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Old 04-20-2015, 04:52 PM   #11
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If the Jayco is manufactured like their (my) 5er, GO with the Solera.

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Old 04-20-2015, 05:07 PM   #12
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I looked at both and chose the 2014 Solera 24R. I liked the floor plan and felt quality was better than Jayco. Was worth the higher price for us. After almost a year am still happy with our choice.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:00 PM   #13
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Thanks for the help. We love the floorplan but the maintenance costs have us worried
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:46 PM   #14
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The maintenance can be up there a little but really not that bad. Oil changes are every 10,000, and if you can do it yourself you save there. I did have the fuel filter changed by MB at 19,000 cost about $150 but they also checked recall notices and update the computer. I've found that a lot of things are DIY, manuals and youtube help on a lot of things. If your not afraid to get your hands dirty their not hard to work on. Good luck with what ever you decide.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:49 PM   #15
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Solera -Do you love them??

We enjoy traveling in our Solera, and to your specific question...yes, we do love our Solera!

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Old 04-21-2015, 12:38 AM   #16
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We have put about 7500 miles on our 2015 Solera which we have had for about a year. The Mercedes has given us no problems. By the way they increased the oil changes to 15,000 miles. We have had a couple problems with the coach which the dealer has taken care of at no cost except time. We love going places in the Solera, it turns much sharper than the Fords, does not get thrown around by winds as bad as the Fords, pulls a load without sounding liking a jet taking off like the Fords. It is very easy to drive even in towns. It can be parallel parked! It gets 13-16 mpg.
Negatives are that the black and gray tanks and waste lines are just hanging out in the weather to freeze(We live in the Montana Mountains)(I built a box around mine and installed tank heaters). Number 2 is sway which really doesn't bother me while driving down roads of any description but is bad when turning on uneven ground at slow speeds. There are many threads on this topic if it bothers you enough to do anything about it. So far we really love the Solera, it makes going places and stopping wherever you want a joy.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:16 PM   #17
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Absolutely love our Solera!!!

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