ABI Adventurer Info

by Trevor

Has anyone got any information on the ABI Adventurer caravans. It was only made for a few years and has a rear entrance door. Would love to know how to tell the year and if anyone has a manual that we could buy?

Can anyone help Trevor with his quest?

In the meantime you could try contacting the ABI Owners Club. They might be able to help. Their contact details can be found on our website.

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May 20, 2021
Light parts
by: Rob

Any idea we’re I can get new lens for my adventurer

May 12, 2021
Abu Adventurer front roll blind
by: Poppy

Anyone know where I can get a large roller blind for the front window of my Adventurer?

Jun 26, 2019
Searching for an Adventurer
by: Coziosco

Is yours still for sale Paula?
Anyone else selling? All the way up in Cumbria which often makes viewing tricky but happy to travel.

Mar 08, 2019
1998 ABI Adventurer
by: Paula

Am thiking of selling my caravan as want to upgrade to a motorhome, apart from Ebay are there are good sites to sell on? Its all ready to go, had an habituation check end Sept.

Many thanks for your help

Sep 27, 2018
Love my ABI!
by: Anonymous

I am in New Zealand with my ABI Adventurer. Absolutely best small caravan with everything you need. Have had damp issues at back wall of shower so just sent it off for repair. Roll on December and kiwi summer!

Aug 16, 2018
by: Paula


Am looking buy an awning for my adventurer, can anyone recommend anything please.

Jul 30, 2018
by: Matt

Yes I’m still going to sell it

Jul 30, 2018
Abi Adventurer £4250 (posted by Matt)
by: Jackie

Hi Matt,
Are you still interested in selling your Abi Adventurer?

Jul 23, 2018
Help needed New Forest area
by: JP

Hi - I am a complete novice to caravaning and have just bought an Adventurer to get me going. Realised I could do with some advice but have noone to turn to. Dont panic Im not a psycho.

Anyone in the East New Forest area who could help me?

Jul 12, 2018
Adventurer for sale
by: Matt

With a heavy heart I’ve decided to sell my late model Adventurer. This is one of the latest ones with all the specification you could want, bike rack on rear, window in rear door, hot water, shower, 3 way fridge, hob, 3 berth. Brand new tyres last year. Motor mover. All in fabulous condition and dry stored, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better one £4250

Apr 30, 2018
Michael / abi ad 2000
by: Fran

Hi Michael

I had som small area of damp to one side of large from window... my A/A is 2002 but what I did was look on youtube..

first you need to remove the rubber, a metal / plastic strip pealed off reveals the staples that hold rubber surround in place..

pull that back so you can see the full extent of damp...
I then remove the wet wood and use as template for wood replacement... I chose marine ply... the frame wood can be any wood I think but coat that and surrounding wood with wood hardener... the top replacement is wall board which is already papered with vinal paper... you can try and match it in.. or just replace whole wall using marine silicon...

def recommend youtube first

Apr 30, 2018
plastic cover for electric switches abi Adventurer 2002
by: Fran


do any of you know where I could find / to replace a flip up cover for the switches found at base of r/h bench next to fridge... close to caravan mover key housing....

also, does anyone know the right white touch up paint cover for external paintwork ?
many thanks

Apr 26, 2018
Damp issues
by: For a friend

Hi, friends have just bought a 2000 model. In the advert it mentioned it had been repaired for damp near to the front windows.

They have now found damp near to the side door to shower room, anyonelse had issues and can recommend a repair??



Feb 27, 2018
abi adventuer manual
by: Fran

Reply to Trevor


I have am adventuer 2002.... it has a manual. I dont want to sell it but would it be legal to photo copy it ?

I could perhaps do that..

Feb 22, 2018
Adventura 2000 Year
by: MR M Kerr

Hi can anybody help me steer me right direction i would like to buy a AbI Adventurer 2000 the white one
Tel 07769175533 cash waiting subject to viewing

Sep 29, 2017
Rear Awning
by: Rab

I have had my adventurer for over 12 years and still going strong!

My question - I have had a Sunncamp Senic awning for over 7 years and need to upgrade -any suggestions?

