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13.12.2021

Considering your first motorhome?

Motorhomes have never been more popular, so, if you’ve been tempted to consider how a motorhome might add to your lifestyle and help solve your holiday dilemmas, here are a few pointers of things to consider before taking any decisions. 

Try renting one first. It’s a good idea to try renting one first, it’ll give you first hand experience of what a motorhome brings in terms of practical, get up and go convenience and on-the-move accommodation. You’ll likely be pleasantly surprised that using a motorhome is not difficult and that as a means of anything from weekend breaks to extended touring, they are hard to beat. 

Motorhomes offer a convenient form of leisure accommodation and transport. Unlike a caravan, there’s no towing of course and a motorhome is quite easy to drive, set up and move around. If you drive a car, its not that much of a step to driving a motorhome, you just need to get used to the extra size and height. You should check the requirements regarding driving licences (which varies by country) and you’ll likely be able to find motorhome driver training offered by many reputable national caravanning and camping organisations. 

Motorhome trips do take a bit more planning than a car of course, but you’ll soon get your routine sorted; how to prepare, what to pack and so on. Owning a motorhome will become second nature and it will become central to your lifestyle, offering a new level of freedom and escape. 

Great sources of expert information include Adria dealers; online Adria owner’s clubs and motorhome forums. In many countries also check out the national caravanning and camping organisations, who offer detailed advice on buying and owning a motorhome, often with added value services such as training, insurance, motorhome trip advice and campsites directories.

Adria offers a range of motorhomes and there’s sure to be one which meets your needs. Our most popular searched range online is the Compact – likely because these vehicles are the most agile, ‘’go-anywhere’’ motorhomes, with compact dimensions but no shortage of internal space, comfort and practicality.  

Our two best-selling ranges are related – the Coral is a semi-integrated design, where the cabin and living space provide great space, beneath the exclusive sunroof, for atrium-style living, much loved, especially by couples. Its sibling, the Matrix is a crossover design, adding a well-integrated front drop-down bedroom above the main living space. These models are much sought after by families and also by people who have sports equipment, as they perfectly blend practicality, comfort and versatility. 

The Coral XL, is a motorhome, with over-cab bedroom and maximised sleeping berths, much loved by big families, groups and often to be found on motorhome rental company fleets.

At the top of the motorhome range is the Sonic, an integrated design where there is effectively no separation of cabin and living space, where there is much more space generally and a focus on comfortable luxury touring. Great for long distances, long stays away and much loved by families and by couples, who seek uncompromised accommodation on the move. 

Layouts. Adria offers many layouts, for all kinds of users, across all the model families. Key considerations will be the number of sleeping berths you need, the number of homologated seats you need and then your preferences in terms of living spaces, practical features and comfort. 

Equipment. Most of our ranges offer Axess, Plus and Supreme models, indicating the level of standard equipment and features available and the choice of base vehicles which may vary by model. In addition, in many countries, there are best-selling ‘’equipment packages’’ with proven features and also popular factory-fit and dealer-fit options and accessories may be available. Adria dealers and existing owners are good sources of information on lifestyle accessories you may wish to consider. Also look out for vehicles offering Adria MACH, our smart app, which makes everything much easier, including key controls via your smart phone or tablet and offering features such as interactive user manuals to help you get to know your new vehicle. 

Considering your first motorhome?

As a next step, if you are interested in buying your first motorhome, we recommend you join the Adria Facebook and Instagram pages; talk to and visit your Adria dealer (we have 500+ across Europe and beyond) and then use one of our online tools, which will help you decide on the best model for your needs.

Our Product Selector is a useful online tool to help you decide on your perfect model.  The above text should help you with the first step - choosing the type of recreational vehicle. Next you need to think about, for how many people you will be providing sleeping comfort. Here you also need to decide on the main bed type, for it crucially affects the layout. For motorhomes and vans, you need to know how many people might drive at the same time.

Simple trick when selecting your perfect layout is keeping in mind that sun is unfortunately not always shining, and you need something, where you (all) can stay inside for a prolonged periods...

In any case, our product selector will lead you through deciding steps intuitively.

Product configurator

On some markets you can go even further. When you get to the perfect layout for your needs, you can continue and actually configure your vehicle: select engine, add equipment and options, see the price (and weight - really important!) and even ask for an offer.

Ready to take the next step?

When you are ready to take the next step, we suggest you arrange to visit an Adria dealer. We have over 500 dealers across Europe and beyond, all experts on caravanning lifestyle and on our vehicles.