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Old 04-19-2015, 11:19 PM   #31
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I have a 2013 palomino solaire and have been quite pleased with it. I have had some minor problems and one major one that the dealer was quick to fix all under warranty. The major one was the black material under the slide ripping as it rolled over the metal rollers for slide. Dealer took the unit in and put wear strips mounted to underside of the slide where each roller is. Overall though it has been maintenance free for most part.

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Old 04-20-2015, 06:19 PM   #32
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OK... y'all have convinced me... it's back on the list.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:47 PM   #33
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We purchased a 2015 318tsbhk and it should be here mid February
How do you like it? We just purchased same model.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:51 PM   #34
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K_soldan.......we waited over 18 weeks for the trailer to arrive. It finally arrived and it was riddled with issues. We wound up purchasing a Grand Design 308BHTS.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:18 AM   #35
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We're waiting for Grand Design to come out with more TT floor plans. My short list is Grand Design Reflection, Winnebago Winn Ultra Lite, Gulf Breeze Champaign Series, Jayco Eagle, Solaire Eclipse, and Heritage Glenn... in no particular order. I am leaning toward Winnebago and Gulf Breeze right now. My problem with some of them is I can't seem to find out a lot about their construction and materials, particularly the roof...


mot1... I think you'll be happy with your choice... The Grand Design floor plans just don't fit my needs exactly. That's primarily why we're leaning toward the Winnebago and Gulf Breeze.
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:24 PM   #36
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As info... I went out looking yesterday, and went through 8 new Solaire trailers. There were a couple that I thought were stellar. Everything looked like it fit and gave me the impression that I was looking at a really well-made unit. One of the other 6 was OK and had just minor problems... that I could see. I would absolutely NOT have bought any of the other 5. So... if I ordered one and it came in "riddled with issues", as mot1 said, would I get my deposit back?

I went to this dealer because they carried 2 brands on my list. Along with the Solaire, they have Gulf Breeze Champagne series. I looked at 3 of them. Honestly I didn't see much difference in quality for the slight difference in price. One was excellent, except thae kitchen slide didn't go all the way out, left a 1" gap on the inside. And, I need a roof ladder. I always sweep off my slide top before retracting it. Gulf Breeze doesn't even offer that and doesn't install the reinforcements to support a ladder... dang it! Their 29BIK is my favorite floor plan, but then I gotta carry a ladder with me... not happening.

So, I haven't eliminated either from my list, but having seen the differences in attention to detail within the same models, ordering one is definitely out. I will learn from mot1 and not wait for a unit when the build quality is such a crap shoot.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:57 AM   #37
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Old thread and you may have already purchased a unit. Re ladder, there is a super cool folding ladder that'll fit into a PVC fence post cover (search poop tube holder on this forum to see what I mean). Google go logistics compact ladder to see it. Folds to 3" x 4.5" x 87".
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I wish I ordered the ladder for mine but I didn't. Now going to see if my local dealer will still put one on lol.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:20 PM   #39
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He said he would after I ordered my camper. He didn't wont to try and change anything on the order
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:56 PM   #40
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Old thread and you may have already purchased a unit. Re ladder, there is a super cool folding ladder that'll fit into a PVC fence post cover (search poop tube holder on this forum to see what I mean). Google go logistics compact ladder to see it. Folds to 3" x 4.5" x 87".
We're still looking, and waiting for Grand Design to come up with more floor plans. I went to Clovis, NM yesterday for a former employee, and good friend's retirement. I stopped in Abilene to look at an Evergreen Element trailer. COOL trailer, but expensive and a touch impractical, and no place for a ladder. I had noticed that my left rear tire pressure wasn't as high as the right. While sitting there as I looked this trailer over, it lost another 4 psi... so I sat in a crowded Discount Tire store for 3 hours because of a screw, instead of looking around more and getting back on the road. Oh well... I am currently in the mode of getting some improvements done at home, and about to spend some major bucks on a new well, sprinklers, and landscaping, so I am definitely NOT in a hurry on this. I have just over 16 months to get this figured out and decided...

Thanks for the replies and suggestions... and... safe travels!
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