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Old 12-30-2015, 10:22 AM   #1
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Washer/Dryers

Do some 5ers come with separate stackable washer/dryer units and is the dryer 110 or 220?
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I've yet to see one wired for 220 and we've looked at hundreds of 5ers. The w/d units vary widely
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Some LARGE 5ers, have room for a stacked set , most will be set up for combo units. I haven't heard of any RV dryers that are 220/240v.
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We have the stacked set in our 5th wheel. The dryer is 110. I would rather use my own washer/dryer than ever go to a laundry mat. Opinions vary on this. Some people would rather have the storage. We have tons of storage and a separate closet for the washer/dryer.
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I once read a post from Cummins12v98 that he has his DRV wired for 240V for the dryer. Maybe he'll chime in.
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Yes, he does have it wired that way.
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Some LARGE 5ers, have room for a stacked set , most will be set up for combo units. I haven't heard of any RV dryers that are 220/240v.
We don't have a 5th, but since you made a blanket statement pertaining to all RV's I'll chime in!

Our MH DOES have a 240 volt stacked dryer. It's an Ariston brand, as is the washer. The problem is: we can't use it when plugged into anything less than a 50 amp RV service or by running the generator.
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There is a DRV dealer that will do the finish wiring for the 240v dryer. I believe that is where C12v98 bought his.
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DRV will wire the dryer for 220. I would think any of the brands that do custom, New Horrizons, Forks RV, Augusta would do it if asked.
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Does a 220 allow for less current, thus less heat?
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We have been running 120 Volt Whirlpool Stackable Washer and Dryer for almost 4 years now.
Washer takes about 1 hour to complete its cycle, Dryer takes about the same time, do not see a real need for a 240 volt dryer.
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How well does a single-unit washer/dryer do the job?

We're not new to roughing it, but new to RVing. Blogs to follow, dealers to visit, used coaches to look at. We are both overwhelmed with travel trailer vs fifth wheel, weird appliances, a lot of "what were they thinking," and, "you've got to be kidding me."

Is a fifth wheel easier to tow than a travel trailer, or vice versa?
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Several friends have combo units, and they all say the key to getting the most out of them is smaller loads and washing/drying more often. The one drawback is the need to wash, then dry a load before starting another. We have had the stacked 110units for 8 years and they both work fine, tho guess having 240volts would make for faster drying.
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How well does a single-unit washer/dryer do the job?

We're not new to roughing it, but new to RVing. Blogs to follow, dealers to visit, used coaches to look at. We are both overwhelmed with travel trailer vs fifth wheel, weird appliances, a lot of "what were they thinking," and, "you've got to be kidding me."

Is a fifth wheel easier to tow than a travel trailer, or vice versa?
We had a combo in the MH we used to have. It did a pretty good job, but the size of the load needs to be kept small for it to wash and dry effectively. Clothes can also come out pretty wrinkled, especially if the load is too big.

An advantage to a combo is you can put a load in before you go out sightseeing and it will be done when you get back whereas you need to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer with stacked or side by side units. However, the separate units are more efficient.

To answer your second question, a 5th wheel is easier to tow (much less tendency to sway), but harder to back than a TT.
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