A dealer special from Ropers Leisure in North Yorkshire, the Jive has certainly carved itself a niche in this sector, says Andrew Jenkinson

The firm’s Jive Titanium 642, based on Bailey’s Phoenix 642, has twin single beds, an end washroom and a side kitchen. 

Pitch and set-up

The Jive’s smart graphics clearly identify it as a special edition. It’s on the Al-Ko chassis, which also comes with AKS hitch and ATC as standard.

There’s an exterior mains socket and a barbecue point, too. Of course, no Bailey has a front locker, but you do get a nearside front locker – although that does steal some of the underseat storage there.

GRP sides provide a tough exterior and for gas bottles, there’s an offside locker. You also get a solar panel fitted as standard.

There’s a TV aerial, which comes as standard on the Phoenix, but as with all Baileys, no battery box located on the side. Instead, the battery is fitted in the floor, which some customers seem to love, but others might not be so keen on.

The mains input is next to the Jive’s additional exterior mains socket. There’s a glazed stable door – a feature which was once common but has been pretty much superseded by one-piece units. We really prefer the stable door – it’s a great way of augmenting ventilation on a warm day.