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Old 07-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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We had a combination unit in the last motor home we had and the wife loved it. Just make small loads and if you take out the clothes between the wash and dry cycles and shake out and put them back in, the drying time really goes down.

Our new motor home has stacked units and she is really in love with these. She can't wait for me to change clothes so she can wash.

We too would not purchase a coach without w/d!


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Old 07-13-2012, 08:26 PM   #16
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We have a Splendide in our MH and I would NOT be without it. I don't like the lack of cleanliness in many laundromats nor do I like sitting around waiting for my clothes. I usually hang our clothing to dry since we like the smell. (I have a folding metal dryer that I use in the living room since most parks prohibit clothes lines!)

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by TXiceman View Post
Like noted....small loads and take your time. Do not get a ventless unit. Get only an outside vented unit.

Boring the hole through the outside wall was not something I really wanted to do but Newmar did have a spot marked on the sidewall for it so I went ahead. Worked fine.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #18
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We have one and like the fact that we can do a small load while we cook or when we sleep and we actually don't miss the small space it take up. It is factory installed under the kitchen counter, our counter is quite long though so we're good with it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #19
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We love our W/D unit, load and forget about it , sure saves time running back and forth to the laundry.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #20
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We found they never seem to put laundramats in the nicest areas of town, and had quite a few dirty washers so we installed the Splendide and love it. We had Winnebago install it about 4 months after we bought our used 2007 unit last year. I sure don't want to go back to laundramats.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:25 AM   #21
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I too am single, a full timer, and also am a boondocker (exclusively).

I'm also a function over form type of guy, and as such, and considering my boondocking where I have lots of open space around me, I wash my clothes in a large tub using an old fashioned washing plunger. The trick is to let clothes soak for a full day, and they just about wash themselves.

My dryer is a solar dryer, costs $0.00, with exception of the price of the line, and clothes pins. Well, actually I use climbing rope as I can a good, tight stretch on it.

For those of you that believe that my method does not produce CLEAN clothes, the soaking method produces cleaner clothes than the majority of machines IMHO!

I started doing this because I just hated going to the laundromat and battle the other people there. I cut my own hair for the same reason. I just love self sufficiency!

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It's probably worth noting that the new unvented Splendide we installed last winter to replace our 12-yr old one is so good that its performance is very comparable to that of the vented models. We decided to stay with unvented because we didn't want anyone to cut a hole through the sidewall of our MH.

And for those who don't own one, no, the exhaust from an unvented dryer does not come into the RV, despite popular misconceptions to the contrary.
Have one in my Gulf Stream and the dry cycle was anything but .... then the repair guy replaced the heating unit and thing now works a treat.

But your comment above caught my attention. If the unit is 'unvented,' where does the moisture from the drying cycle go?
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:47 AM   #23
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Folks that bad mouth ventless washers have apparently never had one. We are not fulltimers but spend 5 months during the winter in our motorhome. The ventless works very good and like docj said they are comparable to vented and no hole in the wall. My wife would recommend her ventless to anyone. If you aint tried one dont knock it.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #24
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Had combo washer-dryers in the last three rvs. Don't want to be without it.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #25
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It vents into the drain line into the gray tank.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:16 PM   #26
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We love our combo unit,will it ever pay for itself probably not but in convients it's worth it.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #27
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We opted for the vented splendide. I love to do the small washes in it. Yes, it takes awhile to do a load but who cares. I am using the campgrounds electric and water. You don't have to put your clothes in a laundromat washer, when who knows what was is there. Anyway you get a great vibration massage while it spins, ha ha.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #28
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We pulled our vented splendide out and turned the space into storage. If we fulltimed and had space for a stackable unit, might reconsider. The dryer part doesn't really work all that well. Good luck.

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