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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402768

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The four-berth, transverse island bed, full-width end washroom Brindisi is an addition to the revamped-for-2016 Pegasus range from Bailey Caravans. To read our Group Editor's review, just click here.

What do you think of this van?

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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402827

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I'm seriously considering buying this caravan and was a little disappointed in the review. The reviewer said of the bed "As is the norm, it has ‘day’ and ‘night’ modes: in the former, it’s easier than we’d expect to get around the foot of the bed to the washroom".

Bailey are unlikely to have made it difficult to get round the bed in 'day' mode. What would be useful is to know how easy it is to get round in 'night' mode, for the benefit of those of us who can no longer "last the night"! :(
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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402842

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Chalky9 wrote:
Bailey are unlikely to have made it difficult to get round the bed in 'day' mode. What would be useful is to know how easy it is to get round in 'night' mode, for the benefit of those of us who can no longer "last the night"! :(

Hi there. Our Group Editor wrote the review and he's currently on holiday, but I will ask him and see what he says. If you regularly need to use the washroom in the night, you could sleep on that side of the bed? But, of course, both occupants might require access.

I'll post again when I hear more!

Oh, and I see that this was Chalky9's first post – a warm welcome to the Practical Caravan forum! :)
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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402859

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Thank you!

Yes, sadly both of us are of an age when nocturnal visits are the norm, and I'm the one who will end up sleeping furthest from the bathroom!
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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402862

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This is what I don't understand about these transverse island beds; the argument for this space hungry configuration is that it means each person can get to of bed without climbing over the other. True unless you want the bathroom in the night. Also they supposedly give you a " fixed bed" except that you have to make and unmake it night and morning in order to dd the extra cushion when you slide it in and out. Hence no advantage either way. Not for me.
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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402864

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I think you're being a little harsh in your assessment. Bailey Unicorn Vigo owners report that they can "shuffle" round the extended bed without disturbing their partners. The Unicorn is 2 inches wider than the Pegasus, which is why I would like to know what the clearance is in the new model.

As for making up the bed, the extra bit at top of the bed folds up when retracted, so I don't think it is really necessary to "unmake" the bed as you claim.
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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402886

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Hi Chalky9, I've had a reply from deepest Slovenia (where our Group Editor is currently on holiday with his family!): "Like all vans with this layout it's a compromise – the Pegasus isn't as wide as a Unicorn and it's a 6ft 1in bed – but it's certainly possible to squeeze by." I hope that helps.

Maybe it's a case of trying it out for yourself. Bailey might well have a Brindisi on its stand at the NEC show in October, so go along and see if it works for you.
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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402889

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Thanks Lizzie. It certainly does help!

We live in France so the NEC is not really an option, hence the enquiry.
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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402890

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Ah, sorry, I didn't know that! :)

Having said that, a caravan is a big purchase and you want to be sure you buy the right van for you, so maybe making a trip to the UK to the NEC show in October isn't a bad idea, as you'll get to see tonnes of models in one place on a single trip, so you can evaluate them back-to-back and see which layout works best for you? Better than taking a punt and getting it wrong/compromising in the wrong areas?
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2016 Bailey Pegasus Brindisi review 1 year 7 months ago #402891

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Yes, point taken.

I'm doing plenty of research on various forums and websites, and then we plan a brief visit to a dealer in the south when the time comes to make a final choice. We also had a look at some models when holidaying in the UK earlier in the year.
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