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Old 07-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Washer/ Dryer

Ok the DW would like a washer/ dryer set up. I don't know anything about them. To the guys and gals who have them in their RV, which type/ brand do you recommend? And why?
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The Splendide washer/dryer combo is excellent!!!. Ours is vented. We waited until they went on sale at Camping World and got a great deal. Sometimes we even wash clothes out by hand and just dry. them. I highly recommend this one. We searched for sometime and read many reviews. Good luck.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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Ok the DW would like a washer/ dryer set up. I don't know anything about them. To the guys and gals who have them in their RV, which type/ brand do you recommend? And why?
Simple..... Get a stack-able washer and driver; two individual units. The two together will be most likely cheaper than the combined washer and dryer all in one box. This would be especially true with service/parts.

Basically, it's comparable to putting in a household fridge instead of an absorption unit. Get parts/service at any Whirlpool (for example) dealer, etc.

Finally, the combined washer/dryer in one box units have extremely small capacities..... Basically a couple pair of trousers and shirts (for example) and you've got a full load.

These comments are really from the DW. I'm just doing the data entry.

My $.02 worth...... Others may feel differently.

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Stackable whirlpool is what we have and it's great. or equivalent. Boo said it well.
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We also have the Whirl Pool stackable. Works great. We do a load every day or so. Nice washer SS tub and lots of options this was all stock from FR. We use the dryer or a cloths line depending on the park. Our dog got sick and mess of the bed. We ended up at the cleaners 9 miles away and spent 16 dollars on three super loads. We had no sewer hook up.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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We have the Splendide all-in-one the pluses are that it does both wash and dry in one shot and it takes up less size/weight than a stackable pair. The minuses are that it takes a long time (2hrs) to go through the whole cycle and load size is much smaller than a home unit. Also, it's prone to wrinkle.

That said , my wife wouldn't camp without it. We do a load each day we camp. Usually we start it at the end of the day but early enough so that your not trying to sleep through the spin cycle :-)
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I agree completely with what Boowho and others said about the stackable and that should be the way to go as long as you have room for it. It has a good capacity and is a must for us. Be careful during installation,ours most likely got banged around when factory installed and now the door lock sensor is finicky. Also the dryer will most likely (and for our Berkshires might have to be only) be 110v so the dryer sometimes takes longer or have to dry some things twice. I have heard of some people with bigger high end coaches that have 220 power set up for their dryer but I dont think that is an option for us.
Besides all of that it will become something that you will use and depend upon so much that you will wonder how you lived without it! We do a load every few days as we have a 3yr old little girl and it is very handy. Also since many nice campgrounds/resorts dont allow clothes lines the dryer is great for towels.
About the only downside is we depend on ours so much we do limit ourselves to campsites that sewer hookups. Make sure everybody knows not to run it if your gray water is getting close to full or it will come up through the shower. You can guess how I learned this
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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If your a cool dude retired guy like boowho and spend lots of time camping and travelling then the two piece is likely the way to go. (yeah I am jealous boowho!). If your like me and still a young working stiff and don't get to use your coach nearly as much as you'd like to then the Splendide is just fine. We have 2 smal kids (1 and 3 years old) and just spent 2 weeks down in Maine. Did a load every other day and kept up fine with laundry. DanielJ is right the spin cycle is pretty wild on the Splendide but gets the job done. Previous owners of my coach used it pretty frequently and had no issues with it nor have I.
For us with the kids, having the extra space above the unit is a real plus.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:43 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies, I'm somewhere in between you and Boo, still working, kids are grown but still camp with us. We try to take a trip once a month. When we have the whole family with us (kids & significant others) we are 6 adults and go through lots of towels and cloths. The DW is tired of getting home and having to not only unload all the food but also start doing laundry.


Did most of you buy from an RV dealer and have it installed? Or is this a DIY project? I am pretty handy, just need instructions.
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We had ours installed by the dealer including the vent out through the side. We have a 390ts so the W/D goes mid coach rather than in the bedroom
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