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Old 07-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #29
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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?
The unvented units have inner and outer drums. The inner drum is pretty much the standard washing drum and it heats up during the drying cycle. Water vapor (steam) coming off the clothes goes through holes in the inner drum and condenses on the walls of the outer drum which is kept cool with cold water. The condensed water vapor is then routed to the grey tank drain along with the wash water and the water used to cool the outer drum. That is why the units are rated as using ~2 gallons of cold water per hour of drying time.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #30
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We wouldn't be without ours. The wash/dry times aren't unreasonable unless you fail to read the directions and overload the units. Yes, we wash frequent small loads, but who cares? We put dirty clothes in when we leave in the morning and they're clean and dry when we return. Why waste money or time sitting in a laundry room doing the wash?
I hope you are pre-plumed. That aside, my wife thought I was crazy getting a washer/dryer installed but now, like the previous posts, She could not be with out it.!!! It is so convenient and we never have to worry about change, dirty/hot wash rooms again. We go out for 2-3 months at a time. We don't even mind it shaking us to sleep at times we forgot to turn it on when we are gone from the coach. Siode benefit: you can pack less clothes too.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:32 PM   #31
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I had one on my boat so it was a must for the MH. Just put the clothes for the day in it and start it in the morning. I didn't wand to put a hole in the side for a vented. May opt for that when we FT.

I was not plumed for a washer but sacrificed a cabinet and ran the plumbing myself. Well worth the effort.
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My one request when we bought our mh was a w/d combo. LOVE my splendide, it is splendid...... Would not want to travel without it........
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #33
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My wife would never want to be without a washer. Friends who travel with us don't have one and they spend almost a day in a crowded laundry. Time is money and convenience is king. Sure loads are small, but the trade off is worth it.
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I have the Splendide combo, and I use it, but there is an alternative.

When I lived in an apartment, I was tired of using the washer/dryer down the hall, so I bought a "Wonder Washer"...from Laundry Alternatives.... I Also bought the spin dryer.

Takes no time at all, does a good job. Google it and see for yourself....

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I had one..I didn't like it at all, so I removed it for more storage space. I've found that for about .75 a pound, the local laundry/dry cleaner will wash, dry, fold, or hang up everything. It frees up my storage space, and time to do other things.
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We have the combo. Would like to have the stacked units but will live with the combo for now. We use campground units only when absolutely necessary. Small loads, not too much soap. Does anyone use their's while rolling down the road?
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We have the vented model and the wife loves it. It takes so little space that we really don't miss anyway. For us it beats sitting in a laundrymat when we are traveling. Way to many other things to be doing.
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$4 a load and 5 loads a week meant $80 a month - for the convenience of hanging around dirty laundromats. Our dealer installed our's, front load washer on bottom, twelve inch shelf, front load dryer on top, for $800. That's ten months of "priceless." Takes a little space, but well worth it.

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DW say if we're gonna live in it. It has a washer/dryer or no go.
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I had one..I didn't like it at all, so I removed it for more storage space. I've found that for about .75 a pound, the local laundry/dry cleaner will wash, dry, fold, or hang up everything. It frees up my storage space, and time to do other things.
The 'Bain' of having a 'big motor home?' I need 'more stuff?'
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I had one..I didn't like it at all, so I removed it for more storage space. I've found that for about .75 a pound, the local laundry/dry cleaner will wash, dry, fold, or hang up everything. It frees up my storage space, and time to do other things.
I'm with you, that's my plan, 5-7 dollars a week, a week, no folding or anything. No waiting, and if we park somewhere for the winter, I'm sure we cn get valet service.
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Our coach came with washer/dryer that the DW did not want, However once she started using it she would not be without it
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