The Alu-Tech construction system is the first of its kind in the UK leisure vehicle industry and shares many similarities with the monocoque production designs currently used in the automotive industry. 

It incorporates a system whereby the individual body shell components all contribute to the overall strength of the structure rather than solely relying on the floor and chassis.

Over the past twelve months Bailey has been working on modifying the Alu-Tech system using the latest 3-D modelling computer software to specifically suit the needs of the motorhome.

The bodyshell assembly, including the interface sections between the cab and habitation area, consists solely of fully laminated panels cloaked in a GRP outer skin enhancing the strength, durability and rigidity of the structure.

The body shell panels are then clamped together with a bespoke aluminium extrusion framework that provides additional structural rigidity.

In addition to the extra strength this system provides the other main benefit of this new design is the absence of any external fixings which has a major impact on reducing the opportunity for water ingress into the body shell.

The outer aluminium extrusion houses the body shell panels and they are then held in place from the inside by a metal connecting bracket. The whole assembly is then locked together by a T-bolt fixing whilst a semi-circular plastic cap covers the fittings to give a neat interior finish.

To combat the problem of water ingress Bailey has introduced not one but two lines of defence into the Alu-Tech body shell design.

The first line of defence is ingress prevention, where by every conceivable effort has been made to reduce the number of potential water access points, with a 90% reduction in the number of external joints and fixing points, thus improving the overall integrity of the protective shell

The second line of defence is ingress management. Timber free body shell panels feature a composite plastic internal skeleton which offers a second line of defence, limiting the impact any possible ingress may cause.

The interior of the vehicle includes an easy clean GRP inner wall.

So confident are we of the performance of this new shell that it comes supplied with a comprehensive manufacturer's warranty and an extended bodyshell integrity guarantee* to provide you with long term peace of mind.

*Terms and conditions apply.  Supplied with a 6 year bodyshell integrity guarantee and a 3 year manufacturers components warranty.  4 Year extension to bodyshell integrity guarantee available as a cost option (making 10 years in total).

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