Bailey of Bristol awarded Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier status

British brand Bailey of Bristol has become the first motorhome manufacturer in the UK to be awarded Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) status for coachbuilt motorhomes. In order to achieve this status, Bailey had to prove it could deliver high-quality products that meet Ford’s strict engineering, manufacturing and quality control standards. It also had to prove that its vehicles have followed Ford’s Body and Equipment Mounting (BEMM) guidelines, which describes the standard to which the conversion should be carried out.

Bailey managing director, Nick Howard, said: “Our partnership with Ford has proved very successful to date and the awarding of QVM status really cements that relationship.

“Confirmation that we are building our Adamo models to Ford’s required vehicle conversion standards reaffirms our pedigree as a coachbuilt motorhome manufacturer and provides additional piece of mind to prospective customers.”

The QVM accreditation audit undertaken by Ford ensures that Bailey not only meets the required production standards but also offers a comprehensive customer support programme, which includes product performance data analysis, as well as a warranty package comparable with that already provided on the Ford base vehicle. Audits will continue to take place on a regular basis to ensure the necessary standards continue to be maintained.

Introduced in 2020, the Bailey Adamo (pictured above) is the main motorhome series that the company has built on a Ford vehicle: the Transit Metallic Silver cab.