The Outdorian Magazine - Page 31

battery and lighting is of course all LED. There’s a CBE
compartment on the offside, just ahead of the wheelset.
control panel for pump, power, battery voltage and lights
This is a very good position for weight balance and security.
and an RV Electronics water and battery voltage gauge. The
options list offers upgrades to battery capacity plus inverter
and solar options.
Even though it’s harder to get to, the steel spare wheel
mounted under the rear of the van is better for weight
balance than if it were swinging around in the breeze bolted
Solid body
to the rear bar like most vans.
While Bailey is not the only caravan manufacturer to
While the Pamplona is much lighter than most vans of
eschew ‘stick and tin’ (timber and corrugated aluminium)
its size and specification, it still has a solid 150mmx50mm
of conventional caravans, not all composite caravans are
galvanised Australia RV steel chassis.
equal. Bailey’s Alu-Tech monocoque construction is one
of the most advanced composite body structures on
the market.
To start with, there’s a structural interlocking aluminium
extrusion framework with no external fixing points.
While this is not an off-road van, it has the convenience of
an AL-KO off-road hitch to more easily reach those hard-toget-to campsites.
Where can I view the Unicorn 4 Pamplona?
The awning channels (on each side of the van) are
Go to Bailey Australia on Outdoria where you’ll find the
even concealed.
contact details for each of the six dealers nationwide.
Unlike some other composite caravans, there is no timber
Final Thoughts
used in the upper body panels at all; it has a composite
plastic internal skeleton, a high-density polystyrene and a
fibreglass GRP inner wall lining while upper body panels are
covered in a single sheet impact resistant fibreglass GRP
outer skin. Bailey provides a 10-year water-ingress warranty.
The Unicorn IV Pamplona has the internal space and
features of a 21-foot luxury caravan but – despite its
solid chassis and rigid composite body – the weight of
one measuring just 17-18 feet long. While $70K is not
cheap in anyone’s language, this van is good value
There’s only one external storage locker on the Pamplona,
when considering its quality construction and extensive
accessed on the nearside front. With its lipped ABS
standard inclusions list.
plastic tray, this is a great wet-storage facility but the
Pamplona would be even better if there were more
external storage options.
Bailey has taken a unique approach to gas-bottle storage;
For more on Bailey, check out:
the 9kg and 4.5kg bottles are mounted in a lockable


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