Before I get to our choice of caravan, I thought I would share when my caravan journey started. I got my first caravan in 2010, a Sprite Major 6, at the same time a very good friend bought his first caravan, a Bailey Ranger. Now whilst I was proud of my caravan, there was always an element of envy in there. His caravan just seemed to be more modern and had those little additional touches.
So fast forward to 2019 and a trip to the Caravan and Motorhome show at the NEC, myself and Gemma went there with one thing on our minds, it’s time to upgrade the caravan, well I say both, I went with one thing on my mind, Gemma came along to make sure I was focused on the caravan and didn’t come home with a boot full of things I never knew I needed!!!
Having looked around the entire NEC, we drew up our wish list. Sitting in the no1 spot was the Bailey Phoenix 650. It fitted all of our criteria. We wanted to switch from a triple bunk, to a double bunk layout. We also wanted a proper shower unit as opposed to the wet room we currently had, and we wanted something that looked and felt more modern.
That Easter we were very fortunate to have the use of a 650 to try out for our annual trip to the Holt Rugby Festival, unfortunately, the weather was not playing ball and there was little opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the outdoor life. Although on a brighter note, I now knew first-hand that the heating system was more than adequate.