Sep 25, 2017
2017 and still going strong
by: BJE

Had one since 2000, we are now in our 18th season. This in my opinion the best UK small caravan ever designed!!!! Ours had a fold up berth factory fitted over the single bed, making it a 4 berth. The rear door is great for small children in motorway parks and when touring the EU.

Considering how the future of the internal combustion engine is going it is time for a UK Caravan manufacturer to relaunch the design.

Aug 19, 2017
by: MR M

I'm still trying to get a ABI Adventurer it's the white one 2000
If any body can help I wold be greatful.


Jun 10, 2017
by: M

Just one comment. Someone said that tha ABI Adventure
Wasn't made in this country I can assure you they were be cause I worked on them.

Jun 07, 2017
by: Anonymous

Do you have any pictures?

Jun 07, 2017
ABI adventurer for sale 2001 £3.100
by: Anonymous

ABI Adventurer 2001- CHRIS Registered certificate.
Length 12 feet x Width 6ft 10 inches. Total 15 feet
Motor mover Remote controlled.
Full green cover for winter
NO DAMP With rear awning.
Rear 25" door opening.
Small side door to access shower room for sports person.
Alco anti wip tow hitch fitted and lock. This is new,used couple times since fitting.
New. Good battery. Heavy duty caravan battery.
Full towing electrics.
Good tyres.
L.e.d lights all fitted.
Moderner rear lights fitted. With double fog and double reverse.
Rear ladder fitted to access roof if carrying canoes Etc.
Hot and cold water.
Thetford cartridge toilet. and shower cubicle.
Hot blow heater.
Fitted with tv,s Double bedroom side 19" freeview. single bed side 15" freeview. These tvs run from 12 v system so can be used when no connected to mains.
3 way Fridge. Double ring hob.
Gas barbecue connection fitted on side.
Electric outlet fitted to rear for rear awning.
Rear door also ideal for carrying bikes.
After the side bed is folded.
This caravan will take a standard electric wheelchair. Ramping included.
Also included Gas bottle
2 x Tables
Waste and water containers
Sleeping bags
Seats Plates cups cutlery. Saucepans.
Toaster. Kettle. Electric oven, portable.

Unlike many caravans this is very retro the doors are blue,the seating blue check.

We searched for a long time to find this caravan as there are not many in this country, for the rear door. It is not new it has dents but I have seen dents on brand new caravans on sites.
Everything that could be done to it has been done. So it is ready to go away in, just your food and clothing. We have spent a fortune on extras like the rear lights the alko anti wip, the led lights all through. It is very clean throughout.
When we bought this van we had not had a holiday because of our sons disabilities for many years and this van changed our lives, we have had some fun times in it.

This caravan has been well loved, we used it with our disabled son. Very rare as unusual with rear door.
It is all in clean condition.

Going to miss the fab holidays, but time to let go, and move on.

Few minor dents for a van of this year. But very popular with disabled/divers/bikers/sporty people.
Not brand new.
Our son has moved on to his own home, hence this reluctant sale.

Gillingham Kent area

This caravan is being advertised elsewhere so can remove this at any time.

May 11, 2017
paint chip repair and colour match
by: fran


I have a chip on my abi Adventura 2002 3 berth.. it is a chip on the side which I think is possibly aluminium.. the front is moulded fiberglass ?

is there anywhere you can direct me to get the correct white and also for the correct metal ?

would love to hear advice please...
many thanks

May 07, 2017
ABI Adventure
by: Malcolm kerr

If anybody has a ABI Aventurer for sale can you ring me on
01964 544488
Many thanks

May 07, 2017
Export vans
by: Anonymous

Hi has anybody got any information about where were exported to.

Apr 29, 2017
Selling ABI Adventurer
by: Martin Windell

I am planning to sell my much loved Adventurer. If anyone is interested please contact me at mgwindell@outlook.com

Jan 22, 2017
Abi Adventurer
by: Matt

Looking for an Abi Adventurer, if you know of any email me at mattwebb77@hotmail.co.uk

Aug 21, 2016
by: Anonymous

Hi Jana

It's gone sorry .

Aug 21, 2016
by: JF


Have sent you an email about this!


Aug 21, 2016
by: JF

Have sent you an email about this!

