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Old 04-18-2018, 05:43 PM   #1
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installing wash/dryer in my 5th wheel

I have purchased the Splendide stackable washer/dryer (vent outside) set for our 5th wheel. I intend to install myself. The instructions appears pretty straight forward. I did purchase a pan to put under the washer. That brings me to my question(s).

1) How do anchor the pan? Drill through it and seal around the screw heads? Bend a clip that saddles over the edge and anchor to the floor outside that pan? Or your recommendation?

2) On the back side of the pan there is a place to connect a hose. Is that so you can run a hose down through the floor and to the outside incase of an overflow?
Thank you for your response in advance,
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:40 PM   #2
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I have purchased the Splendide stackable washer/dryer (vent outside) set for our 5th wheel. I intend to install myself. The instructions appears pretty straight forward. I did purchase a pan to put under the washer. That brings me to my question(s).

1) How do anchor the pan? Drill through it and seal around the screw heads? Bend a clip that saddles over the edge and anchor to the floor outside that pan? Or your recommendation?

2) On the back side of the pan there is a place to connect a hose. Is that so you can run a hose down through the floor and to the outside incase of an overflow?
Thank you for your response in advance,
Kim

I hope that you purchased the vented model. NEW Splendide 2100XC (WD2100XC) washer-dryer


The non-vented model takes considerably longer to dry clothing.

For the pan, we fastened it to the floor through the pan, setting the brackets in a small puddle of Dicor self-leveling sealer, screwing through those and the pan, and then with more on top of the screw/bracket.

Here are the brackets you will need if you have a Splendide: The MK01 SecureFit Mounting Bracket

https://www.amazon.com/Westland-MK01...&keywords=MK01


Yes, run a drain hose out of the pan to outside.
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:50 AM   #3
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I hope that you purchased the vented model. NEW Splendide 2100XC (WD2100XC) washer-dryer


The non-vented model takes considerably longer to dry clothing.

For the pan, we fastened it to the floor through the pan, setting the brackets in a small puddle of Dicor self-leveling sealer, screwing through those and the pan, and then with more on top of the screw/bracket.

Here are the brackets you will need if you have a Splendide: The MK01 SecureFit Mounting Bracket

https://www.amazon.com/Westland-MK01...&keywords=MK01


Yes, run a drain hose out of the pan to outside.
Gray01 nailed it for you. I would also start by removing the closet door. That couple of inches extra really helps. I have pulled mine out a couple times over the years and the door is a knuckle scraper.
The install is not that hard a job but have another person to help wrestle the washer because it is heavy. The dryer only weights 76 pounds.

Have fun.

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I also would opt to get the stainless steel supply lines for the washer. You will never have a problem with them. Not sure you need a pan, but hey, if it helps you feel better, go for it. Normally, the pans are for the water heaters.
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The pan will never handle the water when pumping out to the drain.
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Ok, I skipped the pan. It did not make enough sense in the final analysis. The install went well. Splendide sent 1" of extra dryer vent hose (AH's). I bought the stainless water hoses and more importantly the 90 angle fittings. I felt like I was trying to get into a pair of"Skinny jeans" on all the way, but we made it. Use Teflon tape on all fittings and have an extra hand around to get that that dryer up top. Good luck with your install. The forum/youtube will guide you!
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Ok, I skipped the pan. It did not make enough sense in the final analysis. The install went well. Splendide sent 1" of extra dryer vent hose (AH's). I bought the stainless water hoses and more importantly the 90 angle fittings. I felt like I was trying to get into a pair of"Skinny jeans" on all the way, but we made it. Use Teflon tape on all fittings and have an extra hand around to get that that dryer up top. Good luck with your install. The forum/youtube will guide you!
They never allow much room in those closets for the W/D, let alone the ability to hook them up! Our W/D are side by side, so have a little more room, but you still have to get skinny! Hadn't thought about the 90 degree fittings, but good idea and you won't be disappointed with the SS lines!
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My WD installation has an access door from the closet that allows modest access for water lines and dryer vent when pulled out partially.
Only complaint is the access is too small... larger hole & door are likely a future project.
If you are doing a DIY install consider a goid sized access door.
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Mine came with an exterior door to access the back of the units. Makes it easy to hook up before placing in final position. That access is not something you do very often. Not nearly enough to warrant a big project of making a bigger door. Just find a smaller person to work in that area.

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