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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
Purchased in February 2020 at Private for A$28,000.00.
I just recently purchased the Altea 552PK from these guys at Patto's RV Center in Geelong, and I can say they are the best... serious! Between Patto and David, there seems to be a wealth of camping and caravan knowledge. Very happy with after sales service. Often times I will be uncertain about something, and all I have to do is call them, and they sort it all out no matter how long it takes. I am 68 years old, and in all my years I never struck such a fantastic after sales service from these guys. The van suits me perfectly as I only have 250...0 TC and a ball weight of 160kg with this 17 year old BA falcon I tow it with. So far, except for a few niggley faults that were fixed during warranty, I can hardly fault it. Tows well and has all the mod cons we need. The only extra I would like to see included is an exhaust fan near the cooking area... otherwise all good.
Purchased in April 2019 for A$48,000.00.
More the Hyundai of caravans
Too many things falling off and breaking....bathroom basin hinge failure, compartment locks at front broke, draws sticking all after 12 months and 6000kms of bitumen only travelling . Parts need to come from Europe which is not good when you are on the move
- Altea 552PK
- Verified purchase
Love getting away in this van
This is our first van, having upgraded to a camper trailer from a tent and now with the van.
We've now had the van for almost two years and used it at least a dozen times. We only stay in caravan parks so the kids always have a pool to swim in.
Towing is a breeze and I always keep to the 100km/h suggested limit on the freeway and never have any concerns with handling.
I tripped on the top lip of the step and fell hard from the van, seriously hurting my knee and feel that the step should be better. It is a long way off the ground. Ap...ollo had a second step when on display and I think that the van should have a double step attached rather than the current Thule single step. A small design floor that you need to be aware of. The awning is great but not suitable for any kind of wind. It would be better if there was a proper tie down kit available for it so you could leave it out without any fear of damage. It is very easy to wind back in. We find that we may need to pack it away on a trip where it is very windy.
Loved it except for one thing
Love the design, the modern, sleek finish, the single beds are longer than other vans and the double bed wider without invading the space of the rest of the van, and most importantly that it is a ton lighter than your regular van. It is also well insulated so it heats well. But plug a kettle in if you have the fridge, heating, and lights on and the power trips. We have to turn everything off to run the kettle or take it outside and plug it in to the main power at caravan parks so it's not the kettle. If we run the microwaves when the heating or...tv is on same problem. Not sure if it has something to do with the way it's been wired overseas or it's just a problem with this particular van. We are trying to find out. Anyone else with the same issue?
Excellent van and tows very well. The BMW of caravans.
Recently purchased in July 2016 and have already taken it out for a family trip with the kids.
Everything on these vans is high quality with superb fit and finish compared to locally made vans. And the price is cheaper than the local stuff to boot due to mass manufacturing at Adria Slovenia.
Service and support from recently opened Melbourne dealership run by the importer Apollo motor home group is first rate.
Questions & Answers
Hi all, I am interested in an Adria 552 sport. Has anyone had experience taking them on corrugated and dirt roads? I am not planning on off-road adventure in the van but would be good to have some ability off the bitumen. Many thanks for taking the time to respond
Is there a water tank gauge - can’t seem to find one
Can anyone recommend a reliable service centre for our Adria Altea 542 Pk Caravan on the Mornington Peninsula ?
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