To make the test as realistic as possible, the Unicorn 5 is ballasted to represent the holiday essentials we all pack, meaning a ‘holiday ready’ Unicorn is shaken and stirred along each and every mile of the Millbrook course. Unsurprisingly, the testing timetable is split into shifts, with visual inspections being conducted during each shift period.
Paperwork is critical during such a test, and in addition to the visual checks, critical test inspections are carried out at the beginning and end of the schedule, key fasteners are indexed and checked for movement, and once the test is complete, a final report is used. Should certain aspects need to be monitored throughout, support is on hand from a test engineer.
What began as a significant redesign of a caravanning favourite ended with the 2022 Unicorn 5 successfully standing up to everything that the six-year accelerated life test threw at it. So, the next time you’re enjoying the scenery through the Unicorn 5’s all-new infinity window, spare a thought for the design and testing teams who made sure that Bailey’s newest addition to the range will allow you to tour in comfort for many years to come.