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Adria Twin Max Campervan

Adria’s Twin Max Campervan blends adventure and comfort, offering spacious living areas, a practical kitchen, cosy sleeping solutions, luxury bathrooms, and advanced driving features for a unique, uncompromised outdoor living experience

Introducing the Adria Twin Max Campervan: Redefining the Concept of Adventure

Adria – a name synonymous with 50+ years of unmatchable craftsmanship and passion paves the path to creating the vehicle of your dreams. Through its undeniable dedication to design, innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, Adria presents the Twin Max Campervan, a paragon in recreational vehicles.

Adria Twin Max

It’s more than a campervan; it’s an open invitation to embark on unparalleled adventures wrapped in unrivalled comfort. Crafted for living, performing, and enjoying, this minivan is an embodiment of your adventurous spirit.

The Heart and Soul of the Twin Max Experience

Open Plan Cabin-Loft Style Interior

Experience the contemporary living spaces with our open cabin-loft style interior. Relish the comfortable dinette beneath our exclusive panoramic roof window or amuse yourself in the flexible and spacious living areas.

  • Flexible Dinette on double floors with ample storage space
  • Supportive Ergonomic Seats for supreme comfort
  • Overhead Storage Cupboards increase practicality
  • Flexible and Removable Table caters to your every need.

Inspiring and Practical Kitchen

Adventures can’t compromise on food! Cook delightful dishes in our practical kitchen replete with durable worktop, hob, sink design, microwave oven/grill, fridge, and innovative storage.

  • Large Kitchen Unit with worktop extension and side storage
  • Large Soft-Closing Drawers and non-slip surfaces for ultimate convenience
  • Two Burner-Hob with integrated sink and tap
  • Smart Storage Solutions keep everything in the right place for food and drink preparation.

Restful Nights on the Road

Sleep like a royal amidst the wild! With a choice of different bed formats, controllable lighting, and storage for personal things, comfort is never compromised.

  • Excellent Integration into the Living Space
  • Generous Bed Dimensions within all layouts
  • Bed Extension Solutions (model dependent)
  • Premium Quality Mattresses ensure a peaceful night’s sleep.

Additional sleeping solutions come with the 680SGX, 680SLB, and 600SPB models, each offering unique features such as electrically managed beds, foldable single beds, and foldable rear beds with extensions.

Luxury Bathrooms

Indulge in the luxurious bathrooms, diligently designed to maximise space with good lighting, mirrors, and storage.

  • Swivel Wall for optimum space and comfort
  • Practical Wash Basin Stand and wall-mounted sink
  • Comfortable and Spacious Shower for a refreshing start of the day
  • Illuminated Mirror and Personal Storage for extra convenience
  • Bathroom Window for extra light and ventilation.

Advanced Features for Safe and Comfortable Adventures

The Adria Twin Max Campervan comes with a range of advanced driver features, crafted on the MAN TGE for assured, capable and agile driving. Choose from a variety of high-quality upholstery and cushion sets to augment your style and personal taste.

  • Versatile Lighting
  • Exclusive Panoramic Sun Roof
  • Large Roof Window
  • Framed Side and Rear Privacy Windows
  • Sliding Side Door
  • Electronic Waste Water Disposal

Boasting powerful and efficient 2.0 L turbo-diesel engines, the Campervan offers a choice of 140 HP single turbo and 177 HP twin-turbo engines. Choose a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic gearbox contingent on your preferences and savour high levels of standard equipment, alongside a choice of additional driver and safety aids.

Countless wonders await you with the Adria Twin Max Campervan – a journey of unfading memories, comfortable living, boundless exploration, and a rendezvous with your untamed spirit begins here!

Dive into an unprecedented adventure. Savour the luxuries of the Adria Twin Max Campervan. Ring us on 01564 758060 or drop us an enquiry here.

Adria Active Duo Campervan

The Adria Active Duo Campervan combines daily driving convenience with adventure-ready features, offering a seamless blend of style, functionality, and comfort. Accommodates four, with a thoughtfully designed interior and innovative amenities

Introducing the Adria Active Duo Campervan

For over a half-century, Adria has been the name synonymous with innovation, quality, and passion in the recreational vehicle world. Now, carrying forward that legacy of excellence, we’re proud to introduce the Adria Active Duo Campervan – where design meets practicality, style meets functionality, and everyday driving meets memorable adventures.

