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Old 03-28-2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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Washer/Dryer in a Cardinal 3850RL?

We have a 2015 Cardinal 3850RL which came plumbed and ready to go for a washer/dryer. I have finally convinced DH that I no longer want to waste vacation time sitting in laundry rooms at campgrounds! Some are nice (Cherry Hill in DC for example) but most aren't. There are a lot of questions about it on these forums, but thought I'd start a new thread.
I don't want a combo unit..would like a stacked. Whirlpool seems to be popular. Who can install it? Does it need to be vented in our unit?

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Old 03-28-2016, 09:31 PM   #2
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We have had a stacked Whirpool set since the trailer was new--recently replaced them both because wife wanted a front-load washer. Yes, you will need to vent the dryer--a daunting undertaking 'cause you just worry about opening a big hole in the wall in maybe the wrong place...there are ventless dryers, but you won't like them.
Whirlpool has an apartment-size set, Splendide if you want to get spendy, there are others. Just be sure you are looking at 110volt dryers, not 220.
And my wife is surely with you on your point of view on the laundromats...

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Old 03-29-2016, 11:06 AM   #3
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Did You check the Forest River Forums and see what other Cardinal users have done?

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We have the stacked Splendide units and love them. Our dryer is vented to the outside and we have an access door so we can get to the back of the washer/dryer from the outside. It came in handy when spouse had to change out a thermostat in the dryer. He did not have to pull the units out to work on them. Your manufacturer may have marked where the vent goes if your unit has the washer/dryer prep. I know our manufacturer did that.
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