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.
View Poll Results: Is a washer/dryer useful or needed
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%
Voters: 162. You may not vote on this poll

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 05-15-2014, 08:20 PM   #57
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 9,292
Our first DP had room for the combo unit, but didn't come with one. I don't have any issues buying anything I want for my motor home, but just never got excited about the combo units. If there had been room for a stackable, I would have bought them in a heartbeat.

A stackable unit in our new coach was a must have. My wife still didn't think she would use them. Our first trip out, we put all our clothes in the last evening and when we got home, she was soooo happy the laundry was done.

We camp with our kids (they have their own RV's) and it's inevitable that one of the grandkids soils their bedding or their is some other disaster. It's nice to have the stackable units there to clean things up.

Yes, you may lose some storage space, but typical the washer/dryers are put in large coaches. And....as one person said, you no longer need a laundry hamper.

Our coach also came with a dishwasher. We didn't order it that way, it was already installed. Everyone teased us, but we loaded what few dishes we used each day into the dishwasher and when we got ready to head home we did load. It was really nice.

Many years ago people were talking around the campfire and saying they would never buy a new car with those silly power windows. Why would they want those when they can just roll them up by hand.

Lastly, anyone who thinks a washer and dryer is going to cut down their fuel economy is really kidding themselves.
__________________

__________________
Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is online now   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 05-16-2014, 12:47 AM   #58
Senior Member
 
Tyler6357's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don View Post
Lastly, anyone who thinks a washer and dryer is going to cut down their fuel economy is really kidding themselves.
Well, the facts are, the more weight you carry the worse your gas mileage will be, this is just a fact of life. The combo units weigh only about 150 lbs, the stackable types are probably a bit more. Also, if you want to do laundry on the road you will have to carry extra water as well. Will it make a huge difference to your gas mileage? Probably not, but every pound does count. My point was only that if you probably won't use it then there is no reason to pay to carry it around. I agree with the Raining Star, it all depends on how you use your RV. For some it makes perfect sense to have a washer/dryer and for others it makes no sense at all to have them.
__________________

__________________
Tyler6357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 02:00 AM   #59
Senior Member
 
CruisinCondo's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nuevo, Ca.
Posts: 102
Send a message via AIM to CruisinCondo
I have not read this thread, but I hate carting our dirty laundry to a laundry mat and waiting for a washer or dryer. We are not full timers, but we do go on extended trips of 1 to 3 months at a time and it is very convenient to pop the clothes in the washer/dryer combo when we stop at a campground with full hookups. Mark
__________________
04 Diplomat, 40PST, ISC330, 01 Tahoe Toed, Blue Ox & Airforce One brake controller, www.cruisincondo.blogspot.com
CruisinCondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 04:52 AM   #60
Senior Member
 
SteveSkinner's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montana
Posts: 806
Box1
__________________
2005 Monaco Signature Castle 1V
2013 Subaru Outback Toad
SteveSkinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 03:57 PM   #61
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 251
I don't have an RV yet, but I can say I most certainly would want a washer/dryer. I'd even want a dishwasher.

I've lived a huge chunk of my life with the convenience of these appliances, so it makes no sense for me not to have them in my mobile condo.

Yes you could stop at a laundry mat during your travels, but why waste the time? Think of it this way, do you really need a refrigerator in an RV, when an ice chest would do? Better yet, why even use an RV, when a tent works. Get my point?

This technology lets me spend more time doing the things I enjoy, and it's affordable.
__________________
Resist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 05:34 PM   #62
Senior Member
 
62_inrightlane's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida / Georgia / Michigan
Posts: 481
Quote:
Originally Posted by Resist View Post
I don't have an RV yet, but I can say I most certainly would want a washer/dryer. I'd even want a dishwasher.

I've lived a huge chunk of my life with the convenience of these appliances, so it makes no sense for me not to have them in my mobile condo.

Yes you could stop at a laundry mat during your travels, but why waste the time? Think of it this way, do you really need a refrigerator in an RV, when an ice chest would do? Better yet, why even use an RV, when a tent works. Get my point?

