The Autograph 69-2 was awarded five-stars in the “Two-Berth Coachbuilt motorhomes”, category, while the Autograph 81-6 received 4.5 stars for “Up to Six-Berth Coachbuilt motorhomes” section. In both cases these models were top of their class in terms of the star ratings received. The all-new Adamo 75-4DL was also awarded four-stars in the “Up to Four-Berth Coachbuilt motorhomes” category.
In order to complete this guide an independent and knowledgeable panel carried out full specification, design and usability reviews of over 100 new motorhomes and campervans. Working with these experts The Caravan and Motorhome Club has subsequently compiled this guide to help prospective buyers with the information they will need when making their next motorhome or campervan purchase.
A digital version of the guide can be viewed on The Caravan and Motorhome Club website.
Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, “The Motorhome and Campervan Design Awards Buyers Guide is the must-read guide for people looking to purchase a new motorhome or campervan. The expert panel have spent thousands of hours going through an immense amount of data to create an in-depth guide that will provide buyers with the information they need to make an informed decision when choosing a new leisure vehicle”.
The Autograph 69-2 and 81-6 are the ‘little and large’ of Bailey’s eight-model flagship motorhome range. The 69-2 is a 2-berth sub 7-metre end lounge layout with an MPTLM of 3,500kgs, whilst the 81-6 is an 8-metre plus 6-berth model, featuring an end lounge and a transverse ceiling mounted double drop down bed, with an MPTLM of 4,250kgs.
All Autograph models are built on a fully specified Peugeot Boxer cab, complete with a 6-speed 165 bhp engine, married to an AL-KO AMC low-profile chassis. The habitation box is built using Bailey’s Alu-Tech construction technology and cloaked in a GRP outer skin for enhanced durability. Packed with features, such as a fully specified ALDE heating system and a Dometic 10-series fridge freezer, designed to make your trip away more enjoyable Autograph is a stylish and sophisticated motorhome in a great value for money package.
Launched last summer the 4-berth Adamo 75-4DL is the ‘new kid on the block’ and features a unique double transverse ceiling mounted drop down bed configuration in a 7.5 metre bodyshell. As with all Adamo models it has MPTLM of 3,500kgs making it suitable to drive by anyone holding a full UK driving licence, without the need for a B + E entitlement. Built on a Ford Transit platform, powered by an automatic 160 bhp engine, it too features a GRP skinned Alu-Tech habitation box which houses a host of innovative design features such as convertible front Flexi-lounge and a rear exterior storage garage.
Commenting on this recognition of the company’s motorhomes Bailey of Bristol Managing Director Nick Howard said: “Many thanks to The Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome for the time and trouble they have put into producing this Motorhome Buyers Guide. The information contained within will be invaluable to future motorhome customers and we are delighted that it shows our vehicles in such a positive light”.
“Given the level of rigour involved in the judging for this particular publication it is particularly pleasing that two of our three entries, topped their categories in terms of their star rating” he added.