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Old 04-16-2014, 09:39 AM   #31
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We have put 40,000 miles on our 2012 Solera 24S. Handling is superb. It has been in all sorts of adverse weather and road conditions. If a Solera handles as bad as some of you are describing, there is something wrong with it. Something is broken. Ours is like driving an overgrown Honda Oddessy minivan.

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:18 PM   #32
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Well I have learned so much from this Solera forum!! I posted and received answers and then some....thank you to all who have helped. We have made the decision to present our dealer with an offer on a 24S. It was the first coach I saw and fell in love with and the one that I keep ending up back at after viewing other makes & models. Now to just find the time for DH to go with me (it's his busy season). I am especially glad to have been part of this thread and will have the dealer install a sway bar since I will be driving a lot. The dealership is awesome and I hope to be able to positively contribute to this forum and maybe be able to help someone else like us. Thank you to everyone on this forum!!

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Old 04-16-2014, 02:45 PM   #33
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:59 PM   #34
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I just spoke with a salesman yesterday regarding a new Solera and he told me the new 15 was redesigned with a lower profile and wider body to prevent roll. I have not had the chance to physically see one since it's an 8 hour drive to the dealership. I told him I was aware of the complaint via a Forum and he did acknowledge that there was a roll issue. I don't know where you could actually get specs to verify these changes but I am going to start the hunt to find out as we are seriously thinking of purchasing a new unit. I can only repeat what I was told and do not know the validity of this until further researched.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:08 PM   #35
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I just drove a 2015 Solera 24R over 1200 mi. from Michigan to Louisiana and I can tell you the only problem was the wind. When the wind settled in the evening it was smooth sailing even when passing big rigs. Your experience may be different. I love my 2015.

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Old 05-08-2014, 07:39 AM   #36
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I have asked Mercedes on multiple occasions if we could offer the Helwig sway bar from the factory and all we get are "crickets chirping". They're pretty snooty when it comes to us doing anything to their chassis.
PLEASE do not send questions via Private Message, my inbox fills up too quickly. Post questions in the forum as a new thread so that other users can benefit from the answers. Use Private Messages for sensitive information only (VIN, Contact info or things you do not want the public to see).
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:22 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by Bill Sullivan View Post
I am taking solera to a suspension specialist .
I just had a suspension specialist look at my Solera and he put in up graded rear springs, a Hellwig 7254 rear stabliser bar .$1700.00.The improvement made the world of difference .like from driving a belair to a merecedes. My wife now feels confident driving the RV .It's real stable.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:40 PM   #38
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I am glad to hear the suspension upgrade helped significantly with the handling problem. Timely post there Bill. I was thinking about your issue yesterday as we just drove from Austin TX to Charlotte NC. I still have no complaints with mine but the input from all of you is quite helpful. Thanks everyone. And Bill, please give us all an update after you put several thousand miles on it and let us know what you think.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:26 PM   #39
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This will be my first post as I just purchased a 24R from DeMartini RV in Grass Valley, CA.
I have owned two class C motorhomes in the past and knew they did not handle like a sports car. When we test drove the Solera on Monday it was very windy. I was amazed at how well the unit handled compared to my past Itasca on the f350 chassis. Maybe things will change once we have it loaded but I was sure happy with my test drive. We will be going back down to the dealer tomorrow to take delivery of our 2014 24R. Have enjoyed reading all the great suggestions and comments here on the forum.
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