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Old 02-22-2024, 06:16 AM   #1
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Washer and Dryer addition

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I have a 14 Eagle Premier 331 RETS. We are full time right now and I was thinking about adding a stacked washer and dryer. Right now, the cost is about 4K but looking at the added value for re sale is only 500 dollars. I spoke to a local dealership, and he told me that a lot of people have issues with washers and dryers after about a year or so due to problems with road travel. He stated that many opt to have them removed since it is so expensive in labor and parts to repair.

Has anyone gone the removal route or opted not to install a washer/dryer? what was your reasons?
Anyone had issues with their units after a year or so?

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Old 02-22-2024, 07:08 AM   #2
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We had a Splendide combo in a motorhome we had for 7 years, put a new one in a fifth wheel we bought after selling the motorhome. We had it for 7 years also. Had another new one put in our Pinnacle when we bought it 4 years ago. We've never had an issue with any of them. Stacked units are a little more user friendly as you can wash while drying so it does take more time to do a load with the Splendide. We've learned to deal with it and it really isn't an issue for us.
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X2 on a splendidie combo unit. Don't expect to do large loads, but they do a decent job. We wanted a combo unit to save space. If you are a DIY er, Keep a eye out on FB marketplace for a used one, we found one there that just needed a bit of TLC for a very reasonable price.
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Old 02-22-2024, 12:28 PM   #4
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We have had a side by side Splendide washer / dryer for 4 years in our trailer without issues. Also had a stacked Whilpool washer / dryer in our motorhome for 2 years without issues.
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I spoke to a local dealership, and he told me that a lot of people have issues with washers and dryers after about a year or so due to problems with road travel. He stated that many opt to have them removed since it is so expensive in labor and parts to repair.
Sounds like they just don't want to do the install. Everybody I know, us included, loved having it in the rig.
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We have had our washer & dryer for about 4 years now and haven't had one issue. Can you install it yourself or get someone to help you install.
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I have located a decent used set, my next question is I do not have the washer outlet box in my closet, all of the connections are behind the closet wall on the outboard side of the bedroom at the front of the closet. Is a washer outlet box needed, required, recommended or is it ok to just use the connections behind the wall as is. I plan to do most of the work myself except for the dryer vent hole. I will be using a drain pan that is routed outside so any water should drain out.

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I have located a decent used set, my next question is I do not have the washer outlet box in my closet, all of the connections are behind the closet wall on the outboard side of the bedroom at the front of the closet. Is a washer outlet box needed, required, recommended or is it ok to just use the connections behind the wall as is. I plan to do most of the work myself except for the dryer vent hole. I will be using a drain pan that is routed outside so any water should drain out.

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That's how all the connections are. No box needed, you just remove the paneling and connect to the water lines and put the drain hose in the drain stanchion. Drain pan is a definite.
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I picked up the new to me set yesterday and plan on getting the shelves etc out of the closet while waiting on the drain pan, and dryer vent kit. Does anyone have any tips, tricks or things to look out for during or prepping for installation?

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By box, do you mean an electric outlet box?

We have the Splendide combo in our coach and love it.
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Old 03-11-2024, 08:54 AM   #11
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No, not the electric. The water and drain box like in a house. I see some RVs have it and some do not. My connections are just behind the wall strapped to a pipe.
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The pics attached are what my connections look like. Has anyone hooked up their washer/dryer using the connections like this and not using a washing machine outlet box?

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That's how it was installed in our PINNACLE.
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You wouldn't happen to have any pics would you?
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You wouldn't happen to have any pics would you?
Nope.
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We have the Whirlpool stackable and they are great. Never an issue after 4 years. We once had a single Splendide and not good. Clothes never dried completely. I love the stackables. Betsy.
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