, this Bailey Pursuit is for you.   The Pursuit has been valeted inside and out by us and serviced and damp-checked by an approved caravan workshop for real peace of mind for a new owner. 

To view the 2014 Bailey Pursuit brochure featuring the 540-4 model click here.

This caravan has a place within our otherwise full CaSSOA Gold rated caravan storage facility.

To check if your car would be compatible go to www.towcar.net.

To find out more about this caravan, please call us now.

Piran Caravan Storage Cornwall

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