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Old 03-10-2014, 06:51 AM   #1
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Difference between 2014 and 2015?

Just ordered a 2015 Solera 24R. Have seen the 2014s on the lot and in the brochures, and am wondering if there are any significant changes I can expect in receiving a 2015 instead?

We ordered the following options: full body paint, grill with quick connect, fantastic fan in LR, Bigfoot rear jacks, LR 12v TV, and back up camera.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:26 AM   #2
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Congrats on your new Solera 24R! Shouldn't be any changes at this time of year between a '14 and '15. Any changes usually happen later in the year.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:46 AM   #3
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We ordered a 2015 24R also. I was told that the SE Package is now standard and solid surface countertops are being replaced with Formica in order to save weight. Brian from FR mentioned in another post that they might increase the size of the propane tank but I don't know if this has been confirmed or is something FR is looking at doing later in the year.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:21 AM   #4
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We have the 24S and have had it for 3 years. We love it, and very jealous of all the upgrades offered now! The levelers and different floor plans and moving the DEF tank under the hood.

Hope you guys enjoy yours as much as we have ours!

Happy camping!
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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Rear Window?

Also, I've noticed on the FR website that the 360 tour of the 24R bedroom shows a solid back wall behind the bed with two small side windows in the slide, but in the units we've seen on the lot, there are 3 windows in the slide - 2 small side windows and one large window behind the bed. Anyone know what's up with that and how to know what we'll get?
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:06 PM   #6
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We have a 2014 R ..Just be aware that unless FR did something about the location of the backup camera you will not be able to see anything about 3 ft or closer to the rear end because of the placement of the camera. The rear slide awning obstructs the camera view. I consider this a major safety issue.

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Old 03-11-2014, 11:20 PM   #7
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That would be totally unacceptable, the backup camera would be useless if you can't see the tow hookup!
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:37 PM   #8
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"a major safety issue"? I'm not sure I follow. Back up cameras are optional, not standard. If no back up camera is not a major safety issue, then I'm not sure why one that limits the view within 3' of the bumper would be.

Having said that...we are looking at a longer mounting bracket. Not because it is a safety issue, but because we'd like you to have full functionality. I'll post once I hear something.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:09 PM   #9
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Hey bclemens, we just ordered ours on 3/8, so can you be sure to throw that longer mounting bracket for the camera on ours? lol
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My expectations were that I would have full functionality. In my mind it is a safety issue because you have a camera and are looking at the camera view and unless you remember (every time) that you cannot see what is behind you within the first 3 feet you may backup and hit something or someone. My spouse only drives the RV rarely and had no clue she couldn't see the first 3 feet and backed up with a neighbor's child walking on the sidewalk behind the RV. To me that is a safety issue. What is the point of having the camera if you have to get out of the RV to check to see if anything or anyone is directly behind you?
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