Full marks to Bailey for boldly reworking its mid-market range, something acknowledged by our Tourer of the Year 2019 judges when they bestowed Best Seasonal Tourer on the twin-axle Messina. But what about the single-axle models? 

We’re going to take a look at the Brindisi, an island-bed end-washroom four-berth with an MTPLM of 1490kg, and one of three floorplans carried over from last season. 

Bailey decided to welcome the line-up back to ‘standard’ status by making the whole range eight feet wide. In doing so, it joins other members of the Big Five in meeting a growing demand for more spacious tourers that might spend most of their time on a seasonal pitch, rather than being towed from site to site. 

But the ‘Grande’ doesn’t just address the girth of this line-up. Some elements of the enhanced Pegasus GT70 spec have been retained. 

Chief among these is Al-Ko’s ATC anti-snaking system, which is standard fit – and really ought to be fitted to a caravan of this size – and a solar panel. 

The Pegasus Grande Brindisi retains the same shipping length as the GT70 version, so let’s see what Bailey has done with the extra width available.