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Old 11-05-2015, 09:50 PM   #1
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Splendide vented or ventless combo

I want to add a washer dryer combo unit to my motor home. I am considering the ventless model as I don't really want to drill a hole in the side of my coach if I don't have to. Does anyone out there have the ventless model and how do you like it?


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Old 11-05-2015, 10:06 PM   #2
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Seems like a ventless model would add a lot of unwanted humidity to the inside of the RV...
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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Had a ventless for less than a year sold it on craigslist and bought a vented and never looked back. The ventless either boil or steam dry the clothes. However you slice it ther are way slower, overall a horrible peoduct. Cut a hole and get a vented, you wont regret it. BTW if you have the room, most people really like the stacked pair better.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:31 PM   #4
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Ventless dryers are slow to dry clothes as they use the cold water supply to condense the water out of the moist hot air in the drum.

I have an LG ventless washer dryer in my RV and it takes four hours to wash and dry one load. It does a good job - you put in dirty clothes and a while later out pop dry clean ones!
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:37 PM   #5
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We elected to a ventless model because DW did not want to drill a hole in the side. It does work for us. Might take longer, but it doesn't matter. It does not add humidity to the RV. For lack of better terminology, the humid dryer air passes thru a heat exchanger that condenses the humidity and it is just pumped down the drain. Your water usage will increase as it is the outside water that cools the heat exchanger so that the dryer air will condense. Even though we have the space for a side by side, we chose the combo to have the extra space as a broom closet (if you will), coats, dirty clothes, etc. It all works very well for us.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:46 PM   #6
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I think the vented unit would be the favorite choice. Our coach has the Splendide 2100 vented unit and works really well. Others with the non vented say they work, but take about twice as long to cycle through.


My advice is bite the bullet and drill the hole, Lots of coaches have these installed, and generally they work very well.


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Splendide vented or ventless combo

G.... We have the Splendide combo 2100XC, vented. Go with a vented unit. No question.

As to the question of putting another hole in your coach.... You already have about 15 or 16 holes in your sidewalls, and another 7 or 8 or more in your roof. Another 12 sq in for a dryer vent won't make a big difference.


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We ordered the '02 Dutch Star prepped for the vented combo. Found a lightly used one that a club member was selling and put it in. When Newmar did the prep they also put a sticker on the inside wall. I bought a cheap holesaw set from Harbor Freight and a chrome outside vent cover from Newmar. Drilled from the inside first and then used the pilot hole to come through the outside wall. Worked great.
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We've had two combo Splendides, both vented, both worked fine. We would not have a ventless model.
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Our dealership had dozens of complaints from owners of the ventless models. Slow, slow,slow.We changed out a couple of ventless and installed the vented model. I never had a customer who went from vented to ventless. Who was happy. They DO NOT add moisture to the coach, They are just slow and use a lot of water.
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The ventless DO the job, SLOWLY and with lots lots of cold water to dry. The vented will dry much faster and with minimal water, the dryer vent is no problem.
So if you have limitless water and black tank the ventless is OK.
But if you want faster with less water(just for the wash process) vented.
Oh also the ventless is a sealed system no moisture in the RV.

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Old 11-06-2015, 03:10 PM   #12
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Thanks for everyone's input, looks like I will probably be cutting a hole. Seems as though the vented is a lot more efficient than the nonvented. No point of putting one in if it doesn't work well.


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[QUOTE=G Schulz;2814749]Thanks for everyone's input, looks like I will probably be cutting a hole. Seems as though the vented is a lot more efficient than the nonvented. No point of putting one in if it doesn't work well.


I also did not want to cut a hole and planned on dropping vent hose thru floor behind dryer and out thru side of basement compartment. Ended up drilling hole in side anyhow. It can be vented below.
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Thanks for everyone's input, looks like I will probably be cutting a hole. Seems as though the vented is a lot more efficient than the nonvented. No point of putting one in if it doesn't work well.


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X about 100 on the vented model. Cut the hole! You'd HATE the ventless model! We have the Splendide 2100 and absolutely LOVE IT! Put laundry in, go do something fun, . . . clean laundry!
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