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Old 07-31-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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All electric coach

In an all electric coach...

1. Is the Dryer operated on 240VAC, 30A
This means he can buy the dryer from Lowes and use it

2. Is the Washer and Dryer on separate lines
This ensures both can be run together w/o tripping breaker

3. Is the stove a 50A, 240VAC (like house stove)
This ensures there is four burners and rapid heating power

If these are not, then how are these wired
Does one need special appliances?
What size generator?
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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If you look at some of the luxury coaches they are pretty much all electric. Many of them don't even have propane tanks. They're wired as 240VAC. When their plugged in to a 50 Amp pedestal the coach itself is wired so it see's the full 240VAC, unlike a typical coach which sees two 120VAC circuits feeding two sides of the coach. Of course when plugged into a normal 50Amp campground pedestal they can't power everything. Just not enough current available. That's why their self sufficient.

Not sure about how some of the appliances are wired but when they use some of the heavy current demand items, they will run off of either inverters or the generator. Had one in the shop a while back and it had two 4000 watt Xantrex Inverters. If memory serves they had either eight or ten huge AGM batteries. I'm not sure but I imagine the generator was on the order of 15,000 to 18,000 watts. Maybe even 20,000Watts.

The appliances were just the standard residential type. Of course they were really, really nice appliances. Probably of a higher quality them most of us would even have in a stick home.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:40 PM   #3
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So it appears that there are two kinds of all electric coaches.

One that supports 240VAC based appliances such as an
electric dryer and electric cooktop and the other kind doesn't

I assume you are talking about coaches such as Prevost that falls
in this category. These have two 4kW inverters and a 20kW generator.
However when subjected to campground 50A supply they have the same
constraints that other non-prevost electric coaches do.

In the other category, is the dryer a 120V, 15A based such as a splendide?
Is the electric cooktop 120V, 30A based?
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Don't some have two 50amp cords??
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In an all electric coach...

1. Is the Dryer operated on 240VAC, 30A
This means he can buy the dryer from Lowes and use it

2. Is the Washer and Dryer on separate lines
This ensures both can be run together w/o tripping breaker

3. Is the stove a 50A, 240VAC (like house stove)
This ensures there is four burners and rapid heating power

If these are not, then how are these wired
Does one need special appliances?
What size generator?
Depends on who makes the coach. Ours is almost all-electric. We got the all-electric option, but had them leave in the propane cooktop (and tank) instead of the electric cooktop.

1. Yes, dryer is 240VAC, 30amp. It's a standard Maytag, just a small "stackable" size.

2. Yes, separate breakers for washer and dryer.

3. No. We didn't get it, but I believe the cooktop is 120VAC induction, probably 30amp. That's so it'll work on the inverter if needed.

Ours is a 12.5KW Onan that produces 240VAC, 50amp per leg. Same our our shore power supply.

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My Kountryaire is not a MH but a 5er. It has 220 Volt 50 amp and a LP 6.5 Generator. The washer dryer are Sears apartment sized which operate off 120 volts. Sears dish washer/U Line ice maker/mircowave are also 120 volt All can be operated at the same time on true 50 amp shore power include HWH or generator
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