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Adria Adora 612DT (now Rhine) 2012 2012 review


Overall caravan rating

*****


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Key information

  • Year of manufacture: 2012
  • Berth: 6
  • Single or twin axle: Single axle
  • Type: Touring
  • MIRO (Mass In Running Order): 1453 kg

  • MTPLM (Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass): 1620 kg

  • Length: 7.99 m
  • Shower? Yes
  • Toilet? Yes

Caravan summary

What's good?

Just upgraded from a 2009 Adria Altea (review done) and we love the fixed bed, very large (near king size) with splits in bottom of mattress to allow beds to fold for access to under bed storage as well as front to back for the top half of the bed to raise on ratchets for reading or watching tv. Fully fitted carpets. Large fridge, Separate grill and microwave. Fantastic lighting options and all low voltage. Decent sized mid dinet bunks. LOADS of very clever storage. Great front gas locker with gas strut to hold open and only one locking point. Long A frame allows for a twin bike rack. The air envelope that Adria use that stops cold spots and reduces chances of damp to virtually nil. All round well made van with that is both comfortable, light and luxurious feeling.

What's bad?

Its heavy and long (not an issue to me as I choose this BUT they are worth noting. Is your tow vehicle up to it?)
The waste pipe exits were too close to the under body trim for easy connection of waste pipes, an easy solve was to trim back or lower them BUT the manufacturer should have spotted this and sorted.
Thats it so far.

Would you recommend it?

Yes

Style & comfort *****

Do you like the way it looks?

yes BUT the red Adria logo has faded badly as our van was obviously kept outside in strong sunlight (SE England) it ages what is otherwise a sharp looking van badly in my opinion.

Is it comfortable?

Yes. Main fixed bed a tad to firm for our likes so we added a 2" topper to sort out. Kids all reckon their beds are better than the Altea (not so in case of the fixed bunks as they really were the last word in the Altea but who are we to argue with our 3 and 6 year old experts)

Ease of towing *****

Is it easy to tow?

Yes (you know its there...as its both big and heavy but sits well due to the longer A frame and up-rated suspension compared to the Altea)

Reliability & water ingress *****

Anything to look out for?

no

Practicality *****

Does it meet your holiday needs?

Perfectly without going to a twin axle.

Any modifications?

I have had 150W solar panel fixed to roof, charge controller, additional 12V socket,2 USB chargers and a 2nd 110Ahr battery for total off grid use. The gas heating is great (about 2 on a cool night is all we needed with 5 in van) Fridge and water heater also gas and with standard 12V power outlet we are able to go non hook up. Gives us many more options. Going to get a 12V TV DVD combo as well. We also have a Kampa Rally Air Pro 390 and it fits perfectly from just behind front side window (to side of open door) to the front of the rear window.

Buying experience *****

Did you buy it new or used?

used

Where did you buy it?

Independent showroom

What was the seller like?

Good but lacked some in depth knowledge of the Adria brand. I knew things he did not about the van for instance. But as not an Adria dealer why would he.

 

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