Adria Active Duo Campervan

The Adria Active Duo embodies the essence of what Adria stand for:

  • Inspiring Design: Crafted to inspire and elicit a sense of well-being, the campervan is the ultimate blend of style, practicality, and comfort.
  • Innovative Craftsmanship: Every inch of the campervan showcases their commitment to innovation, ensuring optimal comfort and enjoyment for the user.
  • Tailored to You: With a range of models, layouts, and features, the Active Duo is designed with you in mind, promising a unique and personalised experience.

Key Benefits:

  • Versatility At Its Best: Seamlessly switch between a daily vehicle and an open-plan living space, offering sleeping accommodation for up to four people.
  • Optimised Layout: Drawing on our rich experience, every feature in the campervan is thoughtfully placed, making the best use of every centimetre.
  • Cutting-edge Features:
  • Comfortable automotive cockpit with swivel seats.
  • Flexible living spaces, featuring two sliding doors and a pop-top sleeping accommodation.
  • Practical kitchen unit complete with a stainless steel sink, one-burner hob, and a 42 L fridge.
  • Enhanced storage solutions and added headroom in the living space thanks to the pop-top.
  • Easy digital control panel, ensuring optimal user experience.
  • Reliable 2.0 L Blue DCi diesel engine, with both 110HP standard and an optional 150HP variant.
  • Customisability with a choice of gearbox, exterior colours, and additional style packs.

Built on the dependable Renault Trafic, the Adria Active Duo Campervan offers a range of vibrant exterior body colour choices, from the pristine Glacier White to the alluring Jet Black.

The Active Duo One Layout encapsulates the campervan’s essence, seating and accommodating four, and boasting a fixed kitchen unit, outdoor shower connector, and designated space for batteries, all built on the trusty Renault Trafic base vehicle.

Dive into a New World of Adventure with the Adria Active Duo Campervan. Be it the city streets or the scenic countryside; every journey promises to be unforgettable. Join the Adria community and start creating your memories today.

Adria Active Duo Campervan Specifications
Seating Capacity4
Engine2.0 L Blue DCi diesel
HP Options110HP (Standard), 150HP option (Automatic only)
Gearbox Options6-Speed Manual or Automatic
Exterior Colour ChoicesGlacier White, Highland Grey, Grey Comete, Jet Black, Carmin Red
Base VehicleRenault Trafic
Warranty2-Year Adria, 10-Year water ingress

Set out on a new adventure with the Adria Active Duo Campervan. Discover unparalleled design and functionality. Reach out to us at 01564 758060 or submit an enquiry here.

New Adria Campervans

Read on for details of the all-new Adria Active and Adria Twin Max campervans that are on their way to us…

We’re pleased to announce the imminent arrival of two new models of Adria campervans:

Introducing the Active Multi-Purpose Camper: Drive, Dwell, Delight!

Melding seamlessly with the latest Renault Trafic, this isn’t just a campervan—it’s your next adventure. Powered by the robust Euro6D Full engine (available in 110HP & 150HP), every journey is a joyride.

Its restyled exterior and modern cabin are more than just eye candy. Dive into a world of easy-life features and top-notch driver aids.

Adventure junkie? Nature lover? There’s room for all your gear. And when the sun sets, transform the spacious living area into a cosy retreat for four sleepers. With a convertible bed and a pop-top roof bed, nature is just a zip away.

But this camper isn’t just for getaways. Perfect as your daily drive, it seats six with ease. Inside, you’re greeted with a new dashboard, EasyLink multimedia, and those essential king-size cupholders.

Play hard, rest easy, drive daily – read more about the Adria Active Duo Campervan.

The Adria Twin Max Campervan is more than just a vehicle; it’s an embodiment of the adventurous spirit. Designed for optimal comfort and experience, it boasts an open plan cabin-loft style interior, allowing passengers to relax in a comfortable dinette under a panoramic roof window or enjoy spacious living areas. Furthermore, the campervan prioritizes practicality, featuring a well-equipped kitchen with a variety of modern amenities such as a durable worktop, hob, sink, microwave oven/grill, and fridge. Smart storage solutions ensure everything has a designated place, enhancing the convenience of food and drink preparations.

