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Old 06-26-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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2017 Classic Question (Batteries and Solar Controller)

Hello folks. I just wanted to ask anyone with a 2017 Classic with factory solar installed, exactly which batteries and charge controller are standard on the trailer? I'm trying to learn/understand ... I want to upgrade the charge controller with enough capacity for a small bit of growth/rapid 4-stage charging and it would be helpful to know exactly which model is installed now.

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Airstream is only using 10 gage wire so you won't be able to upgrade very much, not with out upgrading your wiring. Check with your dealer.

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2017 Classic Question (Batteries and Solar Controller)

Unfortunately, dealers are mostly CLUELESS about solar. Best to find a certified, experienced RV solar professional to get some REAL answers.
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Lew, I suspect that dealers are clueless about a lot of things, based on the answers I have gotten for simple questions. I submit that all too many of them are only good at selling things. There are notable exceptions, sadly they are a minority.

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Your suggestion is much better than mine!!!
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