Thursday, 17 May 2012

Bailey Optional Extras.

Buying extras can jack the price of a new motor home faster than the wheels can turn. Before deciding on which extras to buy we did have a long hard think about what we really needed. We had spent a huge amount of money on a safari room for our Pilot which had been aired twice, so we did not want to make the same mistake again.

This is the list of "optionals " we eventually settled on.

  • A bike rack for two bikes
  • A tow bar
  • Air con
  • A rear ladder
  • Bedding. Duvet, pillows, throw and x 2 sheets. Colour co-ordinated to the van
  • An awning
  • Satellite TV
All these were fitted by Chipping Sodbury Caravans and very reasonably priced.

Fortunately Bailey don't go in for giving customers choices, I guess it does keep the price down! The engine and interior fittings were, as they were. No choices here for Goldilocks then! Beige was the colour of the day. Our general rule of thumb was, that anything needing body work would be done by the dealers.

Like life there is always an exception to the rule. After some research, we decided to go for a "Strikeback" alarm and a "Gaslow" system, both to be fitted by Vanbitz in Taunton. The insurance company insisted on a Cat 1 ,Thatcham alarm system with 30 days to do the deed.Our first trip was planned. Pick up the van and off to Taunton for a very wet weekend and our first trip in Billi! 

The only other major expense would be silver screens, more info on that to follow!

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