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Old 04-01-2015, 07:35 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-01-2015, 07:58 AM   #2
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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.

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

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Old 04-01-2015, 08:47 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 04-01-2015, 09:50 AM   #4
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Ours is located midships, right over the holding tank. This makes a plain and simple plumbing hookup.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:59 AM   #5
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:10 AM   #6
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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!
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:58 AM   #7
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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.
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Mine is located mid coach along side the bathroom.
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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.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:35 PM   #10
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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.
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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.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:18 PM   #12
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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?
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:50 PM   #13
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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.
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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.

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