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Affordable first caravan

Advantages: Affordable, quite well made
Disadvantages: Short on luxuries

The Discovery is Baileys entry model, the 400 is the largest of the 4 models. The 100 200 300 400 range were sold from 2002 to 2005, the earlier caravan had a more complex number 516 I think and the newest are named after planets. There were 2 basic versi ...

MartinImber 12.09.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Bailey Discovery 400

A place for family good times.

Advantages: Spacious and luxurious. Kids love it. Forget the awning.
Disadvantages: Needs a big car.

Our decision to go caravanning was made after the arrival of our second child. Our aim was to holiday regularly and in comfort. Too lazy to trawl the Internet, we simply went to the Pearman Briggs (www.pearmanbriggs.co.uk) 2006 late season sale, and cam ...

BanbiPilot 06.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Elddis Avante 556

Elddis Hurricane Defects

Advantages: none
Disadvantages: unfit for purpose

...I would urge caution before buying an Elddis caravan. I purchased a new 06 Crusader Hurricane and it is the most regrettable purchase I have ever made. On our first outing having towed 150 miles I found that the wall between the end bathroom and the kit ...

mountainman 21.09.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Elddis Crusader Hurricane

Fantastic Sprite Major 5

Advantages: Good value for money and spacious
Disadvantages: Could do with extra electricity socket outside

We bought our caravan new last year (2007) and it has exceeded all our expectations. With three small children holidays can be very expensive so caravaning offers a good cheaper alternative. The caravan is spacious and well equiped. There is a good siz ...

aliceellen1974 07.09.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Sprite Major 5

Modern, great value and easy to tow.

Advantages: Made by Swift, quality fittings, flexible layout, light weight and easy to tow
Disadvantages: Bit dark at the dining room end

Bought this van in March 2008 and chose it because of flexible layout for two and light weight. The interior is modern and spacious, unlike many vans where the wood loooks very orange and old fashioned. Rear bunk was easy to remove and now makes a great f ...

chrisdc 01.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Sprite Major 5