Originally Posted by djbmsu
I have found more consistantly, that sales staff will tell you anything. Manufactures will bid out large quanties of products for use in their line. While both Whirlpool and Splendid are very good products, it will come down to purchasing costs for production. We have had Splendid in the last two coaches without and problems. I am sure Whirlpool has worked equally as well. I am surely not going to eliminate what coach to buy based on the washer and drier used, or base my decision on a salesmans answer that more than likely never used either.
X2. We've been RVing over 40 years. Have bought 4 of our units new. That being said, I'll say that in virtually every case if you ask a dealer salesman a question, they'll invent an answer if they don't know a correct answer, and often will fabricate something in order to make their deal sound like better value/quality.
You are doing the right thing by turning to the forum for advice. User experience is the best measure of value.
We have had the Splendide units in two coaches; one was a combo, and currently have the stacked units. Both have done a good job of cleaning. Keep in mind if your dryer is wired for only 120V, drying will take a LONG time. In our case that's not an issue - we've got nothing but time on our hands.