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Old 08-13-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Question Washer/Dryer-Do you use them?Are they worth the expense and weight?

What ever CC model we get, my spouse insists she wants stackable washer/dryer units on board. I'm still undecided, as if my opinion means anything. My question to all of you that have them, do you use them enough to justify the costs and the additional weight? A set of new dealer Splendide stackable units installed is about $2300. We lived aboard a boat for a while and she abhorred going to the coin laundry. I guess I did too. It was a pain in the *****. We know from boat livin' that the combo units are not very good and very slow, but I would be interested to know how the Splendide stackables work. All of you 5th wheel campers that don't have them, do you miss them? All of you that have them, do you like 'em or would you like to throw them in the nearest ravine?

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Old 08-13-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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We had the combo units in our first two MHs, and they did fairly well. However, it takes quite a while for the entire wash/dry cycle, and the loads aren't very large. After having no W/D in our third unit, we now have the stackable set, and Cindy is absolutely delighted with them. They take much larger loads, and you can start a second wash while the first is drying.


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Old 08-13-2014, 06:41 PM   #3
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We have the stackable and use it regularly.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:19 PM   #4
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We had the single Splendide combo unit (vented) and my wife LOVED it more than she loved me! True, it wasn't fast but it was super easy and she could do a load every day just to keep up if she wanted. We thought the little machine did a great job. If it takes too long to dry, it might not be installed according to instructions. Ours never seemed to take that long.

Sadly, we couldn't easily fit it in our current RV so we have been doing without for 5 months. I don't bring up the loss of her washer/dryer to avoid the grief cycle starting up again!
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:36 PM   #5
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We have the Splendide stackable in our coach, we use it as we need to just like our washer dryer set up at home. Granted you can't do bigger loads and the dryer may take a little longer, but the convenience far out ways the longer drying time. I recommend it....My wife recommends it as well.

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:06 PM   #6
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We have the Splendide stackable Ariston model. 10 years with three kids in the old Jayco TT and never had one. We never knew what we were missing. Now you do wash on YOUR time, not having to make time.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:07 PM   #7
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I would not like to go to the LM every couple if days. We have the stack and it works great. Just the two of us so a load ever other day keeps the laundry bought up.

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Old 08-14-2014, 06:14 AM   #8
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We have the stackable set and just started full timing in July, so we use the heck out of them! They work well, but slow! Still, it beats going to a launder mat. Since we are retired and full timing, we have plenty of time!

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Old 08-16-2014, 04:57 AM   #9
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We are about to start fulltiming and have decided not to get washer and dryer in our unit. We are retired so time is not an issue, however I don't mind g oing to LM and would rather go once a week and have it all done in a couple of hours. I bring my book I'm reading or my laptop and just use time to relax. I also would rather have the extra storage in unit that not having them will provide.

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Old 08-16-2014, 08:52 AM   #10
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Retired and travel with sufficient stuff for 2 weeks. Then find a LM and fill 6 machines and 2 hours and out the door, folded and ready for 2 more weeks 😜
Just our choice. Can always find 2 hours sometime, like a rainy morning!

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