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Old 06-27-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Laundry Chute

We're on a 31 day trip in the Pocono mountains of PA. I wanted to collect the laundry outside the coach in lieu of using valuable real estate inside. I've performed this mod to the 3 other motorhomes I've owned but because of the space usage aft in this unit it was more difficult to find a spot. We're in a 2012 Georgetown 378. I decided to to use the small linen locker opposite the toilet. I used 6" DWT white plastic piping with screwed caps both top and bottom. The two fittings are joined with sheetmetal duct and glued and screwed. Used foam insulation to waterproof and insulate the gaps. I used a collapsible laundry hamper/portable trash can available from home retailers and CW. Note the hameper will flaten it self against the overhead and follow the contour of the tire. It will easily hold two days worth. With an onboard washer/dryer it works well.

BTW were enjoying this coach after an extended stay.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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Nice work!

How did you cut the 6" hole in the RV? Jigsaw?

We are contemplating this type of modification, but will use a marine type hatch and the dirty clothes will be stored in the front of our Flagstaff M/L 23LB.

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Nice work!

How did you cut the 6" hole in the RV? Jigsaw?

We are contemplating this type of modification, but will use a marine type hatch and the dirty clothes will be stored in the front of our Flagstaff M/L 23LB.

Other part of problem, very small turning radius. I first used a 1.5" hole sale to get floor composition. Next I used a 18,000 rpm high speed saw with a 2" head (guide). Similar to Dremel tool but larger and more power.

Floor is vinyl, 7/16 glued comp board, bottom fibre woven mat weather proofing about .010" glued to 1/8 Luan, in-between is compressed styrofoam for a total of 3.25". Careful, there are steel square tubing stiffeners inside this sandwich. Well worth it.
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Getting the dirty britches out of the camper == PRICELESS!

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