Bailey are the first caravan manufacturer to add tyre pressure monitoring as a standard feature to their new model. Each Unicorn and Pegasus caravan will come “TyrePal TPMS Ready” – internal sensors are factory-fitted inside the wheels.
Bailey Unicorn range is now fully equipped including the monitor, and for the Bailey Pegasus range, all you need to do is purchase a monitor to get peace of mind whilst towing.
Tow safe design
One of Bailey’s themes for this launch is “Tow Safe Design” which encompasses all those factors which can assist the caravan owner to have a safer experience when towing their caravan. Many factors are involved – weight distribution, wheel quality, wheel safety bolts, wheel balancing, quality of tyres etc. One of those factors is tyre pressures, as it is impossible to know what the tyres of a caravan are doing when towing, and tyre pressure monitoring is the only way to be kept informed. Simple problems such as picking up a nail or screw in the tyre can develop into a blow-out if the state of the tyre cannot be monitored whilst driving, and a warning given if things go wrong.
So important is tyre pressure monitoring that from 1 November 2014 all new cars sold in the EU must be fitted with a tyre pressure monitoring system. This will not apply to caravans, but Bailey believes that their customers should have this important safety option when purchasing a new caravan, so with this new Unicorn range, Bailey is making the “TyrePal TPMS Ready” tyre pressure monitoring system a factory-fitted feature. Bailey chose TyrePal, a WSL Company, as they are highly regarded in this field and have many years of experience of providing after-market systems to caravans, motorhomes and other vehicles.
What it does
The TyrePal TC215 system continuously monitors the pressure and temperature of the tyres whilst driving, and displays the pressure and temperature of each of the tyres in succession. It gives a clear audible and visible alert in the event of:
- Air loss (puncture etc.)
- Low pressure
- High pressure
- High temperature
The internal sensors (powered by long-lasting encapsulated batteries) are fitted inside the wheels so there is no possibility of theft or damage, and nothing has to be removed in order to check tyre pressures. A key benefit of this TyrePal TC215 system is that simply pushing a button allows you to select or deselect caravan monitoring. The monitor, powered by a rechargeable lithium battery, automatically shuts down when not in use and reactivates as soon as the vehicle is used.
Caravan owners who fit a TyrePal tyre pressure monitoring system, are also rewarded by various companies with a discount on their caravan insurance.
Extend to spare wheel or tow car
If the customer wishes to extend the TPMS coverage to include the caravan spare wheel or their towing vehicle, then Tyre Pal can offer an inexpensive and flexible solution which utilises the TC215 monitor but adds external sensors to the car so the whole system becomes totally integrated.