Originally Posted by bclemens
To each his own...but a few notes...
2. That's not wood flooring. That is vinyl flooring with a woodgrain print.
3. That is freshwater including water heater...so really 44 gallons of fresh. Which also happens to be 367 lbs. You'l find most people don't travel with full water due to weight.
4. What is an "upgrade AC fridge"? We all use LP/Electric fridge.
5. Not wider...just longer (but the coach is 25' compared to 24'6" as well)
6. that is nice
Another thing to remember if you're comparing apples to apples. most dealers quote the Solera with the SE package. The Prism LE is a stripped down version. The Solera SE is an upgraded version and will have...
-Glass LED lighting throughout (not plastic).
-Fiberglass Front cap
-Gas AND Electric water heater (Prism is gas only)
-Soft touch ceilings
-raised panel cabinets in wall AND base cabinets
-drawers in the dinette. Prism you have to lift up the seat cushions.
There may be more...but that's what I can remember off the top of my head.
It's great to have you as such a great resource here. I have a few questions though - and I'm not trying to be a pain, I'm truly curious.
What is the benefit of frameless windows?
What is the benefit of the "soft touch" ceiling? What is the ceiling in the Prism? (my current older coach has an "upgraded" soft fabric-type ceiling which is hard to clean and bugs stick to it (don't even think about killing a bug on the ceiling!)
What is your opinion of the advantage of the fiberglass roof over the TPO? I've heard arguments both ways, but would appreciate your take on it. . .
Just my opinion for you to take back to the designers (and I'm an architect so I feel justified and qualified in my opinion here) - the cherry woodgrain-look dash is nice in the Soleras with the cherry cabinets, but looks absolutely hideous in the coaches with the maple cabinets. There should be another dash option for maple cabinet version, imo.
For some of us who appreciate a more modern aesthetic, the raised panel cabinet doors are definitely NOT an advantage. But alas, it's not worth the extra $20K+ to go with a View/Navion. Any word on a more modern interior option in the future?
Sorry for so many questions, but there's a lot to compare. . . thanks so much for your expertise!