We got ours from Broad Lane leisure in Daventry as VERY nearly new purchase, someone else had had it for a couple of months and only used it once, so it was hard to tell.
Our main criteria (in order) for selecting this caravan were:
- Layout - a good compomise for us, as the bunk beds are very wide and the bathroom is still much more than a cupboard.
- Weight - for the size, these vans are lightweight and we are limited by the car we tow with (Citreon C4 Picasso 138bhp).
- Price - these vans are very competitivley priced.
- Good reputation for build quality.
- Price, about £11K for a 6 berth van is pretty much un-beatable.
- Layout is pretty much unique and as our 2 children grow older the wide bunks and also the wide single bed will hopefully be appreciated. A half-decent bathroom is also nice to have.
- Lightweight - about 1300KG fully loaded is amazing for this size of caravan.
- Small fridge - probably to keep the weight and cost down.
- Slightly flimsy fittings in some areas, again probably to keep the weight down. In particular the bunk beds do seem to flex a bit an I wonder if their stated 85 kg weight limit might be a bit optimistic. Also the overhead cupboard stays are plastic and I wonder if they will last.
- Heater is gas only, was sort of expecting electric as well, again probably budget related.
- Nose weight has to be very carefully checked. We only have one small 3.9kg propane gas cylinder in the front locker and it's already on the limit.
- Shower tray and basin plugs are very odd and I suspect peculiar to either Adira or continental caravan in general. They get jammed in very easily and you'd be advised to have a pair of pliars on hand to loosen them if necessary.
- Velcro cushion fixings have nearly all come off but I'm manged to glue them all back down again.
- Slightly dingy lighting at the rear end near the bunk beds, I noticed at recent show at Milton Keynes shopping centre, that the display model had an extra skylight there, not sure if this is now standard, or just an optional extra.