Adria, the Slovenian manufacturer, is the only Continental giant that produces caravans specifically for the UK with an eye to large-volume sales. All of its caravans are approved by Britain’s National Caravan Council, the entry door is on the UK nearside, and each comes with a 10-year bodyshell integrity warranty.

In addition, in Practical Caravan’s first two Owner Satisfaction Awards, the brand topped the tables: once for new caravans and once for pre-owned. That’s a ringing endorsement from the caravanning public.

Adria’s reputation is for innovative design and affordable prices. Although its tourers may lack some of the equipment found as standard in British-built tourers, generous options packs often narrow the gap between the company’s models and their domestic rivals.

Adria produces three ranges for the UK, and we’re looking here at the top-flight Astella Glam Edition. Launched a couple of seasons ago, the Astella range was radically overhauled for 2014, garnering a longer name and given two models.

First up is the Amazon, with Adria’s signature front kitchen, an L-shaped midships lounge, fixed twin beds and an end washroom. Then there’s the Rio Grande, which shares the same arrangement but with a fixed double bed, making it ideal for couples. It’s the latter we’re looking at here.