13Adria Altea

Adria Altea

13Adria Altea
3.8

36 reviews

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Mileage 6,595 km
Value for Money
4.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.5
Interior Build Quality
4.3
Off-roading Performance
3.6
Exterior Build Quality
4.4
Comfort
4.6
Easy to tow
Functional, comfortable layout
Suitable for all temperatures
Fridge sometimes doesn't stay cold
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Reviews

36 reviews
Lwyk
Lwyk7 posts
  552PK

Perfect lightweight caravan for family

We absolutely love our caravan and use it for trips of up to 4 hours each way.
I'm not sure it would be good for longhaul trips but it's great for our holidays in Sydney as a family. Show details
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Ric F
Ric FSouth East Queensland, QLD49 posts
  552UP
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Phill
Phill 6 posts
  432PX

A great light weight European Van

This van is extremely well appointed for its size and weight. It has all the amenities you require but in a small space.

With an ATM of 1300 kgs it can be towed by many mid sized vehicles with limited towing capacity.

The biggest limitation for some would be that it does not have an island bed and it may be difficult for some people with movement issues to get into and out of.

As detailed by another owner, the tare weight is very low and I would suspect that this is why the van is no longer imported into Australia.

Ours is a 2016 model and it is one of the last imports. Show details

Petbod
Petbod4 posts
  402PH

Comfortable little van with all mod.cons

Have added a gas heater for cold weather off grid. Stated max. towball weight is not achievable. Have had three water pumps fitted under warranty - obviously a weakness. Awning too short - have had canvas awning made to suit track which runs full length of van using poles to erect. Great in wet weather. Show details
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Andy
AndyIllawarra, NSW
  552PK

Excellent family van. Great value for money

The van fits a lot in for its size. Good main bed with three bunks, separate toilet and shower. Big Dometic, 3-way fridge and a full oven. The air conditioning is ducted so no big outdoor unit hanging on your roof and adding drag. Gas bayonet for the BBQ with two gas bottles hidden in the front boot. Lots of cupboard and storage space. To put it simply, you get a lot for you money with the Adria 552 PK Sport. Show details
Omar
OmarPerth, WA2 posts
  552UP
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Rebirthcarver
RebirthcarverSouth East Queensland, QLD18 posts
  552UP
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Dennis and Lesley M.
Dennis and Lesley M.15 posts
  402PH
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Kiwi
KiwiSydney, NSW10 posts
  552PK

Great Quality Finish- like a luxury launch

Purchased 2nd hand in 2020.
Permanent double bed conversion
Good gas stove & easy clean
Large fridge freezer
Hot water is fast gas and electric
Twin gas bottle (4.5kg) means we can run them dry before changing.
Water tank is too small - we carry extra 20L plastic Jerry cans in the car.
Fitted a 65L grey water tank to allow access to National Parks
So light that I can move the van up and down the street on my own.
Only complaint would be the radio / CD player is difficult to use.
Purchased for a bargain $20K Show details
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Competern
CompeternVictoria11 posts
  402PH
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Gem550
Gem5504 posts
  432PX
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Don C.
Don C.Peel, WA6 posts
  432PX

Such a great van to travel with, easy, comfortable stylish!

Just love our 432PX Adria Altea. Large ensuite, plenty of storage.
Very comfortable bed.
Quiet, very efficient 3 way fridge
Bonus outdoor gas port.
Very well constructed, sturdy yet lightweight.
Tows so well, so easy even for a novice
10 out of 10 from us! Show details
Rep20
Rep20Sydney Surrounds, NSW
  402PH

Has a few problems

The caravan wiring is not up to spec. There should be heavy gauge wiring for the fridge with 10mm2 to ensure proper operation. This is lacking on our model and consequently the fridge does not stay cold on long trips. Works OK on gas and 240v, but not on 12v power. Is it too hard to get this correct from the start? We are now back to our dealer to get remedial work done, both on the van and the tow vehicle. Show details
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strikey
strikeyGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC45 posts
  552PK
James van der Mei
James van der MeiLogan City2 posts
  552UP

