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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Manchester Caravan Show

I visited the Manchester Show today held as usual in Event City.

I wasn't expecting to see any Orion activity of course but I was wrong.

The show was opened by Michelle Collins a decent bit of totty wobbling about on 8" heels who is evidently in Coronation St.

Someone had done an Orion 430/4 up to resemble the Rovers Return/house.

A bit gimmicky of course but someone had put a deal of effort into it.


I think we must have picked our Orion with care because looking at other Bailey models and indeed other manufacturers models there was nothing really,apart from the exotica like Eterniti of course,which made me think WOW I would  like one of those.

It is unfortunate that Bailey did away with the Orion,especially after such a short time,as I am afraid the Pursuit still does not really cut the mustard as far as I am concerned and I think the Bailey interiors are looking a bit dated compared with more contemporary offerings from other makers.

An Orion Mk.II would have been far better in my opinion as there are some nice touches in the Pursuit,the inboard spare wheel for instance,but the overall effect just doesn't work.

The only thing that would make us change would be single fixed beds but it is not that big a deal the more I think about it really.



I have just discovered that if you right click on any images and select "View Image" ( that's in Firefox though ) you get a full page picture,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


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  2. We think u are right Ian as also been looking at caravans and come away thinking I'm happy with the Orion. Nothing take our fancy as you say we must have chosen wisely