Vicki - sorry for not replying...I didn't realize I had a pending message! You should know that we have a CLASSIC 5.0, not the new 5.0TA (tandem). Plus we bought it used so there were only a few things we have had done to it. If you have not done so already, I would urge you to post a question on the forum itself so that people who have purchase the new 5.0TA in the last year or so can respond to your question. Besides, the new 5.0TA has many standard items which used to be 'options'. For our two cents...we strongly recommend the solar panel option...we had that added on after we bought it used.