No Spare Parts

Warning do not buy and overseas import as parts are not available, not even a rim for a tyre. Adria has a shocking reputation for supplying parts. Apollo who are the dealers in Brisbane are totally useless. If you buy one of these brands such as Adria be prepared to have no backup at all. Show details

Questions & Answers

Glenn R.
Glenn R. · Altea 402PH

I cannot get hot water using gas. I have plenty of water in the tank, the gas is turned on, the external cowling is removed and the rocker switch under the table is on. Running the hot water tap should produce hot water after some time I assume! It doesn't. What am I doing wrong?

Ric F
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Glenn R.
Glenn R.  

Thanks Ric. I had all your suggestions covered so will do as you suggest.

mazza
mazza · Altea 402PH

Jack & Marion...Hi , I have the 402ph. The a/conditioning sleep function has stopped working. When I try to select it via remote, the sensor on wall blips red as if it is receiving signal but won't change from low fan. Has anyone got any ideas please? Have tried Apollo with no success!

Ric F
Ric F  

I can't help but if you are on Facebook, try joining the Adria Australia and New Zealand help group. There are many "helpers' there, many owners of 402 and other models.

mazza
mazza  

Thanks for prompt reply...I will try your recommendation!

Prabhu A.
Prabhu A. · Altea

I am planning to get a 2021 Adria ALTEA 552PK 6.3m (21ft), own a Volvo XC90 which can tow upto 2400 kgs fitted with 12 pin tow bar, can anyone explain do I need to fit electric brakes in car? is it safe to tow without it?

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Details

Features:

  • The Adria Altea caravan can be modified to have a range of layouts and sleeping accommodation arrangements (sleeping between 4 to 7 people) to suit families and travelling groups of all sizes.
  • The total length of the caravan (including the drawbar) can be made to be between 6078mm to 7610mm, while it has a total width of 2356mm and a tare weight of between 1230 to 1460kg.
  • Kitchen features include a 3 burner cooker with a cover and sink, as well as a choice of fridge capacities between 90 to 190L.
  • It also has double glazed, tinted windows, helping keep you warm as well as protecting your privacy.
  • A Truma heating system can reliably provide you with a toasty feel and hot water when you need it.
  • The caravan also has a combination of ambiental, directional, and LED lights, so you can create the mood you want.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that this caravan was easy to tow, and that its lightweightedness still allowed their vehicles to have excellent fuel efficiency.
  • They also appreciated how functional and comfortable the layout of the caravan was.
  • According to reviewers, the caravan holds its own in all kinds of temperatures - from torrential rain to heatwaves - and remains working.

A point of pain:

  • For some reviewers, the fridge didn’t stay cold on long trips, and they said that it struggled to keep its temperature when running on 12V.
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CategoryCaravansCaravansCaravansCaravans
Price (RRP) $41,990$51,290$43,990
Sleeping Capacity4 people6 people4 people
Number of Axles111
Tare Weight1,230 kg1,440 kg1,460 kg
Travel Length6.078 m7.61 m7.61 m
Dimensions 2647 x 2356 x 4770 mm2640 x 2356 x 6312 mm2640 x 2356 x 6312 mm
Off-Road CapableYesYesYes
ExpanderNoNoNo
Pop-TopNoNoNo
Main Bed SizeKingKingKing
Additional Beds 31
Bathroom / Laundry InclusionsShower, Toilet and VanityShower, Sink, Toilet and VanityShower, Sink, Toilet and Vanity
Exterior Features240V Power Point and Awning240V Power Point and Awning240V Power Point and Awning
Interior FeaturesAir Conditioning and TVAir Conditioning and TVAir Conditioning and TV
Kitchen InclusionsCooktop, Freezer, Fridge, Microwave and SinkCooktop, Freezer, Fridge, Microwave and SinkCooktop, Freezer, Fridge, Microwave and Sink
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
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