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Old 10-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #11
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As I've posted a few times, we are known to do some running changes (i.e., not wait until model year to make changes if they provide a benefit).

This one may be personal preference, but with a "detachable" cord you can store it wherever want and even on top of things. The attached cord if its coiled up where it is, you may need to take some stuff out to get to the end. Also if you want to keep the storage door closed you have to run it through a hole. By going detached we can also eliminate the cord hole.

When we lowered the unit and widened the unit we had a chance to design this in as well. So we did. No other reason than we thought it was a good idea.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #12
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Very good change
It would be much easier to just plug in vs running cord thru hose hole
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #13
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I believe you might encounter a shorting issue in a heavy downpour. JMO.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:29 AM   #14
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I like the external connection on our 2014 24R. The treaded retaining ring and outlet cover alleviate water entry. Done the downpour thing and no issues. Not so sure I like the black water hose storage. The diameter of the storage tube is not large enough to take hoses with fittings on both ends.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:20 PM   #15
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Good to know. If it's designed right, that works.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #16
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It's a molded piece on both ends, widely used in the RV industry. I'm hoping its installed right...all we did was install it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #17
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.........When we lowered the unit and widened the unit ...............
Can you provide details on any other 2014 verses 2013 design changes, or is it premature at this point?
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The major change is being wider (3") and lower (5"). The detachable cord was just a preference change that we made at the same time. We made the SE package standard so you will not see that as an option anymore.

We state in our brochure that the spec's can change at anytime and we really do mean that. We're always looking at new materials, we're looking at new dash radio's, etc, etc. We're always trying to improve the product.
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The major change is being wider (3") and lower (5"). The detachable cord was just a preference change that we made at the same time. We made the SE package standard so you will not see that as an option anymore.

We state in our brochure that the spec's can change at anytime and we really do mean that. We're always looking at new materials, we're looking at new dash radio's, etc, etc. We're always trying to improve the product.
New dash radios - good choice!
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Thanks for the insights into what is new.

Some pictures I have seen also suggest a stove cover. Will the Solera also see the new sofa bed in all floor plans or only the B plan?
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