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Old 12-28-2019, 11:25 AM   #1
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Factory solar systems

Does anyone know anything about the new super solar flex system? I haven’t been able to find any pricing from our local dealer or others I’ve reached out to. A factory installed and warrantied system sounds like a great option to me but I can’t get anyone to say how much it costs.
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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This might help:
https://gpelectric.com/product-categ...ex-kits-solar/
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:57 PM   #3
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It was announced at the fall Rally. I think it is stioll in the testing/engineering phase.
4 265W panels screwed in BattleBorn batteries, soft start ACs and more. I did not hear the price.
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Old 12-29-2019, 04:01 AM   #4
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It was announced at the fall Rally. I think it is stioll in the testing/engineering phase.
4 265W panels screwed in BattleBorn batteries, soft start ACs and more. I did not hear the price.

As I am looking at new a Montana this is starting to look interesting, I may have to wait a year! Hot Dog!
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Old 12-29-2019, 07:14 AM   #5
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The 2020 brochure says the system includes
4 grid style 265 watt solar panels
A 60 amp MPPT controller
2 250 amp hour dragonfly energy lifepi4 batteries
225 amp precision circuits battery guard
3000 watt hybrid inverter with every electrical outlet inverted
50 amp precision circuits management system
2 15,000 btu power saver air conditioner with soft start

With that set up you can boondocks for a long time
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Old 12-29-2019, 08:36 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info on the solar upgrade, the catalog the "saleman" gave me didn't mention the upgraded Solar Package, I boondock from about Sept. 1st to about May 15. so that would be of great interest. On your description of the Solar Package it says it included a 300 watt hybrid inverter, should that say "3000 watt"?
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Old 12-29-2019, 08:59 AM   #7
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Dragonfly== Battle Born
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:00 AM   #8
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Yes 3,000 watt hybrid converter. Team Montana just got back with me on a price. According to them it’s a $15,000 option. Out of my league for now but it’s honestly probably about what it would cost to put that kind of a solar package together. Dragonfly doesn’t even list a 250 amp hour battery. The 100 amp hour is $800
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:18 AM   #9
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Tehy battery is especially made for this application
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:46 PM   #10
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My dealer just quoted me $19,000US MSRP which probably equates to the $15,000 mentioned above. Similar systems installed by aftermarket guys are going to be in the same ball park. There are lots of questions. Iím not sure which Magnum inverter they are using but I canít find a model that handles two legs of fifty amp incoming power. Appears to have two MPPT charge controllers which suggests two strings on the solar panels. But again finding technical information is difficult. Having it fall under the warranty would be great however, should there be any issues with the system it is unlikely most dealer techs will have the knowledge to deal with this. Iíll continue down my own path. It also appears to consume most if not all of the front storage bay and I hope to be a lot more space conscious.
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:46 PM   #11
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Dragonfly is definitely the spin-offin-house OEM brainchild of Dennis and Sean. If someone is not electrically inclined itís not a bad way to go at all just premium spend. If you some DIY ability you can get twice the bang for the same buck.
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Here's the latest announcement. If I were buying a new rig I would definitely give this a hard look as we do some boondocking and I have looked into putting in my own system with Battle Born Batteries, solar, etc. The issue is going to be price for the convenience of having the system OEM.

https://rv-pro.com/features/dragonfl...c2MDE2NDU1NAS2
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The factory option is very expensive and there is always the fear the OEM will cheap out on things to cut costs. So far it looks like Montanas will have decent components with this option. You can also get a kickass system installed by RV Solar Solutions(they have a great reputation) for a lot less than $15,000. The price killer is the LiFePO4 batteries. Not everybody will want them. Their plus is weight savings... important for full timers, not so much for part timers. Worth checking into. A second plus with the Battleborns is the warranty and the ability to easily add drop in batteries to increase your battery bank if your needs change. We are considering this route. Genny, 3000W hybrid inverter and 400AH to start, then add solar (plenty of room on the roof of our 3813MS. Then increase the battery bank to 600AH. Less of a shock to the bank account spread out this way. Down side... we might miss out on the tax credit currently 26% of the cost, next year it drops to 22% then disappears in 2022. So we might bite the bullet on the whole shebang and wipe about $3000 off our tax bill next april. Food for thought. OR, you could do some reading and DIY and save big. Its not really rocket science and knowledge is power.
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