Aug 06, 2016
Abi Adventrurer 2000 model for sale
by: Mike


If anyone is looking for an Abi Adventurer 2000 3 birth model, I'm about to put mine up for sale.

Comes with Awning with colour coded poles ,, waste master with cover ,, shower room fitted with thetford cassette and toilet, sink & shower. Aqua roll, mosquito and black out blinds. Tyres that have barely been used since purchasing them two years ago. Also included is a full caravan cover that cost me £120 two months ago .

CRIS registered with manuals provided .

Standard alko hitch fitted.

Service conducted 3 months ago with no issues identified .

We love the van so much , it's very rare and unique ,but just don't have the time to use it so would prefer it to go to a loving home . It's recently been completely refurbished inside and out. In excellent condition and is perfect for a couple or a small family or starter caravan.

The only thing that possibly needs replacing is the shower tray.

Only weighs 650kg unloaded and 850kg fully loaded. I have towed it with a mini clubman so itcan be towed by a small car.

Get in touch at mikeandbecks@sky.com

Dec 27, 2015
Wanted Abi Adventurer
by: Anonymous

Hi is anyone selling their Abi van 3 berth? Contact me please samhelm at hotmail.co.uk having a child and would love to keep going camping.

Thanks guys

May 12, 2015
ABI Adventurer
by: Davido

There is a good one on Ebay now !

Sep 15, 2014
by: Anonymous

Hi is anyone selling their Abi van 3 berth? Contact me please samhelm@hotmail.co.uk having a child and would love to keep going camping.

Thanks guys

Jun 26, 2014
Adventurer for sale
by: Lyn

Our Adventurer is for sale, it's a 2001 model with a rear awning, outside led lights at the back and side, outside electric socket, inside leds, bathroom and heating.
For more information please contact dobbydog@btinternet.com

Jun 24, 2014
Adventurer sale
by: Lyn

We will be selling our Adventurer soon as we need more space for our grandchildren.
It's a great van and we've enjoyed our trips with it, I've been on my own quite a few times when hubby was working!
If anyone would like information etc please ring for a chat on 01375 855198.

Jun 24, 2014
Tow bar
by: Derwent

Dear all,

We are currently buying a 1996 2 1/2 berth Abi Adventurer. No previous experience!! Been told we need to get a tow bar with electrics to indicator and brake lights. Looked at towbars.co.uk it's all gobbledygook to me. any advice greatfully received, thanks!

May 22, 2014
Abi adventurer for sale?
by: Glenn

Hello does anyone have a late 2001 abi adventurer for sale?
Where is the best place to look online?

May 12, 2014
adventurer for sale
by: Bill

reluctant sale of our 2000 abi adventurer superb van which has given us much enjoyment,
extra's : -
full winter cover,rear awning,etc etc etc.
Loads of extra's.
price set at £ 2,600 for quick sale (new van forces sale )
fixed thetford toilet,hot/cold water/3 beds.
For photo's and info contact wdb.brown@googlemail.com

Cheers Bill.

Feb 24, 2014
Part Required
by: Bill


Does anyone know where I can purchase a front window roller blind cassette for my 2001 ABI adventurer or failing that the side runners or parts?

Cheers Bill.


Try contacting a Caravan Breakers yard. A list of Breakers can be found on our website or you could search the internet to find one close to your location.

Sep 28, 2013
2001 Abi adventurer for sale
by: Jenny Buck

Regrettably selling my beloved abi adventurer. Great 2001 model with cassette toilet, aqua roll, waste container, gas bottle, rear awning etc. immaculate soft furnishings.
Fantastic condition, house deposit forces sale :-(
Location ; Lee on the Solent
Tel 07841520752

Aug 25, 2013
Fantastic thats all I can say.
by: South east

Well over years have owned a few caravans,and heard about the Adventurer,after many months found one that was a reasonable price,as in my earlier ad we have son in wheelchair.
Hubby changed bathroom so his wheelchair would fit through door and made great job.
Been on holiday and it was the best ever.
Enjoyed every minute and caravan just love it to bits,and will never part with it 2001 model...
Have rear awning which is ok but could do with a larger side awning which we are considering.
Anyone thinking of buying one then think no further get out and find one as they are great.
Sorry just had to share this with all of you......

