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Showing how our leisure vehicles are truly built for four seasons of touring, Bailey Snow Season has been running all winter. Testing our caravans further and for longer than ever before. Now the snow season is finishing for the year and the slopes will slowly start turning green we wanted to catch up with Faye & Simon to see what they made of their snowy winter in a Bailey Pegasus Brindisi.

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Part 1 of my #BaileySnowSeason blog dealt with last-minute dry slope lessons, YouTube tutorials, a 1000-mile trip to Austria and a warm and comfy Bailey motorhome where I could close the door on the terrifying prospect of propelling myself down a snow-covered mountain the following day.

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Roll up! Roll Up! It’s show time, by which we mean the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC this week, and we will have two special guests – the Bailey Snow Season snowboarding ambassadors, Faye Young and Simon Cudlip – flying in from their campsite in Austria to be on our stand on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to answer any questions about using a caravan for a winter sports holiday in the snow, or holidays at any time of year.

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Having previously spent the night in a Bailey Pegasus despite an exterior, cold chamber-induced temperature of -15, the time was right to give Alu-Tech construction a thorough, real-world workout with a trip to Austria.

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Scrolling through Facebook shortly after last-year’s school summer holidays, I spotted a post from a friend who was putting his caravan into storage once his kids had gone back to school. He figured the beginning of the new school year signalled the end of the caravanning calendar and after a spot of winterizing, his poor caravan would be put into hibernation until Easter.

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“There’s something so romantic about it”.  I’m in the pub after a post-Christmas round of golf and we’re discussing plans for 2016.  Everyone is under the age of 40 and we’re discussing motorhomes.  Prior to our trip around Ireland last summer I’d never set foot on one, let alone driven, cooked and slept in one.  It turns out, they’re not just for the retired or Max and Paddy.

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Back in the day, caravans had gas lighting and a heater, fridge or oven was probably an option, or just not available. Times have changed. Things have moved on, but if you were asked to name the best changes to caravan and motorhomes in the last eight years (so since 2008), what would you say? Bigger rooflights and sunroofs maybe? Or energy-saving LED lighting?