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All-new Bailey Discovery is top of the class following the receipt of Practical Caravan Magazine’s 2020 Award

23rd October 2019 | Bailey of Bristol
Launched a little more than three months ago, the all-new Bailey Discovery range has already risen to the top of the class after the presentation of the 'Best Budget Tourer' Award 2020 to the Discovery D4-2 by Practical Caravan Magazine.

The sister Discovery D4-3 model was also highly commended in ‘Best Tourer for Small Families’ category and there was further recognition for three other Bailey caravan models in the “Best Tourer for Couples (Unicorn Merida), “Best Tourer for Seasonal Pitches” (Alicanto Grande Porto) and “Best Luxury Tourer” (Alicanto Grande Sintra) classes.

Discovery D4-3 - Highly Commended: Best Tourer for Small Families

Discovery is a caravan that dares to be different and is a vehicle designed to allow you to get the most from the great outdoors. Available in a choice of three lightweight layouts these compact vehicles are easy to drive, easy to park and easy to store, thus providing you with the flexibility of use that will satisfy your sense for adventure.

All three models are built using our patented Alu-Tech construction technology making them more robust, more durable and yet lighter than those manufactured using conventional methods to offer greater protection against the elements to keep you comfortable, safe and secure all year round. To date approaching 60,000 Bailey leisure vehicles have been built with this ground-breaking technology and are currently being used around the world.

The Discovery body shell also features a totally unique new exterior rear profile, which has been designed to be more aero-dynamic to enhance towing stability and improve tow vehicle fuel economy. The lightweight construction also means these caravans can weigh as little as 884 kgs (MRO for D4-2 model) ensuring they remain accessible to a wider range of tow vehicle owners and younger drivers with restricted licenses.

Providing style as well as substance, this striking duo-Tone shell in a ‘Polar White’ and ‘Slate Grey’ GRP skin is complemented by graphite coloured TUV tested alloy wheels, the Bailey signature vertical opening front skylight, and a bold wrap around graphics scheme to help complete an exterior look that will ensure that you and your caravan will really stand out from the crowd.

Discovery really turns on the style inside too with a clean and contemporary look, featuring Bailey ‘Mendip Ash’, ‘Lana Grey’ and ‘Anthracite’ furniture finishes that will appeal to both new and existing caravanners. These are perfectly complemented by premium quality ‘Java’ soft furnishings, featuring a hard-wearing fabric and sprung base cushions, to create a real home from home when you are away on your adventures.

All models are fitted with a fully specified Truma Combi heating system which allows you to holiday no matter the time of year. This combined with the market-leading thermal characteristics of the Alu-Tech body shell makes Discovery a genuine all-weather vehicle, a fact confirmed with the achievement of the highest rating for thermal performance (Grade III Classification of EN1645-I) in rigorous cold chamber testing.

The compact exterior disguises spacious interiors which include everything you will need for anything from a weekend break to an extended holiday. Models are supplied with well specified kitchens, feature a Dometic 103 litre refrigerator plus a Thetford Triplex combination oven and grill with three burner hob, and cleverly designed washrooms including an on-board shower. In short you will be totally self-contained.

A range of bespoke PRIMA accessories are also available to enhance your enjoyment of your new Discovery caravan. Foremost amongst these is an exclusive PRIMA wrap around air awning which doubles your available living space making it an ideal accompaniment when you are on an extended holiday or you wish to invite extra guests along for the ride. Another option is a bespoke PRIMA a-frame mounted exterior storage box for any additional equipment you may want to bring or alternatively a Thule bike rack can be fitted in the same location. For more information on these and other Bailey accessories please visit the PRIMA web site on

Commenting on this latest awards success Managing Director Nick Howard said:

“Naturally we are delighted that our new Discovery range is already receiving third-party recognition from such a respected source”

“Whether you are new to caravanning or are an existing caravanner looking to down size Discovery really is the perfect mobile base from which to enjoy the great outdoors. Whilst providing all the benefits of a conventional caravan it looks and feels distinctly different meaning it has the appeal to attract a potentially new audience to Bailey in particular and caravan holidays in general” he added.

Display models from the all-new Discovery range are available to view on Bailey Retailer forecourts now. See below for models from other ranges to receive Highly Commended in the Practical Caravan Awards 2020.

Alicanto Grande Porto - Highly Commended: Best Tourer for Seasonal Pitches

Alicanto Grande Sintra - Highly Commended: Best Luxury Tourer

Unicorn Series IV Merida - Highly Commended: Best Tourer for Couples