Recently I had the privilege to be invited to the launch of the new Australian made, Bailey Rangefinder Caravan, at their new factory in Melbourne.
This is the first time that the parent company, Bailey UK, has taken production overseas. What has been developed is a blend of the UK design, with an Australian twist.
Bailey UK builds their caravans on the traditional lightweight European Alko chassis. Unlike typical Kiwi or Aussie caravans, that gain their strength from the big heavy galvanised steel, with the body built on top, the UK Bailey caravans use the Alutech construction system, where the body is actually a structural member, giving the caravan its great strength.
The only downside to the Alko chassis, is with the light weight, also comes with a payload allowance far lighter than what Kiwis & Aussies are used to.
What the team at Bailey Australia have done, is blend the strength of the Alutech construction but mounting that body on lightweight fully galvanised tube chassis, thus allowing for huge 500kg payload allowances, full size fridge freezers, bigger water tanks and more!
This method is bringing about a revolution in caravan construction, and will allow clients to use lighter, more fuel efficient and affordable tow vehicles.
The interiors are fully designed and built in Australia, and now with a full-width body, the island bed layouts are generous in storage & specification.
Bailey NZ are excited to be launching these new Rangefinder caravans at the Campercare Caravan & Motorhome show held at Horncastle Arena Christchurch from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th November.
So if you're looking for a fantastic caravan that suits all your needs then look no further, be sure to pop-by the TrailLite stand to say hi, i'm also happy to answer any questions you may have about the Rangefinder caravan.
Look forward to seeing you there, Rob.