This technology lets me spend more time doing the things I enjoy, and it's affordable.
WOW! Doesn't have an RV yet but has the best answer and reasons for why! Convenience and time to spend on other thinks!

By the way my vote is #1
__________________
Marc & Jan
Molly, Abby & Katie | The Cocker K-9 Kids!|Toad 2014 Cadillac SRX
2012 Berkshire 360FWS, Brake Buddy Vantage|Wineguard Travler SK-3005 |TST 507 TPMS
62_inrightlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #63
Senior Member
 
Tha_Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,517
On short weekend trips we probably would not use it,on week long trips definitely to keep from be overwhelmed with dirty cloths. Although they don't hold much every little bit helps.
__________________
2007 Fleetwood Revolution LE 40V
Tha_Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 10:19 PM   #64
Senior Member
 
ernest917's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Woodville, TX
Posts: 557
Definitely Box 1 - we love ours and would hate to be without it... Really a major time saver and we hate going to a public facility... Can chill in our own rig while clothes are washing in the back.....
__________________
ernest917 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 10:23 PM   #65
Senior Member
 
mvpmich's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SE Michigan & Central Florida
Posts: 199
Box 3
__________________
mvpmich
2012 Sportscoach Cross Country 385 DS Freightliner XCR w/ Cummins ISB 6.7L 340 hp
2009 Saturn Vue, Blue Ox Alpha, RVi Brake 2
mvpmich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 10:38 PM   #66
Senior Member
 
flaggship1's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rainbow Riding
Posts: 18,394

Name:   image-158380319.jpg
Views: 263
Size:  61.7 KB
'Nuff said.
__________________
Steve & Annie (RVM2)
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 38F ~ 325 ISB Turbo ~ Freightliner XC 2014 CR-V ~ Invisibrake / Sterling All Terrain
Sioux Falls, SD (FullTime Since Nov 5th 2014)
flaggship1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 10:56 PM   #67
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,700
Before we bought a washer/dryer we had to use coin laundries, until one time in Florida DW opened up a washer and a 2" diameter spider crawled out. We've had a washer/dryer ever since. Now DW does a load and dries it while we are driving. We have water and holding tank capacity to do 3 loads while driving if we want. At bedtime she puts in a load, next morning it is clean and dry, ready to put away. I often do that while she is preparing breakfast. Point is, we don't miss doing anything because laundry must be washed. Is it cost-effective? No, but neither is RVing.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2014, 02:17 AM   #68
Senior Member
 
89sandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 883
As weekenders only we don't use one, if we went on week plus trips it would be nice to have. If we were full time or close to would be a must have.
__________________
89sandman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2014, 06:04 AM   #69
Senior Member
 
tagcat's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: west fork arkansas
Posts: 270
box 3.We bought a unit with one(combo) used it several times , takes to long for what you can put in it)we are full timers the extra storage and less weight of unit so out it came.We will take laundry with us on one our trips in town,so no big problem.
When i removed it that thing weight a ton i did not realize how much extra weight we were getting rid of.It is now a closet with pull out drawer.
__________________
tagcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2014, 06:32 AM   #70
Senior Member
 
ChallengerRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,079
Box 1. Don't leave home without it!! Washer makes for great clothes hamper too!!
__________________

__________________
ChallengerRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
Is Thor full body paint worth $$ over hdmax?? gowestwardho Thor Industries Owner's Forum 16 08-01-2014 03:50 PM
"Bendix" knockoff Washer/Dryer msquared48 Gear and Product Discussions 4 03-28-2014 10:44 PM
Advice on washer/dryer install Ron and Marsha Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 9 03-20-2014 11:44 AM
Whirlpool washer/dryer option jrwitt Newmar Owner's Forum 7 02-19-2014 06:31 PM
Found a great price on Trojan Batteries - Fort Worth, Texas texnet Class A Motorhome Discussions 4 01-08-2014 09:52 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:07 AM.


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