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I use my washer/dryer and recommend buying a coach with it. 119 73.46%
I do not use my washer/dryer and do not recommend buying a coach with it. 9 5.56%
I do not have a washer/dryer. 34 20.99%
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:42 PM   #15
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I will change my access codes as soon as I post this .
W/D combo installed 16months ago , 1 1/2 seasons of snowbirding, the unit has paid for its self . Because DW wouldn't use the park laundry, had to go to town , so laundry afternoon , turned into dinner out and a night at the casino. $$$.

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Old 05-12-2014, 11:01 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by SarahW View Post
We are "vacationers", so no washer/dryer doesn't matter to us. We haul our dirty laundry back home.

If we were full time, we'd definitely have them.
I agree. My coach doesn't have a washer/drier and I'm happy it doesn't. I think it's just extra weight to lug around costing me more in gas for something I don't need and won't use. Only if I was full timing would I even consider it.

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Old 05-13-2014, 04:39 AM   #17
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Bought a haier portable washer and put it under the vanity, great to have on those long trips.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:24 AM   #18
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Washer/Dryer worth it?


We are fulltime.

What wife and I are wearing is a load that takes 2.5 hrs to wash/dry in an RV W/D, plus must shake out the load between W and D cycles. Sheets turn into a tight ball.

We go to highly rated laundries with 2 to 3 weeks of clothing and are done in 90 minutes.

Equivalent in a RV W/D takes all day, plus electric if you are monthly, and too much grey water if boondocking.

My Queen said NO.

Some DWs may not mind the extra time and effort. YMMV
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:32 AM   #19
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I had to talk DW into ordering a washer/dryer, but now she wouldn't have an RV without one, especially since we are full-timers. The convenience of being able to do a load of laundry right at your rig any time you want (as long as you have full hookups) is well worth the price and the space.

IMO, stackables are more efficient than combo units, but we don't have room for stackables so a combo is way better than nothing.
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Our first two coaches had washer/dryer combos. Apart from a test load to see if they worked, they were never used. They just became expensive, low-capacity dirty clothes hampers. So when we bought the current coach, we had the already installed w/d removed and replaced with a couple of slide out trays. This coach already has a very nice clothes hamper so we did not lose that functionality.

DW is a neat freak and has never been unable to find a satisfactory coin-operated laundry within a reasonable time or distance.

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Old 05-13-2014, 05:57 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Skip426 View Post
I will change my access codes as soon as I post this .
W/D combo installed 16months ago , 1 1/2 seasons of snowbirding, the unit has paid for its self . Because DW wouldn't use the park laundry, had to go to town , so laundry afternoon , turned into dinner out and a night at the casino. $$$.
Ship, Just so I understand your statement correctly, you installed a $1500 washer dryer for the sole reason so you wouldn't be stuck with the bill for dinner? Maybe its time for going on a Dutch Date or Dutch treat date.

I do agree with you on one point, you had better change your codes and your email address. You know, for the price of a nice dinner I will maybe forget about sending this post to your wife.............
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:14 AM   #22
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:17 AM   #23
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We are not fill-timers, maybe 40%, and my wife does not like our stackable units and will use a campground laundromat whenever she can. She wants me to take that stuff out so she can store more stuff she wants to take along. I am stalling, as I they are worth the loss of space. I may loose this argument.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:21 AM   #24
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We are just part-timers but on a week plus trip the W/D comes in handy and the wife likes it.
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This topic gets revisited every few months, I guess that the search button is broken.

Anyway, we take 1 to 2 weeks trips and my DW would not be without our washer & dryer. In fact, it was a deal breaker when we were looking for our coach. It is nice not having a hamper full of dirty clothes as they go right into the washer (there goes that space argument because you do not need to have a hamper). When we get home, usually the only dirty stuff is what we are wearing (or wore yesterday) so cleanup is much faster for both of us. Finally, it is the only way to have nice, dry clothes and towels on those rainy days where everything is dripping wet.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:32 AM   #26
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I full time, have the Splendide combo, LOVE it. I think it cleans better than the newer washer in my old s/b. Plus I love the fact that I only use a couple of tablespoons of detergent and softener per load. In my first year of full timing, I used only one bottle of each. I only use a laundry mat when I wash my heavy blanket and cringe at that. You just never know what has been put in the washer before you. Yuk!
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Love our Combo unit. We took a 3 month trip with all 4 of us and maybe used a CG laundry once. If I had it to do over, I would go with the 2 piece stackable instead of the combo unit.
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We're most timers (9 months for work), we've got better things to do with our free time then spend it at a laundry mat.

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