David and Merrilyn Peck and Gary and Mary Ayres have embarked on a long awaited journey around Australia. Gary and Mary already owned their automatic Nissan X-Trail, a compact 4WD, which was a deciding factor in their choice of Adria caravan. "We looked at so many different brands, but no one else could offer a full sized caravan at the lighter weight we required," Gary said. "Fuel economy was important as we would be doing so many miles we did not want to over-spend in that area of our budget."Mary and I were delighted when we found the Adria Advia 532 UP - we were impressed with the European quality, light weight, practical layout and competitive price."
David and Merrilyn thought it was the ideal set-up too and ordered exactly the same combination, except their Nissan has a manual transmission. David has kept careful fuel consumption figures which he regularly posts on a website. The manual Nissan has averaged 8.11 kilometres per litre (over 8111 kilometres from Perth to Darwin) with a fully laden Adria caravan in tow. The choice of RVs has never been greater, and the two couples had particular requirements to satisfy, which were fulfilled by the Adria Adiva 532 UP.
"The ladies needed a full stove and oven set-up for cooking and wanted a toilet and shower in the caravan," Gary said. "We needed to have a proper door between the bedroom and living area so we could have an uninterrupted rest during the day with the blinds down, if needed."Of course, living in a caravan is quite challenging after coming from a large home. However, we are quite comfortable and enjoying the experience much more than many around us."