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Old 01-09-2016, 08:06 AM   #11
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I agree with others that have stated it depends on how much you will be using your camper. We went to the Grand Canyon last year for two month. Did not have a washer/dryer then so we had to go out to clean clothes. This took time away from us touring the GC. But we purchased a new Splendide vented combo shortly after we returned. we are now looking forward to going on longer trips without having to worry about hunting up a facility. This also give us more time to see the sites while we are at each location. But be aware you will be doing smaller loads and it is best to use the unit with full hooks. As several have said we just wash clothes more often but it is better to be able to watch tv or just set outside (depending on weather) while the clothes are being cleaned. We like the vented combo because you just set both cycles and then wait.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:46 AM   #12
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It is a personal choice as others have said depends on how much your need is if you full time or have young children along maybe yes, For us it would be a waste of $ since in 30 years of camping we have needed to use a laundromat maybe 5 times.

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Old 01-09-2016, 09:32 AM   #13
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For us, it's a convenience as opposed to a necessity. Could we just do all the laundry when we get home? Sure. We have plenty of clean clothes each trip to make it to the end. However, we find ourselves doing small touch up loads all the time just because we can and have actually found that at sites without full hookups, we miss being able to run it.

All that said, if you are looking at the Splendide combo units, here's a tip. The vented requires the obvious vent to be cut into the trailer. However, taking that extra step allows for larger loads, faster wash/dry time, and a much less wrinkled end result. The Splendide ventless that we have works great but by the nature of how it drys, it leaves the clothes very wrinkled upon completion of the dry cycle. Not the end of the world if you're just doing a load of unmentionables but if you plan to throw a button down shirt and your favorite jeans through, get ready for some serious ironing time when it's done doing it's thing....

Another tip is on detergent. When it says use a maximum of 1 tablespoon per load, listen... I guessed at the right amount figuring a little extra couldn't hurt and it threw the washer all out of sorts. It played hell with it's 8 million sensors and was filling with water on the dry cycle. I even brought it an hour away from home to the nearest warranty repair guy who found nothing wrong. Brought it back, put it back in the RV, and finally figured out it was because I used too much detergent. Using a 1 TBSP measuring spoon from the kitchen has cured it and it now works as advertised. I would have never guessed it could be that sensitive but based on what the repair guy told me, the Splendide's have nothing in common with a household washer dryer and any number of things being only slightly off will wreak havoc with their litany of sensors.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:29 PM   #14
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Thanks for the reply's, learned a few things and a few good idea's may be very well worth the space never though of using it for a hamper to boot. My smarter half says she wants one in the next unit for retirement travel, I was not keen on the proposal thinking it would drive us back to a larger 5th wheel, I would hate to give up the truck bed and canoe rack again.
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:31 AM   #15
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We have Whirlpool washer and dryer in our fiver. We stay at Wind Creek SP throughout the summer and their laundry sucks. Wive got tired of waiting to use there equipment and spend hours using it. Best money we spent and will take them to our next unit. Happy wife, happy life.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:15 PM   #16
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I would be happy add one but no place for one in our Forester.


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