Saturday, 22 July 2017

New Unicorn 4 On Bailey Website.

As of yesterday the new Unicorn 4 is available to view on the Bailey website :-

To me it doesn't look as dramatically different as it did on the sneaked preview photos.

I like the exterior design,it looks uncluttered and fresh and prefer the black repositioned grab handles and the full width one across the back.

Sticking to the Cadiz,the interior remains generally much the same apart from a small cupboard and shelf to the right of the entrance door,

Bailey seem to imply that the beds/sofas etc. are the same size or longer so how they have accommodated this shelf I don't know,one for the visual inspection I suspect.

There are various cosmetic tweaks but the bad news as far as I am concerned is that the roof join is still there ( look at the video 32 secs. in where it shows the roof ),there is no composite floor,or if there is Bailey is keeping it a closely guarded secret,which I think there should be by now.

The other no no,which I admit is a personal dislike,is that they have chosen to put a "salad bowl" sink in the washroom which looks ridiculous and wastes space,there is a useful hanger in the shower though.

The Tracker system has been upgraded to Tracker Monitor which I think means Tracker will tell you it has been nicked by those nice swarthy gentlemen and is on its way to Ireland in a container much like the Phantom we already have,there is also a Tracker intruder alarm.

This is an improvement over the previous Tracker Retrieve which was as much good as a paper kettle.

The tyres are now "premium brand" whereas previously they were trumpeting Michelins which I suspect means "whichever is cheapest at the time".

There are now USB sockets provided and also a 42Kg weight saving over the U3.

Naturally there is a price increase of about 5% which brings the Cadiz up to £23,699 plus of course that hangover from the 1970's the "PDI & delivery charge",so all told about £24K unless you can find a dealer who knocks the delivery off but then of course there will be less room for manouvere in the discount pantomime.

All in all I think Bailey have done a fair but not marvellous job,the lack of a one-piece roof and composite floor should,in my opinion,have been addressed but I suppose from their point of view interior tweaks and cosmetic  upgrades are more likely to catch the punters eye than a roof and floor that you can't see,the lack of which will only become apparent when there are goldfish around your ankles.

It will be interesting to view it in the flesh at the NEC show in October but as it stands I can't see us running out to change anytime soon.



All opinions are mine and I don't want them disagreed with,understood ?


  1. Like door opening the other way,hob cover,clock missing,bin different,hanging towel rail in shower,shelf inside door on right,white fronted cupboards and longer single beds.
    The kitchen window seems longer, dont like toilet sink and not sure where the toilet window is yet, possibly there isnt one.And awning size smaller 1027cm instead of 1045.
    I also like the cadiz I have and likewise if the roof remains the same and no composite floor will almost certainly stay with what I have . There is too much faffing about changing vans and then early issues to solve
    teething problems.

  2. Bill,
    Yes you are quite right there is a lot of faff involved plus as you say things may have changed in a years time.


  3. I am a little concerned about the one pice grab handle. If pulled by one person, in the middle, I have visions of it flexing and pulling fixing screws out!

  4. Richard,
    Yes I see your point but I was told that grab handles should be used to push and not pull but there is always the person who disregards instructions I suppose.