For restful nights on the road, the campervan offers multiple bed formats, controllable lighting, and storage for personal items, ensuring that comfort is paramount. There are also additional sleeping solutions provided in specific models, with unique features like electrically managed beds and foldable rear beds with extensions. The luxury doesn’t stop there; the meticulously designed bathrooms maximize space and come equipped with well-lit mirrors, storage, and a spacious shower. Furthermore, the Adria Twin Max Campervan is built on the MAN TGE, ensuring agile and capable driving, complemented by advanced driver features. The campervan also provides options to choose from a range of high-quality upholstery and cushion sets to suit individual styles and tastes. Read more about the Adria Twin Max Campervan.

If you’d like to explore the Adria model options further, reach out to us at 01564 758060 or send us an enquiry here.

Buying your first motorhome or replacing your existing one

In this article, our aim is to help you decide which type of motorhome or campervan will be perfect for you, and also give guidance on how to avoid some of the latest scams that prevail in this industry.

Buying your first motorhome or replacing your existing one is a big decision in terms of cost and choosing the right one for your needs.

Buying your first motorhome or replacing your existing one is a big decision in terms of cost and choosing the right one for your needs. There are also scams that prevail in this industry which you will want to avoid at all costs.

The first steps may seem obvious, but we will cover them anyway. How many seatbelts do you require? And how many berths? 

The number of seatbelts determines how many people you can safely carry in the vehicle whilst it’s being driven. It’s pretty obvious, but the number of berths indicates how many people can comfortably sleep in the motorhome or campervan. 

Some four or even six-berth motorhomes only have two-belted travelling seats. 

So, if there are usually going to be more than two of you travelling, you will need to make sure you have the required number of belted seats. 

For vehicles manufactured up to 1988, there is no requirement for rear passengers to have seat belts. 

If your vehicle was manufactured after 2006, you must identify which seats are designated travelling seats and it must have seat belts for all designated passenger seats. Side-facing seats cannot be designated as travel seats. 

Motorhome weight 

If you passed your UK driving test on or after the 1st of January 1997, and you haven’t taken an additional test to get the full entitlement, then you will only legally be allowed to drive a vehicle with a maximum weight (“MAM” or ‘Maximum Authorised Mass’) of 3,500kg. 

If you wish to purchase a motorhome over this weight and do not hold the required licence, you will need to take a C1 test before you can drive it. This would then enable you to drive vehicles up to 7,500kg MAM.

If you passed your driving test before the 1st of January 1997, then you should automatically have this C1 category entitlement. Just check the back of your licence to make sure. 

Many motorhomes are rated at over 3,500kg and so to be certain, you should check the logbook and/or the chassis plate fitted by the conversion manufacturer. 

Decide on a budget and set a price that you are willing to go up to. 

Once the basics have been covered, the next step should be to spend as much time as necessary doing research on the web and visiting dealers’ forecourts looking at the various layouts and getting a feel for which one suits your needs. 

There are also shows across the country that many motorhome dealers will attend with a range of motorhomes. 

The Caravan camping and motorhome show held at the NEC is the largest of these shows, but is more specifically aimed at new motorhomes and campervans. 

Other shows that are regional and have a varied range of new and used motorhomes and campervans are Warners shows. The link below will take you to a list of their shows taking place across the country – plus providers of slightly smaller shows. 



There are several different categories of motorhome/campervan for you to choose from:

A Traditional ‘Motorhome’ or ‘Coach Built’

As you can see from the image, the motorhome is based on the chassis of a van, but the body behind the cab has been replaced with the coach-built ‘habitable’ area. These give more living space, but are then generally wider than the original van would have been. This makes them slightly less agile. If you intend to drive mostly around Cornwall, then you’d better get good at judging the width 😉

Campervan or Van Conversion

An example campervan

These are generally a bit smaller and are easier to manoeuvre around tight roads, although they still come with the necessary beds, cooking facilities and a bathroom.

They are basically converted vans – where the external bodywork is kept intact, with the addition of windows and doors etc. But, as you can see – the overall profile is the same as the original van upon which the campervan is based.


