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Old 10-24-2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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Adding Washer / Dryer to 36LA

We are looking at previously owned 36LA. Most of them already have the washer / dryer combo installed. However, one of the units we are interested in does not have it installed but is prewired.

How hard would it be to have one installed?? Any idea of the cost?? Best to have it done in Red Bay or is this something a dealer could do??

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Old 10-24-2017, 09:48 PM   #2
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When you say Red Bay, are you asking if Tiffin will do the installation? If so, I wouldn’t bet on it. They’re focused on warranty work, then post warranty repairs - not upgrades.

There are, however, very knowledgeable current and former Tiffin service techs in and around Red Bay who can do the work.

I would only depend on your dealer if you knew they had a good service department. Not sure what the cost would be.
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:40 AM   #3
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They are not hard to install. They are just very heavy as they have like a 40 pound block in them for balancing them. You need several people to set them in place. 2 hoses a vent and drain line. Plug it in and its done.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:10 AM   #4
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Another thing to consider is will it fit through the entry, bedroom and bathroom doors.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:20 AM   #5
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I am in the process of installing the Splendide Ariston stackable washer and dryer in my 2018 Allegro 34PA. I found that the wiring, water supply lines and drain line were in place for the installation from the factory. I had to wire an outlet from a connector that was in place (and purchase a mating connector for $5.00) and add a water supply shut off valve/hose connection. I will have to locate and drill a hole in the slide sidewall for the dryer vent, the most nerve-wracking part of the install. I am also adding some bracing for the stack, as it moves around too much for my taste.

Drilling the vent hole is the most problematic as there is very little clearance behind the dryer, so the vent hole wants to be in line with the dryer outlet, but I found there is metal in the wall in that location. I am still 'reconnoitering' where to place the hole and still be able to make the connection on installation (I hate the cheap, flammable flexible ducting).

In summary, I think the installation where the water, drain and power are there is pretty straightforward for a reasonably handy person, but the vent hole location and ease of installation of the dryer is a bit more complex.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:44 AM   #6
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I had the stackable done at the dealer and they did a great job;. They put a base tub about a inch tall that is supposed to catch water. Also used the special clips for attaching the washer down so it cannot move. This was done on top of the tub. All chalkecd up neat, The dryer was tek screwed to the top of the washer and braced with wood across the top with a 1x1/8 in. flatbar. It stays put. I check the screws often. This has been used 2x a day for 3 yrs now. Whirlpool..
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:51 PM   #7
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The reason I am going Bosch in the 36 LA, it fits through the door 24 inch unit, 27 door, can go 240 volt. Surface mount sink, countertop is folding table. We keep the window 2014-2016

Side by side.

No more cabinet doors covering very expensive appliances, just like the kitchen, we show off appliances. And they shine in performance. Or fail in real time.

Less is more, that lessen just keeps delivering dividends.
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I put a Haire 1600 combo in our FW that was prewired and plumbed, so it was an easy install. I did build a 18" high platform for the W/D to sit on which reduces the bending over required for loading/unloading. I was then able to put the litter box under the platform, so for now the wife and kitty are both happy.
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