Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-05-2015, 07:52 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 59
Time to rename to "Solera and MBS"?

Given that MBS versions of the Sunseeker and Forester are the new options for owners purchasing on the Mercedes cab chassis, and that MBS owners are best served when searching and posting to this Solera forum, is it now time to rename the forum "Solera and MBS"?
__________________

__________________
jdyson
(former owner, went back to Class A)
(but enjoyed our brief 'experiment' in downsizing!)
'16 Forester MBS 2401R
Hellwig 7254, TireMinder A1A & Sumo Equipped
jdyson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 07:56 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
dukeboone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 268
Seems like a simple solution to me and I know it's been discussed a few times.
__________________

__________________
dukeboone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2015, 09:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 254
Makes sense to have the MBS chassis coaches together but some Solera owners have disagreed in previous discussions even though the majority of MBS owners use the Solera forum. The only ones effected by the Solera name are the new members who look/post under Sunseeker and Forester and get little information and few replies.
__________________
SSmbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 09:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
RedLdr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 1,217
See Here for a thread with the current status of the rename request....
__________________
Wayne and Christine
2018 Sunseeker FT TS2390
Chassis: Ford Transit 350HD, 3.7L Gas, Six speed automatic

RedLdr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 10:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Florida/Thailand/Texas
Posts: 230
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedLdr1 View Post
See Here for a thread with the current status of the rename request....
Here is a thread you left out: Time to Change the Solera Forum Name?

__________________
CaptDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 09:09 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
RedLdr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 1,217
There are several threads requesting the update / name change...it has been a popular, or unpopular , subject for awhile it appears. The one I linked just has the latest status from a Site Team member on a possible change.

Now that the Solera name plate has ceased production maybe it will add a little motivation to update the forum.

__________________
Wayne and Christine
2018 Sunseeker FT TS2390
Chassis: Ford Transit 350HD, 3.7L Gas, Six speed automatic

RedLdr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 03:42 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 207
With all due respect Red, the fact that the Solerea name will no longer be produced is exactly why the forum should retain its name. How would a future owner of a new-to-them Solera have any idea where to get model specific info?

Create as many forums as necessary. It'snot to hard too subscribe to multiple forums. I personally subscribe to a few of the navion/view forums for additional MBZ info.

If it ain't broke don't fix it!!!
__________________
2011 Solera 235S
Freightliner Badge
cousin01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 03:54 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Florida/Thailand/Texas
Posts: 230
Quote:
Originally Posted by cousin01 View Post
With all due respect Red, the fact that the Solerea name will no longer be produced is exactly why the forum should retain its name. How would a future owner of a new-to-them Solera have any idea where to get model specific info?

Create as many forums as necessary. It'snot to hard too subscribe to multiple forums. I personally subscribe to a few of the navion/view forums for additional MBZ info.

If it ain't broke don't fix it!!!
'X2"-Well said, Thank You!!!
Very Respectfully,

CaptDan
2013 Solera "S"

__________________
CaptDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 06:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 254
I believe in its present form it is broke. Keep the Solera name but add Sunseeker/Forester MBS. Long name but if it works and keeps people happy. You can find
basic RV info on any of the sub forums but this sub forum is valuable for its Sprinter based discussions.
__________________
SSmbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 06:22 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
RedLdr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 1,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by cousin01 View Post
With all due respect Red, the fact that the Solerea name will no longer be produced is exactly why the forum should retain its name. How would a future owner of a new-to-them Solera have any idea where to get model specific info?

Create as many forums as necessary. It'snot to hard too subscribe to multiple forums. I personally subscribe to a few of the navion/view forums for additional MBZ info.

If it ain't broke don't fix it!!!
With all due respect I requested the Solera forum name be expanded to include all MBS models. I haven't asked for the Solera name to be dropped from this forum or any other.

You bring up a good point, dropping the Solera name would indeed make it difficult for a purchaser of a "new to them" Solera to find the info they want. That wouldn't be smart...

I also believe that by not renaming the Solera forum new MBS variant owners are being put through a similar difficulty in finding the info they are seeking. IMHO that isn't particularly smart either. In both of these cases we are likely discussing a new member who may not be particularly forum or even web savvy.

FR has dropped the Solera name and replaced it with the Sunseeker and Forester MBS name plates. And now the Dynamax Isata MBS is being created. They are still a FR Class C MBS, just with new names and trims, so why create three new forums, (Forester MBS, Sunseeker MBS, and soon Isata MBS) due to a FR marketing move? IMO creating multiple new forums to cover the 99% the same info is a waste of time, effort, and just dilutes the excellent information already contained here.

When the response to a new MBS members question in the Forester or Sunseeker forums is "check the Solera forum", or something to that effect, that shows why the name expansion is needed.

I guess the "bad" news is other MBS variant owners, like me , have already "invaded" the Solera forum. And there will be a lot more joining as more of the "SOB" versions of the original Solera hit the market place.... All I'm requesting is that we all try and make it a bit easier on the new MBS variant owners to find us and then use and contribute to the great information already contained here...
__________________

__________________
Wayne and Christine
2018 Sunseeker FT TS2390
Chassis: Ford Transit 350HD, 3.7L Gas, Six speed automatic

RedLdr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
solera

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 AM.