Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  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 03-07-2014, 06:44 AM   #15
Senior Member
Tumble Weed's Avatar
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 909
Blog Entries: 1
Originally Posted by Kitanigha View Post
New to this forum, so I apologize if this is the wrong place. We just bought a 2009 Montana 3585SA, there appears to be a place for a dryer vent to be installed but Keystone said that model was made for the non vented and do not recommend modifying. However, everything that I read says you definitely want the vented combo. Any ideas or suggestions? There definitely is a panel right next to the water faucets. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
I actually seen a 3585SA RVER's had there vent on front cap, they didn't move much. I can see why keystone would say not to. Going down the road lot of rain could blow in maybe. Good luck.

F/T 11/20/2012
Tumble Weed 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 03-08-2014, 06:56 PM   #16
Kitanigha's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Randolph, VT
Posts: 33
I appreciate your response. What an odd thing to do, put in a vent hole to go out the front and not out the side. Could have just reversed and would have worked fine. Thanks!

Kitanigha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 07:09 PM   #17
Senior Member
docj's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,241
Originally Posted by Steve Ownby View Post
The main problem you have is that your particular Splendide is ventless. The vented models perform more like residential machines.
We have the same ventless model and think it is great. Most problems come from not reading the user manual where it says that the washer can wash 15 lbs but the dryer can only dry 11 lbs efficiently. If you overload it, the drying times become very long. This is true of both the vented and ventless models.

Despite what is reported on these forums there is virtually no difference between the two machines. The ventless model has an outer drum on which the vapor (steam) from the drying clothes is condensed and sent down the drain instead of out the vent. Internally, the machines share ~95% of their parts. Believe me, we just went through some major repairs on ours and had an opportunity to understand just how identical the two models are.

Another often overlooked instruction from the user manual is to use fabric softener if you plan to go directly from washing to drying to help reduce wrinkles.

Bottom line, we love our Splendide and it sure beats wasting time in laundromats.
Sandie & Joel (RVParkReviews admin)
2000 40' Beaver Patriot Thunder Princeton CAT C-12
Follow us at http://www.facebook.com/WeissTravels.net
docj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 08:16 PM   #18
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 23
Originally Posted by Jts140 View Post
Looking at a new FW Montana 3625RE and can only fit a combo unit, not looking to do large loads just worried about condition of clothing after wash and dry. We will be washing athletic and mountain bike clothing mainly. Don't like to have sweaty clothes hanging around. So if anyone could recommend one... We hear a lot Horror stories from people who complain about wrinkles. Thanks for knowledgable info...
I have the stackable whirlpool models! Love them vented to the outside

cuttinchief is offline   Reply With Quote

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

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.