My brother and his wife rented this Adria motorhome for their three week trip to Norway. Starting in the Netherlands, then to Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the last border crossing into Norway. No ferry boat ride, as they will cross the Øresund Bridge from Denmark to Sweden.
Their mobile house during this approximately 4,500 km (2,800 miles) trip is a 2013 Adria Matrix M680SL semi-integrated motorhome.
Adria Mobil is a company from Novo mesto, Slovenia, that produces travel trailers, campervans and motorhomes. Its history goes back to 1965.
The overall length is 7.37 m (24’2”) and the registered maximum GVM is 3,500 kg (7,716 lbs). That GVM is exactly the legal limit for a car driver’s license. For a heavier vehicle you need a commercial driver’s license.
This is a familiar face in the world of European campervans and motorhomes, the FWD Fiat Ducato. Or Ram ProMaster, if you wish. Fiat holds a very strong position in this branch, the company offers rolling chassis specifically built for recreational vehicles, and co-operates with all main European manufacturers of such vehicles.
Here’s the engine compartment with Fiat’s 2.3 liter 150 MultiJet diesel engine. A pure truck diesel, albeit a small one. Its specifications:
- Displacement 2,287 cc, inline-four DOHC 16v, Euro 5 emission standards
- Maximum power: 148 hp @ 3,600 rpm
- Maximum torque: 350 Nm (258 ft-lbs) @ 1,500 rpm
- Electronically controlled common rail injection, variable geometry turbocharger plus intercooler
- Oil cooled pistons
- Factory recommended service and routine maintenance every 48,000 km (30,000 miles)
Let’s have a look inside, starting in the cockpit. Evidently the transmission is a six speed manual.
Here’s the living room.
Then the kitchen. Home sweet home.
Next to the kitchen is the shower.
The toilet is on the opposite side.
All the way in the back, the master bedroom.
The view while standing in the living room.
It’s also equipped with a rear mounted bike rack and a big, roll-out awning.
A separate cargo compartment in the back, with doors on both sides.
And here’s the last one of the tour in and around the Adria motorhome with Fiat hardware. Happy and safe travelling !