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Old 02-18-2016, 06:54 AM   #15
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No, they should not be used while traveling, but some do. They have concrete weights in them to help keep them balanced and they are mounted with springs.
There have been reports of the springs being permanently stretched by hitting bumps at the wrong time.
We had the single unit in the Dutch Star, never used it. Have the stacking units in the Magna, have not used them yet. Just haven't been out more than a couple weeks at a time or we stayed at friends and used theirs.
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What are the concrete weights that you speak of. We have the Whirlpool stacking units and will be replacing the washer as the pump in the original went out. Was thinking you just replaced the washer with a new one and secured it to the compartment wall with "L" brackets like the old one.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:16 AM   #16
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Washer dryer. All in one or stackable?

Front loader washers have concrete weights built into them for stabilization.
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I've got a combo unit in our new to us coach and I don't think it's ever been used. I'm going to take it out and get rid of it soon. I'll give it away to anyone willing to help me get it out of the coach, otherwise I'll take it apart and take it out in pieces.
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We've used our washer/dryer while dry camping for the last 2 months. With the grey water setup we have - we can run 2 loads every 5 days (our normal cycle). The washer/dryer runs to front grey water (40 gals) with only the kitchen sink and 1/2 bath running into it. Washer/dryer uses about 10 gals. PS: we have a 100 gal fresh water tank.
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Thank you to all for the replies.
Lots of great information. Looks like both set ups work well. Just a matter of space allocation. My wife and I are both very tall and it is tempting to get an all in one and mount it on the top shelf to make it easier to load and unload and that would leave the bottom area for storage. I would have to brace the shelf to hold the weight but it is doable.
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We have had the small Splendide in two of our coaches. I end up doing about 4 small loads a week. That seems to meet the needs for the 2 of us. I like the small size as it doesn't take up too much room. We had room to have a stackable, but am enjoying the extra closet space for coats. Also got a small drier rack that I use outside and put some of my heavier jeans on so they don't wrinkle after washing. If we have been boondocking a lot -- will use a bigger paid wash after a week or so, but have only had to do that 3 times in the last year.
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We have the combo. It is purely a trade-off of space. The stackable is undoubtedly better but takes up more valuable space. We have three drawers where the dryer would go.
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We have room for a side x side, but DW wanted the space for a storage closet and for heavy coats, etc. We bought the Splendid Combo and are very happy with the choice. It probably takes longer than others, but that is a non-issue with us. We put in a load and in maybe 2 - 2.5 hours it is totally finished. It's whatever works for you!
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Stackable - use it weekly. Do not use it when traveling.
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We have a never used combo unit. My wife stores shoes in it.
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IMHO, either the stackable or the over/under is a great thing to have.

Nothing worse than using those old machines at any laundrymat or RV park when God knows what has been in them.

I have a combo and use it all the time. I am a "simple" clothing kind of guy and dig having my own unit.

Sort of like having my own pillow...bed sheets...shower...etc. in the RV! I know I keep it clean and no "unknowns" or blacklights required.

Good luck!
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Front loader washers have concrete weights built into them for stabilization.
Interesting. The new whirlpool washer that we are thinking of buying is a top loader so hopefully concrete will not be required.
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IMHO, either the stackable or the over/under is a great thing to have.

Nothing worse than using those old machines at any laundrymat or RV park when God knows what has been in them.

I have a combo and use it all the time. I am a "simple" clothing kind of guy and dig having my own unit.

Sort of like having my own pillow...bed sheets...shower...etc. in the RV! I know I keep it clean and no "unknowns" or blacklights required.

Good luck!
DW didn't like going to some of laundromats - even some on military post. Machines don't work, expensive ($2.50 per load), and the worst of all - the laundromat nazi (similar to the Soup Nazi).

PS: I was in the appliance business for years - got away from the counterbalance concrete block for a bit - some came back - it's a matter of poor engineering.

Not sure if the Splendide has them or not. But it is a great product so - hopefully not.
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