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Old 10-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #1
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??Dish washer???? Laundry????

Ok in the search for a RV for heavy use (2-3days weekly). I was looking at units that were in the $40+ range and about half had dishwasher and most had W/D hookups or a wd combo. Do people use them or they just taking up space???

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Old 10-18-2013, 03:20 AM   #2
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We're full timers. We use all three. Dishwasher daily, W/D multiple times per week.

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Old 10-18-2013, 05:21 AM   #3
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WE use ours quite a bit. Occasionally we head to the laundromat in the RV park for big loads, but when we are set up my wife runs a load a few times per week.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:28 AM   #4
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We are fulltimers. We have neither appliance and don't miss them.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:56 AM   #5
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We just took out our combo W/D and put shelving there instead. In almost 3 years we had only used the dryer part 2 or 3 times and that was just to take some wrinkles out. I had wanted it to start with but Thom thought we would use it. We generate too much for it to be viable for us. Up to 8 full loads in a week. Thom still works, he is on stage and we go out partying sometimes just makes lots of dirty clothes for us.
As for a dishwasher .... that is either Thom or I then. Again Thom seems to think that I would use it but I like having the space for storing pans instead. He also thought I would miss having an oven in that same space ..... nope the convection/microwave does all the baking, roasting or warming that we need.

Some can't be without them and some just want them or use them if they do have them. It is all a personal thing. Look at your habits and if you use a dishwasher now you will probably use one in the RV.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:04 AM   #6
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Everyone has different needs. For us we would not want to be without our stand alone washer and dryer, however we did not want a dishwasher. Only you can decide.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:10 AM   #7
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We spend approx. 250 days a yr. in our mh. We use our dishwasher almost daily and the clothes washer about 3 times a week. We wouldn't be without either.

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Old 10-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #8
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There are two "stand-up" dishwashers in our MH. It depends on who is standing at the sink at the time. I try to slink away at times, but to no avail.

As for washer/dryer's we have had both. The separate washer and dryer and now the combo. They just happened to come with what we purchased. Had we known how the combo worked we would have opted for the separate washer/dryer or none at all.

Seldom do we use the Combo. Consider that when you wash a load of clothes when they are finished it goes into dryer mode. That precludes one from washing another load when the clothes are drying. Inconvenient and time consuming. we have a dirty clothes hamper that get's full in 3 or 4 days so we go to the nearest laundry-mat and wash then dry all at once. If you are as OCD as we are, we do not wish to have the washer/dryer running if we are not there. Just a safety issue with us. So instead of sticking around for a couple hours or more, the laundry-mat is about 1 hour and everything is done, of course depending on the machines and their efficiency.

On rare occasions DW will do the "delicates" early in the morning before we tour for the day, but usually takes them out and hangs them to dry.

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Old 10-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by beaverjim View Post
We spend approx. 250 days a yr. in our mh. We use our dishwasher almost daily and the clothes washer about 3 times a week. We wouldn't be without either.

Same here, we agree totally!
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:17 AM   #10
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When we bought our pusher it had both. Traded the washer/dryer for an outside refer which we use quite a lot and we did not use the dish washer as it ruins the paper plates, so took it out and built in a wine cellar.

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:59 PM   #11
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We have both, stacked washer, dryer, and a dishwasher, wouldn't have it any other way. The "Boss" gets a lot of use out of them.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #12
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I could see a use for W/D when we were doing long term hosting. However the space it would occupy is more valuable to use for storage. It is a bit inconvenient to have to go to the Laundromat, but in the time it would take wash and dry the same amount of clothes in a MH w/d unit, we are waaayyy ahead time wise. Dishwasher? Generally we use paper plates and only coffee cups, silverware, skillets and pots get washed. I can do that in the sink in much quicker time than a dishwasher.
But, the choice is yours to make and some love these things and some not so much.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #13
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We have and love our stackable W/D. We don't have a dishwasher but would gladly trade out the oven for one, since we have a convection over/microwave that we use for baking anyway. The gas oven isn't all that useful for us.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:08 PM   #14
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We do not full time as we still work but we use or Coach as much as we can (spring to fall). We leave clothing,bedding,towels etc. in the Coach and never haul washing back and forth out of it. I would never be with out a washer and dryer after having them. Just like being at home and we do not go to the laundry mat when we are at home also.

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