Kathy and I just got back from our first trip in our (used) 2011 Solera 24S. Took it to a Boy Scout training weekend, where we usually camp on cots under a tarp. What an upgrade! I was able to store all my training materials neatly boxed in the back, all ready to go. As we are vegans, we have always had to prepare our food separately from the group. Having our own kitchen made that a breeze!
I got a chance to operate most systems: generator, water heater and pump, oven, microwave, etc. I was surprised that I remembered how to get everything up and running, but it was simple.
We did set off the smoke alarm three times, with only steam from a pot on the stove. Are all the alarms that sensitive?
Also, we filled up for the first time since buying the unit. The previous owner had zeroed the trip meter when he last filled it. If that info was correct, we got 18.3 mpg on our first tank. That seems high based on what I have read here. Has anyone gotten that kind of mileage, or do we have an anomaly here?
Thanks for all the feedback in this forum. It has made our initial experience easy.