The low-profile coach-built is very similar to the over-cab. However, it does not have a bed over the front (above the driving area) and is much closer in width to the original van upon which it is based.

The handling and fuel consumption is slightly better, and an additional bed in the front is still available in these but generally lowers above the front dinette area.


The Over-Cabs are generally larger vehicles, offering extra living space – as their interior extends over the driver area. They can sleep anything from two to six people, and generally provide a double berth in the over-cab area. 

A Class or Integrated

This is the most luxurious option, that can give a real feeling of space inside. However, the external look is not to everyone’s taste – as they have a large front windscreen and a fully integrated body with no separate cab. 

They are built from the chassis up, including the cab. This means that the width is constant from tip to tail, and assists with better insulation of the cab area. 

When you know which type you want…

When inspecting your prospective new motorhome, you should check as much of the paperwork as possible – especially if it isn’t brand new. Ensure it comes with a new habitation certificate showing that it is free from damp and other faults. 

Make sure you are happy with the condition inside and out – and that the items you would expect to come with it are all present, such as tables, awning winders and that all of the appliances are present and complete. 

It is advisable to purchase from a reputable dealer, who will have carried out HPI checks and offer a warranty – as well as the necessary safety checks before you receive your new motorhome. Essentially buying from a dealer eliminates many risks that can be inherent in buying a new motorhome. 

When you buy from a private individual, you don’t benefit from the dealer’s expertise, backup, and consumer protection laws should something go wrong. This is known as the consumer rights act 2015. 

You will also be provided with a comprehensive handover when you collect your motorhome to instruct you on how everything operates. 

Scams to Avoid

Buying privately can offer some savings in terms of price, but there are a lot of scams around, and you should make sure you do thorough due diligence before handing over any money. 

In particular, you need to be aware that fraudsters are currently flooding platforms such as eBay, Gumtree and Autotrader with fake listings copied from genuine adverts. 

They are usually way below market price, and the story is generally that there is an urgency to sell due to health or family issues.

They will want the money transferred to a third party to hold until your inspection. This is usually an elaborate piece of work, including a mock-up email that looks like it came from one of the platforms offering to hold your money until you have inspected the vehicle and confirmed you are happy. 

If in doubt, check with the platform’s customer service or safety centre before handing over your hard-earned cash. 

The savings when buying privately can amount to several thousand pounds, but won’t justify the risk if you end up getting burnt in a scam. You also won’t get the backup, service maintenance checks and warranty – or the other dealer benefits that I mentioned earlier.

Next up…

When you buy a new motorhome or campervan, you’re sure to want to maintain the value of your investment as much as possible. In our ‘How to maintain the highest resale value for your motorhome or camper‘ article, we explain which maintenance is essential throughout the year. We also explain how to ‘winterise’ it – and what makes us pay the most for trade-ins and vehicles that we buy privately!

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How to maintain the highest resale value for your motorhome or camper

Here we explain how you can best look after your motorhome/camper – and we even disclose some trade secrets that make us pay more for trade-ins!

Here we explain how you can best look after your motorhome/camper – and we even disclose some trade secrets that make us pay more for trade-ins!

Regular Maintenance

Maintenance of your motorhome is essential, not only to ensure your holiday isn’t spoilt by annoying faults – but also to help maintain the value of your motorhome or campervan should you come to sell it or trade it in later. 

Regular cleaning of the bodywork – especially the roof – will help to stop the build-up of debris and algae. Otherwise, over time this can get engrained into the bodywork and even damage it, making your pride and joy look dull and unloved. 

Like any vehicle, you should be performing regular checks of your tyres, windscreen, lights and fluids. Some of these are cosmetic – like keeping your windscreen clean and making sure your lights all work as they should do – but for example, if your oil level runs low, this can lead to severe damage to your engine and would definitely affect the resale value. 

Also, you should make sure your batteries are kept charged when your motorhome is being left unused for a time – as there are lots of different devices that can drain motorhome batteries over time, such as immobilisers and tracking devices. 

Keeping the batteries regularly charged can help extend your leisure and starter battery life by up to three times as much. 

