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Old 12-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Household dryer.

I'll a household dryer work in a 5er?
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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If you got the room power and an exhaust vent I don't see why not.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #3
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If it's gas then you need to change the orifice to LPG. If it is electric then you need one that runs on 120 VAC versus 240 VAC.

A place to put it with ventilation to the outside will also need to be figured out.

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If it's gas then you need to change the orifice to LPG. If it is electric then you need one that runs on 120 VAC versus 240 VAC.

A place to put it with ventilation to the outside will also need to be figured out.

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You can wire any 50 amp unit for a 220 dryer. You have 2 legs of 110 coming in to your breaker box. Simply come off both legs and wire a 220 receptacle to your dryer. Finding a location for the larger dryer is the challenge.
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You can wire any 50 amp unit for a 220 dryer. You have 2 legs of 110 coming in to your breaker box. Simply come off both legs and wire a 220 receptacle to your dryer. Finding a location for the larger dryer is the challenge.
He hasn't stated whether his rig is 30 amp or 50 amp.

If it is a 50 amp rig, then you are correct however, there are only 100 amps available to use at any given time. When running a 240 VAC Electric Clothes Dryer I would definitely monitor how many amps are being used.

Plus if you happen to plug into a 30 amp pedestal, you will want some way to shutoff the possibility of using the 240 VAC dryer.

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I have been full timing for 5 years now. Once we hooked up to 30 amps and this was early in our rv time.
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We have been RVing since 1984 and had plenty of sites with 30 amps only and a few that were 20 amps. The newer parks are pretty much going with 50 amps...but they are not everywhere.

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I've been as far south as you can get at Key West Florida and as far north to Fairbanks Alaska.

I have seen it all, 20 amp, 30 amp, 50 amp and no amp.

It just depends on where you choose to travel.

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We do always stay at the best park. Only reason we used the 30 amp was due to our ignorance. We ask for 50 if none available we go elsewhere
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"Finding a location for the larger dryer is the challenge"....As Glenn said, finding room is the biggest hurdle. The 120V dryers are <24" wide, the 220V dryers are 27". All W/D closets I've seen in assembly line in RV's are 24". Whirlpool makes a nice 120V, but you could do a google search on compact dryers for others.

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I was researching dryers and found a Samsung 25" unless my memory fails me. It was 220/240. "might" fit
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