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Old 10-29-2015, 02:48 PM   #1
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Washer and Dryer ready??

So can someone tell me what this means?? To me it means you take the unit out and load it in the space and hook the hoses, drain and vent up and you are ready to use.. I have not seen the coach yet but I am getting the feeling the vent is not there..
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:38 PM   #2
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The vent is not there on mine anyway just the water and drain hookups. I didn't need the vent anyway since we got a ventless washing/dryer machine
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:40 PM   #3
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ours came with the water hookups and drain for a combo unit. The dealer added a vent. Some units are "ventless" which means they send the vapor out the drain pipe.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:51 PM   #4
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well since we were told it was washer/dryer ready we went and bought the vented version since reviews were better on it then a vent less model.. Oh well live and learn.. I see a three inch hole saw in my future
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:20 PM   #5
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Be careful when cutting hole, not much room behind unit and wall,want the vent to line up to go straight out the wall.Mine was offset on first rv and didn't vent well.I also put some pipe insulation on water lines so they don't vibrate against wall and washer/dryer,eliminating tapping noise.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:38 PM   #6
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RVnut, I have a 2015 378XL, vented washer/dryer were installed at the factory. I can measure the location of vent if you have the same unit. Good luck.
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:55 PM   #7
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Mine had a drawing on the wall to were exactly cut the hole.
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:36 PM   #8
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Adding a washer/dryer to your RV

My new SALEM came with the W/D hookup, but no vent. They probably do it this way because different model washer/dryers have differing vent locations and you usually don't really have enough room between the unit and the wall for routing an exhaust pipe. The vent has to run straight out through the exterior wall, and the hole has to be exactly in the correct position. The do-it-yourself owner has the option of buying a stackable W/D pair and a matching metal frame to hold the units (or add a shelf to hold the dryer as I did), or buy one of the W/D combo units. I previously had some bad experiences with the combo unit in townhouse we had - it was low capacity, a bear to move, difficult to work on, expensive to repair and cost a lot more to begin with. So I put medium sized matching W/D units in our RV (on sale at Sears at the time) after adding a reinforced shelf in the space for the dryer. I ran 2x2's from under the shelf down to the floor because the closet walls are too flimsy just to screw in a shelf and if you don't, you might find your dryer smashed down atop your washer after a hard ride. Doing it this way means that you have to build the shelf (or erect the metal support frame) and place the dryer exactly in position so you can determine the precise placing of the dryer vent tube to make sure the dryer outlet, vent tube and exhaust vent housing line up perfectly - only then should you cut the hole in the side of your RV. This is really a case of measuring twice (or thrice, or...whatever) and cut once, since it is somewhat difficult to move a 4" hole once it has been cut out of the side of your RV.
Another reason I bought matching units is they are much easier to handle within an RV when you are installing and repairing them. I even took up Sears on their offer to deliver and install the units into the space I had already modified since it included hoses and a full guarantee that everything was hooked up correctly. Fortunately I was able to get the vent hole exactly positioned by measuring and remeasuring several times, but unfortunately the installation resulted in a wet floor because they neglected to open the outside drain valve into the gray water system before doing a run test. And be sure to open a nearby window on the opposite side when using the dryer, otherwise you will end up with a lot of humid air being leaked back into your RV and adding a lot of extra running time on your dryer. All in all, it took a lot more effort than I anticipated, but once done, it was well worth it - especially since my wife loves it.
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:08 AM   #9
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well I got a brand new hole saw today.. I was told the location is marked but I will measure about 6 times to make sure.. It would kill me to put a hole in the wrong spot on a brand new unit..We purchased the Splendide 2100 vented version which is what FR puts in the equipped models.. We would of had them do it but dealer wanted $3000 for the option but we could get the Washer/Dryer for $1000 on sale and we had a budget we wanted to stick to
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:12 AM   #10
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Does anyone know how thick the back of the cabinet to the outside of the skin is on the 364?? So a small brain fart.. Bought a 3" hole saw instead of a 4".... I guess I will exchange it on Monday when we pick up our new coach
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