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Old 12-22-2015, 12:01 PM   #1
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Portable Washing Machines?

Anyone use one of those portable washing machines. Like these:
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We're looking at getting one. Not for major loads. Sometimes in the summer it's shorts and tshirts every day, plus I wear shorts in the I'm an idiot to begin with.

We have a 351DS. We didn't want a model with a washer/dryer, just one more thing that pulls a lot of power to break.




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Old 12-22-2015, 12:20 PM   #2
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My DW just got one of these washboards:

Uses that in a tub for a quick wash of an item or two if the kids fall in the mud or some such. If we have an actual load's worth, we just use the campground's laundry or a local laundromat

I would think with the size of those portable washers, you'd be better off just going with an RV washer and just skipping the dryer. Don't think you're really saving any space either way. And there's the possibility the portable's going to pull more power than an actual washer. At least it was true of a portable air conditioner I had way back when, and a portable dishwasher my parents had back when I was a teen, so it makes sense to apply the same logic to portable washing machines.

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Old 12-31-2015, 09:21 AM   #3
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For us, we would like to have just a drier -- not for full loads but just to be able to throw the towels in there. Even when we hang the towels they never seem to fully dry. In the cold it would be nice to just throw a couple towels in, nice and warm -- and dry, for when getting out of the shower.
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:52 PM   #4
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The one I have is a Washer and Dryer combined.
It is a Splendide WD2100 and works out great for 2 people.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:44 PM   #5
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I used a washboard for 2 years while in Korea. Only had cold running water and the kitchen had a drain in the middle. Had 2 rubber tubs, one for wash and one for rinse. Worked great.
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