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Old 07-09-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Electrical outlet while driving

I have a 2011 Berkshire 390bh. I was told when I bought the coach that at least one of the outlets was hot while driving. Does anyone know what outlet this could be? I think I've tried them all and can't find any that are functional while driving. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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none will be hot unless you have an inverter, the generator running, or connected to shore power. Sounds like another uninformed salesmans mouth running.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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I have a 2011 Berkshire 390bh. I was told when I bought the coach that at least one of the outlets was hot while driving. Does anyone know what outlet this could be? I think I've tried them all and can't find any that are functional while driving. Any suggestions?
Are you asking about 12 Volt outlets or 110 outlets?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:01 PM   #4
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Silly question- do you have the inverter on? If so, I believe most of the outlets will be hot.
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:36 PM   #5
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I know that the red main power light by the front door goes out as soon as you start the unit. I was told one of the outlets would be hot, but I can't find that outlet. Leaving for Disney on Monday and will require lots of recharging along the way, while driving. Help?!?
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:52 PM   #6
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For us to help you out, help us out..! Answer this question: Do you need 12volts while driving or 120volts? If it is 120volts, then a previous poster already said it: Turn on the generator or invertor(if you have one), ALL outlets will be functional accept the one that the living area TV is plugged in to. If you need 12volts while driving, the outlets on the dash should be functional ALL the time.
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Are you asking about 12 Volt outlets or 110 outlets?
110 outlet(s)
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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I really do not want to drive with the Generator on unless I have too. And I don't believe I can control the inverter WRT the outlets once the coach is running, right?
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I really do not want to drive with the Generator on unless I have too. And I don't believe I can control the inverter WRT the outlets once the coach is running, right?
control the inverter WRT??

If you are going to Florida you will probably be running the generator so that you can put the roof air conditioners on. The dash air won't do much of anything to cool the back of the coach. Running the generator will use about 1/2 gal of fuel per hour.
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We drove from Colorado to Florida and back during the first two weeks of June. We had 9 people in the coach on the way down and 7 on the way back. We had to run the gen to power the two a/c's. The front a/c in the cockpit area just isn't enough to cool the whole coach given the heat and humidity in the south. We also ran it at night when stopped at walmart and rest areas as it would have been too hot to sleep comfortably. I haven't done the math yet, but the 1/2 gallon per hour sounds reasonable. I put 100.5 hours in the gen in that timeframe.
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