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Old 12-27-2007, 06:29 AM   #15
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We would not be without one. Put a load in when we go to bed, it is done in the morning. Or do it while we are having dinner/watching TV. My biggest problem is that it is so quiet that I often forget it is on and once in a while a shirt will be wrinkled because I didn't get it out until 3 hours latter!

As fulltimers, we don't generate that much laundry. And I hate (HATE) schlepping to a laundromat and never knowing what has been in the washers before I get there. The only time I use a laundromat is for large blankets and rugs. And I can manage quite nicely on 30 amp - just have to be a little more careful than when on 50 amps.

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Old 12-29-2007, 03:57 AM   #17
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In reading all these responses a common theme seems to be purchasing a vented model. My next question would be then, what are the venting options? Are they all through the wall or are there alternatives?
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:29 AM   #18
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You are correct that vented model is superior to the nonvented model.

Through the wall is the only option that I'm aware of.

Many manufacturers mark the location of the vent location.

If it's not marked I would contact the factory and hopefully they can tell you where to cut the hole.
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I (after market) installed a Splindid W/D combo Venten and the DW would have it NO other way.... handles the needs very well... get the vented type if possible

what ever it takes.....

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cb5300, is your dryer 240 volt? If so your generator may not supply 240 volt, thus the not in your owners manual not to use it while driving. Otherwize the only condition of use would be to have enough gray water tank capacity for the washer.
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After much research on forums like this, we decided against a "combo" unit and went with individual units, not "stackables", but compatible Whirlpool units. In my opinion, these units are far superior to both the combo unit and standard stackables normally advertised for RV's. Anytime 2 devices are combined to save space like the combo unit, it seems to me that some functionality will be lost.
Our Whirlpool washer is front load, vs the standard top load varity available as "stackable" units. Front load machines spin at a much greater RPM than top load machines, thus there is less water to remove during the drying phase. The Whirlpool dryer we installed is 110V, which will dry slower than a standard 220V "home" dryer, so less water left in the clothes after washing is important to us. As I understand it, 220V dryers can be accommodated in RV's, however modifications to the internal wiring must be done, and you would be limited to facilities that offer 50 amp service.
Your choices are many, and based on your needs, I'm sure you'll find the right solution.


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