Inside the vehicle, check for any signs of damp ingress from window seals, doors and skylights. The sooner these are found, the easier they can be rectified. 

Thoroughly flush water tanks twice a year, and for fresh water, use a sterilisation tablet. 

Aquatab tablets dissolve into your fresh water tank and guard against illnesses caused by contaminated stored water, such as Legionella, Cholera and Dysentery, among others.

Getting Ready for Winter/Storage

When it’s not in use, leave the fridge on the winter catch, as this will stop it from smelling. It’s harder to remove the smell once it’s appeared, than it is to stop it from happening in the first place.

At the start of Winter, or when you’ve finished using your motorhome for the season, ensure you correctly winterise it by: 

● Opening the outlets to your fresh and grey waste water tanks and water heater. 

● If your toilet system operates via a separate header tank, this will require draining also, along with the cassette-holding tank and the rest of the flushing system. 

● Once all your tanks are drained, open all the taps in your motorhome and turn the pump on for a few seconds to expel any water still in the system. 

● Leave the taps open 

● Leave the shower head and hose lying in the shower tray during the winter period when not in use. 

● Check there are no further drain valves located in your motorhome that may need opening. 

● Check the fridge and the freezer. Remove all foodstuffs as well as ice trays etc, and wipe away any moisture. Leaving the door(s) ajar will encourage air circulation and prevent the build-up of mould. 

Servicing & Habitation Tests

Having your motorhome regularly serviced, having all MOTs carried out in plenty of time (fixing any failures or advisories) and having a habitation test by a professional service centre, is the best way to ensure your motorhome is kept in tip-top condition and holds its value. 

If you have these done just before putting your motorhome to bed for the winter, you can request that your motorhome is winterised at the same time.

What Makes Us Pay the Best Price for Trade-ins!

When we purchase a motorhome, the key points we are looking for are how clean the interior and exterior are. 

We look for damage to external panels, interior worktops and walls – as these are all harder to repair. 

We also consider whether the motorhome appears well looked after, and is the upholstery clean? 

Is all the paperwork available? How about handbooks, manuals and a recent Habitation Test?

Are there any bits missing, such as cooker glass lids, interior trim and tables – amongst others? 

Have there been any modifications that a prospective purchaser would not necessarily find appealing – ie painting parts of the interior, cutting holes in cupboards or panels to add things adding tiles to splashbacks? 

We’ve given you all of the main points we look for when buying used motorhomes and campervans. So, by taking all of this on board and maintaining your vehicle to these guidelines means you can pressure us to give you the best price when you come to sell or trade-in your second home 😉

Next Steps…

If you’ve got a motorhome or campervan that you want to sell, fill in our short enquiry form here. We buy them in any condition, with any age and mileage.

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Taking your motorhome abroad for the first time 

In this article, we explain how you can make the most of your first overseas trip in your motorhome – also covering some of the essentials that you should have with you.

In this article, we explain how you can make the most of your first overseas trip in your motorhome – also covering some of the essentials that you should have with you. 

Many motorhome owners relish the thought of discovering Europe in their motorhome. When it goes well, it allows you to travel at your own pace, absorbing the different cultures and landscapes. 

So, what do we need to consider before we set off and enjoy all of this? Firstly, the essential paperwork. 


In most European countries, you will need to have at least three months remaining on your passport at the date of departure. Since Brexit, it’s much more common for this to be checked when you go through Passport Control, than it was before. 

It is worth checking at this link to ensure your documentation is all in order and meets the requirements of the countries you plan to visit 


Driving Licences

A valid UK driving licence is required for touring Europe, and you will need to carry your photo card driving licence with you at all times whilst you’re driving. 

If you do not have this, you will require an International driving permit available from https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad/international-driving-permit 

Insurance is required and must be at least 3rd party European cover. There are many specialist motorhome and leisure vehicle insurance companies that can assist with this. Although we don’t specifically recommend any in particular, here are two that we know about:



If you are lucky enough to be travelling to Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia (excluding Kosovo) or the Faroe Islands, you might need to increase your insurance cover to comply with local insurance laws. Also, check with your insurer to see whether you need a Green Card. 

Health and Travel Insurance

You should ensure that you have adequate cover in case one of your party becomes ill or, god-forbid, you are involved in an accident. 

