We are close to handing over a large wad of cash for a 2012 378 but I'm still in the research research research phase. It doesn't help that we live in the middle of nowhere and a trip to the dealer we are looking at is 4,000km away.
I'm hoping an existing owner can help my understand what electical appliances use DC power vs those that use AC power vs those that use propane in the 378. The company website is useless at finding that level of detail.
There does not appear to be an innvertor included in the base package so either a lot of stuff is working off of DC power or not much works unless you have shore/generator power.....
Starting with the Onan generator all the literature says 5.5kw but nothing says gas or LP?
The two aircons on the roof AC only? Fireplace AC only? Oven/Microwave AC only? I assume all the interior lights are DC? I assume the water pump, sliders, awning, entry step, leveling jacks etc are all DC. Arctic pack heater pads DC? Water heater AC or DC? Fridge AC or DC? Haven't been able to figure out if the sliders are electric/hydraulic ram or electric/cable?
I guess the question boils down to what does not work unless you have shore power or the generator running. Has anyone seen a power requirement/amperage list for the electrical appliances on board? Just trying to back-of-napkin what type of battery bank/invertor wattage you'd need for what type of operating time without the generator running. Fuel consumption rate on the genny?
On a slightly different topic, how loud are the generator, furnace, water pump and AC when running? Am I waking up when the wife flushes the toilet and the water pump kicks in or if the furnace/AC kicks in is the question
I know these are pretty basic questions but I really can't find the answers in any of the online documentation, which is rather surprising for some of the electrical stuff.....
Thanks in advance for any help!!! I'll try to give back to the forum once I have any idea what I'm talking about