A two-berth motorhome provides a great setting for making memories on tour together.
However, it’s a saturated market, and selecting the right model can really make all the difference to your touring experience. To help you choose the one for you, we’re taking a look at two models that both made the shortlist for the best 2 berth motorhome at the Practical Motorhome Awards, the Adria Compact SC Supreme and the Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL.
They’re ‘vans from two of the best motorhome makes – so how do they compare? We take a look…
The basic spec
- Price: £57,400
- Berth: 3
- MiRO: 2937kg
- MTPLM: 3500kg
- Payload: 563kg
- Shipping length: 6.99m
- Width: 2.12m
- Price: £64,700
- Berth: 2
- MiRO: 3171kg
- MTPLM: 3500kg
- Payload: 329kg
- Shipping length: 6.63m
- Width: 2.32m
Adria Compact SC Supreme vs Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL: Design
The Adria Supreme SC Supreme is a neat coachbuilt, which, as the name suggests, is a bit on the compact side. However, unlike many similar-sized motorhomes, it’s one that has an island bed layout – but more on that later.
The Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL is shorter than the Supreme – it has a shipping length of 6.63m, compared to the Supreme’s 6.99m – but is wider. This sees the Auto-Sleeper model come in at 2.32m, in comparison to the Supreme which is only 2.12m.
This width in the Broadway EL – it’s 7.6cm wider than a standard Peugeot Boxer – means you have a lounge and entrance that feels opened out. When you step inside, you’re sure to notice the space.
Adria Compact SC Supreme vs Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL: Lounge
The Supreme’s cab seats swivel so you can get to the dinette which, with a clip-on table, can provide room for four if required. Light floods in, thanks to a panoramic window and roof light, while ambient lighting and a strip light under the lockers will give a cosy setting in the evening.
The Broadway EL has a very comfortable rear lounge, which is ideal for relaxing in. Lighting is plentiful, thanks to a large Heki and three windows – in the evening, you can rely on ambient lighting and eight spotlights. Two tables are provided – a more intimate one for two or a larger foldaway for bigger parties. They are both stored in the cupboard when not in use.
Adria Compact SC Supreme vs Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL: Kitchen
The kitchen in a compact van is never going to be groundbreaking, but the Supreme still provides a combined oven and grill, a decent sink and an 84-litre fridge. There’s also a three-burner hob which is at the back.
However, the work space is limited and, as the only socket is beneath the locker, the cable of any electrical item that you use would be dangling in front of the hob.
You do get two drawers beneath the sink though, as well as total of four lockers, two overhead and two along the bottom.
The Broadway EL has a decently lit side kitchen, courtesy of another Heki, large window and a sunroof – in the evening, two LEDs and strip lighting will provide lighting. It’s decently kitted out too, with a 142-litre AES fridge, dual-fuel four-burner hob and an oven and grill. Work surface space is fine, while the sink also comes with a drainer.
You get a total of three small lockers in the kitchen of this Auto-Sleeper, along with a pan locker below the oven.
Adria Compact SC Supreme vs Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL: Washroom
Adria has included a split washroom – an impressive feat, considering the motorhome’s compactness. The partition – which locks into place magnetically – can be used to change the space from a shower to sink and toilet. Two drainage holes and a well-lit mirror compensate for the small salad-bowl-style handbasin. A cupboard and shelving complete the space.
The swinging partition in the Broadway EL can be opened out to give you extra room for a shower cubicle. This combines with the large shower tray – complete with three drainage holes – to give a pleasant area for washing in. It’s an impressive space, which also offers decent headroom.
You will also find a large mirror, while a cupboard and shelf provide storage.
Adria Compact SC Supreme vs Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL: Sleeping
We mentioned the island bed in the Supreme earlier in this article and we’re returning to it now. It’s a very comfortable and luxurious setting, with the bedside tables a welcome touch. There’s also the option of a TV going in the nearside front corner, while spotlights will allow you to relax and read in the evenings.
A third berth is provided but is only suitable for smaller guests. It’s made up with the clip-on table and bench backrest.
In the Broadway EL, you have the choice of using the settees as two singles or as a big double.
Adria Compact SC Supreme vs Auto-Sleeper Broadway EL: Storage
The island bed does lead to compromises elsewhere in the Supreme, and this is seen in the garage. Here, you wouldn’t have enough room for a typical bike.
A wardrobe can be found on both sides of the bed, but these are less than half height – there are drawers underneath the bed too. There are also two big overhead lockers, along with two additional ones above the dinette.
The Broadway EL offers storage under the side settees which are easy to get to. However, electrics take up a lot of space on the offside, while the nearside has a wheel arch. There are also seven overhead lockers that provide plenty of storage in the lounge, while a wardrobe can be found in the bedroom.
The two brands
Slovenian brand Adria was very well-received at our Owner Satisfaction Awards 2022, securing a score of 90.9% in the best manufacturer: new motorhomes category.
Auto-Sleeper had a similar performance, achieving 86.9% in the best manufacturer: pre-owned motorhomes category.
You can find out more about both brands in our round-up of the best motorhome manufacturers.
Both of these motorhomes will provide a brilliant touring experience. The Supreme’s island bed is a very comfortable addition to the compact ‘van sphere. In comparison, the Broadway EL has a washroom that our reviewer, Peter Baber, called “the best central washroom that we have seen in a long time”.
Perhaps the big deciding factor here is whether you’d rather have extra width and a wider lounge or a more nimble motorhome that is well-suited for nifty manoeuvres.
One thing is for certain – you’re sure to have a comfortable and relaxing touring experience in both.
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