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Old 10-04-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Question 2014 Solera R chassis

Wife and I just signed contract for 2014 Solera R at Hershey Show. Told delivery in 10 to 12 weeks. Should I assume it is being built on MB 2014 chassis?
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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It probably depends on how many chassis are in stock, and what model year they are when your build comes up on schedule. There are a couple ways to tell. Stop by a MB Sprinter dealer and see what changed in the '14. The other way is to decipher the Vin#. One of the number positions in the Vin, specifies the model year. The MB Sprinter data card printout discloses all the features in your chassis. Its just a bit of work to have someone on the inside @MB pull that for you, since your seller is FR, and they wouldn't have access directly.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #3
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Congratulations and we had to wait 9 weeks for ours. We took delivery of our 2014 Solera R on 9/14 and their is a 4 in the vin #, so guess that yours will be on the 2014 also, if that 4 means a 2014. We are finally getting to do our first trip next week.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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The position of the number in the Vin# is what tells you what year your chassis is. For example the eleventh position in my Vin is a nine, that relates to a table that determines the year MB designates as the model year. In my case a 2012.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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we took delivery of our 2014 Solera in late August 2013 and were told it is on a 2013 chassis. I plan on checking that with MB.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:38 AM   #6
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My wife and I want to thank each of you for responding to my post. I will be contacting FR with an attempt to ascertain the chassis year and the vin. Here is a link to Car and Driver which provides some info on the 2014. You may already have seen it. 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Photos and Info – News – Car and Driver. Again, thanks for responding.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #7
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My 2014 24R was delivered Sep. 13. According to the 10th letter in the vin, it is on a 2013 chassis. D for 2013, E for 2014.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #8
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Correction! Mikejax is correct. Position ten, not eleven tells the chassis year. Mine is a C for 2012. So, that makes sense. My error was a fat pencil arrow mark note when I was looking back at my notes.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #9
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Quick question for those of you who received your 2014 Solera 24 RS in past month or two. Is your electrical cord accessed through left rear storage compartment and permanently attached to coach (which is what we have), or was it unattached at both ends and requires you to affix it to both coach and power source on left side?

Reason I am asking is that we just dropped our 2014 (which we received on August 23, 2013)off to dealer for some warranty work and notice a 2014 Solera RS on lot that had different configuration for land electrical hook-up. Just curious how 2014 model year changed so quickly.....and why?

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Ours is a 2014 24 R and has an unattached cord which needs to be attached to the coach on the left side. Strange that yours is different.!!!

Also, ours is on a 2013 chassis delivered on 9/14 with a D in the vin#.
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