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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 29-08-2017, 20:57 Thread Starter
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Bailey Autograph 79-4 ground clearance

Hi, my father in law is looking at purchasing a Bailey Autographh 79-4 but is concerned about the ground clearance. Does anybody have any issues with the skirts being so low down? I think ferries are his biggest concern. Thanks
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I don't know that van Ginger but my last TEC had similar problems with a long overhang. I found that if I took the dip between ground and ramp at an angle it helped.

It upsets the stewards a bit when it looks like you've decided to drive off the edge!

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One reviewer suggests that "The design and styling make it look much lower to the ground than it really is"
He didn't use a tape measure!
In any case just be careful if the situation deserves it!
Two or three other MHs have very low clearance, some Autocruise models come to mind?

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hi

i had a issue with getting on my drive i ended up fitting air bags and also altering the drive

i think this model has a alko chassis and the air bags would be expensive to fit, there had been a lot of reports of grounding out on long overhang vans

dont know his age ore health but also check his driving licence as it needs a licence for over 3.5t

and at 70 he will need a doctors medical every 3 years to keep it

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... and at 70 he will need a doctors medical every 3 years to keep it

barry
If he lives in Northern Ireland, that's every year!

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we have never had a problem with our 79-4t on and off ferries we tow a twin axle trailer loaded with a car its a great outfit
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