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  1. We are considering getting our first caravan. We are a family of four - two kids aged 5 and 2. We need a layout that provides us with a good sleeping arrangement so the kids can go to sleep while we relax! We also want a shower room that functions well (we don't want to rely on site facilities). Wardrobe storage is also important and a kitchen which is practical. We love the interior feel of the Adria and it is the Altea 552 DT Tamar that we are considering. We haven't seen one yet as the dealer is quite a distance away. If anyone has this van could you comment on the functio
  2. Hi. Does anyone know if the route through the Gotthard tunnel involve towing the caravan up steep mountains? We are travelling from Black Forrest Germany to Basel then to Milan Italy and from there to Sicily. I have never done that route before and I am worried that I might get in trouble with towing the caravan if this route involves steep hills. Any advice is very welcome. Elaina
  3. i have an adira 2006 432px just wondering wht the best size porch awning will fit the van without going across the windows. tia
  4. Hi I have a 1983 Adria Deluxe that isn't insurable at the moment but it's a project and I'm doing it up as a hair and beauty salon so the value will increase quite sufficiently. Does anyone recommended an insurance company please?
  5. Is it just my van or are the fly screens on the roof vents not much use in stopping flying insects coming in?! We have an Adria Altea 542DT and we've just returned from a site that had a lot of flies and wasps. We had the 2 roof vents open (with the fly screens fully across the opening, but the wasps simply landed on the outside of the fly screen, then walked along the top of the fly screen until it reached one of the edges, at which point there was a pause of a few seconds before it appeared on the inside the van!! I've had a look and they don't seem to be falling off or lose. Is t
  6. Hi there We are just back from our first trip in our new (to us) 2006 Adria Altea 205DK and we lost our jockey wheel. I went online to buy a new one and there are so many sizes & choices!! Can anyone help please? What size would we need? Thanking you in advance
  7. Hi all. I'm completely new to caravaninng and recently bought a 1992 Adria. Having had no previous experience, we're trying to get our heads around the electrics. Could anyone take a look at these photos and tell me if the electrics are safe? It looks like a total mess! My husband has some basic knowledge of electrics and I had asked him to add some more powerpoints throughout the van but now I'm not so sure if that's wise! Thanks in advance.
  8. Finally I have gotten around to writing a bit about our van and hopefully update it with the little modifications/additions we make to it as time goes on. As we have had her almost a year I will be playing catch up with some of the bits that have been done. This has been prompted by this topic http://www. caravantalk. co. uk/community/topic/83605-our-adria-sportline-dk-2013-photos/ which i have found interesting, funny and informative. Addie is our first caravan. She is a 2011 Adriia Altea 542DK. We chose Addie after viewing many vans and deciding this was the best
  9. Hi all. I'm a complete caravaninng newbie and have recently bought a 1992 Adria. I'm having real trouble getting my head around the electrics, I can't seem to get everything to work at once ie some lights work, flick a switch and then they don't but other electricals do. Anyway, does anyone know what this brown switch on the left is for? Thanks.
  10. Ok, so we emerged from the Stena Hollandica thursday morning after a very pleasant and carm crossing overnight and made our way across Holland (via a dealer in Arnhem ) and onto the 2014 caravan salon the next morning. What a show ! And what a refreshing change from the UK examples here at the NEC twice a year, about 8 massive air conditioned halls, bright airy and clean. Most of the major manufactures had either a whole hall or at least half a hall to themselves. Each stand was a mix of motorhomes and caravans and at no point did we feel it was overcrowded or that were about to be p
  11. Hi All, Thought i would set up a topic and send on my thoughts about what my wife and me are about to do next week, This is not meant to be a endless debate about the positives and negatives of Euro vans Vs English caravans as we have read and read all of this and have come to the conclusion that to get what we want we may have to explore elsewhere, and its a bit of a break from the norm and takes in a trip to Germany (sausage, sauce and frits here we come). We welcome any advice from anyone else who may have done something similar and at the end of the day we may not go ahead and buy a
  12. Hi, I have a 2009 Adria Altea 542DT which we have owned from new and unfortunately have just found an area of soft wall panelling, this looks like a leak coming from the joint in the ear panel. Just wondering if anybody else has had this problem with their Adria? What the best way to deal with this? Its only a area about 100mm square and away at the back of the bunks. I have resealed the joint so that should let it start to dry out. We bought this from new and only managed the first service so the warranty is void. Only got a chassis service thinking the body would be ok given the warrant
  13. Don't forget all you fellow not-so-new-Adria owners, maybe consider posting your own review of your van once you have had it for a while?! http://www. caravantalk. co. uk/community/page/caravan-reviews/_/adria/
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  15. I'm going to try fitting my new electronic pressure regulator tomorrow, and I was going to use the pressurised wintering kit thing to blast out all the water in the pipes to the taps but then discovered I'd left my 12v tyre inflator at home. I have to disconnect the white pistol shaped Whale pressure sensor/regulator thing which is fixed just inside the caravan close to where the external Truma pump connects. I'm worried that even if I open all the taps and the boiler tap to drain the system, when I disconnect this white pressure switch, I'm going to get a few litres of water inside the ca
  16. More Q's sorry! For those who have the Adria carpet set how are these attached to the floor? Is there a pop stud each corner and suitable receiver on vinyl flooring? Or are they completely freestanding with a non slip type backing? As the Adria ones are £200 + , I think we are going to get a local carpet shop to bind us some carpets to our size, but just worried about them moving in situ and becoming a trip hazard
  17. Whilst looking for our van we came across Club Adria, but didn't think much about it back then. Recently they were featured on TV and got me thinking again. Is anyone on here a member of Club Adria? If so, what are your thought? I'm interested to know What do you get for being a member, what the rallies are like and the club in general really. Cheers, Mark
  18. Hi all, I posted this at the end of another thread but thought it may get a better response on its own, plus id like a fairly quick response too if possible. My wife and I have seen a van which we like. We've been looking for one of these for a little while as it was our preffered van (seems to suit our needs well) and would like peoples opinion on the price and have a couple of questions too. 2011 Adria Altea 542dk. Up for £10. 5. No extra pack so no blow heating, stabilizer etc. It's being sold on behalf of a customer (maybe trade in or similar but think they bought it ther
  19. Has anyone fitted a fly screen for the door on an Altea? Noticed it hasn't got one there which I would like to fit. Thanks
  20. One happy new owner of our 2011 model 542DT. Picked up this weekend and had a good play around on drive before taking to storage and attempting parking for first time there! First impressions: Big long and wide compared to our folding camper. Tows well with great stability and weight easy behind our car. Felt some pitching maybe need to play with loading Heavy noseweight as others have mentioned on here with one half full gas and a spare wheels and not a lot else up front, its around 80kg-85kg (which is fine for our car) Things feel solid inside (more so than other makes we lo
  21. Hi For those with Adria's built with the "Thermobuild" construction, how warm are they inside and what do your kids sleep in, in the bunks, ie sleeping, duvet, sheets only etc? Just trying to get an idea as to what's easiest and warm enough. Also fitted sheet sizes for the front bed and the 3 bunks please if anyone can help and save us some time!? Thanks
  22. Hi Looking at possibility of one of these vans as first family van. Two adults and two kiddies who are 8 + 6. Layout looks great and aware of polyester sides, decent level of "damp protection" and longer draw bar aswell as larger bunks as pluses, as well as value for money it seems. Anything I should watch out for specifically on this model/make, if looking to buy privately Many thanks
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