Originally Posted by gellis1
It does not I was hoping the electrical system had something to control that the size panel I got doesn't put much charge on anyway I put in a battery charge gauge on it so I do watch that.
For just a small panel to serve as a "maintainer" you are probably fine. If you go with bigger panels its worth adding the controller.
The solar prep package from the factory is really just wiring. Would have been nice if that came out before we bought ours. Pulling wiring for our solar setup was a fairly involved task and is something much more easily done at the factory while the rest of the wiring is being pulled. I'm glad to see FR started doing this. I think its a good compromise between adding features and keeping cost down. Saves a lot of hassle if the owner wants solar and doesn't add much cost if the owner doesn't need solar.