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Old 08-01-2013, 11:25 PM   #11
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The Outside Boots work fine. However, they are HEAVY - several pounds, and with a Solera, that's of primary importance. Also, If you've ever camped in inclement weather, it's no fun taking them off when they're frozen, or when it's raining, or when they're covered with ice or frost, and then having to stow them wet (mildew, you know). The inside ones weigh almost nothing, and can be put up from the inside in inclement weather, and can be taken down and stowed inside without having to go out into inclement weather. The Reflective material REFLECTS heat away, whereas the boot absorbs it. They're inside, and if you go away from your camper for a while, you can lock your camper and not worry about someone using a five-finger discount and getting them. Yeah, I know you secure them over the door with straps, but some thieves will try to rip them loose anyway.

Just some considerations based on past experience!!

To each his own, I guess.


Ed,

t hadn't thought of all the other things you brought up, I think I'm going to have to rethink what I was going to get if I buy the one we are going to look at.

I very aware of weight, when you have a slide in truck camper you almost weigh every bandaid you add into your load. There are hardly any trucks with truck campers on it that are not overloaded. I have seen people post their weights and I'm amazed that the truck doesn't break in half. Some people with SRW trucks hauling big double and triple slide units and they post their weight and it well be in the 14 to 15,000# reange and this is on a truck with a 11,000# or less GVWR. They are really overloaded.

You folks over here are being very careful about the weight you have on your rigs. GOOD FOR YOU GUYS.

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Old 08-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #12
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Like my earlier post said, I use both, but for different reasons. I love the outside one for camping, makes it very private and keeps out the heat. It is not heavy at all, very light. Yes, you do have to dry it out when you get home if you store it wet. But have to do the same for my outside rug, so no big deal. I will NEVER go camping where it might snow, so that is not an issue for me. Now I use the inside reflective one for parking it in front of our house in New Orleans. I'm quite sure the outside one would walk away in the middle of the night if I put it on there, if you know what I mean :-(
Both serve there specific purpose well.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:19 PM   #14
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matching Lexington & Solera? Was that on purpose? His and hers?
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:11 AM   #15
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matching Lexington & Solera? Was that on purpose? His and hers?
Ha-ha. No, the Lexington is our best friends. He had an older Class A, but it really was too big to put in his yard, so he had to store it. That made it hard to just up and go. When we got our Solera, that got him to looking. He a was going to get a Solera, but needed more towing capacity. He's the dedicated tower! So, ended up with a Lexington. When we go camping, you will see both the Solera and the Lexington. (Wont leave home without him!). By the way, meet Displaced2 - better known as Wilson to us!!!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the input. Ordered a set from High end motorsports. Was going to order a set from sprinteraccessories.com but their shipping is outrageous. $39.00 if you can believe that. High end was 4.95.
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An accident in September and subsequent recovery prevented me from doing anything with the Solera till now.

Tried the shades today and they are just OK. Both the windshield and side shades are just a little undersized. The side shades have suction cups that don't hold all that well or at least not right now when it's a bit cold. Perhaps they will work better when they warm up. They aren't falling offor at least they haven't yet, but would prefer there was another way of securing them.

The windshield shade fits perfect top to bottom but leaves about a 1/4" gap on either side. Maybe on a hot day, they'll expand a little.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #18
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The side shades have suction cups that don't hold all that well or at least not right now when it's a bit cold. Perhaps they will work better when they warm up. They aren't falling off…or at least they haven't yet, but would prefer there was another way of securing them.
At the risk of sounding unsanitary may I suggest you spread a little saliva over the cups to help secure them better. I do this and mine have stayed secured through the coldest weather.
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An accident in September and subsequent recovery prevented me from doing anything with the Solera till now. Tried the shades today and they are just OK. Both the windshield and side shades are just a little undersized. The side shades have suction cups that don't hold all that well or at least not right now when it's a bit cold. Perhaps they will work better when they warm up. They aren't falling off…or at least they haven't yet, but would prefer there was another way of securing them. The windshield shade fits perfect top to bottom but leaves about a 1/4" gap on either side. Maybe on a hot day, they'll expand a little.
I don't think they expand, but could be wrong! Sorry you haven't been able to use your Solera. Glad to hear you are ok and can now. That is something to be Thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.
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