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Posted: 06/23/20 09:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Second Chance wrote:

Our Whirlpool stacked pair are both 110V - and the same size as the Splendide stackables.

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Hi Rob,

Interesting idea. I found this Whirlpool option: Whirlpool WFW5090JW Washer LDR3822PQ Dryer. It is not a matched pair, but both from Whirlpool and the dryer is 110V. It can be stacked.

The washer seems to have some better ratings than the Splendide. Does anyone know about the comparison between this Whirlpool washer and the Splendide?

Thanks,

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Posted: 06/24/20 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I believe it would be harmless but if you connect to 30amp with an adapter, both hots on the 220v circuit in the camper will be connected to the same pole, so you would see zero voltage.

Anyone correct me if I'm wrong about the safety aspect?

It would have the downside, that you can't run the dryer if you have 30amp-120v service. Where as a 120v dryer could be run as long as you aren't running the air/con or other high draw items.


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Posted: 06/24/20 11:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

I believe it would be harmless but if you connect to 30amp with an adapter, both hots on the 220v circuit in the camper will be connected to the same pole, so you would see zero voltage.

Anyone correct me if I'm wrong about the safety aspect?


It wouldn't be unsafe. Any 120V parts of the dryer (or whatever) would continue to operate, so the timer/controls and possibly drum rotation might (or might not) still work, but it would not heat up. However, none of that leads to any particular safety issues.





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No one is addressing the performance issue. Having had both, the 110v dryer is Not even close to half the drying performance of the 220. The CFO says 220 dryer is mandatory anytime I start looking at coach porn.


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No one is addressing the performance issue. Having had both, the 110v dryer is Not even close to half the drying performance of the 220. The CFO says 220 dryer is mandatory anytime I start looking at coach porn.


This is true. But performance(which is really drying TIME) should not be an issue. Do you really need to dry your clothes that much quicker? Doug

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Bikeboy57 wrote:

No one is addressing the performance issue. Having had both, the 110v dryer is Not even close to half the drying performance of the 220. The CFO says 220 dryer is mandatory anytime I start looking at coach porn.


Well, connected to a 30amp pedestal, the 120v unit has much better performance compared to the 240v unit.

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First 50 amp RV's on 50 amp sites do have 240 if you care to wire it. HOWEVER some breaker boxes are not configured to allow it (mine is Progressive Dynamics)

BUT if you are on a 30 amp site.. NO JOY as those are only 120 volts This is why they do not put 240 volt stuff in RV's (Well they do now in some but)

Now I know they make RV washer/Dryers. And I know they make Dryers that can heat with propane or natural gas... Can not help with models however.


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