Looking thoroughly modern, and having a really clean look, the Bailey Advance 635 really is stylish, the sharp lines of the lights and the smaller bumper are the stand-out design features. The cab extends inside with an interior that looks, and feels, just a touch less van-like than other options. This Bailey Advance model sits … Read More
Looking thoroughly modern, and having a really clean look, the Bailey Advance 635 really is stylish, the sharp lines of the lights and the smaller bumper are the stand-out design features.
The cab extends inside with an interior that looks, and feels, just a touch less van-like than other options.
This Bailey Advance model sits on a really low Al-Ko AMC chassis. This creates an easily accessible (30cm) entrance step up into the habitation area, but it’s what the chassis delivers out on the road that’s far more significant.
The 635 is exceptionally stable. It corners without excessive lean and isn’t sent off course by sidewinds or when passing trucks out on the motorway. The steering is direct enough to kid you that you’re driving a large van conversion.
In the lounge, near-two-metre-long benches face each other across a wide aisle. There’s room for three on either settee, with two more on the swivelled driver and passenger seats. Four could eat at the fold-out table that stands firmly on proper legs – no socket-mounted, single-legged, wobbly tables here, thank you.
Bailey hasn’t gone spec-crazy in the kitchen. This is a functional, no-frills kind of place, and I don’t think the motorhome suffers one bit because of it.
At the heart of the kitchen is a Thetford Duplex oven with a triangular, three-burner hob set into the worktop above and with all the cooking facilities featuring a microwave in one of the cupboards above the kitchen. The Dometic 103-litre fridge next to the oven has plenty of capacity for a couple’s chilled needs. The matt finish front of the fridge is a great idea, it’s not going to pick up scratches and is a lot easier to keep clean than stainless-steel or gloss black.
What happens when you take two large benches and turn them into a bed? You get a double that is 2.07 metres long and 1.86 metres wide – or one of the biggest beds you’re likely to see in a motorhome of any size. If you’re old school, that’s 6ft 9½in by 6ft 1in. And if you’re comparing it with home then it beats a super king-sized mattress on both length and width!
Making up this behemoth of a bed is incredibly easy, slats pull out of the offside bench to meet the nearside bench, then the bench base and back cushions pull down on top and the bed is made in under a minute. It’s comfortable, too. This is helped by the fact that the bench cushions are designed for sitting and lying on, and they don’t have to fulfil that additional task of being a firm, belted travel seat.
Length: 6.63m, Width: 2.35, Height: 2.79
Mass in running order: 2776kgs, Gross Vehicle Weight: 3500kgs, Payload: 724kgs
This vehicle can be driven on a standard driving licence.