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Old 04-17-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Am I in the minority (washer/Dryer)

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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Old 04-17-2015, 08:26 PM   #2
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I'm with you

I started a thread some time ago on what people did to add storage after removing the washer dryer. All the posts to the thread were that I was nuts to remove them. We have had the coach 3years and used the washer dryer once just to see hoe it works. Now it just takes space and adds weight. We are a minority.

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Old 04-17-2015, 08:52 PM   #3
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We had an unvented unit in our 5th wheel, but didn't use it much because it wasn't very efficient. We now have a vented one in our motorhome, and use it all the time.

For sure, not a unit to do laundry for a large family, but works great to do an occasional small load, and we don't have to go anywhere.

The small additional storage space is nice, but we get good use out of it, and plan to keep it.

Doesn't mean that it would be right for everyone, but it does work for us.

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Old 04-17-2015, 08:58 PM   #4
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Am I in the minority?

Probably. A washing machine was one of our best options.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:40 PM   #5
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:41 PM   #6
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We also prefer to have the extra clothing storage, but we aren't full timers, so we can pack up a ton of clothing to cover even a monthlong trip. If we full timed I might reconsider.

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Old 04-17-2015, 09:43 PM   #7
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am I in the minority (washer/Dryer)

We were full-time in 2013 and used the washer-dryer frequently, though they are smaller, compact and take awhile to run a load. They also require full hookup in my opinion or your water and waste tanks are in trouble in a hurry. Using the dishwasher is much the same, takes awhile to run and uses resources. In hind sight, and now being seasonal travelers for 5 months a year, we have them so we use them having learned to run small, regular loads when longterm camping with full hookups. But, when traveling across the states (point A to B) between Florida and the West coast each year they are never used en route, and yes I wish we had the added storage.

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Old 04-17-2015, 09:44 PM   #8
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We use our stackables all of the time. Would not have an RV (or house for that matter) without the pair.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:47 PM   #9
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We use ours a lot for the small stuff. Then, we don't have to spend as much time in some of the dingy laundromat in CGs. If, we were going to buy another coach, would look at a washer/dryer no doubt about it.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:55 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by chiavet View Post
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.

Am I in the minority?

There was 2 things that I insisted on when we bought our MH, 1) a washer/dryer and 2) an oven not just a convection microwave. I have used the oven maybe a total of 5 times in the 2 years we have had our MH. In fact we are going to take that oven out and put a convection microwave oven in its place. The washer/dryer I use every day/night when we are traveling which is usually all summer (June to September). We have the vented combo and it did take a while to get used to the length of time it takes to do laundry. I put in towels, etc. at night before we go to bed, turn it on and in the morning I have dry towels etc. There is a thread on here I believe about having washer/dryers. Also here is a link to some additional information about having a washer/dryer. RV Knowhow with Joe and Vicki Kieva - Seminars about RVs

I even do sheets and blankets( stay in Colorado all summer and it does get cold at night so we need blankets) in my washer/dryer. I read somewhere to wash sheets but do not let the cycle go from wash to dry, just set for wash only. Take one sheet out, hang it over the shower door and dry the remaining sheet and pillowcases. When this is done, which usually takes about 30 minutes I then dry the other. I also don't let it cycle from wash to dry on a blanket either. I take the blanket out and rearrange it and then dry it.

I do not dry our tee shirts(this is just what I do and I don't dry them at home either) I hang them on the rod over the washer/dryer. I do dry blue jeans( I wash 2 pair at a time) and they do come out wrinkled. I have read and have done the following with so/so results. Again, don't let it cycle from wash to dry, take the jeans out, fold them as you would to hang them and then lay them back in the unit and turn on to dry.

I do not like using the CG's washer/dryers. I am pretty germophobic and even though I have a dog I don't want to wash my clothes where the washer or dryer is full of dog or cat hair. I love animals but I still don't want to wash where there is dog or cat hair.

The trick is to not get behind on laundry. I have gotten behind and then had to find a Laundromat somewhere and I don't like that either.

I know this sounds like you spend a lot time on laundry but doing the bulk at night is not bad and our unit is in a hall and not in the bedroom so the noise is minimal.

There is just the two of us and I would definitely not want to have to rely on my unit if we had a family that I had to do laundry for.

I'm sure this is way more information then you wanted to read.

Bottom line is what ever someone is comfortable with but I would never be without my washer/dryer.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:21 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Gordon Dewald View Post
We use our stackables all of the time. Would not have an RV (or house for that matter) without the pair.
X2 Well stated.

I can think of better thing to do at a CG than watching the tumbler turn in the laundry. If you need that much storage maybe you should consider a rig with better storage. We did. Took a while to get our hands on this one but we are VERY happy with all of the storage room. Wouldn't add much getting rid of the stack laundry. A detergent closet in the empty space under the washer & dryer floor is something I am considering.

Happy trails.

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Old 04-17-2015, 10:52 PM   #12
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Pull into a campground with FHU, even for an overnight. Add detergent, push a button. Remove and fold. It doesn't get any easier. We ruled out shorter coaches for their lack of washer/dryer.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:19 AM   #13
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Does it really matter? If an RV Owner doesn't want them and they are a minority the choice others make are inconsequential. Everyone's boat floats different.
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Am considering a vented combo unit but is it necessary to pay 1800.00 for one installed?

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