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Old 12-04-2019, 07:27 AM   #1
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Washer dryer

I have a 2019 321RSTS and wanting to put in a washer and dryer. my 5W is plumbed for this. I've reviewed two options:
1. Combo washer/dryer
2. Portable auto washer and dryer


I would like your opinions on both. I like to the idea of being able to wash and dry at the same time, but have some concerns on space and traveling with portable systems. Would appreciate any advice out there.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:29 PM   #2
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We tried the Heir portable washer that hooks to the sink and the portable dryer that we put outside to dry the clothes. The washer wouldn't clean anything really dirty very well and the dryer took long time. I suppose you could hook up the washer in the space, but it was 3 feet tall and would make it tough to fit the dryer.

We went with a vented Splendide and have been pretty happy with it. Don't do unvented as you will dump a lot of moisture inside. When you decide to drill the hole, make it a small one as the put the sticker in the wrong place and we would have drilled through the cap, side, and seam.

We like using the W/D for a hamper and when it is filled we wash the clothes. Similarly, we see no need to have them separate, as we have Margarita's while washing and drying.
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Our RV came with the Splendide washer/dryer combo and though we don’t use it a lot it does come in handy. The pros are that it is convenient, takes up less space than separate washer and dryer, does a good job of cleaning, is easy to operate and you put your dirty clothes in and when you come back they are clean and dry. The cons are it doesn’t do big loads, takes longer for the wash and dry cycle combined and you cannot wash multiple loads consecutively if you need to use the dryer function.
My DW has gotten used to it and now wouldn’t be without it. I cannot stress enough how convenient and handy it is not having to look for a laundromat while on the road.
It also is fairly easy to winterize.
Good luck with your decision as it is a personal choice and you really can’t go wrong either way.
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Were full timers so... Splendid stacked and vented. The DW loves it and so do I.

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Welcome to the forum. This is what I have been asking and seeking to get one, I would like to find one hardly use which I did but I couldn't get it at the time, we probably have to just go down and get it new.
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We tried the Heir portable washer that hooks to the sink and the portable dryer that we put outside to dry the clothes. The washer wouldn't clean anything really dirty very well and the dryer took long time. I suppose you could hook up the washer in the space, but it was 3 feet tall and would make it tough to fit the dryer.



We went with a vented Splendide and have been pretty happy with it. Don't do unvented as you will dump a lot of moisture inside. When you decide to drill the hole, make it a small one as the put the sticker in the wrong place and we would have drilled through the cap, side, and seam.



We like using the W/D for a hamper and when it is filled we wash the clothes. Similarly, we see no need to have them separate, as we have Margarita's while washing and drying.
There are reasons to decide to not choose a ventless dryer, but moisture concerns are not one of them. The moisture from the clothes goes into the drain line and not into the air. Unlike a vented model, there is little to no air exchanged between the inner drum and your living space. You can see this by understanding ther design as well from experience. I can tell you that I'm using a Kenmore, combo ventless model in my toy hauler with no moisture issues. I've had a vented combo, stacked vented and now this ventless combo in different campers. Personally, I prefer the ventless combo, my wife prefers the stack (doesn't care either way about vent verse ventless).
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Thanks for the info. I do have a question on the combo. What is the normal drying time on a load and does it come out dry? I've read where it could take from morning to night to do two loads.
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Thanks for the info. I do have a question on the combo. What is the normal drying time on a load and does it come out dry? I've read where it could take from morning to night to do two loads.
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Drying time is less about the fact it is a combo, and more about the fact they're only 120v compared to a residential electric which is 210v. That said, our first vented combo still took longer than the stack dryer. We could typically do 3 loads in a day, with the last going into our sleep time.
Drum size makes a huge difference as well in relation to load size. Our current combo is much faster. But it is a residential 120v with a big drum, so while traveling we typically can't fill it completely full. As was stated earlier, when the hamper is full, we run a load. We've found while camping, it's easier to be doing laundry all the time, rather than waiting like at home.
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[QUOTE=northwoodman;814811]Thanks for the info. I do have a question on the combo. What is the normal drying time on a load and does it come out dry? I've read where it could take from morning to night to do two loads.
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We do a load of microfiber sheets and pillow cases in about 20 minutes. Heavy stuff like towels about an hour. Shirts about five, with some small stuff, about 40 minutes.

Now the new Splendide has a bigger tub, and dries faster than the old ones. Just one problem, and that the loads are still small.

We like it for two reasons. We do a load, or two for filling the gray tank before dumping the black. Our W/D has never fouled our clothes as happened twice at a laundromat.
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[QUOTE=Thomson;814956][QUOTE=northwoodman;814811



We like it for two reasons. We do a load, or two for filling the gray tank before dumping the black. Our W/D has never fouled our clothes as happened twice at a laundromat.[/QUOTE]

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Welcome to the forum. This is what I have been asking and seeking to get one, I would like to find one hardly use which I did but I couldn't get it at the time, we probably have to just go down and get it new.


Keep your eyes open on CL and other online sales sites. I bought my current one for about 1/3 the price of new. Had one in my previous FW that I got from CL as well.
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I'm trying to find one on CL and Offer-Up.
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I ended up buying ours as a damaged new one from Sears. If you have room for a residential version, and aren't stuck on a Splendide, rental returns and inventory dings are a possibility, but you need to be in a place that sells therm. We got ours in Jacksonville, FL when returning from Orlando.
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