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Old 08-14-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Washer/Dryer & TV Question

I Want to get a washer dryer combo. I don't understand how it works, and I need some information of what do i need. I have a 2016 SLR Thunderbolt and I have hook up in garage. So its my understanding I have to get the Combo or all in one unit. So can someone give me some feed back on do and don'ts.



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I have Direct TV and I see those bubble balls for satilite are those any good or am i wasting my money? Any help here would be good.


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Old 08-14-2016, 02:58 PM   #2
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First ? There are several combo washer brands. Splendid is probsbly the olders.
There are two styles, ventless and vented. Ventless basically boil clothes dry and do not work very well. Vented is exactly like your machines at home. Load clothes, add soap, then dial to selected cycle, set dryer time and press start. About 2-1/2 houes later take clean dry clothes out. Two downsides. First, small loads, second long cycle time. Vented machines will require you to drill about a 3 inch hole in the side of your RV to run the vent.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:34 PM   #3
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I'm putting a stacked unit in my camper. It's taking a little longer than what I thought. Cutting the hole is the problem and no room is the other problem but I'll get it worked outClick image for larger version

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As you can see its tight in this closet, I got the washer in and I plan to wash some towels to make sure nothing leaks. No space on water side but I made it workClick image for larger version

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The portable satellite antennas work very well if you have a clear view of the sky, a good compass and an app for locating satellites. I have heard that Direct TV is not very helpful if you have problems. (To many people calling help centers)
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You have Direct tv. What are using for a dish now?
I have direct tv and use the original 18" round dish on a stake. I have a good compass and dish pointer pro app on my android phone to get me close. With the direct tv setup signal strength audible meters it is usually short work to do set up by myself. I use a SD receiver and a 32" Furrion TV and it works great.
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I use a SD receiver and a 32" Furrion TV and it works great.
Only for a short time longer. Direct is discontinuing SD fairly soon.
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I have a portable Direct tv satellite dish and I can find a signal pretty quick but sometimes the wind is blowing to hard. I got the washer/dryer installed but I had to take one piece of molding out. I tried to install the Trav'ler but it was a little to much for me, I'm hiring someone to install thatClick image for larger version

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We have a vented Splendide in our MH and I absolutely love it. You will need to use their detergent (I have heard of some that use the HE detergent you purchase in the grocery stores, but I don't) - seems a bit pricey at first but you only use one small scoop per load. You CANNOT use dryer sheets in your Splendide - liquid fabric softener(and a good brand) is what you need. Yes, it does take a long time to dry the clothes but then, you are running it on 110. Ours is vented - understand the non-vented ones put the moisture (from drying your clothes) back in to your unit - & you certainly don't want that. The Splendide will spin your clothes so fast that it will very slightly vibrate our 40' MH even with the jacks down. But, it certainly is nice not to have to take all those clothes with you on camping trips. It's nice if you're "trapped inside" when it rains, you can throw a load of clothes in while you're watching TV. It's nice that you don't come home with dirty laundry - it's all been done the last night you're on the road. And best of all, you don't have to find a laundromat and lots of quarters - you can do your laundry in your Jammie's if you want to. Can you tell I love my Splendide?

As far as your second question - sorry - even tho we have an in motion system, I really can't give yu the pros and cons of it. I do know, though, it appears more & more campgrounds are providing cable so you really don't need your satellite. I can't tell you when the last time was we had ours on.
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We have a vented Splendide in our MH and I absolutely love it. You will need to use their detergent (I have heard of some that use the HE detergent you purchase in the grocery stores, but I don't) - seems a bit pricey at first but you only use one small scoop per load. You CANNOT use dryer sheets in your Splendide - liquid fabric softener(and a good brand) is what you need. Yes, it does take a long time to dry the clothes but then, you are running it on 110. Ours is vented - understand the non-vented ones put the moisture (from drying your clothes) back in to your unit - & you certainly don't want that. The Splendide will spin your clothes so fast that it will very slightly vibrate our 40' MH even with the jacks down. But, it certainly is nice not to have to take all those clothes with you on camping trips. It's nice if you're "trapped inside" when it rains, you can throw a load of clothes in while you're watching TV. It's nice that you don't come home with dirty laundry - it's all been done the last night you're on the road. And best of all, you don't have to find a laundromat and lots of quarters - you can do your laundry in your Jammie's if you want to. Can you tell I love my Splendide?

As far as your second question - sorry - even tho we have an in motion system, I really can't give yu the pros and cons of it. I do know, though, it appears more & more campgrounds are providing cable so you really don't need your satellite. I can't tell you when the last time was we had ours on.

What do you have the combo or the stacked unit. DW uses dryer sheets. We hardly ever hook up to cable, we use our satellite dish and now since I installed the Trav'ler Direct satellite DW won't watch cable again


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