Message for Mark, when we were discussing 12 volt chargers for computers you mentioned that your bus is 24 volt. I've been thinking about that, and I think you will find that the actual cigarette lighter is 12volt the same as in our Isuzu truck. It would be worth checking this out, because if it is you could easily charge your laptop while you are driving using a 12volt lead similar to the one we have. All the Japanese trucks I have owned in the past 20 years have all been 24 volts with 12 volt cigarette lighters, possibly another Coaster bus owner can clarify this for you. Grant
Thanks for that, Grant. You are very likely correct, when you think about it. I had merely assumed (without thinking about it) that "that end" of the bus was 24V and "this end" is 12 V. The laptop charging is not the issue, as we have a 12V cigarette lighter-type outlet in the house part: I was mainly concerned with getting a 12V supply for a GPS - since they seem to last only around 3 hours on battery.
I'll have a check tomorrow and let you know. Hope your evening's excitement wasn't too much for you
(Come to think of it - I don't even recall seeing a cigarette lighter outlet on the dash. Be interesting to see what is there, in the morning )