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Old 06-13-2014, 10:49 PM   #11
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Sadly, decent user manuals are a thing of the past. What passes for a "user manual" these days is a collection of generic statements; half of which will not apply to your model.

Product manufacturers won't spend the money to produce a decent manual; they just want to give a potential customer the impression that there is a user manual.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:20 AM   #12
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Maybe it's time for a Solera Owners Manual Wiki. Owner/Fan driven.
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:55 PM   #13
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Looks like things haven't changed in 2 years! Our 2012 Solera came without an owners manual. Or "dealer" DID give us a thorough one hour walk through. This was our first RV, so we knew nothing. The rig came with a "library of users manuals and warranties" for everything from the porcelain toilet to "Fantastic" vent -- but no organized "Owners Manual".

For what I paid -- a nice three ring binder with a logo on it with the contents organized, and handy list customer service numbers for questions would have been nice!

I both called and e-mailed Forest River "customer service" and didn't even get a response.

If I had to do it again, I would have both "videoed" the initial walk through and asked more questions, and had something to review later if I needed to!
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:29 PM   #14
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We took her out for our first camp trip and figured out most of the systems. My only complaint is the fresh water tank could be larger. :-)
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:52 AM   #15
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Maybe it's time for a Solera Owners Manual Wiki. Owner/Fan driven.
A wiki is nice. It would be some work to set up for Forest River website. Website administrators probably figure that, with the search function of their website, plus internet search engines like Google, that users can quickly get to the info that they need.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:29 AM   #16
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We took her out for our first camp trip and figured out most of the systems. My only complaint is the fresh water tank could be larger. :-)
That's a double-edged sword. If the fresh water tank were larger, the gray-water and black-water tanks would need to be larger as well. That means a larger RV. There are trade-offs in just about everything. With a little planning, I think you will find that your water usage will be come more efficient.

Glad you got out with the new rig. Each time out, you will learn a little more about it and how to make it work for you.

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Old 07-02-2014, 09:43 PM   #17
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With our 2015 Solera, we received a "Motorized Users Manual" which is pretty generic, and the Sprinter chassis manual - just looked at both tonight. There's also a generic manual on the Forest River website, but it's for trailers, and non-motorized campers.
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