Bailey Caravans

Stability Studies Simulator

The results of the studies carried out by the University of Bath into caravan stability has confirmed that concentrating weight near the centre of gravity, and thus reducing the Yaw inertia, is a vital factor in optimising stability.

In order to provide a graphic illustration of how different loading patterns in a caravan can greatly affect stability, students have produced a scale model simulator.

By adjusting the weight distribution on the trailer, the simulator demonstrates how the stability of the same car and the same trailer carrying the same payload at the same speeds can be significantly altered.

The following video presentation shows Dr Jos Darling of the University of Bath demonstrating a loading experiment on the simulator to members of the public at the International Caravan and Motorhome Show in October 2007.

This simulator will be on display on the Bailey stand at major exhibitions throughout the year.

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Bailey of Bristol The Caravan Club