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30th March 2008

The "Ranger Rivron" hits the open road

Television presenter Rowland Rivron has joined the ranks of the caravanning fraternity following the purchase of a new Bailey Ranger.

Rowland collected his distinctive new caravan from his supplying retailer - Michael Jordan Caravans in Surrey. Whilst at the depot he received a comprehensive handover from Sales Director Simon Barnett-Higgins, who spent time carefully running through the operation of the Bailey Ranger.

Once the necessary paperwork had been completed Rowland then visited the on-site store to purchase all the necessary caravanning accessories, and once this was all loaded aboard it was a case of hitching up and hitting the open road.

The Rivron's are now planning to take their caravan on its first outing for a familiarisation weekend on a local Caravan Club site, before setting off for their main holiday to the South of France in July.

Bailey very much enjoyed working with Rowland and his family on the design of their unique caravan and now looks forward to receiving the entries to the recently launched My Bailey Van Caravan Design Competition. This promotion will not only provide one owner with a wonderful prize, a fully operational caravan of their own design, but it will also give Bailey a very useful insight into what caravanners are looking for in a new tourer.

   

NB: It should be noted that, with the exception of the production of the Ranger Rivron and the winning entry in the My Bailey Van Design Competition, Bailey will not deviate from standard specification when manufacturing its touring caravan product range

22nd February 2008

"Ranger Rivron" debuts at the NEC

The one of a kind Ranger Rivron made its dramatic debut during the recent National Boat Caravan & Outdoor Show at the NEC.

This unique model has been built very much with the specific requirements of the Rivron family in mind and, as one might expect, the design featured many creative touches that distinguish it from a current production model.

Outside 'sea foam' aluminium panels combined with white plastic panels and trim to give the caravan a retro look. Whilst inside the family chose a brightly coloured striped fabric which combined with rubber flooring and wooden Venetian blinds to give a clean contemporary feel.

As the caravan will be used primarily in the South of France it was specified to suit, including items such as the Dometic roof mounted air conditioning unit and an Omnistor retractable awning.

There was also consideration given to practical issues, with a larger kitchen window and exterior clip on Thule table facilitating al-fresco dining and sand traps were installed at ground level to assist with sweeping the caravan floor.

Commenting on the design Rowland said "This caravan has our name written all over it!"

"We're over the moon with the result and can't wait for the first holiday in our new caravan later this year"

Bailey very much enjoyed working with Rowland and Monica on the design of their caravan and now looks forward to receiving the entries to the recently launched My Bailey Van Caravan Design Competition. This promotion will not only provide one owner with a wonderful prize, but it will also give Bailey a very useful insight into what caravanners are looking for in a new tourer.

NB: It should be noted that, with the exception of the production of the Ranger Rivron and the winning entry in the My Bailey Van Design Competition, Bailey will not deviate from standard specification when manufacturing its touring caravan product range


'Sea foam' aluminium combines with white plastic panels to give a retro look

Bespoke exterior graphics scheme

Brightly coloured striped fabric combines with rubber flooring and wooden Venetian blinds to give a clean contemporary feel.

Brightly coloured striped fabric combines with rubber flooring and wooden Venetian blinds to give a clean contemporary feel.

Striped fabric with contrasting scatter cushions

Wooden Venetian blinds

Rowland receives the keys to his new caravan from Bailey Managing Director Nick Howard

Rowland, Monica and the children show off their caravan design

Rowland, Monica and the children show off their caravan design

Dan, Ella and Ned check out the rear fixed bed

Mark Horstman of Dometic talks Rowland through the operation of the roof mounted air conditioning unit

Rowland demonstrates the ease of operation of the Omnistor retractable awning
 
The Rowland Rivron autograph detachable exterior table

"This caravan has my name written all over it!"
 

Date: 25th 0ctober 2007

Rowland's "Ranger Rivron"

Television presenter Rowland Rivron has joined the ranks of the caravanning fraternity following the purchase of a new Bailey Ranger.




Rowland fine tunes his final caravan design with Bailey's Andi Linklater (Technical and Design Manager) and Simon Howard (Marketing Director).

Rowland's first experience of caravanning was six years ago, ironically enough in a Bailey Ranger, when he was a presenting a feature for the BBC's Holiday programme. The Rivron family enjoyed the experience so much that they have since been on many caravan holidays together and are now fully signed up members of The Caravan Club.

This year they have decided to take the plunge and purchase their first caravan. Of the variety of models that they have tested the Rivron's felt that the Ranger 620/6 layout best fitted their requirements. However as they caravan exclusively in the South of France the family asked if it could be modified for summer only touring to their particular specification.

Whilst in normal circumstances Bailey will not deviate from standard specification when manufacturing its touring caravan product range, it was clear from the outset that the family had very clear ideas on how they wanted the standard caravan tailored to suit their specific holidaying requirements. Consequently, using the sort of expertise gained in producing The Caravan Club's Caravan of the Future proto type, Bailey agreed to take the project on.

The finished article, now affectionately known as the "Ranger Rivron", will be on display on the Bailey stand (Hall 5 Stand Number 5292) at The National Boat Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show on Friday 22nd February. Rowland and his family will collect the keys to this, their first caravan, at 1.30pm on that date.

Following the success of this exercise Bailey, in conjunction with The Caravan Club, has decided to give Club members the opportunity to win a caravan of their own design in a new competition entitled "My Bailey Van".

This competition will not only provide one owner with a wonderful prize, but it will also give Bailey a very useful insight into what caravanners are looking for in a new tourer.

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