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Old 03-07-2014, 06:44 AM   #15
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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.

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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!

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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.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:16 PM   #18
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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

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