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    mercedes ML 350 Sport AMG
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    Adria Adora Isonzo 613 dt

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  1. on our first night on a site in Cheddar recently the children speeding noisily around the site till well after 9 pm was a distraction. During the following day a couple of families left and that night there was a noticeable difference with the site being quiet by 8 pm (this persisted for the remainder of our stay) My point is that much of the problem seems to be caused by a relative minority of parents. Normally I'd avoid the kids holidays but this year its unavoidable. I think that we will explore the adult only option but it feels like being forced out.
  2. yes you are correct but we've found in living with this design that the one (and only) thing we miss is the storage space of the two centre drawers however not enough to compromise on the finish and therefore I was hoping some one had been here before and had an answer. UK units obviously won't fit.
  3. we'd like to replace the centre seat on our 2018 Adora Isonzo with a draw unit. Seems Adria don't make one even as an option or accessory and wondered if anyone had already solved this problem. The seat is 820mm x 330mm x 440mm (wxdxh) which rules out buying a draw unit from and UK made caravan.
  4. Yes it was done by the Adria dealer in Blackpool who sold the van - don't have a log but do have the full service report and proof of payment.
  5. my Adora Isonzo 613dt came with step, hookup cable, truma water pump, spare wheel and wheel brace plus cushions and drainer but not sure if they'd be classed as extras. We paid for a new mover to be fitted but like others swapped virtually everything from the old van with the exception of hookup cable, winder, spare wheel etc.
  6. The good news is I had my caravans second service done this morning (social distancing observed) by a local manufacturer approved mobile technician. Fast friendly efficient service job done in just on 21/2 hours and no problems found except. The mobile tech was unable to log the service on the Adria system because the dealer who did the first service had failed to record it at the time. So I'm now faced with having to contact Adria whenever they reopen and try and get both services recorded. Just one more reason for believing I bought from the worst Adria dealer in the UK if not "TH
  7. We have an Isabella 360 Universal Porch awning which is excellent however with the size of the adria caravan we have now and there being just two of us we no longer feel the need to expend so much energy erecting it. We are considering a sun awning which can easily and quickly be erected when touring. We've had Fiamma roll out awnings in the past but think the effort of putting it away might now prove to much with our advancing years. So how to choose from the myraid offerings out there all claiming to be the perfect light weight sun awning? Pity there isn't a "which Magazine" for awning
  8. Having bought 2 new caravans over the last five years one considered a budget and the other a quality foreign make I consider what makes for a trouble free ownership experience is the quality of the dealer and his PDI. My budget van was largely trouble free while the other (which has picked loads of awards) was a problem with a list on niggles (some gas related) which should have been rectified before it left the dealer. My advice is once you've chosen your caravan then research carefully the dealer you buy from.
  9. The A14 would have been my preferred route but as has been said it's a nightmare at the moment and best avoided. My daughter was at uni in nottingham so I'm familiar with the route as far as there. I think we'll stop at the Moto Services near the east midlands airport at the end of the A50 as not sure what services for caravanners there are after that. Cheers
  10. Also in my 70s and wrestled with an alko spare wheel carrier on a different van glad to say that on my adria the spare wheel is easily accessible being mounted in the front gas locker.
  11. We are traveling from Wirral to Suffolk soon with our caravan and planning to take the M6 then A50 / A52 before joining the A17 down to Kings Lynn stopping at Thetford cc Site. We'll have our two dogs with us and would welcome any recommendations on service areas en-route that are suitable for caravans. Although a little early we'll try and stop at Keele services on the M6 which will mean we need another after Grantham possibly on the A17. Thanks
  12. I know how you feel and sympathise. We to had a similar event while collecting our Sprite caravan from the service center in Preston 18 months ago. I had traveled about 500 yds from the center approaching a roundabout (so traveling slowly) when the nearside wheel came free and the caravan fell onto the mover etc. We considered ourselves lucky in that in another 10 mins and we'd have been on the M6 travelling at 60 mph with potential disastrous results. Obviously the engineers at the service center had failed to tighten the studs. The service center repaired the van at their cost but
  13. While I sympathise with the OP my experience and main complaint is the way that in the UK any buyer of a new van is captive of the selling dealer for service and warranty issues and that the std of training in many dealership service centers is minimal. It would be far better if for service and warranty issues owners were free to use any dealer as with a car. This I believe would put pressure on the industry as a whole to improve.
  14. possibly in the UK but mine is an adria and has 5 yr fluid in it.
  15. as the fluid has 4 yrs of life left it can be reused and just topped up!
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