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Old 03-19-2014, 05:43 AM   #1
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Use Laundromat or Have Washer & Dryer

We are planning on full-timing in early 2015 two adults and two teens. We have found several floor plans that we really like, many with hookups for a washer and dryer. So we were wondering how many of you have a washer and dryer in you unit vs. using a CG laundromat? Why?
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:53 AM   #2
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We have a Splendide combo unit in our coach. Although it is quite small the wife really likes it for our daily stuff but the bedding stuff and any large items we still take to the laundromat. I would suggest with 4 people you have two seperate units (washer and dryer) if your rv has the room. Personally when we purchased this coach I thought the Splendide would be the first thing I would be taking out but to my surprise it's been pretty handy. Good luck in your decision.
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We fulltime. Just two adults. We have a washer/dryer combo and use it every day. Also use the laundromat weekly for sheets and towels. Having the washer in the RV is very convenient for keeping the laundry hamper mostly empty, but it has a small capacity and takes a long time for a cycle.
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If it were just you and your significant other, having your own would make life a lot easier. With two teens along, I think the cargo weight used and the volume of laundry would make even a combo difficult to justify.
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We have the Splendide stack washer and dry and love the separate units. Wash goes much faster with them then the all in one units. DW's able to have 1st load drying with a 2nd load washing at the same time. Plus we don't seem to have the wrinkle issues that those with the all in one unit complain of.
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If it were just you and your significant other, having your own would make life a lot easier. With two teens along, I think the cargo weight used and the volume of laundry would make even a combo difficult to justify.
Ours is now 9 years old and the hamper is always empty. Never a wash day. Any one can just throw in the clothes and pick them up when dry. To me its a no brainer, and washing is a non event. If I lived in a house I would definitely think of having one.
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We have a stacking washer and dryer. It's a lot more convenient than going to a laundromat.
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We had a combo w/d in our previous coach...almost worthless unless you use it every day....big PITA. So, we would use the park's laundry machines. However, on several occasions, we would find the washer or dryer full of dog hair or other really nasty things that I would not want on my clothes. On two occasions, we had to actually run an empty load through the machine to clean it out before we used it.

Our new coach has a stacked W/D and while it doesn't have the load capacity that our machines at home has, we still only have to use it once or twice a week....and we don't have to wait to start a 2nd load.

So, my opinion (FWIW) is that forget the combo and get a stacked. You won't regret it....especially with two teens.

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We have a stacked washer/dryer and like it. It is easy to use is pretty quiet and convenient. Small loads, done often, preclude having to spend a long time at a laundromat. I would not want to do without it.
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We also have a stacked washer and dryer as we are full-time RVers,I I wouldn't be without it.. Especially if you have teenagers life would be so much easier for you.
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It is a personal choice.
In my case, the choice of my DW.
She decided on going to a good laundry twice a month for 90 minutes and about 8 bucks a pop. I'm pleased to have the extra storage space.
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If we had unlimited storage space and weight carrying capacity I "might" consider it ... but, I don't. I actually like walking over to the campground washing machine and chatting with others or reading a book. While traveling, we primarily wear quick-dry/SPF50 clothing so it's very easy to wash/dry and provides some protection from the sun. And, I don't ever need to repair or replace a unit.
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I do not have a w/d in my rig but if I ever go full-time I think it would be a "must have" item. In the laundry rooms I have found dirty washers, washers that do not clean my clothes (or muddy paw prints off my sheet), and dryers that either burn my clothes or do not get them dry enough.
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It is a personal choice.
In my case, the choice of my DW.
She decided on going to a good laundry twice a month for 90 minutes and about 8 bucks a pop. I'm pleased to have the extra storage space.
Yup ... pretty much the same for us (except we probably go every 7-10 days). One of us does the laundry while the other does food shopping ... usually in the same shopping center. Eezy-Peezy.
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