Just returned from our first weekend out with our Solaire. Overall we were pleased with the experience. We do have several "minor" things that need attention, which I'll be addressing with dealer this week and taking it there for fixes.
1. Our bathroom door doesn't latch. The strike plate is set too high, so the latch in the door doesn't line up. The rear bunkhouse door also doesn't sit quite right, and needs adjusting.
2. We have about 3 pieces of trim that are just coming off. Looks like the factory just set the brads they used too low so they went through the trim.
3. After two nights, using our furnace only at night, a burner on the stove one time, the rear grill for one meal, the hot water heater being on for the two days and the fridge running on propane for about 4 hours, one of our 20lb tanks was empty. That doesn't seem right at all, given that our usage was really nothing I'd consider excessive and we only got 2 days on the tank. Either our dealer didn't fill the tanks fully when we took delivery, or there is a leak in the system someplace. Either way, I'd like it fixed and to know I can get more than 2 days out of a single tank. On our prior class c, I could almost go a season on a 30lb tank, so I'm hopeful for a whole lot more usage on a single tank!
4. We have two screens we can't open as they're just wedged in the window frames. Hope they can be fixed somehow.
5. I still have a small water leak in the front compartment door, so they can look at it and hopefully figure it out.
Our experiences definitely point to some quality control issues at Palomino, which have resulted in some poor craftsmanship. My dealer said Palomino has typically been better than many other brands, but recently she's seen some definite quality issues. Don't know about other manufacturers enough to know if that's a common issue across the industry.
Like I said however, overall, I felt good about the first time out. I do wish the bathroom was a bit bigger on our trailer, but we'll get used to it I guess. I was grateful for the 7' wide profile, especially when trying to squeeze into the site we were given. And our pull vehicle (a GMC Sierra 1500HD 6L) pulled it just fine. I'm still messing with the WD hitch and sway control to find the best setup, but it traveled well.
Anyway, just thought I'd share our experience with a Solaire after our first trip, again the 28QBSS. I don't see many posts about the Solaire line so maybe others can benefit from your experience, and ours as well.
Hope you're enjoying your's still!