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Old 01-21-2014, 10:43 AM   #11
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Looked at the 2014 Solaire 163X on web vs my 2012 Roo19.

163X plus:
tub vs corner shower
larger access to rear bunk
doesn't have the "new" bunk latches (but neither does my 2012 Roo)
more bathroom counterspace

Roo19 plus:
Storage shelves across top of bunk tents
Corner storage by door

Not sure what you meant by ducted heat. My Roo19 had heat ducted into bathroom. Didn't see anything really different in that regard with the 163X.

The graphics are nice with the black bottom. Although the dry weight is around 3392lbs, the GVWR is 7400. Says 3900lb cargo capacity. Sounds more like a toyhauler than a TT.
It have ducted A/C and heat where from what I can tell the Roo 19 has ducted heat only.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:11 AM   #12
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My dealer sells both Solaires and Surveyors, and I've noticed that they look very similar from the outside. Haven't been inside a Solaire, but I imagine the floorplans aren't that different. His prices on the two brands also seem to be pretty close.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:40 AM   #13
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I like the backsplash and counter as well.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:07 AM   #14
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I purchased a Sol Aire 190X in late December and pick it up in April. Going from a pop up to a TT is a step up & I have lots to learn. Been looking everywhere for Sol Aire reviews and can't find any anywhere.

I'll share my experiences when I pick up delivery in April!

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Old 02-02-2014, 01:28 PM   #15
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We just purchased a Solaire 213X Three bunk. I've been looking and explored many over the past year. I hope I am not wrong but I the solaire just seemed to be a bit better made and we love the floor plan and space. Also love that it's made in Michigan. :-)
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:30 PM   #16
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I purchased a Sol Aire 190X in late December and pick it up in April. Going from a pop up to a TT is a step up & I have lots to learn. Been looking everywhere for Sol Aire reviews and can't find any anywhere.

I'll share my experiences when I pick up delivery in April!

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We too are going from the pop up to the Solaire. I am just a tad excited for April!
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:38 PM   #17
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I spent the day organizing the stuff I need to move in to the trailer. It being 60 degrees today is a tease.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:41 PM   #18
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I'm in Michigan we're not even CLOSE to 60 and our new one is in storage until we thaw. So I'm envious you can even enter yours.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:47 PM   #19
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No mine is still in storage too unfortunately. All I can do is drive by it and say "see you soon" haha
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:02 PM   #20
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Been looking everywhere for Sol Aire reviews and can't find any anywhere.
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that's probably because this was the first year of the Solaire-named hybrid line. previously the Stampede was Palomino's hybrid brand and it's been around since at least 2000.
not sure why Palomino changed the name but if you want reviews of Palomino hybrids, use the Stampede name.
not too many Solaires out there yet.
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