Small is beautiful as the Bailey Orion 400-2 becomes a double award winner
The all-new Bailey Orion 400-2 proved that bigger is not necessarily better by collecting two titles at the recent Caravan Club Awards Evening. This model won both the Any Caravan under £12,000 category in The Caravan Club Design Awards 2011 and the Caravans between 751kg and 1100kg title in The Caravan Club Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards.
This dual recognition emphasises the low-cost and light weight nature of the Orion range in general and the Orion 400-2 in particular.
Orion is designed be easy to drive, easy to park and easy to store offering the flexibility of use as a mobile base from which people can enjoy their chosen leisure activity. It features a lightweight body shell with a unique aerodynamic exterior profile, developed in conjunction with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath, which enhances towing stability and improves tow car fuel economy. Built using the same high performance Alu-Tech construction system featured in the other Bailey ranges and it also includes a GRP outer skin for extra durability.
The compact exterior disguises spacious interiors, which thanks to clever use of space, feature the popular layouts normally only found in larger and heavier caravans. This is particularly evident in the 400-2 model which features the popular two berth end washroom configuration in a body shell which would usually only accommodate an end-kitchen layout (such as the Ranger GT60 380/2).
As well as being supplied with all the facilities you would expect in a modern caravan, including fully equipped kitchens and washrooms, Orion also includes a number of luxuries, such as a micro wave oven and a branded Radio/CD/MP3 player with stereo speakers, which you would not usually find in a caravan with this price tag.
More information on the award winning Orion range can be found by visiting www.baileyorion.co.uk. Display models will be arriving at Retailer Depots from early April onwards – contact your local agent for details.
Bailey would like to thank The Caravan Club for running this annual competition, particularly in light of the amount of organisation required, and is very grateful for any recognition received for its touring caravan ranges.