Your EHIC or GHIC card provides emergency medical treatment both at the roadside and in hospital. 

The older European Health Insurance cards (EHIC) continue to be valid in an EU country until their expiry date – but if you’ve replaced once recently, you’ll have noticed that they are now called the ‘UK Global Health Insurance Card’. 

They are available free of charge to UK citizens here (UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). 

Both EHICs and the new GHIC provide the same access to emergency and necessary healthcare coverage for travel to the EU. 

Should you require more than emergency medical treatment, then that is where your travel insurance would normally kick in. 

As well as providing a range of other benefits, travel insurance will likely cover the costs of medical expenses and getting you home if you’re injured or fall seriously ill abroad. 

Again, we are not specifically recommending them – but you may wish to take a look at the offering by The Caravan Club 


UK Stickers

A UK sticker must be displayed on the rear of your motorhome – replacing the old GB stickers (which are no longer legal/acceptable).

Instead of a UK sticker, you can often get away with just having numberplates which display the letters UK (and possibly the Union Jack flag) on the left-hand side. 

However, these are not strictly legal in some EU countries. If you want to stay on the safe side, just go with a ‘proper’ UK sticker – or both. 

European Breakdown Cover

European breakdown cover is essential to avoid any unwanted costly surprises – and being stranded in a non-English speaking country when you break down out of office hours and ‘in the middle of nowhere’. 

One such provider is MB & G Insurance.

Documentation checklist

  • Passport (for each traveller)
  • Photo card driving license (for each driver)
  • Motorhome Insurance certificate
  • Travel insurance certificate and cover details
  • V5 log book
  • European accident statement

Where will you be staying in Europe

Once you have all your documents in order, you can then plan where you will travel to, and where you will be staying. 

European campsites are no different to UK sites, with the same options depending upon what you have booked.  As with some hotels in Europe, you may need to provide ID on arrival or allow your passport to be kept during your stay.

If you are planning to travel around and only stay one or two days in any particular location, ‘Aires’ are very popular in France or ‘Stellplatz’ in Germany. 

These are booked on a first-come, first-served basis – with pre-booking unavailable – and are approved motorhome/cmapervan parking spaces. 

Information about Aires in Europe can be found at 

Euro Tunnel – The Best Aires in France

Vicarious Media – Motorhome Aires Stopovers

Park4night – lots of countries listed

They often have electric hook-up, waste disposal and chemical toilet points. 

Wild Camping

Wild camping is another option. However, it is essential to do your homework on the area you may be wild camping in first. 

Wild camping is tolerated in most European countries. However, there are different rules for each country – especially Portugal, where it is not straightforward to wild camp. 

When wild camping, the basic rules are to turn up late afternoon and leave by mid-morning. Do not light BBQ’s or have table and chairs out – and try to stay away from residential areas and, most importantly, leave the area tidy.

Park4night.com and searchforsites.co.uk are both great sources of information to help with this. 

Once you have decided where you want to stay and what type of travelling timeframe you have, it’s important to plan your route carefully – especially if it’s your first time abroad in your motorhome. 

Ensure your Sat nav has European maps. 

Be aware of toll roads. The Michelin website is a good source of information on this, among other things. 

More Essential Items to Take With You

Other items to consider carrying are 

  • A First aid kit
  • Warning triangle (two in some countries such as Spain)
  • A Hi-Vis jacket for each occupant of the vehicle
  • Headlight/Beam deflectors

Headlights of vehicles which are built for driving on the left (as in the UK) require beam deflectors or adjusting, so that they don’t dazzle oncoming traffic when being driven on the right-hand side of the road. On some vehicles, you may have a switch to change your headlights for European driving. Check your owner’s manual for details on this. 

Taking your pet with you

You must ensure that you have covered all the relevant steps before travelling to Europe with your pet. 

Your dog or cat will need to be microchipped and all vaccinations must be up to date. 

You will require an animal health certificate signed by a vet, and in some countries, your pet will need to be tapeworm-treated. 

When you arrive in Europe, you will be required to go through a designated traveller’s point of entry. Visit gov.uk for more information on taking your dog, cat or ferret abroad.

Bon voyage!

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