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Old 07-17-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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Looking to possibly purchase a Solera

Presently, I own a 2013 Lexington 283 GTS, and am now looking at purchasing a new 2014 or 2015 Solera 24R. It is only my wife and myself so the smaller size would work. What I am really looking for is much better handling on the road and possibly not having a toad behind. My wife and I drove a 2014 24S today and liked the way it handled very much. The Mercedes Diesel engine and drive train seem well matched. Any thoughts on changing to the Solera would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Old 07-17-2014, 08:17 PM   #2
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Our 24S has proven to be just fine once we added Solar and an inverter for boon-docking.

No changes to the Sprinter as it works flawlessly after 30k miles.



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Old 07-17-2014, 10:01 PM   #3
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I find the 24R to handle very well. Some add the Helwig sway bar to improve handling even more, but I think it does well without. I am able to drive many hours without tiring out which I attribute to the comfort of the Sprinter.
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Love our 24s
Just get a foam topper for the bed
Amazing amount of storage both interior and exterior and the unit will fit on any camping spot


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Old 07-18-2014, 08:14 PM   #5
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We bought a new 2014 24R today. We will take delivery in a week to 10 days. Thanks to all who replied. Will be head to the Forest River rally Aug 2nd. Hope to meet some of you there.


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Old 07-20-2014, 05:22 PM   #6
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Just a heads up, all the 2015 Solera's should be coming with memory foam in the mattress.
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:41 PM   #7
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Bclemens wrote: Just a heads up, all the 2015 Solera's should be coming with memory foam in the mattress.

I am at the FROG Rally and just saw and felt the new mattress. It is really nice. Would it be possible to purchase one for my 2014 Solera 24RLS and have it sent to me? I am scheduled for the Solera factory tour on Thursday. Thanks.


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I have to talk to the parts department about how they would handle that. They typically only go through dealers for various reasons.

I'll be out at the show tomorrow along with helping with the tour on Tuesday. I'll see if I can get an answer by then.
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I just bought a 2015 Solera but it didnot have the memory foam?
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:04 PM   #10
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It's a running change, not listed in the current brochure.

They look just like a normal mattress. I also plan on changing the cover to a micro-fiber so its easier to tell.
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