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Old 01-12-2016, 01:34 AM   #1
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Solar plug

Recently purchased a 2016 Montana 3160RL. In the utility compartment, there is a solar outlet or plug. How can I use this feature?
 
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:45 AM   #2
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Someone that has seen this will chime in, but as I remember the posting...it is next to worthless. John
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:29 AM   #3
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That is a proprietary plug for connecting the Furrion 95 watt "portable solar power charger", yours for only $499, available from Furrion. The connector is just a 10amp fused connection directly to your battery bank. This connection does not include a solar charge controller, it's only wire and a fuse. If you connect some other brand of panels to this, you will need to have a charge controller between the panel(s) and the connector.

I have contacted Furrion multiple times to see if a plug is available but have never received an answer. The only thing the connector does is allow Keystone to say our new Montanas are "solar ready". Nice advertising, but no real value as it is.

If you want to use your own portable solar setup, I guess you could change the connector out and reuse the wiring to the battery.

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Old 01-12-2016, 12:46 PM   #4
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Dave is right on the money. I replaced it with my own wires and plug. See my blog. What they installed is a gimmick to say they have solar prep, but is useless.

http://montana3611rl.blogspot.com/20...automatic.html

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