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Old 11-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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dryer vent for Columbus 320 RS

We have the Columbus 320 RS on order. I know it has the hookups for washer and dryer but am wondering about an outside vent. I can't recall from the one that we looked at. Can any owners help me out. We are thinking we wouild prefer a dryer that is vented outside but really hate the thought of cutting a hole into the wall. Any help? What brand of washer/dryer is being used. Thanks for any input.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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You will have to drill for the vent (Not that difficult from the location it is in). They are using the splendide washer/dryers.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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You will have to drill for the vent (Not that difficult from the location it is in). They are using the splendide washer/dryers.
Keep in mind the "hole" is for 3" hose. It connects to a unpainted louvered door, multiflap or single flap with hood. Go on Camping World site to see details of the exhaust vent. The ventless washer has no exits but uses a couple of xtra gallons of water per load. Its suggested mount is directly outside the W/D on the side wall.
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Dryer vent is installed at factory if you ordered washer/ dryer from Columbus .
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Dryer vent is installed at factory if you ordered washer/ dryer from Columbus .
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Well almost, I paid for W/D prep but got only pipe connections and drain piping, no vent.
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We got the washer dryer with factory installation so the vent was installed and works well.
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Well almost, I paid for W/D prep but got only pipe connections and drain piping, no vent.

You didn't pay for w/d prep, that is a standard....they all have them.


If you get the optional w/d units installed, they come mounted and vented.
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You didn't pay for w/d prep, that is a standard....they all have them.

If you get the optional w/d units installed, they come mounted and vented.
Unless it's a Georgetown, then listed as option.....I purchased the 7100XC no vent, thanks.
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Unless it's a Georgetown, then listed as option.....I purchased the 7100XC no vent, thanks.
Yup, sorry, I assumed you had a Columbus, since this thread is under the Palomino heading, and was asked about a Columbus...
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Their is two types of washer/fryer combos.
Vented and non-vented types.
Which do you have or plan to buy?
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Here is the factory washer/dryer set up from Columbus. With too small children I'm glad we got these.
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Here is the factory washer/dryer set up from Columbus. With too small children I'm glad we got these.
Yes they are worth it when you have kids or on longer trips and they help cut down on the amount of clothes, underwear and socks.
We pay for the electricity and water anyway in the campground.
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Hi FunkyJunk!
What is the brand and model of the Washer/Dryer you have in the photo? Our 320RS is coming off the line next week, so excited! We did not get the washer dryer yet, but plan on it later. That looks like a nice set up! How is the energy and water usage?
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Hi FunkyJunk!
What is the brand and model of the Washer/Dryer you have in the photo? Our 320RS is coming off the line next week, so excited! We did not get the washer dryer yet, but plan on it later. That looks like a nice set up! How is the energy and water usage?
Looks like an Ariston stack set marketed by Splendide (Camping World). One problem is weight is 200+ which reduces your ccc. Its still a 120V dryer so no advantage over the combo sets like pictured above, about 120 lbs.
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Looks like an Ariston stack set marketed by Splendide (Camping World). One problem is weight is 200+ which reduces your ccc. Its still a 120V dryer so no advantage over the combo sets like pictured above, about 120 lbs.

Boy do you have the facts. Next think I will have to caall you Herk II
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Boy do you have the facts. Next think I will have to caall you Herk II
Yes Sir, but when I spend over 1000 bucks for a washing machine I do my research! My came down to a Splendide or Ariston. CW had both on sale the Spendide was best price. Come to find out they are both made by same Europeans! LOL! I'm catching up to you and Lou........
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Thanks to all that answered our op. Our order for Columbus just went in last Monday so we were able to add the w/d (vented) to the factory order. I could have possibly saved a couple of hundred dollars by doing it myself later but decided not to mess with it . Much less complicated to do a factory install.
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Thank you VinceU! Part of me wishes we would have ordered W/D but thats ok, we wont need it for a few monthes, so decided to wait...Congrats Rodger! We should have ours around Dec 1st, depending on weather. It is being delivered to CA, so a long trip from Indiana!
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The dryer is a model TVM63X and the washer is a model ARWXF129W.

They work pretty well. They take a bit longer than my home washer/dryer but that is to be expected. Power usage isn't really a problem. You do need to make sure your grey tank is open while using. They won't fill up an empty tank but I don't want to take the chance with a half full tank.
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Thank you FunkyJunk! We will start pricing them.
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