Claudia DowellSee other caravan reviews written by Claudia Dowell
First look review, August 2009
For regular readers of Practical Caravan, Bailey’s GT60 range of caravans needs little introduction. It appeared at the same time as the Ranger Series 5 in the summer of 2008 and immediately laid claim to the mid-range of UK caravan market. Effectively a better equipped version of the Ranger, it has quickly become a favourite with upgraders and first timers alike. On our recent reader rally to Holland, we put the 510-4 through its paces.
Pitching and setting up
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 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.
- 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