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    Opinions Please - 3rd AC Option w/ Heat Pump on Solitude 378MBS-R

    We are ordering a 378MBS-R. The build sheets (from factory, not online) offer the 3rd ac with heat pump as a $1300 (MSRP) option. One dealer's sales rep says definite recommendation, another says, meh, not so much. We are ordering dual pane windows, not for insulation, but for decreased sound transmission and condensation.

    What do you think?

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    I'd get it. Our Momentum was 43' I couldn't imagine not having that 3rd AC. We also had dual pane windows. I suppose it really depends where you'll be camping most of the time, but we were happy to have it.

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    Thanks. Our 312 has a hard time keeping up with 2 ac units when we camp in the deep south and where they use the expression, "as hot as Georgia asphalt". And the 312 volume has to be significantly less than the 378. Was looking at the ceiling when we were in a retail unit 378 the other day. Not sure where the 3rd ac would even go.
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    I heard you may not be able to order the 3rd AC due to supply shortages....You may need to ask and see. You may end up having to have it installed as a dealer installed option or aftermarket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavysledz View Post
    I heard you may not be able to order the 3rd AC due to supply shortages....You may need to ask and see. You may end up having to have it installed as a dealer installed option or aftermarket.
    Yes, have heard that, too. However, there are a couple of incoming 378s to a dealer near us (NC) that have the 3rd a/c option installed. VIN assigned and dealer confirmed.

    The generator option is appearing on the build sheet, too, even though there was an announcement from GD that generators will not be an option until further notice.

    Also, heard from our closest dealer that there was another 2% price increase put in place today. Haven't seen the newest numbers, but I don't doubt it.
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    Just confirmed base price increase of ~3.5% on the 378
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fsalmy View Post
    Yes, have heard that, too. However, there are a couple of incoming 378s to a dealer near us (NC) that have the 3rd a/c option installed. VIN assigned and dealer confirmed.

    The generator option is appearing on the build sheet, too, even though there was an announcement from GD that generators will not be an option until further notice.

    Also, heard from our closest dealer that there was another 2% price increase put in place today. Haven't seen the newest numbers, but I don't doubt it.
    The generator option is not on the newest build sheet.
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