Let there be light
Four layouts, three levels of specification. That’s the Adria Twin van conversions formula for 2019, with this – the Supreme 640 SLB – sitting at the top of the pack.
There’s an increasing levels of style coming to van conversions. Adria is one of the companies at the vanguard – especially when you look at this Twin Supreme, with all the add-ons.
That last phrase is critical, because to bring it up to its attention-grabbing highest point, you’ll want to go for the £3,000-plus Luxury Pack, with everything from those alloy wheels, to DAB stereo system, to rear-view camera, awning, roof rack etc.
That’s on top of one of the two other Packs (1 or 2) that will add at least £1,800 to what shouts out, initially, as a very attractive sub-£48,000 starting price.
Adria claiming an exclusive in a van conversions with the Sky-Roof and Sky-Lounge overhead windows arrangement. It teams an opening sunroof and a fixed section that really does bring extra daylight (and ventilation) to the main living quarters. Indeed, it teams well with Onyx interior, where the upholstery in particular adds a very automotive feel.
It’s a standard enough floorplan for an extra-long Fiat Ducato conversion. The rear features twin, fixed, single longitudinal beds that can be adapted into a double, while a third (more occasional) berth can be created from the lounge seating. The central section can also be folded up, should you want a walk-through facility and/or space for transporting large items of luggage, including bikes etc. The main underbed areas also include a large cupboard on the offside and a wardrobe nearside.
It’s a typical lounge for this type of motorhome – a four-seater as standard, while the table has an extension section (and there’s a rail on the kitchen unit should you wish to use it outside with the sliding door open, under the awning).
Overhead, the lockers have a push-to-open operation and pneumatic stays, while there’s a handy worktop extension that flips up on the left-side of the kitchen, a single overhead locker and a useful rack to the right of the sink.
The Duplex washroom starts with a space-saving, full height tambour door, rolling back to reveal a typical swivel-bowl toilet and fixed basin arrangement, as well as useful storage (mirror-doored corner vanity unit, small overhead locker) and an opaque window. Key to the success of this washroom, though, is the wall section that swings round to create an enclosed area for showering.
For cooking, there are two gas rings, amalgamated with a sink served by a swan neck mixer tap. Under this, there are large drawers with a soft-close function. Next to this is space for a 90-litre compressor fridge. And Truma’s trusty Combi provides the hot water and blown air heating.
The Twin Supreme 640SLB motorhome is not without rivals. Indeed, this is an increasingly competitive sector of the motorhome market, as ever more manufacturers are putting forward their own representation here.
Verdict: Adria forges ahead with a Supreme effort
Plus: Comfortable single beds, quality and luxury combined, clever washroom
Minus: Sliding door stays on UK offside, price creeps up with options
In-a-nutshell: Twists of style to a popular van conversion format
There’s more information on the Twin range on the Adria website. Find out more about insuring this or your current motorhome on our motorhome insurance discounts page.
Alternatives: Bürstner City Car C 640, HymerCar Yellowstone, Knaus BoxStar Freeway 630, Rapido V68
Adria Twin Supreme 640SLB factfile
|Model||Adria Twin Supreme 640SLB|
|Base vehicle||Fiat Ducato|
|Dimensions||6.36m L x 2.05m W x 2.60m H|
|RRP||From £47,925 on the road|
|Safety & security||Electronic immobiliser, remote central locking, ABS and EBD, EBA (emergency brake assist), partway locking for sliding door|
|Key options||150bhp engine (£1,560), Comfort-Matic transmission (£1,920), Luxury Pack (£3,060), Pack 1 (£1,820), Pack 2 (£2,590), leather upholstery (£1,360), habitation air conditioning (£1,330)|
Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.
*Motorhome insurance cost based on Adria Twin Supreme 640SLB motorhome retailing at £47,925 with electronic immobiliser and Cat 1 alarm. UK travel only. Kept on driveway at home at TD9 8ED. Motorhome owners – professionals over 50 years old with no claims, convictions or health conditions in last 3 years. 4 years no claims bonus mirrored from car policy and 2 years motorhome driving experience. Members of motorhome club doing less than 5000 miles annually. £350 excess applies. Premiums include insurance premium tax at 12% and are correct at 11.9.18.