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Old 06-18-2018, 09:36 AM   #11
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The trailer has 240, it is the non commercial generators that do not output 240.

240 dryers are more efficient but you lose the ability to use with a standard generator or when on 30 amp service.

Trade off.........
Correct, and thank you for the input. My two 3500 Champions give me a full 50 amps, but itís 110, not 220.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:53 AM   #12
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^^^^^ That is why I ordered the "Commercial" 6500 it has two legs of 110V = 220V.

Silly to have a 220V dryer and not be able to run it. I had the first one installed by Rolling Retreats as DRV would NO WAY allow Cummins/Onan to install the Commercial version of the 6500.

Alicia offers this as a Dealer added option now.

ONLY negative is the dishwasher does not like the power from the gen as it's not "clean" enough. Not a biggie!
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:24 PM   #13
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^^^^^ That is why I ordered the "Commercial" 6500 it has two legs of 110V = 220V.

Silly to have a 220V dryer and not be able to run it. I had the first one installed by Rolling Retreats as DRV would NO WAY allow Cummins/Onan to install the Commercial version of the 6500.

Alicia offers this as a Dealer added option now.

ONLY negative is the dishwasher does not like the power from the gen as it's not "clean" enough. Not a biggie!
And yet they allowed me to order a Diesel inverter generator, that was installed after the build but before paint at Onan in Elkhart

Of note is the 8K inverter gen is not a 240 model.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:13 PM   #14
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I have read about a 220v dryer being installed, is a propane dryer out of the question? These 110v dryers just don't cut it.
Our 220V model has performed very well. We have no regrets, and we would order the exact same setup again. Ariston, Splendide stack-able, vented

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Before you invest any real money in a washer or a dryer, remember how small these loads are and how long they take.

Actually at laundromat prices our units paid for themselves the first yr. We just kind of run them a forget them around our normal activities. Pretty darn stress free.

Compare a laundromat load and a Slendid load from an owner that will give you an honest answer. Mama better love to do laundry.
Yes there is a load size difference, but everything is a compromise in RV'ing isn't it? We even have a golf cart and there is 5 ea. laundries at our current resort. If I was to suggest loading it up, I don't think I can even describe the look I'd get from DW,
Well, we all have our own sack of rocks to carry.
BTW: Papa does just as much laundry around these parts as Mama, so don't even go there, Bro.


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The trailer has 240, it is the non commercial generators that do not output 240.
240 dryers are more efficient but you lose the ability to use with a standard generator or when on 30 amp service.

Trade off.........
Such is life, and of course it's nice to have options.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:44 AM   #15
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Such is life, and of course it's nice to have options.

True.

Given the choice of no washer and dryer, 120 or 240, for our purposes the 120 works very well.

A bit smaller loads, bit longer to dry, but we usually have an abundance of time while out camping.

We both use the machines and really like the convenience of having it onboard.

Last trailer had the combo, worked great for 9 seasons.
The separates in this rig are even better.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:37 PM   #16
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True.

Given the choice of no washer and dryer, 120 or 240, for our purposes the 120 works very well.

A bit smaller loads, bit longer to dry, but we usually have an abundance of time while out camping.

We both use the machines and really like the convenience of having it onboard.

Last trailer had the combo, worked great for 9 seasons.
The separates in this rig are even better.
Port, that is an excellent summation.
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I still laugh about this. Ten years ago when we looked at a Travel Supreme my wife opened up the cabinet where the WD was and said, "what a waste of space". My jaw hit the floor and I said, fine, you can go to the laundry mat without me! She learned real quick that the 'space' was used much better for a WD then for shelves or whatever. She now loves the WD!! I still tease her about that, lol
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Propane

I wonder if in the small enclosed space of our 5ers carbon monoxide toxicity might be an issue with propane.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:29 PM   #19
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I wonder if in the small enclosed space of our 5ers carbon monoxide toxicity might be an issue with propane.

CO is a concern with any fossil fuel appliance - internal combustion device
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rjallred,
Do you have a CO-generating device in your trailer?
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