Keystone RV Adds SolarFlex as Standard Equipment
Get the power you need, standard.
Keystone RV is adding an enlightening new feature to its RVs as standard equipment. According to the company, its new Solarflex solar energy packages will be added to all new travel trailer and fifth-wheel models starting in fall 2021 with the exception of its destination trailers.
This move means you don’t have to piece something together from the aftermarket or purchase an optional package from the company. Keystone made this move after noticing it was what customers wanted.
“Over the past few years, we’ve seen demand for solar power skyrocket. As the market continues to expand and groups like Harvest Hosts, Campendium, and Hipcamp offer non-traditional campsites, we expect this trend to accelerate,” said Josh Miller, vice president of sales.
The SF200 will be standard on everything Keystone builds, with upgrades to other packages available. The SF200 package features 30A solar roof ports, Zamp side-mounted solar port, Future Solutions 200-watt panel, 15A Victron smart MPPT controller with Bluetooth, and an inverted loop prep for up to seven outlets.
The SF400i is an optional package that will be available on Passport, Bullet, Cougar, Outback, Arcadia, Sprinter, Montana/High Country, Alpine/Avalanche, Raptor/Carbon, and Fuzion/Impact. It’s a $2,250 upgrade over the standard SF200 package. No upgrade is available on the Hideout and Springdale at this time.
The SF400 features two 30A solar roof ports, two Future Solutions 200-watt panels, a Zamp side-mount solar port, Victron smart battery monitor with Bluetooth, 2,000-watt inverter with built-in transfer switch (seven receptacle circuit), a second inverted loop run for the AC, and a CS2 solar cable splitter.
From there, you have the option of the SF600i-L. This optional package is available on Arcadia, Alpine/Avalance, Raptor, and Fuzion. It’s a $12,000 upgrade over the standard equipment.
The SF600i-L features two 30A solar roof ports, two JPP 300-watt panels, Zamp side-mount solar port, a 50A Victron small MPPT controller with Bluetooth, Victron 3Kva inverter with built-in transfer switch (seven receptacle circuit and one AC without converter), Victron smart battery monitor with Bluetooth, Victron Cerbo GX, Dragonfly GC3 lithium-ion battery that offers 270Ah, battery guardian system, and a CS2 solar cable splitter.
Last, but certainly not least, there’s the SF1200i-L, which is an optional package for the Montana only. This costs $19,500 to upgrade over standard equipment.
This package includes two 30A solar roof ports, four JPP 300-watt panels, two 50A Victron smart MPPT controllers with Bluetooth, Zamp side-mount solar port, Victron 3Kva inverter with built-in transfer switch (seven receptacle circuit and one AC without converter), Victron smart battery monitor with Bluetooth, Victron Cerbo GX, Dragonfly GC3 lithium-ion battery that offers 270Ah, battery guardian system with energy management, and CS2 solar cable Splitter.
“We saw an opportunity for Keystone to set a much higher bar for comprehensive, affordable, state-of-the-art RV solar energy systems,” said General Manager Matt Christensen, who championed the project.