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Posted: 01/06/20 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our DRV came with Whirlpool Apartment size side by sides. The Washer was a Chinese POS. Dumped it after a year and went with the BOSCH 500 series 220V washer. The US Made 220V Whirlpool dryer has been great with full time use for 4.5 years. The BOSCH is VERY nice!!!

We will NEVER be without a WD again in a RV. Surprising capacity!!!

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At a sticks and bricks home there is room for storage, so loads may be done when there is a full load.

Storage is a BIG issue in all rv's. I'd be tempted to have a washer/drier combo. Then that favorite shirt can be washed. Loads are quite small.


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Super_Dave wrote:

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.


Although we don't full time, thats kind of how we look at it. Our washer ,and dryer would be in the closest, as you go in the entry door, on our Montana fifth wheel, so nearly over the axles, so it wouldn't be like some up in the bedroom closest adding pin weight.

Spending 2-4 months in ours a year ,my wife didn't want the onboard washer ,and dryer. This year we will probably be out more like 5 months.

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Depends on if you dry camp/boondock much. If you do I’d say no.


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We tossed around the idea, but storage is at a premium so DW elected to adopt the " wait and see" attitude.

We are only weekend warriors with usually 1 trip for 2 weeks in the summer so it really does not make sense to me...

** BUT I will refer to the following statement - - " A HAPPY WIFE = A HAPPY LIFE" . . If and when DW decides she wants one, we'll have one.

** disclaimer.. I told her a washer and dryer will ONLY go in if a new truck is towing the added pin weight ! [emoticon]


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We made it 14 months of fulltiming as a family of 4 before we got a Splendide Combo washer/dryer. I can't believe we waited that long! We run it regularly, even when we don't have sewer. I just make a trip to the dump station after running it.

The biggest issue people have is they buy the ventless models. They have very long dry times and clothes often end up wrinkly.

And yes, the load sizes are smaller. But we do just fine in our family and we mostly only wear clothing a single time before we wash it.

More info and installation pics:
https://learntorv.com/clothing-washer-dryer/


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We have a stacked Maytag W/D in our 5th wheel and use it anytime we are at a full hook up site. We do use the laundry facilities at some parks if they appear to be well maintained. But mostly use our W/D. They are apartment sized units but do a good job on the dirty laundry for the two of us.

Like others we wouldn't have an RV without them if the space is available.

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Posted: 01/06/20 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our 2000 Newmar with twin stacker (splendid) works great. no problem in 20 years.


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Posted: 01/06/20 03:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have the GE Spacesaver (washer and dryer), though they are quite old. We love them! Capacity is about 2/3’s of our home units, they are very quiet, virtually zero vibration, and both the washer and the dryer do a great job. As stated, these are old ......I don’t know if the newer (outsourced products) are as good! memtb


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Those that don’t want them don’t have them. Get something like ours and you will never be without.

Same goes for a dish washer.

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