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Old 08-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Smile Anyone out there in southern CA with a Solera 24M?

Hi everyone,

I am new to the forum. My wife and I are looking to get an RV for the first time.

We have looked at quite a few models from the Sprinter chassis 24's all the way up to class A 32's. We have narrowed it down to the Solera 24M (we think), but there isn't anywhere to see one in southern CA, or even the southwest for that matter. We went to the RV show yesterday at Qualcomm stadium in San Diego and the local dealer said that model won't sell here so they don't carry it. The district rep for the southwest region told us the same thing. He told us the nearest place to see one was Texas. I can't believe that but none are available at any of the dealers I called. I was wondering if there is any one in southern CA that owns one that my wife and I could see? We promise not to take up too much of your time. We just don't want to buy one without seeing one. We have seen them on RVDirect and even got a quote already. I am a bit worried about buying from there, and then trying to get local service, but none of the local dealers have one they could sell me anyway.

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Old 08-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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We live in rancho penasquitos but bought the s with the corner bed. There have been a lot of people on this board reporting trouble with the m
We bought the s because of the huge amount of storage and added a full size topper to make bed bigger (its now essentially a full
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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How did you make the corner bed bigger when it essentially has walls on all four sides?

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Old 08-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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I turned the mattress around, stuffed a pillow in the rounded corner, added a full size 4 inch dense foam topper
Now full size sheets fit
Getting into bathroom is a bit more difficult but the topper gives so u can squeeze bye even when slide close
You feet are down there, makes it so u can stretch out
We sleep with me, my wife and a golden lab
I get the extended part
I had a rv queen in my 28 foot trailer and sleep just as well in this
Much easier to tow a jeep vs towing a trailer
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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About that corner bed - most people are not crazy about climbing over someone to get out of bed. But then it might be easier & not so much as a downside if you are younger.

BTW - welcome to the forum from an SoCal member!
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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We are campers not full timers
That is a minor inconvenience
I think the corner bed is the best use of space
It's the storage that's important on a small rig
They way I extended the mattress, my wife slides forward , I rarely hear her get up
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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Actually, the corner bed is fine, and I'm not young. I have the window side. It's a bit close with my husband and one of our dogs, but that's ok - I love them both!
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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Wonder why Solera's won't sell in Southern California? BClemens, any response from FR?
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I bought from the dealer and the salesman told me the only models that sell are the s
He had a r on the lot but I guess no one would buy. So I guess they mainly stock loaded ses
Because that's what sells
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Preference. Some dealers stock it some don't.

Poulsbo RV in Washington carries the 24M and has it in stock. Funtime in Oregon normally does, I think they're sold out.
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