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Old 07-02-2016, 06:35 AM   #1
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Is a washer dryer worth having?

Sitting here at Ft Wilderness for the 4th weekend. We've been having super heavy rains the last few days including last night. I'm watching the parade of moms headed to the laundromat, presumably wash out/dry out from yesterday.
We're just running out little whirlpool a bit at a time. The dryer is especially useful.

I'd have never thought I'd want one, but the W/D came with our Discovery and it's great.

Now, a dishwasher...?
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:52 AM   #2
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Same for us. Thought it was "over the top" and my wife didn't see it as something she would ever use. But we love having it! It is so helpful for the 2 of us. No need to watch the laundry or wait for a machine.
I'll bet if we had the dishwasher it would get used as well.
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I'll bet if we had the dishwasher it would get used as well.
Then where would we put the liquor?
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Over the years we have had to use public laundromats and found the condition of some to be less than hygienic. Camp grounds have even fewer machines than laundromats and in some cases less oversight of the facilities.

We are full timers and having a washer and a dryer is as essential as a refrigerator.
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Then where would we put the liquor?
Just shows you that every solution presents a new problem!
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We don't full time but use our coach for about 6 months out of the year. We absolutely love our stacked washer and dryer. When we were looking to upgrade and get a larger, nicer coach a W/D was not on our must have list. However, now that we have it, there would be no going back.
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You have one at home, why wouldn't you have one in your coach. I hate sitting in laundromats. Would much rather be doing something else.


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If we were still weekend warriors that would be one thing, but living in the coach full time, gotta have the washer and dryer. I agree with the comments about laundry matts typically being sketchy, at best, both in terms of cleanliness, the neighborhoods they tend to be in, or the small number of machines available at the campground/RV park.
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Is a washer dryer worth having?

Everyone is different.
W/D? DW is in charge and doesn't want those itty bitty ones.
The new laundries are well managed and have huge machines. Never had any crap in the machines and no animal hair. No camp laundry use for us. Do you know that laundries also have reviews?
90 minutes there every 3 weeks while catching up on iRV2, email, etc is all it takes.
My wood carving stuff fills the space nicely!
No W/D, no maintenance, no leaks, happy wife, happy me!

D/W? DW (AKA automatic ice maker) say "nope". Me like!

Jondrew, now you know WHO to ASK!

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We have a dishwasher. Don't use it. Often camp without sewer connection so waste water is mind mixed. And we use so few dishes it's just not a big deal to hand wash.
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Sitting here at Ft Wilderness for the 4th weekend. We've been having super heavy rains the last few days including last night. I'm watching the parade of moms headed to the laundromat, presumably wash out/dry out from yesterday.
We're just running out little whirlpool a bit at a time. The dryer is especially useful.

I'd have never thought I'd want one, but the W/D came with our Discovery and it's great.

Now, a dishwasher...?
We have both and IMHO they make LIFE so much more FUN in the Coach. Before the Fisher and Paykel we would run out of water doing Dishes - Now we can do the D/W and have plenty to Shower for a few days.

But that's just US.

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We have a stacked washer/dryer and we would always have one in any future MH. It gets used all the time.
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Bev and I have our 5th MH. The first 2 did not have a washer/dryer. My DW told me she did not think she wanted a W/D as she did not mind going to the laundry. When we purchased our 3rd MH it had a W/D and my DW started to use it just because we had one. It was not long before she would not be without one. When we purchased our 4th & 5th MH she was not interested in anything that did not have a W/D. When we go on extended trips (we are not FT) she starts a load when we head out for the day. She just does small loads every day. I am sure she would love a dish washer also.

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