Alu-Tech Caravan Design
The Alu-Tech construction system is a system that is the first of its kind in the UK. This system is a system in which individual body shell components all contribute to the overall strength of the structure of the caravan rather than just from the chassis and the floor of the caravan.
In the 1980’s the first sandwich construction body shell panels saw inclusion in leisure vehicle design and production which was a step in a new direction for leisure vehicle design and technology. With this technology developing and advancing at a fast pace 30 years after the original design was introduced Bailey was asking “is there a better way?”
The Bailey design brief was to create a construction system producing a leisure vehicle that has increased warmth and dryness due to an increase in waterproofing. This needed to be achieved whilst also making a more durable and robust system which is more stable and aerodynamic but without the weight penalty that may be caused by introducing these features.
This means that you receive a leisure vehicle that has been extensively tested and offers greater protection against the elements. This system is so unique that over 100 bespoke tools were required to build the system and 5 new patents registered for the advanced design that was developed.