This is an accomplished caravan
The single blind for the three front windows, the aerial and mains socket location on the pedestal unit and seat box lids that need support are minor problems
Pitching & Setting-up
In terms of equipment, there is nothing to touch the GT60 at the price. A quick look around the outside shows a directional TV aerial, shock absorbers, alloy wheels and stabiliser among the standard kit. Inside, the MP3/CD player and microwave oven are the main indicators. At £12,295, it’s around £750 cheaper than similarly equipped rivals from Swift and Elddis. In terms of usability, the Ranger does little wrong. Drains, corner steadies, lockers and services are easy to access and operate.
On closer inspection, there are places where cost controls can be seen. The seat bases have no latches to hold them upright for loading and the roof level lockers feel insubstantial. The plastic catches which secure the doors closed have drawn criticism from some buyers, but they lock positively and give a fuss free appearance to the front of the locker doors.
Bailey is also proud that Ranger models have been tested by the FIRA furniture testing laboratory to ensure the cabinet work hangs together after heavy use.
The front lounge is a large comfortable space, with very little to complain about. The CD player can be reached from the seat for retuning or reloading too and the corner mounting means it doesn’t rob space from the roof lockers.
The side kitchen is hard to fault. Two large roof level lockers sit either side of the microwave. The workspace is large enough to prepare a family meal and storage is acceptable too, with two drawers above the heater and a tall cupboard adjacent to cope with breakfast cereal boxes.
The dining table is stored in a pedestal unit on the offside of the caravan but this has no room for anything else. We used one of the roof lockers above the side dinette for food storage.
The washroom is enormous and feels far plusher than the GT60’s price tag suggests.
At night, the single bunks at the side are adequate for kids and as easy to assemble as any rollover bunk. The main bed is large, flat and comfortable and well lit enough for night time reading. The centre chest is ideal for spectacles, tea cups and reading books.
The centre chest and roof lockers provide ample storage and we stuffed the bedding under the seat bases without any problems. The centre chest is ideal for spectacles, tea cups and reading books.
|Shipping Length||6.78 m|