I've finally got all of the parts ordered for my system. I think it is better than I was expecting, and I was able to get exceptionally good prices (mostly due to connections with an insider):
Magnum 4024 (4kw, 24v) pure sine wave inverter -- $1,450
Magnum ARC50 remote control -- $150
Magnum battery management meter -- $130
Magnum automatic generator start -- $200
Magnum MMP250-30DD electrical panel -- $425
Magnum back panel for mounting inverter and electrical -- $60
Midnite Classic 150v MPPT charge controller -- $550
Midnite 15A DC breakers (4) -- $40
Trina 230W panels (6) -- $1,750
Midnite combiner box -- $67
I am getting a lightly used 1,040 ah (20 hour rating) battery bank (24 2v Deka cells tied together into 2 parallel strings of 24v) for $2,000 from the local Deka battery distributor. I have also picked up a like-new Honda EM6500SX generator for $1,800. The generator has a 3-wire remote start that will work with the Magnum AGS.
My total cost (minus shipping on the solar panels and miscelaneous wires nuts and bolts) comes to $8,622. I was trying to stay at a budget of $9,000 total, so I think I got the best system I could get at that price.
I'm going to be building my own mounts for the pv panels.
Pictures will come once I start setting everything up.