We have a 2010 Solera which we purchased early this year. We had a 2004 Rialta before. How are you doing in fuel mileage?
I'm disappointed with ours. Our friends have a Winnie View, same chassis year, and they are getting an easy 18 mpg on the highway. I have a hard time getting 14-15 mpg keeping it at 55 on our flat FL roads. Terrytown RV ad to which I responded was, at that time, advertising up to 21 mpg. I knew that was pie in the sky hype but was hoping for at least close to 18 mpg. Salesman claims mileage will get better with more miles (have 3500 miles on it), but the Winnie View got 18 mpg from day one. The Solera is a little heavier (190lbs dry) and a lot higher than the View. View has a better aerodynamically designed front overhang, too.
Originally Posted by George
Are there any other Solera owners out there? I would love to share Solera experiences with you. So far the rig seems good, but then I'm coming from a 97 Rialta. I think I miss the squeeks and rattles most but really love all the room. You Georgetown owners go ahead and laugh. At 24.5 feet long I am amazed how much more storage and room I have now. The slide of course helps. This is the first time with a diesel engine so I would really appreciate any advice on that. Love the power on hills. I think once on a steep Pennsylvania hill in the Rialta I was passed by a lady pushing a baby carriage. OK, an exaggeration but not by much.