Aug 05, 2013
abi adventuter.
by: Bill (East Yorkshire

Hi Adventurer owners.

We have the 2000 model with hot'n'Cold water,Cassette toilet,shower.
I have installed an electric heater and put new decals on both sides,she looks very smart,My towcar is a 62 plate c3 picasso 1.6. I have also used a 1.4 c3. which handles very well but the 1.6 is superb.
My wife and i + our sheltie have had a lot of very good holidays in her.
We have just returned from a lovely weekend in York combining with a couple of days fishing.
Every site we visit we have good comments from fellow caravaners who ask who makes them,and cannot believe she is 13 years old.

Looking forward to our next trip.

Aug 04, 2013
Another happy Abi owner!
by: Lyn

So glad you love it, we love ours too. a friend gave us a porch awning which on ours is like a full length one and a 3berth inner tent fits into it. Ours has a Trio Sport awning on the back and a 2berth inner fits , therefore ours is now an 8 berth lol!
We just had a lovely weekend at a temporary site at Jimmys Farm with my sister and her family and it worked out really well.
One of the best things we have is a day room, goes up so easy and quickly as we rarely put the awning up for weekends.
It's handy for me as I go away on my own occasionally and I can put it up by myself- an ebay bargain too!

Aug 03, 2013
Just purchesed ABI Adventurer 2001
by: Anonymous

Wow had it one week and love it, son in wheelchair and fits through rear door,so for once he can totally share all the holiday instead of being stuck in awning all the time.
Bought this one of a great guy who had it 4 years but hardly used it, so it in top notch condition,really been looked after. bathroom stuck out a little so hubby went to work and moved the wall a few inches.
Going to have some wonderful times in this van just had to share this. If you have not yet aquired one then get one they are the best caravan ever will never sell it .

Oct 14, 2012
2001 Abi Adventurer for sale
by: Andy

For Sale - Outstanding late manufactured model with awning and a bucket load of accessories included such as Aquaroll, waste container, TV and Satellite dish. Totally original condition and had over a £1000 spent on her this year with a service and all the roof re sealed. New Whale taps and water pump. Three berth. Still have the original sale pack which includes original manual and instructions for all fitted accessories. Call. Andy. 07411 768211

Sep 17, 2012
Still going
by: Brian

Reading the Caravan Club Magazine it is apparent that there is a market out there for for a van like the ABI Adventurer; truly lightweight, 4 berth and still the shortest UK manufactured 4 berth ever made with a massive payload. It has a better weight and length ratio than the latest so-called UK made Ultralight Caravans. Some may still consider that without an oven and only 2 rings it is just too much of a design failing, but wait most European vans have two rings, perhaps they think like I do, simply my wife and I are on holiday so cooking with an oven is not our priority. Anyway its amazing what can be cooked on 2 rings. Sadly there is no alternative to this wonderful little van, perhaps the UK Caravan industry needs to think a little more out of the box and exployt this section of the market.

May 01, 2012
re Roof Required
by: Anonymous

I suggest you speak to Crossleys Caravan repairers in Leyland www.crossleycoachcraft.co.uk

I think you will find the Swift caravan has the same front end - Crossleys will be your best people to speak too for guidance - hope this helps

Apr 29, 2012
Abi front roof panel for Adventurer 2001
by: Anonymous

I have an abi adventurer 2001 with damaged front roof panel, (too far gone to repair), any idea where I might get one to replace it ? Thanks Anthony.

Apr 19, 2012
Abi adventurer wanted
by: Kateq23

Seeking an Abi adventurer. More recent model preferred.
Please get in touch if you have one for sale.

Thanks, Kate

Mar 23, 2012
ABI Adventurer WANTED
by: Anonymous

We are still looking for an Adventurer caravan. Would prefer latest model but will consider older van with cold water if it is a dry van
Cash waiting Cath 07891203212 or e mail catherine@holmebank.fsnet.co.uk

Feb 23, 2012
by: Anonymous

The Abi Adventurer Sold Im Afraid Simon.

