Caravan Description - A Walk Through
A new model in the Bailey Unicorn range for 2017, the Bailey Unicorn Pamplona is a twin axle, 4 berth caravan with Bailey's advanced AluTech bodyshell. The Alu-Tech bodyshell uses a unique interlocking aluminium external framework and has increased strength and durability. It also gives greater thermal insulation and the lighter bodyshell means that the caravan can be towed by a greater number of vehicles. Other advantages include increased stability and improved road handling. Indeed, if you combine this thought with the fact that the Pamplona is supplied with both the AL-KO ATC Trailer Control System and the AL-KO AKS 3004 Stabiliser, then you will quickly realise that towing this caravan will be a delightful experience. Like the Cabrera ( the other new model for 2017 ) the Pamplona has an island double bed layout with en-suite washroom and shower unit.
The Unicorn Pamplona is fitted with a 100 watt Truma solar panel as standard - an ideal way of generating power and recharging your battery; environmentally-friendly, quiet and free. A Vision Plus Status 550 telescopic directional digital television aerial is also fitted as standard.
The Pamplona Front Lounge
The front lounge area of the Bailey Unicorn Pamplona provides a very good amount of comfortable seating with modern upholstery and fire retardant materials etc. The two seats are approximately 1.8 metres & 1.7 metres long. When coverting the space to a bedroom at night there is a choice of making this area into a double bed ( 6' 6" x 5' 0.5" ) or two singles ( 5' 7" x 2' 2" & 6' 1" x 2' 5" ). To make this process easier there is an interesting wooden slat feature - shown in the photographs - that can be pulled out along conveniently hidden glide rails. This makes the preparation of beds much simpler and easier. Access to the storage beneath; typically used for storing pillows and bedding, is reasonably easy. The seat frames are hinged and lift up without much effort.
At the very front of the caravan is a large 'window sill' which by it's design integrates the smaller traditional sill and cabinet top together. As there is a TV connection point with two mains sockets provided, this means placing a television here for night-time relaxation and enjoyment is made very easy. ( see photographs ). The occasional pull-out table has been retained and is useful for cups of tea and coffee.
The combination of the large front window, the other surrounding windows and the the rooflight overhead means that this area has an excellent provision of balanced, natural daylight. The rooflight, like the windows, does of course have integrated blinds and flyscreens to make the area practical at night when being used as a bedroom. There are four directional spotlights and small LED lights situated all around and across the area to provide night-time lighting - but gone are the traditional overhead ceiling lights.
All curtains in the front lounge area are on easy-glide rails making them practical to use. There is a storage rack on the wall for magazines as well as a clock and a radio/ CD player with stereo speakers for entertainment.
The Pamplona's kitchen is a little larger than the Cabrera's and therefore there are a few differences. The Dometic fridge freezer is wider and therefore of a greater capacity. There is a storage cupboard above the fridge and a tall, thin storage cupboard to the left, suitable for storing the dining table. To provide extra worktop space Bailey have shaped the worksurface out and provided a flip up / down worktop extension ( see photgraphs ) which could come in handy as this is a four berth caravan.
Storage is always important in the kitchen and the curved cupboard beneath the worktop provides good storage with three shelves, whilst immediately to the right of this is a drawer with a cutlery tray and another cupboard beneath that. Overhead are two storage lockers and there is a small drinks bottle cupboard halfway up.
Set into the worktop is the round stainless steel sink with mixer tap. The hob ( 3 gas burners and 1 electric hotplate ) is not set into the worktop but fits flush and neatly with the worktop height. Directly beneath the hob is the Thetford Caprice oven and grill with electronic ignition and a flame failure device. The oven also has a storage area beneath for baking trays and similar kitchen items. Then directly above the hob is the 800 watt microwave.
The WC / Shower Room
Interestingly, the WC / Shower room is not at the rear of the caravan, but in a central position and significantly, before the fixed double bedroom which is at the rear. One distinct advantage of this is at night. It means that those sleeping at the front of the caravan do not have to go through the bedroom when needing the toilet facilities at night and those in the rear bedroom still have easy access as well.
The shower cubicle itself is a good size and comes with the now, very popular EcoCamel shower head as standard. Whether you have just showered or used the washbasin, there is plenty of room for towelling down. Placed centrally in the space is the washbasin which has handy storage beneath and a large wall mounted mirror above. Bailey have also provided a washbasket ( see photograph ) and an area with hooks for storing coats etc. There is a small rooflight for providing daylight and numerous small lights dotted around the area for night-time lighting.
The Rear Bedroom with Fixed Double Island Bed
The distinctive design of the bedroom means that although this is indeed a bedroom with an double island bed, it is not possible to walk all the way around the bed itself; due to the fixed wall panel at the bottom of the bed. That having been said, the layout does provide each person the ability to get in and out of bed from their own side ( bed size: 5' 10" x 4' 7" ). As the bedroom layout is highly symetrical, each side has it's own cupboard with a hanging rail and a smaller cupboard beneath. Two overhead storage lockers provide further bedroom storage.
The fixed wall panel at the foot of the bed, mentioned earlier, comes with a TV connection point, a 12 volt supply, a mains socket and a fixing bracket ( see photograph ) so that you can watch TV from the comfort of your bed and luxuriate in that holiday experience should you so wish.
The bedroom also has a rooflight to provide daylight.