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Old 12-31-2018, 12:50 PM   #1
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Off-The-Grid Propane Washer/Dryer Combo?

Is there a washer/dryer combo that works with propane for off-the-grid camping? Or, should I stick with a unit like this LG using a generator? (I'm thinking generator.)
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:18 PM   #2
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I have seen some 24v DC washers, some solar powered washers and those washers spun by hand but I have not seen a LP powered dryer for R/V use without electricity.
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Probably the only way is to use a propane powered generator, to provide electricity for the washer/dryer.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:10 PM   #4
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I would hate to use a washboard in the river in place of the washer, but a good old fashioned clothesline rack (Maybe one of those compact ones) might be better and certainly cheaper. than any dryer. Sheets dried in the sun and wind feel so nice...
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Absent a propane powered generator, I don't see any possible way propane alone could power a washer or dryer.
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:12 PM   #6
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Don't any of you folks remember the gasoline engine powered washers that used to be common in the country? Simple to convert a gasoline engine to run on propane.

The solar powered dryers work best when boon docking. You can pick up a hank of clothesline and pins for likely less than a fiver at the big box stores.
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A washer uses too much water for off the grid camping. You would rapidly use up your fresh water and I don't advise dumping the soapy water out on the ground. Unless you have a water source and a septic system to accommodate the soapy water I would suggest hand washing and use a clothes line.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:58 PM   #8
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Good points, Wilco.

Good points, Wilco.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:03 PM   #11
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Clothes washer,dryer

Try Lehman's. They are based out of Ohio, & have a website & catalog. Many options. I use a plunge washer camping. Works great & less than $20.
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