With subtle design upgrades for 2020, Adria’s popular 4-berth caravan is a must-see says Andrew Jenkinson.

Overview

Over the past decade, Adria has worked hard to appeal to UK buyers and, with the Adora range, it has added the brand to most customers’ must-see list. This popular 4-berth caravan is typical of Adria's output - good spec and competitively priced. 

Pitching and setting up

Since 2013, when they received a new look inside and out, not much has changed in the Adora range’s exterior appearance.

The silver sides, large sunroof and curved front end still add a distinctive look to the Adria. With tough polyester sides and an Al-Ko chassis, the Adora is a well-built tourer. The Isonzo has ABS front and rear lower moulded panels.

The Adora has an AKS hitch, which helps to keep the caravan more stable on the road. What you don’t get is ATC – rather surprisingly, on a tourer with this price tag.

Heavy-duty steadies are fitted, with alloy wheels, and there is a large front gas locker. A barbecue point and exterior locker are also part of the spec. LEDs are used for the rear road lights. The Adora comes with four sturdy grab handles.

Last year, it received a TV aerial as standard, and we like the glazed stable-type door.

The main service points are placed on the offside and of course, the Adora comes with that UK must-have: triple front windows.

Lounge

The front lounge is spacious and – typical for an imported tourer – has the wraparound seating preferred by many.

There’s no chest of drawers, but a small fold-down shelf is fitted, which is handy. New furnishing materials, claimed to be harder-wearing, have been added for 2020.

The seating feels comfortable enough, with generous bolsters and scatter cushions.

The large, opening sunroof is one of the best features here, providing lots of natural light and ventilation. It’s also well finished off.

Night-time lighting is enhanced by corner LED spotlights and there is a radio/CD player. Also new for 2020 are upgraded curtains, adding a more quality feel.

The overhead lockers are quite deep, so roomy, but have not changed in style since 2013.

The lounge will seat four or more people in comfort, and the freestanding table easily accommodates mealtimes.

Overall, the lounge is bright and airy, and will no doubt appeal to potential buyers.

Kitchen

Take a look at the side kitchen and you’ll notice that there’s plenty of drawer space here, with three large drawers.

No cupboards are fitted, although there is overhead locker storage, designed for plates and so on. You also get a fitted microwave, Thetford oven and grill, and a smart light-up splashback.

Opposite is the 140-litre Thetford slimline fridge. You won’t find a dual-fuel hob, however – instead, Adria fits its own specially designed three-burner gas hob, beside a generously sized sink.

Work surface is reasonable, although a fold-down extension flap would not go amiss here. Night-time lighting is good, with LED downlighters under the overhead lockers.

Washroom

The end washroom, which takes up the full width of the van, is next to the bedroom, making it in effect en-suite. A sliding door allows easy access.

A window and a roof vent provide light and ventilation. But there isn’t much room to get changed in here.

There’s no radiator, just an air vent for the Alde system. The smart basin – a clear salad-bowl style – provides cupboard space below, plus shelving and a mirrored wall cupboard. The unlined shower has a roof vent.

Beds

Although the Isonzo will sleep up to four, we reckon it is more likely to be bought by couples. In that case, the key feature will be the transverse double bed, which has an upgraded mattress for the new season.

This luxurious island bed is spacious for two; some fixed beds can be a bit narrow, but not the Isonzo’s, which feels very comfortable. You also get two overhead lockers here.

The double bed that you can set up in the lounge is almost as luxurious – it makes up easily with slide-out bases. Whichever bed you use in the Isonzo, you will have a good night’s rest.

Storage

The Isonzo provides excellent storage, with a large front gas locker, and the washroom in particular has lots of cupboard and shelf space.

The overhead lockers offer more storage, and the sizeable side wardrobe comes with five very useful shelves. This is one of the best features.

The island bed has a small chest of drawers on either side, and lots of underbed storage.

Overall, the Isonzo is hard to beat for storage. If there are just the two of you, it would be ideal for longer tours.

Technical specs

Berth4
MiRO1593kg
Payload157kg
MTPLM1750kg
Interior length6.14m
Shipping length8.24m
Width2.45m
Awning size1072cm

Verdict

The Adora is Adria’s best-selling range and it’s easy to see why. But the MTPLM of 1750kg might deter some potential customers. Those who are not put off will find the Isonzo spacious and comfortable, with a good spec. With its popular layout, this is well worth a look!

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Conclusion

Pros

  • Excellent layout
  • Spacious and comfortable

Cons

  • No dual fuel hob