Very pleased with our little 402PH!
Great use of space. Everything works well. Love the large 3 way fridge. Very easy to tow. Although positioned above the fridge, the microwave is really useful.
The awning could be a bit longer, but winds out and in easily. The struts can be attached in clips on the side of the van, or anchored vertically to the ground.
Very happy so far.
Lovely light van with a few niggly problems
This is a well finished van it has what we wanted onboard toilet, shower, good size double bed, air conditioning with heaps of storage space.
It’s easy to tow lightweight we tow with a Hyundia ix35 and it has no problems doing it.
I have done some modifications like shortened the dining table by 300mm to give is some more space then added a fold down work bench extension.
Like it has been mentioned before we are having power issues which we have started to manage by not having the hot water heater on all the time and if we are on a site wh...
Great van but beware of after sales support or lack thereof
Love my 402PH Sport - it is well built, has great space and plenty of storage, perfect for a couple with separate shower and toilet. Light weight and easy to tow with a small SUV without electric brakes.
Plenty of storage and very light and airy. The build quality and finish is excellent so on all fronts a great caravan at a reasonable price.
The Adria comes with a 24 month Warranty for the van, 7 years Water Ingress Warranty provided it is serviced by an Adria agent every 12 months and manufacturer warranty in fittings such as stove, fr...idge, air conditioning etc. Now the bad news !! My van is only 2 months old and I have some warranty issues, not major problems but annoying enough to warrant correction. On contacting Apollo in Brisbane (the Australian Importers and Agents) where I purchased the van, I was surprised to be referred to third parties to undertake the warranty work required. This was the start of a frustrating ordeal.
Two years with this van and it's now gone...
So, it's now two years since I bought this van and did the initial review, and I've just said goodbye to it as it was towed away to be sold at auction. I still think they are great vans, very well made and cleverly designed. However the Achilles heel is the cost and availability of parts as they have to come from Europe. I had an accident in mine a year ago and I've been waiting since then for the repair to be done and all the time the cost was escalating! Eventually I got fed up waiting and the insurance company declared it an economic write-o...ff. I've reduced my rating of the van to three stars accordingly. The rest of the review still stands, so I've left it below... I must say the best thing about this van is it's compact size and low weight. It has all the features of a larger van, but is small enough to fit in the tightest sites, tows easily and economically with a medium sized SUV, and stores under my car port. I tow it with a 2.2 litre diesel Landrover Discovery Sport and at gross weight of 1600kgs I can cruise effortlessly at 100km/h for hours on end and get an average of 12 L/100kms fuel consumption. I've used it both at caravan parks where I'm plugged into power and water, and also 'free' camping relying on gas/battery and the built-in water tank. The Altea performs well in both situations, although it's small size and limited water capacity means that showering, cooking, and doing the washing up is a bit of a compromise when free camping - but still heaps better than a tent/camper trailer! It comes with all the essentials already included, and good European and Australian brands too such as Truma, Dometic, Camec, and Thetford, and is still about 10K cheaper than similar locally made vans where lots of things cost extra. This is definitely not an off-road van though, no matter what the salesman may tell you about being "semi-offroad" and being "designed for Australia". It's a touring caravan with a few mods for Australia, consisting of a slightly heavier gauge chassis, larger wheels to give it a bit more clearance, and slap on a bit of checker plate down the sides. However, many Oz built vans that claim to be off-road are no better, and the Altea seems to be built very well and so should handle our roads and the occasional gravel track as well or better than a lot of them! Things I particularly like - well built and well insulated; quality branded equipment; the under bed reverse cycle aircon instead of a roof mounted one; clever fold-away wash basin in the toilet; dinette converts to full size bed; large three way fridge; Alko hitch with built in stabiliser and override brakes instead of electric ones, so don't need an electric brake controller; clever use of space and lots of storage in such a small van; simple but elegant interior design. In fact - if Ikea made caravans this is what it'd be like! Things not so good - no range hood coupled to cheap smoke alarm means lots of false alarms; awning and window blinds a bit flimsy; stereo speakers small and tinny; no water tank gauge or internal USB outlets (though strangely there are two on the outside); door catch doesn't hold it open in strong winds, no pre-wiring for solar. [Update: I've now solved most of the above issues by making modifications myself, but it would have been nice not to have to!]
Questions & Answers
how do I remove the perspex shower plumbing cover as the pipes rattle when the pump is used.they seem to be just hanging loose behind the cover
Anyone towing an Adria (mine is a 402PH Sport) with a BMW X3 ?
I am having all sorts of issues with my onboard computer which BMW can’t seem to solve. They have replaced the wiring loom but I still get error messages indicating all sorts of faults eg airbags failed, pedestrian safety failed, seat belts failed, cruise control stops working etc
Any help much appreciated.
Does this happen when towing- maybe you need to get your wiring check on the car plug or just get rid of the Bemmer and get a real car.
Easy, you're most likely don't have a caravan wiring plug MODULE fitted to your car, the module draws very little current through the car computer thus stopping errors appearing and causing havoc to the car
Inside a module box is basically approximately 4 miniature relays (brakes, lights, blinkers and reverse lights) the relays divert the power draw directly to the battery and not through your computer...a module is approximately 200 bucks
A member recently posted that they thought that it would be a good idea to fit an Anderson plug to run the fridge from the car when travelling. Is the 12 pin plug good for charging the battery but all so run the fridge, therefor eliminating the Anderson plug except for charging the battery from a solar panel.
I have had my van for about 10 months and the 12 pin plug works a treat in the older system 7 pin plug was used to just run the fridge and not the battery but the 12 pin has a thicker wire on the wire for the fridge so it does not overload the smaller wire and if wired correctly they should use an isolation solenoid so when you switch off your engine the van is isolated and does not drain your car battery. I hope this helps. I would use the 12 pin. I have.
|Sleeping Capacity||4 people|
|Number of Axles||1|
|Tare Weight||1,230 kg|
|Travel Length||6.078 m|
|Dimensions||2647 x 2356 x 4770 mm|
|Main Bed Size||King|
|Bathroom / Laundry Inclusions||Shower, Toilet and Vanity|
|Exterior Features||240V Power Point and Awning|
|Interior Features||Air Conditioning and TV|
|Kitchen Inclusions||Cooktop, Freezer, Fridge, Microwave and Sink|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Jun 2013|
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