The second-generation Bailey Discovery range (which launched at the recent February NEC Show) will no longer feature the innovative L-shaped awning that was a unique cost-extra in previous models. But there is a new awning option – and a brand-new layout, too.

The three-model range includes the two-berth D4-2, which still costs under £20,000 (but only just, at £19,999). Bailey has also worked hard to keep the MTPLM below 1000kg – again, only just, at 998kg.

The new caravan layout, the D4-4L, has a single side dinette with a bunk that folds down above it and a rear-corner washroom. It weighs in at 1082kg, while the new-look D4-4, with rear-corner bed and washroom behind, is 1248kg. Both are priced at £21,499 OTR.

The L-shaped air awning has been discontinued from the Bailey Discovery because the factory making it in China was shut down in the pandemic. Instead, unusually for a caravan range, Bailey – who you can find out more about in our best caravan brand guide – is offering as a cost-option a Thule Omnistor roll-out awning.

The models have a new outer shell, still with Alu-Tech construction, but featuring slate-grey GRP skins on the side and rear walls and a polar white front panel. The decals on the side also continue around the curved rear corners and across the back.

Inside, the grey upholstery has been replaced with an Apollo soft furnishing scheme of sand-coloured cushions with contrasting dark-blue sides – with the same dark blue echoed on panels along the front corners.

In another radical departure, for the first time, carpets on the new range are only being offered as a cost-option.

If you’re looking for a new awning to take on tour, our guide to the best caravan awnings is a great place to start, as we share our top picks on the market for 2023.

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