Bailey Orion 450/5 Touring Caravan - The Verdict
What we found with the Bailey Orion 450 was it was relatively easy to live with. The caravan from the outside doesn’t look very big, but inside the roomy tourer is seemingly well designed. There are some short comings though. The storage isn’t the best and no front locker is also going to take some getting used to. An external small rear locker is fitted, but of course it takes away internal storage.
For a family wanting a new tourer with modest outlay, then the Bailey Orion is well worth looking at. The Yeti towed it well and although the profile won’t hit all the buttons for some buyers, it does look distinctive. Sure it’s a tad quirky but we may look on it as a bit of a design classic in years to come!
We like: spacious interior, comfortable seat/bed, towing stability, quality carpet, excellent lighting in kitchen, good spec, deep bathroom sink, under seat storage, lightweight, clip on tables, will appeal to newbie’s.
We don’t like: general storage is restricting for five, no spot-lamp in rear seating area, no room divider, small rear window, no front locker, not much kitchen worktop, loose wiring in wardrobe, no centre chest of drawers and no glazed stable door.
Our thanks to Gill and Sharron (at Bardsea Leisure), Bailey Caravans and Skoda press.
Bailey Orion 450/5
Berths: 4; Length: 5.26m; Width: 2.19 m
MIRO:1130 kgs; MTPLM: 1287 kgs