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keh3491

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My husband and I will be purchasing our first 5th wheel soon and going full time. I hear the washer in dryers are pretty small and some people say that’s just an extra thing to keep up with and that could go wrong. It’s just the two of us and our pets so I may do about two loads of laundry a week in a full size washer/dryer. Any one ever had issues with there’s? We are looking to buy a Keystone Montana; either 2019 or new.

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After our first Snow Bird attempt of 3 months, we order a Combo Unit on our why back North. That was after a few things were ruined because of grease in the CG machines. Put another Combo in our next unit and now have the two individual units and wouldn't be without them. Do a small load every couple of days, no keeping dirty clothes for a week or more before going to the laundry mat.


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We don't have a washer/dryer in our 5th wheel but it's prepped for them. We are wintering in Florida for the first time this year and I've asked many people at the resort we're at about their thoughts. It's about 50/50 love it or hate it. Those that love it either are older and don't want to be bothered using the resort laundry facility or they don't want the hassle and added expense of using pay machines (This I don't understand because you can buy a lot of loads of laundry for the cost of those machines). Those that dislike their washer/Dryer all say the same thing. They don't hold much and laundry has to be done just about every day. Because we sometimes boon dock and other times camp where we don't have water hookups and use our Fresh Water holding tank, we chose not to have them.


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We live fulltime in our 5th. wheel and have the Slendid stacked washer and dryer and we wouldn't want to be without it! Make sure if you get one to have it vented otherwise drying time is extremley long.


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Love our Slindide2100XC combo. Fulltime 6.5 years and would not be without it. We find that most of the people that bad mouth the combo units are guilty of not reading and following the instruction manual and/or overloading them.

They are not the same as the larger home size units but they do a great job and we don't waste time at the laundry room and filthy machines.

If you boondock, don't use your machine, go to a laundry mat.

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We don't full time but have separate washer dryer units in our Montana and love them. The only trade off for us is some space but it is not a problem. DW would not be without them in any unit we have in the future so that puts us in the 50% that like them.


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We have a Splendide vented combo and DW would not be without it. Although she occasionally uses the park laundry if she has a particularly large load, she would much rather use her own.
With the combo, the loads are somewhat small, but she can set it to wash AND dry, put in a load of laundry, we leave to do whatever we want, and come back later to a clean dry load. And repeat if necessary. Better than sitting around a laundry waiting for the washers and dryers to do their thing.

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We would rather have access to multiple machines and be done in an hour. The washer/dryer space in the 5th wheel is great storage space.


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keh3491 wrote:

My husband and I will be purchasing our first 5th wheel soon and going full time. I hear the washer in dryers are pretty small and some people say that’s just an extra thing to keep up with and that could go wrong. It’s just the two of us and our pets so I may do about two loads of laundry a week in a full size washer/dryer. Any one ever had issues with there’s? We are looking to buy a Keystone Montana; either 2019 or new.


Most of the larger Montana are pin heavy and a W/D add more weight. So you need a duallie pickup for sure. the 3854BR has a dry pin weight of 2940 and will be out of SRW 350/3500 range when loaded for full timing.

Most full timers run an on-board W/D almost every day.

* This post was edited 01/06/20 09:00am by Me Again *


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I have a combo unit and it is so convenient.
I really love it.


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