Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-01-2015, 08:35 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Washer-dryer location

Hi everyone,
iv'e been searching and reading thru a lot of the forums trying to get ready to go full-time. we're in the process of getting rid of of stuff in the s/b house so we can put it on the market. We have been looking at the diesel pusher motor coaches, and have narrowed it down to 3 brands. American coach (42 ft), entegra anthem or aspire (44 b), and Allegro bus (haven't really narrowed it down to one model). I was wondering if anyone had any advice on the washer-dryer location? AC has a mid-ship w/d, while the Entegra has a w/d in the rear bath. we would like to know if it makes a difference with noise/vibration as to location. Thanks in advance and we can't wait to get started. Hopefully by midsummer.
__________________

__________________
Roamin_Home is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-01-2015, 08:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Raining Star's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Arizona
Posts: 736
washer-dryer location

A lot depends on the preference of the person doing the bulk of the laundry. My preference would be for the rear as its right next to the closet and drawers that the bulk of the laundry will be going into.

Also it's quieter in the living area if the washer is in the rear. We don't do laundry while we are trying to sleep.

Edit:
I should add that for me the location of the washer would be a very low priority in choosing a rig.
__________________

__________________
Joseph and Sandy
Arizona Sunbirds

(Snowbirds in Reverse)
Winnebago Chieftain / Ford Hybrid Toad
Raining Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 09:47 AM   #3
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,358
Our W/D is in the rear corner of the bedroom next to the closet. To us, this is the perfect place, since we keep dirty clothes in a basket in the closet.

Having it as far away from the living room is an advantage also since it would reduce the noise while you're watching TV, etc.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 10:50 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
dons2346's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,497
Ours is located midships, right over the holding tank. This makes a plain and simple plumbing hookup.
__________________
Don
2002 Country Coach Intrigue
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 10:59 AM   #5
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,944

Good luck with your search.
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 11:10 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
MuckSavage's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 367
We had an Allegro Bay 37 QDB. The Splendide combo unit was right over the rear axle. Our current coach, the stacked W/D is in the curb side rear corner. There's a noticablr difference in the new coach in the "shaking" during the spin cycle.
Really though. Pick the floorplsn you like.....you're not full timing to do laundry!
__________________
2012 Thor Astoria 36MQ
Butter Toffee on Toasted Almond
'96 Cherokee toad Tim, Dar & our black Lab "Chase"
MuckSavage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 11:58 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
bdpreece's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Woodburn Oregon USA
Posts: 2,598
Last coach had it in the rear passenger side corner. Present coach has it mid ship passenger side. Much less shaking in the mid ship model during spin cycle.
__________________
Brian, Loretta & Daisy (Golden Retriever)
2008 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDQ , ISL 400
2014 Ford Explorer toad
bdpreece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 12:17 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 10,476
Mine is located mid coach along side the bathroom.
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 12:57 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
JFXG's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Today? Mercer, PA
Posts: 3,620
Washer-dryer location

Our combo is installed midship, in a cabinet section built with stacked units in mind. With a combo below the upper section provides a large pantry space handy to the kitchen.

That said, the location does mean we can hear the machine running while watching tv or a movie. Not a big deal, but it is there. Vibration is a function of loading, and is generally avoidable with most, but not all, wash loads.
__________________
John & Diane, Fulltimers. RVM103 NHSO
On the road since June '12 with Lincoln, the guard cat.
2002 Dutch Star 40, Freightliner, Cat 3126, 2004 Element
JFXG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 01:35 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Sky_Boss's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: ON THE ROAD...SOMEWHERE
Posts: 6,072
Ours is a unique floor plan with the W/D over the drive axle in the center of the coach. It is an interesting setup I wouldn't repeat but it ain't that bad either.

I would think that a W/D in the bathroom of a 1.5 bath unit would be less obtrusive for a lot of reasons. When the washer spins I don't think there is any way to avoid the vibration being felt but it might seem less the further up front you would go. The spin and rinse cycles are the most noticeable both in vibration and overall noise. The dryer is always a tad noisy all the time. That is especially true on some settings where it tumbles in one direction, stops and then tumbles the other way. Having a door to the bathroom you can close and the units not being located on a wall directly on the opposite side of the bedroom should make it less of a noise issue compared to the same set up in the bedroom or in a closet with a wall shared by the bedroom.

All that being said, we got use to it and it isn't a big deal.
__________________
Don, Sandee & GSD Zeus. Guardian GSDs Gunny (7/11/15) & Thor (5/5/15)
2006 DSDP 4320, Spartan MM IFS, 2013 CR-V, Blue Ox Avail, SMI AF1, Samsung 197R Refer.
Sky_Boss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 01:46 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,535
Quote:
Originally Posted by dons2346 View Post
Ours is located midships, right over the holding tank. This makes a plain and simple plumbing hookup.
Same with ours. And the location wasn't a big deal to us either, in fact the DW would rather not have one and have the storage space. Premier, where we bought the rig, says they take out more than they put in.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 02:18 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Nowabeachbum's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 1,283
We have had 2 Entegras, one w/d was located in the back, one mid ships. Wife hated mid ships. It's one of the reasons we changed coaches. Noise and vibration in either location was not an issue but accessibility was. Mid ships is located in the hall so when she was doing laundry, the hall is blocked. Also the dryer is stacked on top so when she would move clothes from the washer to the dryer she would sometimes hit her head on the dryer door particularly those times when we were not perfectly level and the dryer door quietly swings open while she is under it. And since the dryer doesn't care if she hits her head, guess who gets yelled at?
__________________
Gary & Leigh
2018 Entegra Cornerstone 45Y
2010 Seneca, 2011 & 2014 Anthem,
2017 Cornerstone(All Sold)
Nowabeachbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 02:50 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Thanks for all the feedback. It's not really a big deal its just the DW likes the rear location and I like the mid-coach location. Guess which one we will probably get.
__________________
Roamin_Home is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 04:50 PM   #14
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 9,313
This is our first coach with a washer dryer. On ours, the logical spot, for our floorplan is the rear bath. We use to use a clothes bag/hamper for our clothes in our previous coach. We find that by having it in the bathroom, we just throw our dirty clothes in the dryer until we're ready to do a load. This eliminated the need for a hamper.
__________________

__________________
Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cat



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you install a stacked washer and dryer in the Raptor Bedroom closet Mr. M Toy Haulers Discussion 1 03-10-2015 03:00 PM
What is best Stackable Washer/ Vented Dryer? TXDIANIMAL 5th Wheel Discussion 6 01-05-2015 07:44 PM
Stackable Washer & Dryer in a 2007 MADP? JasonDean Newmar Owner's Forum 12 12-18-2014 06:49 PM
Removed Washer Dryer adonh Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 10-04-2013 09:31 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.