Bailey marketing director Simon Howard and brand ambassador Lee Davey are embarking on a two-week tour of the company’s key component suppliers in a bid to highlight just how many different parts go into a caravan or motorhome.

The tour, which starts today (9 May) at electrical company BCA Leisure, aims to give customers a greater insight into what goes into a leisure vehicle, and the challenges currently facing the supply chain.

Each visit will include an interview with a key company representative and will be published on Instagram @BaileyofBristol, Facebook @Baileycaravansandmotorhomes and Twitter @BaileyofBristol.


After BCA Leisure, the duo will be visiting furniture maker Quinton & Kaynes tomorrow, Thetford kitchen appliances on Wednesday, and soft furnisher Belfield Leisure on Thursday. Next week will see them visit, in order, Truma, AL-KO Kober and Thetford’s cassette toilet division.

Simon Howard said up to 12,000 parts from over 100 different companies go to make up a Bailey vehicle.  He said,“Coordinating the supply of these items has been especially difficult in recent times. We have, however, been working closely with our key partners to minimise disruption, and we thought that now would be a good time to visit some of them in person to see how they are responding to these challenges.”

Lee Davey (pictured below) has just spent a day working in the Bailey factory. “One of the things that struck me was the tremendous variety of components needed to make a modern leisure vehicle, so I am really interested in finding out more about where and how they are made and by whom,” he said.

The duo will be travelling in a Bailey Pegasus Grande SE Ancona caravan, which features part from all seven companies visited, towed by a Ssangyong Rexton. The trip has been arranged by the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s travel service.