If you are looking for a spacious family caravan with enough beds to sleep up to 3 children, with lots of living space and a rear washroom with a separate shower, this is the caravan for you.
The 540-5 has a very desirable layout featuring twin bunk beds, a side dinette and an end washroom in a four-berth tourer that rides on a single axle. This layout is popular with families because it offers real flexibility and comfort for family caravanning holidays.
Bailey launched its entry-level Pursuit range in October 2013, to replace its Orion and Olympus ranges and the Pursuit was packaged to offer buyers a family caravan with the best qualities from both ranges. This 2014, 540-5 model has a desirable twin fixed bunk bed, side dinette and large rear washroom layout, on a lightweight single axle.
The Pursuit range is built using Bailey’s Alu-Tech system, and has tough GRP-skinned walls. At 2.23m it’s wider than the Olympus was, and the combination of its metallic grey sidewalls, white front and rear panels and striking blue graphics, results in a caravan which is attractive and different, whether pitched on a site or on the road. Grade 3 thermal insulation give the owner the ability to use the caravan year round.
Externally, the front and rear panels are similar to the Orion, with rounded sections where they meet the roof. Bailey says these substantially reduce drag and, therefore, improve fuel economy when being towed. The Pursuit is built on Al-Ko chassis and running gear and has been fitted with the optional Premium Pack, comprising an AKS 3004 stabiliser, a spare wheel and retainer (which are inside the caravan, beneath the rear nearside single bed), an exterior door flyscreen, a microwave oven and a radio/CD/MP3 player with iPod connection.
For the pursuit, Bailey chose to relocate the gas locker from the front of the tourer to the offside, thereby reducing the noseweight and improving towing stability. This is a caravan which is easy to tow on the road. The handbrake is gas-assisted and the A-frame fairing has step-on pads to make for easier cleaning of the window and the panels above it. With regard to the corner steadies, there is a clear groove in the sills to access the winding nuts of the front steadies, and the rear ones are tucked beneath the moulded bumper. The battery box, which also houses the mains inlet point, is in a nearside locker and, towards the rear, there’s an external access hatch to the storage space beneath the nearside single bed, which is fitted with a handy plastic tray. On the offside, the gas locker is slightly forward of the axle and there is space for two gas bottles.
The drain taps are together to the rear of the axle as well and are equipped with rigid pipes and the Truma Ultraflow water inlet point is also here. Access to the Thetford cassette is via the caravan’s rear panel and the toilet has a separate flush tank.
At night, the front lounge converts to either a double bed or a pair of singles. To make a double, the offside seat frame slides across the aisle to meet the nearside, and the backrest cushions drop into place. The sofas are longer than most in tourers which makes them a realistic solution for teens who would prefer twin beds over sharing a double. They’re both nice and wide, too.
The lighting provided in the lounge comprises a ceiling light and two rollerball-style LED reading lights beneath the overhead lockers which illuminate the living space quite adequately. All the windows have blinds and flyscreens as standard, while the lower half of the stable-style entrance door is fitted with a moulded waste bin. Heating comes courtesy of Truma’s dual-fuel Combi heater, operated via Bailey's CP+ control panel, which features an easy to use rotary knob and digital display.
To view the 2014 Bailey Pursuit brochure featuring the 540-4 model click here.
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