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Old 01-22-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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New Solera 2012

I havenít taken possession yet, but was wondering about things to ask and look for on the walk through.
Did anyone discover an issue that I should be aware of?

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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Did not find any problems or surprises with mine. Good luck. Take notes during tour.

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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Thanks PAPAP: Saw something on a thread about the weather seal under the slide-out which gives me concern, but thats something to put on my list!

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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Picked up my 2012 in August. One item to ask about is the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank. There were two 2012s side by side but one had the DEF tank in a side compartment and the one I bought had it under the hood. The tech had to call someone to find mine. There seems to be more than one layout. Because mine was under the hood there was more storage space on the side. I even have a pass thru compartment the other one didn't have. Pay attention to the winterizing. I missed the part about the valve in the rear compartment. Also how to retract your slide out if the power fails.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:07 PM   #5
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If you have any power equipment like slide outs, awning, or electric tongue jack be sure to find out what to do in case it doesn't work.

If possible it wouldn't hurt to video tape some of the PDI. Put your smartphone to use.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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On the 2012 chassis we opted for the DEF tank to be in the engine compartment. It is a smaller tank, but for RV users, they don't go through it that quickly. And, as previously mentioned, it opens up a storage bin. For the 2011 chassis, there was only the outside tank options.

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