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Old 04-18-2015, 08:33 PM   #29
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I didn't think I wanted/needed one until our coach came w/one. Now I wouldn't be without it. Some of those CG laundromats are nasty & I wouldn't wash anything of mine in them if I was paid to. Same goes for public laundromats in general. I like being able to do small loads more frequently, not having to babysit it like at a public place where if I took 2 minutes to run to the bathroom & it finished I'd be concerned someone would empty my load out to who knows where, plus like Karen posted above, I use it as a dirty clothes hamper until time to do a load or 2. I'm not concerned about the little bit of storage space it takes up. After 10 seasons, I've still got several empty drawers in our coach.

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I didn't think I wanted/needed one until our coach came w/one. Now I wouldn't be without it. Some of those CG laundromats are nasty & I wouldn't wash anything of mine in them if I was paid to. Same goes for public laundromats in general. I like being able to do small loads more frequently, not having to babysit it like at a public place where if I took 2 minutes to run to the bathroom & it finished I'd be concerned someone would empty my load out to who knows where, plus like Karen posted above, I use it as a dirty clothes hamper until time to do a load or 2. I'm not concerned about the little bit of storage space it takes up. After 10 seasons, I've still got several empty drawers in our coach.

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Old 04-19-2015, 10:26 AM   #31
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That was one thing I personally didn't want. They take up space that could be used for storage. So when we got the new to us 2010 I was happy those were missing. The original owners had them removed when they bought it new. Most CGs have a laundry or you usually can find one in town.

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When we were looking for a rig my wife said, "A washer and drier really does not matter. I can use the coin laundry, available at most RV parks."

It turns out that the coach we ended up with had a stacker washer/drier and now she loves it and its one of the first things she mentions when showing our rig to other ladies. She says she does not know how she could live full-time in the coach without it.
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We have been full time for 9 years. Having a laundry option in our first rig was a deal breaker. I absolutely hate using laundromats. First rig had an unvented Splendide. I learned how to use it and was very pleased. When it broke we replaced it with whirlpool stackable front loaders. When we hunted for our MH those units were coming along

How's much do I love having my own units??? Well I gave up a bedroom slide to get a rig with that closet space when we moved to the DP
Clothing storage isn't an issue. With your own laundry you don't need as many clothes.
And those units paid for themselves in a year. A weeks worth of laundry (when we dry camp) now costs us as much as $20 in some areas. That's about $60 a month that I want to spend on fun stuff.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:06 PM   #33
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Whats wrong with using a river and a large flat rock?

Been there done that. believe it or not back in the 70's camping in a very remote campsite in Canada in a cabin with no electricity. My Mom and I actually did do the washing that way, even had a scrub board (remember those)
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Count me in for the 50% that prefers storage to a w/d that takes forever. I have found that 3 hrs in a laundromat about once a month is more time efficient. I had the stackable pulled and will have a pantry built soon. I look for a clean laundromat and it works fine.
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Wife doesn't care about anything in the coach... except the washer/dryer
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... I hate the CG laundry rooms and finding a clean, decent laundrymat in town is a pain...
My D/W's sentiments exactly. Many CG laundry's are not very clean.
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Something else to think about. If you keep the machine, you will have a W/D, good, bad, or indifferent. If you rip it out, by the time you have your tools stowed, the storage space will be full, and someone will be looking for more.


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Having lived in Sardinia for several years we were quite used to small Italian combos. Didn't have one in the rig but after a year had one shipped and installed it myself. Have had some problems with it but have enough time on my hands to fix stuff. Don't travel in circles where wrinkles are particularly frowned on, and like the set and forget convenience. Only hiccup is the spin speed is so high the sheets remain stuck to the drum and have to be pulled off to get proper drying. Wouldn't be without it.
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Actually, if it came to a choice, DW would leave me and take the WD.
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to each their own right,just consigned ours to a better life as a Pepsi can. one pair of pants,socks and a shirt/load not!!!!!!!!
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Our new to us Winnie came with a combo WD and I have to say that I thought it was silly when we bought the MH. But I recently used it for under clothing and for towels. It really came in handy! I just watched folks arguing about a dishwasher....that I can live without, seldom use the one I have at home.
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I agree with the previous comments - whatever makes you happy and able to enjoy your coach is what matters.

As a full-timer, I really like having my vented, combo W/D. Very convenient and easy to use.
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