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Old 10-08-2014, 09:02 AM   #43
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Interesting. Do you know where they are getting the power? Do they have to run the generator?

My knowledge of electricity stops at the switch. My understanding is that 50 amp is only 2 legs of 120 power.
A 50A RV connection consists of two 120V legs with 240V across the two legs (if you don't believe it get a voltmeter and measure at the pedestal).

It is quite possible to wire circuits in an RV to use 240V, the problem is that unless you have a 50A connection you won't be able to run the appliances (a 30A circuit is just one 120V leg). My understanding is that typically MH's with 240V appliances have generators capable of delivering 240V so they can use the appliances regardless of whether or not they have the shore power connection.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:03 AM   #44
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Not cost effective, too slow and takes up space.

But it is convenient. Used to have to spend time running back and forth to do the laundry. Now a load every day or two and we can do it at our liesure. Priceless
I agree with the convenient part but we find them very cost effective. My largest monthly electric bill is around $100 and there is no way that even 1/3 of that is attributed to the electricity to run the W/D and hot water to wash in. With the laundromats we never get out less than $12-$15 and that means at least $48 a month for us if we used laundromats. Yes...that may be a tad more than others but Sandee has a very picky approach to laundry. LOL So...at least for US I think they are VERY cost effective to the tune of about $30 a month savings if we pay electricity. If we are on daily/weekly rates with electricity included...that much more in savings.
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We just got home from our maiden trip in our new DP with a W/D. Our first coach did not have them. It was very nice to have on this trip. Small loads, but big enough for a set of sheets or our towels, etc.
When we were at our daughters I did use her W/D for bigger loads( the washable bed cover I use because of the animals!), but found I would start a load in the RV and in her house at the same time just to get it done so we could go do things!
Biggest convenience is that the RV laundry room does not have 'hours'. I can throw a load in at 9 PM and go watch tv and not worry that they are going to lock the laundry room!
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I think the break even point for a W/D is about 3.5 to 4 years. However, may be sooner the way they are raising prices.
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I think the break even point for a W/D is about 3.5 to 4 years. However, may be sooner the way they are raising prices.
That seems a reasonable estimate give or take differences. I think we recover our costs a bit sooner. One of the prime reasons we will recover faster is that I am a bicyclist and during good weather I may ride every day and there is NO WAY Sandee is going to let my stinky bike clothes sit around. LOL At the minimum when I get back from a ride I jump in the shower and wash my bike clothes in the shower but then toss them in the washer to spin dry and then the dryer for use the next day.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:43 AM   #48
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Absolutely!! Would not be without our stackable Whirlpool system.. Were full timing at present an do a load every other day. We have been using the system flawlessly for almost three years now. For us and our furry friends it's a necessity, and we've got plenty of room! Just sayin.
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I hauled them around in my last 2 mh's and never used them once. I don't have one this time. The WD space now is used to carry extra clothes.
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Vented combo. Love it! 7 years no problems. Small loads no problem.

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As a full timer we'd want it. As travelers, we can carry more "spare" clothing in the space (we are plumbed for a combo) than we'd need to wash for a 2-3 weeks trip, so we just do that.

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A lot of people don't bother to read user guides. The guide for the Splendide makes it very clear that the unit can wash ~15 lbs of clothes but can only dry ~11 lbs effectively. If you exceed the dryer's limits it will take a very, very long time to dry and the clothes will be wrinkled.
How funny! You wash 15 lbs of clothes but can only dry 11 lbs. I guess 4 pounds must be wash and wear.
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How funny! You wash 15 lbs of clothes but can only dry 11 lbs. I guess 4 pounds must be wash and wear.

This is a limitation driven by the size of the drum since the same drum is used for washing and drying. Not a problem of any real significance.


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We wouldn't be without ours. It is sooooooo handy. and saves time
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How funny! You wash 15 lbs of clothes but can only dry 11 lbs. I guess 4 pounds must be wash and wear.
I'm assuming you know the answer to this, but in case someone else doesn't, the right thing to do is wash only 11 pound loads unless you plan on taking all or some of the clothes out for line drying.
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I'd have to say 'invaluable'. Not on economics, but convenience. We went with separate stackables, which seem to work MUCH better than the all-in-one units. 1) Not having to sit in campground laundry rooms. 2) Not having to go back three times because 'both' units are in use. 3) Not having to run for quarters because the change machine is out. 4) Not buying the incredibly expensive little boxes of soap. 4) Having an easy way to dry swimsuits and towels. 5) Being able to run a load any darn time you please.

In other words, we love it.
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