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Old 08-22-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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Talking Just bought a Solaire 25bhss

Well after eight years of discussion between the wife and I, we have finally agreed to get an RV. We have settled on the Solaire 25bhss for our first rig. Neither of us have ever done any RVing or camping, but we wanted to find a way to spend more time with our four little ones while they were still little ones.

Over the past eight years we have collected some tailgating type stuff for fun and games. Now that we are taking delivery in a couple of weeks, we have started looking for items that are necessities. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum and congrats! You can search this forum and RV.net for great lists of items you might need.

The Solaire is a really nice trailer in it's price range, just make sure you do a thorough PDI with your dealer and check out your trailer roof to bottom side to catch all the small issues and fit and finish items that can be addressed right away.

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Old 08-24-2014, 09:52 AM   #3
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Thanks Lou. I will get up there and double check it. We were looking at Motorhomes die a while but decides on this because I did not want to spent that much having never stayed in an Rv.

Fortunately the dealer is giving us 27 free nights in campgrounds around Louisiana to try things out before we take it in a long trip in Feb.


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Old 08-24-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Solaire family. We looked long and hard at this model before deciding on the 269BHDSK instead. Both had very nice features. Especially liked all the outdoor storage on the 25BHSS. Enjoy!!!
As to what not to forget, I'd put at the top of the list everything to handle black waste. This includes chemical for the tank, good quality sewer hose, rubber gloves, RV toilet paper.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:08 PM   #5
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Thank you we spent most of the weekend buying stuff everyone has listed. We expected to have a buying weekend like this and have been saving, but you can go broke outfitting an rv. It was not as bad as it could have been giving we have been picking up the odd thing for eight years and storing it.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:25 PM   #6
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Agreed, but just get the basics for now. Additional items make great gift giving ideas for Christmas or birthday, plus as you are out some of the fun is the hunt for just the right accessory. And, who knows, what is "essential" for one person may be useless for another.
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Congrats on your new Solaire 25bhss! Take things slow at first and read the forum so you can learn from other peoples mistakes.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:01 AM   #8
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Congrats and have fun. I was in the same place you are now in March of 2012. Now I've sold that forts new RV and purchased another. Bigger of course!

Just remember, your RV (and everything else for that matter) is on loan. Use it to make memories with those you love. You won't take the RV with you, but the good memories you will.
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Nice rig. Congrats. We purchased a 26 bh this year. Love it.


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Old 09-06-2014, 11:28 PM   #10
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We brought it home today. Had a bit of an impromptu tailgate in the driveway. Click image for larger version

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