Manufacturer of caravans, Adria Company, celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. On this occasion they will present a special series Golden Edition, and we’re reviewing one of the new models for our readers – caravan Altea 552DT Tamar 2015. It's an interesting proposition, but not without drawbacks. Those, who are looking for traditional solutions, may be disappointed. This time, Adria choses an individual style and austere, modern look.
The caravan is designed for 6 people, but the development of this large space (overall dimensions: 7.59m/2.30m/2.58m) may raise objections. The living room is very spacious, and it can accommodate comfortably even up to 5 people - that was the main idea of the manufacturer, who focused mainly on the functionality of the living room. In turn the bathroom, despite of a folding sink and big mirror that visually increases room, seems to be too small. In the kitchen we can expect a nice surprise - instead of classic solutions, Altea 552DT offers a hob with 3 burners and a grill + oven, but still lacks enough space to prepare meals, so it’s best to use the table in the dining room. No sunroof and small windscreen limit the access of light, which is partially compensated by the new lighting system (LED, Ambient).
The main advantages
The caravan Altea 552DT has a lot of tempting advantages worth mentioning. First of all, a well planned storage system. Two extremely spacious, full size kitchen drawers, on the back accordingly adapted wardrobe and a lot of space on the beds, as well as under them. Although the load capacity is limited (125 kg), 6-person family should fit in without problems. Another advantage are the accommodation properties. The caravan is equipped with one double bed (212 x 140 cm), one fixed bunk bed and a seating area in the living room which can be easily converted into another double bed. The attention is also drawn to the design, which reminds Scandinavian design a little bit. Elegant furniture, upholstered sofas, cold colors - it is certainly an option for people with a certain taste. The manufacturer took care of a number of practical and innovative solutions. Aerodynamic shape allows for exceptional fuel efficiency, electric system Truma Ultraheat ensures fast heating inside the caravan in any weather conditions, and strong walls and roof made of polyester are resistant to more than one type of damage.
Altea 552DT can be purchased for approx. 14,000 pounds. If we take into account the quality and capabilities of this model, the price shouldn’t be deterring, but the choice still doesn’t seem so easy. There’s a possibility of equipping the caravan with extra bed (cost approx. 300 pounds), which may convince those, who prefer to travel in bigger groups. This is a caravan with certain advantages and disadvantages, an original offer which stands out on the market. But you should first check it carefully and consider whether it meets our requirements.