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Old 05-09-2011, 10:03 AM   #15
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From personal experience with a combination unit in our stick home, I wouldn't recommend one - though some "Splendide" owners seem happy with theirs. We found two problems which I think are common to all combination units. One is the vibration at the high spin speeds and the other is the very long drying time.

You may find someone at the Meet & Greet who has one and can give you an RVer's perspective. Our travel pattern tends to be short trips (10 days or so) because of our older dog's medical problems, so using a CG laundromat occasionally hasn't been much of a problem.

If you do go for it, I definitely would recommend venting to outside, particularly in our NW climate.

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Old 05-09-2011, 11:00 AM   #16
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I have never heard of a "Moistness" problme connected with a washer/dryer.

The washer drains it's water into your holding tanks (Which fills 'em right up fast) the Gray or Wash tank (Depending on if you have 2 or 3) is what it fills, so a FULL HOOK UP site is suggested.

The dryer either vents the excess moisture out through a "hole in the wall" (properly sealed and dampered dryer vent) like a home dryer does or an industrial at the laundromat, or,, It condenses it nd washes it into the aforementioned gray/wash tank for travel to the nearby hole-in-the ground.

So there is no problem, unless, of course, there is a long term leak from a drip drip dripping improperly tightened fitting. And that can happen with ANY fitting (Sve for a few in rigs like mine where if it happened it would not mattter.. but that's another story (Hint, they are in the all plastic with drain holes basement)

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Old 05-09-2011, 11:49 AM   #17
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Now the single units which do double duty, many owners have told me it's not worth the hassle to use it for much of anything because it just does not hold enough. If the closet wont take anything but the single unit, keep the closet.
Not so with us. The single works great, you just need to plan your washing. The D/W puts in a load when she gets up, by the time she eats, gets dressed, etc, it's through the wash cycle, then you go to the drying cycle. Everything gets washed in it except the items that are too big for anything other than a full sized unit. With all these RV washers you can't wait and do laundry once a week, you have to do more smaller loads than at home. We ruled out the stackable since you loose all the storage space above it.
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We have a seperate washer dryer and have never had a water/moisture problem. We love it and so will you
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:44 PM   #19
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We have a Splendid washer/dryer combo that DOES NOT need to be vented. It collects all the moisture and drains it as water. We just tried it last Saturday, and it worked GREAT. I did decide to leave the cupboard open as it was quite warm from the dryer. We've RV'd for years without a washer dryer, and I'm very much enjoying the ability to do quick loads. It's not a big washer, so things like king-sized blankets and bedding will probably need to be done in the park's laundamat, but for quickie clothing and a few towels you can't beat it.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:21 PM   #20
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our's is running right now. wouldn't be without one after having one. no moisture problem
just small loads often and the "chore" is history
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:07 PM   #21
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We use ours all the time. Wouldn't leave home without it. Somehow, even though I take them off, put them in the hamper next to the W/D, they go thru the cycle and get folded on the bed 2 feet away, socks sometimes don't come out at the same time. Some things happen that just can't be explained.

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