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Old 10-28-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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We have a 2002 Itasca motorhome and want to install
a washer/dryer combo.
Where we can put it, does not have room for a vent. So we were wondering about the ventless kind. Does it dry?? Do they work well and so on.
Can anyone help us??
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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We have a 2002 Itasca motorhome and want to install
a washer/dryer combo.
Where we can put it, does not have room for a vent. So we were wondering about the ventless kind. Does it dry?? Do they work well and so on.
Can anyone help us??
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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The ventless model is a good washer but a relatively poor dryer. In short, the ventless model takes a long time to dry clothes and it often leaves the clothes slightly damp.

If at all possible, consider getting the vented model. It takes less clearance than you might think. If you have no choice, you might want to dry your clothes on a clothes line (like the ones that attach to the RV's ladder). We've used this solution for years. Works fine as long as its not raining. Best of luck.

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:00 PM   #4
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You really want a vented combo if there is any way in the world to do it ...I've even heard of some that are vented downward through the floor. If there is absolutely no way, just be prepared for very long drying cycles and slightly damp clothes when they are finally "dry."
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:43 AM   #5
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I agree with what has already been said about the ventless model taking longer to dry. It will also use more water because it uses water to cool the warm, moist air to cause moisture to condense out. Since the air used for drying is not vented and is recirculated, some of the moisture must be removed.

To add a vent, you will need to bore a hole in the side of the RV. Winnebago may be able to advise you where you can do this without hitting a support or wiring inside the wall. As has been suggested, through the floor is another good possibility.

You will also need to find a way to get hot and cold water to the washer and you will need a way to get the drain water into the gray tank.
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We had the ventless condensing Splendide washer/dryer in our previous 5th wheel. When we bought our current 5th wheel, we didn't even bother to move it over. Does that give you a hint about how we felt about its performance?

I'd go with a stackable pair if I had my 'druthers, but at a minimum I would want the vented combination unit.

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Another thing bad about a ventless setup is that all the moisture from the drying cycle is or seems to be pumped into the coach making it very humid. This is fine if you're not in a humid place.

Maybe if you mention your model someone can help with how to install a vented setup.
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geodrake, I looked up your model on the Winnebago website and where do you plan on putting a washer? If it's at the foot of the bed where the dresser is be sure to measure the clearance for when the slide is in. Also since that is an outside wall a vent can be put in. Get the info from Winnebago what is where in that wall.

A friend of ours almost bought that size model and measured for a washer plumbing it from the bathroom sink and it would fit if when the slide was in the bed was raised some. So I guess it is doable. Our friend did go with a 34 though which already had a space and was plumbed for the washer.

Keep us posted on this project.
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