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Old 08-18-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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Block heater

Having problem finding switch for block heater on 2014 Berkshire 390 FL.

Now I see a breaker for it in the panel. GFI-- and in the inverter bay I see a GFI plug in with a cord plugged in the GFI plug in ?? Guessing that wire going to a switch someplace.

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Old 08-18-2014, 01:25 PM   #2
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No switch. Of you want to shut it off you need to unplug it or flip the breaker. At least for mine, i can say i traced the wire.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:31 PM   #3
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Well my breaker was on. And that wire is plugged in. Ok. I'll test the circuit Thanks

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Old 08-18-2014, 01:40 PM   #4
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Ok when I throw the breaker it kills the plug in the inverter bay. So now I'll trace that wire & see if it goes to the motor without a switch. Seems odd that it be set up that way. Heck they just as well hung cord out the back of RV???

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Old 08-18-2014, 01:53 PM   #5
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Block heater

How do you know that it is not working? The heater I mean.

I had an F250 with the 6.0, just had to plug in the wire and the heater came on. This is the way they are set up. I have never heard of a heater having a switch. I leave the one on my coach unplugged.


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Old 08-18-2014, 07:05 PM   #6
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How do you know that it is not working? The heater I mean.

I had an F250 with the 6.0, just had to plug in the wire and the heater came on. This is the way they are set up. I have never heard of a heater having a switch. I leave the one on my coach unplugged.


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Thanks Cajun.

Well my coach is less than a month old so if it has a block heater I assume it will work.

Now my last coach had a switch along side of the bed. So I was looking for a switch.

What I found was a breaker for a block heater in the panel at the foot of the bed. Now what does that breaker run??? What it runs turns out to be a GFI receptacle wall plug that is located in the inverter compartment.

Now there was a cord plugged into that receptacle that I haven't traced yet. My guess is that it goes to the block heater. I just figured it might have a switch in the line as my last coach did.

So I guess either throw the breaker or unplug the plug from the receptacle that is stuck in behind the inverter.

Easy either way after you understand it.

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:01 PM   #7
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Russell, On my 2011 390BH, that plug is for the block header. On mine, I leave it unplugged, unless I want the heater on. That is a regular type electrical box, so you can plug something else in there if you wanted (the breaker would need to be on of course). Craig


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Old 08-18-2014, 08:06 PM   #8
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I agree on plugging anything in it. Thanks for the conformation on that plug being the heater.

If I ever use it I'll just use the breaker as the switch

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:16 PM   #9
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Ours is easy to reach in the power cabinet, so when not using is for the engine block it is a power outlet for what ever needs to be powered, drill, vacuum when cleaning bays, patio lights.
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