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Old 07-19-2011, 01:23 PM   #11
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If I recall correctly, what I saw on the park hookup was (2) 25 amp breakers in tandem.... so if you split the legs, you'd only be getting 25 amps.
I wouldn't mind doing a single 50 amp service and split off a leg for the rest of the trailer, but I'm concerned about the current draw from the water heater not leaving enough available current for the rest of the trailer. Of course being an on-demand unit, it will only be drawing when there's a demand for hot water.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #12
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thought the 50 was technically 2 30 amps?
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:17 PM   #13
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I'm a total n00b, but I'm pretty sure they are 2 25 amp legs.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:17 AM   #14
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i believe when u take a second look, u will find a twin 50 amp at the pedistel. there is over 3 times electrical power available at a 50 amp site (actually 3.33x) than at a 30amp site.

if u have a trailer with a 50amp service, u will find a twin 50 main in the breaker box.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:37 AM   #15
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thought the 50 was technically 2 30 amps?
and this one>> I'm a total n00b, but I'm pretty sure they are 2 25 amp legs.

NOT TRUE.

Please read here---
The 50-amp 120/240-volt 3 pole 4

Or just google
how to wire a 50 amp rv receptacle
and stop guessing!!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:25 AM   #16
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Please read here---
The 50-amp 120/240-volt 3 pole 4

Or just google
how to wire a 50 amp rv receptacle
and stop guessing!!!
Bookmarked that link, thanks neighbor! (I'm in Frankfort). Very good info there.

And I'm not by any means "guessing" when it comes to wiring up 240. I wasn't concerned with it at the time I plugged into the 30 amp service, only trying to recall what I thought I saw there.

BTW: I wouldn't advise ANYONE to simply Google something as potentially deadly as wiring up a 240v service, there's way too much bad advice on the web (much of which I've seen on ehow.com).
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bookmarked that to! good to know incase i put a 240v washer/dryer in.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #18
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bookmarked that to! good to know incase i put a 240v washer/dryer in.
Is that common to install 240v laundry service? I'm sure it would dry much faster than a 120v unit. I just picked up a Splendide washer/dryer unit that will require 120v @ 10 amps. I'm thinking if I run a 240v service I should have enough power to take the 10 amps from one of the legs.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:06 PM   #19
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homegrown, the sear stacker/washer is 240v. id love the 110 splendide units but im quoted 1600/piece for them.. the sears stacker is 990$ lol
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:39 AM   #20
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I really lucked out when I got our Splendide combo unit. I was literally ready to order it on line for around $1200 (which was a good price), but decided to just take a quick look on Craigslist. Found a guy selling one with about 3 months use on it for $400. It was 10:00 at night and I normally don't call anyone that late, but decided to anyway. Turns out he was a night owl (his wife worked 2nd shift), so I drove an hour to Louisville and picked it up. Love the unit, it works great.

I think I will check into one of those filtered dryer vents to capture the otherwise wasted heat, as long as moisture isn't an issue.
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