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Old 01-03-2014, 01:57 PM   #21
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So we will only be able to use it at campgrounds with 240 volt 50 amp, maybe some 30 amp 240 sites but would be dryer only when it's on at 30 amp site.
Not to be a wiseacre, but I hope for your sake you never plug into a 30 amp receptacle that's wired for 240 VAC.

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Old 01-03-2014, 04:53 PM   #22
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John (cmpncrsaider),
I am very very concerned about your statements. If you buy an RV stackable washer/dryer you will not need nor get what you suggest. If you install a residential washer and dryer stackable you will never get the current from your existing electrical panel to run the dryer. If you connect to any RV pedestal at a campground, you will not be able to connect to a 240 volt dryer whether 30 amp or 50 amp. It is important that you understand the difference between a residential connection compared to an RV connection.
As stated above, yes you are getting a total of 240 volts "available" from the pedestal but only 120 is available on one line and another 120 on the other line. Both are NOT going to the dryer (or any other device in the motorhome.)
I do agree having a separate washer and dryer is better but please understand they are 120 v units.
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John (cmpncrsaider),
If you connect to any RV pedestal at a campground, you will not be able to connect to a 240 volt dryer whether 30 amp or 50 amp.
As stated above, yes you are getting a total of 240 volts "available" from the pedestal but only 120 is available on one line and another 120 on the other line. Both are NOT going to the dryer (or any other device in the motorhome.)
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I agree.
A 30A RV pedestal receptacle can't be used for any 240V appliance because it only provides 120VAC.

However, since 240VAC is "available" in every "properly wired" 50A pedestal receptacle, a 240V dryer can be used in any RV.........but only if the proper circuit breaker, wire and receptacle is added into the RV.

120V dryers, like this one: Whirlpool 3.4 cu. ft. 120V Electric Dryer - White : Sears Outlet, are available.

IMO using a 120V dryer would be more sensible, (and less expensive), than re-wireing an RV to use a 240V dryer....(AND a 120V dryer can be used with power from either a 30A or a 50A pedestal receptacle).

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Old 01-04-2014, 05:14 PM   #24
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I agree.
A 30A RV pedestal receptacle can't be used for any 240V appliance because it only provides 120VAC.

However, since 240VAC is "available" in every "properly wired" 50A pedestal receptacle, a 240V dryer can be used in any RV.........but only if the proper circuit breaker, wire and receptacle is added into the RV.

120V dryers, like this one: Whirlpool 3.4 cu. ft. 120V Electric Dryer - White : Sears Outlet, are available.

IMO using a 120V dryer would be more sensible, (and less expensive), than re-wireing an RV to use a 240V dryer....(AND a 120V dryer can be used with power from either a 30A or a 50A pedestal receptacle).

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I hear want your sayin but panel under the bed to location of new dryer is an easy run, 30 amp 2 pole breaker , 30 amp receptacle, and about 10' of #10 wire. That said 120 volt dryer is worth looking into for sure. Maybe I'll start a thread to see if people are happy with 120 volt dryer.
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I hear want your sayin but panel under the bed to location of new dryer is an easy run, 30 amp 2 pole breaker , 30 amp receptacle, and about 10' of #10 wire. That said 120 volt dryer is worth looking into for sure. Maybe I'll start a thread to see if people are happy with 120 volt dryer.
If you were to do that you would only be able to run the dryer when connected to a 50A shore line. A 30A or less shore line or your generator will only provide 120V. Overall it seems like a poor idea.
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Yes it is easy to rewire your dryer feed to 240 volts but before you do I would check on the wattage of the 120 volt dryer vs the 240 model. In the compact size there may not be much of a difference in performance. And as far as the poll goes, my DW loves the way our washer & dryer work. I don't know how we'd get through those damp rainy days without them.
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Chris,
I was thinking the same thing but I didn't know if it would not run at all, or if the heating elements would trip the breaker? I guess it would depend on the wiring of the specific dryer??
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If you were to do that you would only be able to run the dryer when connected to a 50A shore line. A 30A or less shore line or your generator will only provide 120V. Overall it seems like a poor idea.
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You are correct that a 30A or less shore line will only provide 120V.
(I also believe that a using a 120V dryer makes the most sense).

However, some, (most?), RV generators provide two lines of 120VAC to the coach.
A properly wired 240V dryer receptacle in a coach with a generator providing 2 120V lines to the coach will/should get 240V from either a 50A shore power receptacle or from the generator.

Again, I recommend consulting an electrician before modifying the AC.

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However, some, (most?), RV generators provide two lines of 120VAC to the coach.
A properly wired 240V dryer receptacle in a coach with a generator providing 2 120V lines to the coach will/should get 240V from either a 50A shore power receptacle or from the generator.
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As far as I know the 5,500-watt Cummins Onan Marquis Gold generator in the OP's coach only outputs 120V.
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However, some, (most?), RV generators provide two lines of 120VAC to the coach.
A properly wired 240V dryer receptacle in a coach with a generator providing 2 120V lines to the coach will/should get 240V from either a 50A shore power receptacle or from the generator.

Again, I recommend consulting an electrician before modifying the AC.

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But a 50 amp RV circuit is two 120 feeds at 50 amps EACH, that's 12,000 watts. So, in order to use the full capacity you would need a 12,000 watt generator although you could use less IF you watched your usage.
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But a 50 amp RV circuit is two 120 feeds at 50 amps EACH, that's 12,000 watts. So, in order to use the full capacity you would need a 12,000 watt generator although you could use less IF you watched your usage.
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There are 2 "out of phase" 120VAC 30A lines coming from my 6.3 KW Onan.
Since most 240 VAC dryers need less than 30A, 50A is not necessary.

But since neither you or I intend to use a 240V dryer in our RV, (because a 120V dryer makes more sense), it matters not!

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