Adria Twin 600 SP
Fiat-based campervan blends Euro style with Aussie practicality
Adria's Twin 600 SP is the second motorhome model from the big European manufacturer to arrive in Australia. Based on a Fiat Ducato van, it packs in a kitchen, lounge/dinette, queen bed and combination shower/toilet within its 6.0m long body. At just over $100,000 drive-away, it represents good value for money for those after a small-large motorhome, and should be on the shopping list of campervanners who appreciate style along with substance.
What's nice about this size motorhome is that you get all the features like a shower/toilet, lounge/dinette, kitchen and queen bed, but at around the same length as the most popular 19-20ft caravans, so it will fit into most camping spots. It also has a fixed rather than pop-up roof, that's high enough to avoid stooping for all but the tallest people.
While at 2.8m high overall you won't be able to enter underground carparks, you will be able to park just about everywhere else, so it could easily double as a daily commuter when you're not touring around.
There's room for larger items, like a couple of bikes, with the frame of the queen bed folded up against the wall, held in place by a buckled strap. The bed can remain made up so it simply all folds back into place when you arrive at camp.
To stop items on the floor sliding into the front of the campervan, there's a latched door that swings to provide a barrier if required, and there's decent storage space under the bed with it down too. There's also a separate compartment back here for the two 4kg gas bottles, and the awning supports and winder also have their own spot,
Externally, the Adria comes with a Thule roll-out awning, outside light, a powered entry step, gas bayonet, and 12V/USB points and a socket for the TV on the onside, with a filler for the 100-litre fresh water tank on the offside (there's also a handy 90L grey water tank fitted for free camping, or those nights you find yourself 'stealth' camping in a suburban street.