Originally Posted by bodzcampers
Wouldn't it be great to find a portable ringer? That seems like the hard part.
There is one on Amazon.com, I almost got it....
I ordered and just got the thing that looks like a toilet plunger, the Breathable Moving Washer. Got it from Amazon.com. Only thing is, I want to know, what is the difference between:
the one for $19.97 http://www.amazon.com/Rapid-Washer-M...=Manual+Washer
and the one for $14.95 http://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Washer-...=Manual+Washer
(other than different companies?).
I bought the one for $19.97.
Today my cat threw up on a towel, and I had a hat that needed washing. Plus, I had a couple of "rag" washcloths (Costco specials I bought for things like wiping the floor, cleaning up the cat, etc....) that I could throw in there.
I used my bathtub. You definitely need 4-6 inches of water or the washer doesn't agitate all that well. If I had been using a bucket, still need 4-6 inches, but it wouldn't be as much water, as the bathtub is "spread out" water. But, the bathtub gave me more room, in my opinion, but this is personal choice.
It's a lot of work to bounce that "toilet plunger" up and down. The directions say two minutes is all you need. I think overall I did four minutes, but it wasn't continuous........
Now, for the cap and the two washcloths, I just held them under the faucet to "rinse" (I used cold water, as my hot water had run out by then....), then wrung them out by hand.
Now, as for the issue brought up by someone on another RV forum:
I'm curious. Not that I have any intention of washing cloths with a stick. But, You Tube shows a guy washing one T-shirt in a two part sink in some soap, then rinses it in clean water in the other sink. How's you gonna achieve this in a bath tub. Seems like a big waste in water if you're going to wash, then drain and fill with clean water to rinse.
Ok, that was going to be a problem for the big towel. I drained the bathtub, then got out my small rubbermaid tub that I use in the kitchen sink, put the towel in there, ran more cold water, swished it around, then did a manual hand wring. But, on a big towel, a manual hand wring isn't quite enough. I had purchased two LARGE chamois cloths, (meant for drying cars....) put the towel between the two chamois, rolled it, and got most of the water out!
Now, did the items get clean?
The two "rag washcloths" were kind of stained already. They got as clean as they were going to get.
My cap looks clean!
And, the towel is clean, I don't see any signs of "kitty barf."
If you need to wash a few items at a time, it works.....