Feb 06, 2012
ABI For sale 2001
by: Anonymous

For sale 2001 Abi adventurer. Good condition but not perfect with awning.owned it for 4 years and out grown it with the kids etc.
email for more details simondickinson100@btinternet.com

Nov 28, 2011
by: Harry Sylvester

I am looking for a 2000/2001 Adventurer if anyone has one for sale? Please contact me phone 01509234190 or charles.sylvester1@ntlworld. com - cash waiting for right van'

Nov 22, 2011
Looking for an Adventurer to Buy
by: camperman160

Hi - I am looking to by an Adventurer in the near future. If anyone has one they are selling, or know of one becoming available shortly, I would be very interested. Many thanks, Camperman160, Wales

Nov 22, 2011
ABI Adventurer Wanted
by: Jane

Hi, We're trying to locate an ABI Adventurer, 3 berth with the washroom/toilet. Seems like they are quite hard to get! Please e-mail if you are selling yours or know of one coming up for sale. Prepared to travel for the right van! Many thanks.

Nov 05, 2011
Adventurer Wanted
by: Anonymous

Had a look at a 1997 Adventurer today and we absolutely loved the layout and the quirky design but disappointingly the van was showing signs of water leaks and had been repaired to patch up the damp.

Nevertheless if anyone has one out there for sale that is genuinely in good condition please e-mail me with details at j.isgrove@ntlworld.com .

Many thanks.

Nov 02, 2011
Abi Adventurer Wanted
by: Paul

Wanted - ABI Adventurer late model, the one with the toilet/shower, cash is waiting telephone 07989289133 or e-mail riggo37 "at" googlemail.com - many thanks.

Nov 01, 2011
by: Anonymous

If you have one for sale I am very interested in it. Please could you e-mail me on xfed@blueyonder.co.uk with all the details. Many thanks for your help.

Oct 19, 2011
ABI Adventurer 1998 For Sale
by: rachael

Hi there i have one of these little gems for sale. It is a 3 berth with everything ready to go, great van, no damp, good condition, all interior clean and no rips or tears. All original. Lots of extras, l previous owner. CRiS reg and finance checked. Thanks I'm looking about £2500 ono.

Oct 09, 2011
Extra bunk for a small child?
by: Lyn

Just a thought, I was wondering if it's possible to add another bunk above the dinette to make it a 4 berth. As we have grandchildren it would be nice to take them - the alternative is to put Gary outside in a tent! I would prefer a professional job to be done so that it looks good, any ideas/recommendation?

Oct 09, 2011
Great Van
by: Lyn

We bought our one from Stuart and we are so pleased with it. The layout is fantastic, very practical with not an inch wasted.It is very modern looking, I notice that quite a few of the new ones out have the same shape. We had motorhomes before and I've had a job to convince my husband to think about a caravan but he loves it. At 6' 4" he fits the bed and has enough headroom - more than a lot of motorhomes could do!We are looking forward using it all through the winter too.It truly is a tardis.

Sep 29, 2011
by: CATH


Sep 26, 2011
Wanted ABI Adventure 4 berth if possible
by: Anonymous

Has anyone got a good clean tidy caravan for sale. I would like to see a floor plan.I live on the South yorkshire/Derbyshire border and I am willing to travel

Sep 22, 2011
by: MYGUY47


Sep 16, 2011
ABi Adventurer
by: Abi Gilbert

Fantastic van had this for 8 years now. Many Many great holidays. Want it to go to a good home (07961315485).

Sep 10, 2011
ABI Adventura
by: Kevin+Janet

Just to let everyone know we sold our van within 24 hours,could not belive the response we had on ebay,thanks to all.

Sep 07, 2011
by: Bill East Yorkshire

I have just purchased an adventurer 2000 model with hot/cold water,toilet compartment( which was added post 2000), no blown air(added post 2001),our first trip to north yorkshire to try it out,and can say it was a huge sucess,the van towed easily behind my 2010 model citroen c3 (1.4cc 75bhp)and can highly reccomend this combination,we originally were going to buy a eriba but i found this van accidentally doing a 'google' search.we found it was for sale locally from a superb couple in Hull.We look forward to many touring holidays in it.


