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Old 07-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #11
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We ordered our Solera last year second week in March, we finally got it the second week in June. it was about 3 weeks over due of what they had first told us. It was worth the wait however we love it and have pull 12000 miles on it so far planning another 2000 starting next week. I know it hard but be patient.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:45 PM   #12
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:57 PM   #13
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Very normal for the process to be prolonged. Don't panic. You haven't lost 10k. We ordered our first coach in early sept and were told it would be ready for a halloween delivery. Well, it wasn't ready until mid december and didn't take delivery until end of january. And thats in the off-season. You can always call FR and ask about the process and where it is on the line. Best of luck!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #14
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"We are experiencing higher than normal call volume...Please hold the line and the next available representative will be with you."

That has been our theme song this year. What happens is a dealer calls and says "how long to get a unit". We tell them "oh end of July right now" (which would be 10 weeks lets say). Dealer tells customer. Customer finalizes deal, dealer waits on financing approval. 2 weeks later dealer places order (so in theory delivery is 2 weeks into August now). But dealer heard end of July, not 10 weeks. In the meantime, during that 2 week period we take 6 weeks worth or orders.

So it is not unusual this time of year...but it has been an unusually busy year. Give me your name and model and I can look it up.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #15
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"We are experiencing higher than normal call volume...Please hold the line and the next available representative will be with you."

That has been our theme song this year. What happens is a dealer calls and says "how long to get a unit". We tell them "oh end of July right now" (which would be 10 weeks lets say). Dealer tells customer. Customer finalizes deal, dealer waits on financing approval. 2 weeks later dealer places order (so in theory delivery is 2 weeks into August now). But dealer heard end of July, not 10 weeks. In the meantime, during that 2 week period we take 6 weeks worth or orders.

So it is not unusual this time of year...but it has been an unusually busy year. Give me your name and model and I can look it up.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:50 PM   #16
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We ordered in mid-March,and our Class C did not come off the production line until 17 June, about 13 weeks from order. At the time we ordered, 6-8 weeks production was the norm, but it is much longer now, more like 12+ weeks for the reasons prior posts name. Neither RVdirect nor Forest River were ready for a sudden increase in Class C shipments (more than other types of RVs) from an improving economy and lower gas prices. Check out The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association: Current Month Summary which is the shipment statistics from Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). I think if you and I could have predicted this, we both would have ordered earlier, we live in the North-East and summer is half over

Class C Shipment Increases Over Last Year at This Time:
Jan 38.6%
Feb 52.7%
Mar 12.5%
Apr 64.5%
May 37%
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #17
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"but it has been an unusually busy year.

We can only hope that means the economy is improving.
And allow me to add my thanks to the factory reps who subject themselves to abuse on these boards!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #18
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Sorry that any of you that have ordered an RV have had to wait past a projected delivery date, but it is the law of supply and demand, not enough capacity with high demand, try and not blame the dealer or the manufacturer, they are doing the best that they can and don't forget all of the suppliers of components that go into these rigs also can hold up production.
Our "I want it now" society seems to forget its a multitude of parts that all must come together at once to make it happen.....and unfortunately and frustrating as it is sometimes delays happen
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #19
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Economy improving? You bet (at least RV economy)

We saw our first Solera at RV show in January. Had only seen a Winnie View on MB chassis prior to this. We bought the Solera.

On trips we regularly take note of RVs similar to ours. This past weekend on trip to NC mountains saw at least half dozen MB sprinter chassis motorhomes on the road (one I'm pretty sure was a Solera). Not a scientific research, but still a good indicator. Maybe just more people retiring!
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:14 PM   #20
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We are presently in Alaska and the Sprinter chassis rig are like hair on a dogs back, I'm seeing them every time I turn around. I think most of them have been the Navion rig.

Talked to some of the ones that are stopped and have a free minute and they all have been really happy with their units.
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