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Old 06-27-2013, 05:00 AM   #31
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You might also want to understand the cargo carrying capacity you will sacrifice. It's fairly tight and you'd give up about 100lbs of ccc with the Bigfoot system.

Do you solero owners have problems without stabilizer systems?
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:46 AM   #32
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You might also want to understand the cargo carrying capacity you will sacrifice. It's fairly tight and you'd give up about 100lbs of ccc with the Bigfoot system.

Do you solero owners have problems without stabilizer systems?
I don't have leveling jacks or stabilizer in mine. I don't even carry blocks (might do that in the future - blocks, I mean). No, this Solera owner doesn't have a problem. It's just two of us and two dogs, so a little rocking when we move around is fine. Kinda fun when it's windy, too!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #33
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I don't have leveling jacks or stabilizer in mine. I don't even carry blocks (might do that in the future - blocks, I mean). No, this Solera owner doesn't have a problem. It's just two of us and two dogs, so a little rocking when we move around is fine. Kinda fun when it's windy, too!
Spoken like a true champ = from the flatlands of LA/AL
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #34
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Spoken like a true champ = from the flatlands of LA/AL
You are completely correct! Have only ever taken the Solera to Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. So ... you are right, as soon as we take it somewhere where there are actual hills - I might feel quite different. Very good point!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:08 AM   #35
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You are completely correct! Have only ever taken the Solera to Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. So ... you are right, as soon as we take it somewhere where there are actual hills - I might feel quite different. Very good point!
Debbie: Oh for a level campsite!! I envy you. I've got the little Hopkins Levels stuck to the side of our Solera, and I've yet to find a campsite completely level here in NC - even though they LOOK level when we pull up to it! Of course, one problem with our MS is lack of storage space, much less than in your S. Here's link to the levelers I use (carry 4 of them). They are lightweight and give 3.5" lift, which is plenty for the short wheelbase Solera in most instances. If not, I'll change campsites!

Come on up here to God's country and you'll need 'em!! LOL

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Thanks ... I looked at the above ... looks good. I have a $250 gift card coming in the mail - I'll go back and use it on purchasing 4 of these for when I do venture out of the flat land!
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Thanks ... I looked at the above ... looks good. I have a $250 gift card coming in the mail - I'll go back and use it on purchasing 4 of these for when I do venture out of the flat land!
If I can suggest, you will need no more than three of them. At least one wheel will remain on the ground; likely two.

I did just get off the phone with my dealer regarding installed weight. Per the information he got from Bigfoot, a four-jack system will add 65-75 pounds to the unit.

As for level campsites, I'm sure they are out there; I've just never found one out here in the Pacific Northwest.
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If I can suggest, you will need no more than three of them. At least one wheel will remain on the ground; likely two.

I did just get off the phone with my dealer regarding installed weight. Per the information he got from Bigfoot, a four-jack system will add 65-75 pounds to the unit.

As for level campsites, I'm sure they are out there; I've just never found one out here in the Pacific Northwest.
Wow, that's a lot of weight for a Solera, which doesn't have a lot of margin to start with

If you are leveling front to back and don't need side to side, then you'll need four - one for each of the dual wheels. I prefer having one under each wheel - not sure it makes that much difference, but who knows?

Pacific NW sounds like most of the east coast!
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I have the big foot stabilizers on my Solera and I can't complain. I did a trip in May and even towing a dolly and car behind me I didn't have any problems getting around. Even going through the mountains in W. Virginia. If you want to call those mountains.
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I have the big foot stabilizers on my Solera and I can't complain. I did a trip in May and even towing a dolly and car behind me I didn't have any problems getting around. Even going through the mountains in W. Virginia. If you want to call those mountains.
I used to live in WV - yes - those are mountains!
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