Sep 03, 2011
1997 ABI Adventurer For Sale
by: kevin+janet

We have our fab little van for sale,we owned it for 6 years sadly only used 3 times mostly due to me working away, all in good clean working condition, 2 new tyres last year,lots of extras wife had new curtians and all seats re covered,any info req email me,kjmuzikman@hotmail.com

Sep 01, 2011
ABI Adventurer best lightweight van ever and still is.
by: Brian

Had one of these since new ? 12 seasons old ? best van I have ever had, just come back from three and a half weeks in Germany / France. It always raises questions from our European friends namely were can the van be bought and how much, total disbelief from them when told that manufacture stopped some 10years ago, had one offer about 5years ago on an English site to buy it there and then. Saw one on the road with a Dutch plate marketed by Bayerland this year. My van has a factory fitted bunk making it a 4 berth, now since the children have grown up we use it as a fixed bed 2 berth with rear dinette. A lot of caravan for its size and short length less than 16ft hitch to tail lights and is a true lightweight with a big payload. For European touring its ideal with the back door, as Children do not step out into the traffic flow, the same can be said for service areas in the UK. Small door in the washroom allows for sandy feet to enter and be washed prior to entering the living area. Wipe clean floor was years ahead of its time. Sadly mine is now showing its age but we cannot find a suitable replacement; I am now looking for a caravan restorer that does guaranteed work.

Aug 22, 2011
Anyone Selling?
by: Anonymous

We think this might be the one for us; is there anyone that would be kind enough to show us around their adveturer please? Any info on Abi Adventurers that are for sale also appreciated.

Aug 21, 2011
Anyone close to Harwich Essex?
by: Anonymous

We are thinking this might be the caravan for us! Is there anybody willing to show us round one, or have one for sale? Also travel to Hampshire so anywhere in between to! Contact ianarcheruk@yahoo.co.uk Thank you.

Aug 10, 2011
Very interested!
by: Lyn

Does anyone know of one for sale at the moment?

Aug 01, 2011
ABI Adventurer info
by: Anonymous

Hi we've owned a late 2000 Adventurer for a couple of years now and absolutely love it.
I've read comments about blown air heating? yet our van hasn't got this or i haven't found it? lol. Where would this located in the van?
cheers craig

Jul 14, 2011
For Sale
by: stuart

Had ours for about 4 years now lovely caravan but now looking to sell. It's a 2001,white,vg used condition has hot& cold water, blown air heating ,fridge, 12v,mains,gas,electric cooker,blackout blinds & insect blinds,cassette toilet,wash basin & shower,2 ring gas hob,wardrobe and plenty of storage,also has Trio awning which attaches to back of caravan all the 3 awning panels zip out. Also has a Thule cycle carrier and a ladder on back of caravan and spare wheel in underslung Alko wheel carrier. if interested contact me at sjf1955@yahoo.co.uk

May 18, 2011
ABI Adventurer Info
by: Bugs Bunny

These vans were first made in 1997 and finished manufacture in 2001. The earlier ones were green and grey colour with dimpled bodyshell. From 2000 they were white colour with pressed alloy bodyshell. The earlier ones had no toilet, and only cold water but with an onboard water tank. From 2000 they were equipped with cassette toilet, shower, blown air heating and hot water system, plus a spare wheel carrier which is on the wrong side, as they were never intended to be sold in the UK initially. All vans have a two part fibreglass roof, which is prone to leaks at the front joint (easily fixed). I have owned two of thse vans - the earlier version, and later version which I still currently have. Non of these vans had carpeted flooring ( continental style). I have had BIG vans - twin wheels etc. with all the bells and whistles! But the AbI Adventurer is by far the best of the lot - compact, easy to tow, always an eyecatcher and subject of conversation on sites at home and abroad. Maybe some bright spark will do an up to date replica version, because i am positive it would become a best seller.

Mar 01, 2011
ABI Adventurer
by: Diddy David

Tommy, we have one of these wonderful little vans and ours is a 1998.

Feb 09, 2011
ABI Adventurer for Sale
by: Anonymous

2001 fab unique little 3 berth caravan. Lovely condition for more info please contact.

Oct 19, 2010


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