Owning an RV is suppose to be relaxing I read that somewhere boy were they stretching the truth.
Within another thread on this forum there was a lengthy discussion about changing out bulbs to a brighter bulb since the supplied bulb did nothing to illuminate the road and that seemed easy in its self so I went to the parts store and bought the brightest model in that series and took it home. Since my unit was still at FR at the time I could do nothing else at the moment except I did ask FR to verify the series bulb in the 2015 Berkshire XL. They could not find out the bulb info but did determine that the headlight assembly was a 2008-2010 Audi. Researching on the computer I confirmed that it was a 2010 Audi A4 which uses a projection assembly but all the info only said bulb included not much help. Going into Sylvania's website and putting in that vehicle info for the assembly it said it was an H7 bulb but still I could not verify if that was true until today when I jacked up the front end and crawled into the area behind the headlight. Removing the bulb it did not say H7 as I thought but did say H9 so off to the parts store with the old bulb for what I again thought will be a easy trip to return the wrong bulb purchased weeks ago and purchase a brighter version of a H9. The gentlemen behind the counter looks at me and reply we don't carrying anything brighter than the basic bulb in fact that is the only thing we carry in the H9
. He then goes to his computer and looks up websites for HID H9 and surprisingly finds some but not in his inventory. He indicates that is not a popular item I replied it might be if you stocked it. He suggests that an H11 comes in a brighter bulb but you would have to rewire the plug. Why oh why do I think that would turn into another cluster trying to rewire something in a limited space.
Anyway for all you XL and possibly XLT owners who have the assembly from the Audi if you are looking for brighter headlights at the moment you are out of luck. I am still researching options for us but one thing so far is a true HID bulb which is longer than the normal bulb may not work in the projector Audi assembly even if I find one so stay tuned to the next chapter.