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Old 08-25-2015, 06:11 AM   #15
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Thanks for the explanation. Sounds like it does use a low heat to help remove moisture from the clothes. That could create a problem in winter though, it moves the moisture from the clothes into the air in the MH, adding even more humidity to an already humid atmosphere, which is a known issue with RV's in cold weather.

I doubt that anything short of running a vented dryer with the hose exhausting into the interior of the RV could come anywhere close to the combined effects of cooking, showering, and simple human respiration. I've had ice on the inside of the windows on every winter trip that I've ever been on, and that with no shower or laundry on board. The tiny amount of additional humidity added by a few pounds of barely-damp clothing seems like a red herring.

I understand that the vented dryer forces fresh air exchange, but even that is not enough, and likely not at the right time of day, to eliminate interior condensation. I prefer the ventless dryer because it allows more flexible location within the floorplan and it eliminates one potential point of ingress for water, insects, etc. Clothes get clean and dry without going to the laundromat. I'm happy to manage the fresh air exchange using the standard vents and windows.



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Old 08-25-2015, 09:26 AM   #16
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Here's Splendide's explanation.

Description of Splendide Vented and Ventless Laundry Centers

I had a Splendide ventless. It was easier to just buy new clothes like Jack Reacher.
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The ventless type circulates air through the wet clothes just like the vented type, but it is inside air that also returns inside the RV (no outside vent). The hot moist air passes through a condensor tube that is cooled by a stream of fresh water from the RV's supply, and that stream of coolant water goes into the gray waste line. Moisture condenses onto the walls of the tube and that also drips into the waste water line. The amount of water that is condensed out of the air depends to some degree on the temperature differential, so warm outside water on a hot summer day doesn't do as good a job as cooler water on a fall evening. That means drying takes longer, and more moisture returns to the coach interior.
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We have a Splendide washer/dryer that had been taken out that is for sale. It has been used very little and has worked in the MH. If anyone is interested send me a priavate message.

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I've had ice on the inside of the windows on every winter trip that I've ever been on, and that with no shower or laundry on board.
That's why we buy rigs with dual pane windows, no ice and almost no condensation except for the windshield.
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The ventless type circulates air through the wet clothes just like the vented type, but it is inside air that also returns inside the RV (no outside vent). The hot moist air passes through a condensor tube that is cooled by a stream of fresh water from the RV's supply, and that stream of coolant water goes into the gray waste line. Moisture condenses onto the walls of the tube and that also drips into the waste water line. The amount of water that is condensed out of the air depends to some degree on the temperature differential, so warm outside water on a hot summer day doesn't do as good a job as cooler water on a fall evening. That means drying takes longer, and more moisture returns to the coach interior.
Gary, in their post #10, they state they have a Dometic ventless dryer that uses NO water during the dry cycle. That's why I made the statement about adding humidity to inside air, which evidently upset them.
I'm done with this thread.
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Gary, in their post #10, they state they have a Dometic ventless dryer that uses NO water during the dry cycle. That's why I made the statement about adding humidity to inside air, which evidently upset them.
I'm done with this thread.

Nobody is upset, Ray. My belief is that we're all here to help each other by sharing what we know. No harm, no foul.



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