I agree with with you. The RF Power marine 1000 watt 5 channel amp is the only way to have the system work correctly. Not only do you need to purchase the amp, you will need additional wiring harness (plural) to hook up system correctly from ride command output.
Do you have any pics from your install to help the rest of us out? I am saving up for the new amp and will install myself. Any advice or pics would be very helpfil.