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Old 07-12-2020, 10:26 AM   #1
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Washer Dryer Location Question

DW and I are looking at several front living floor plans. Many of these floor plans have the washer/dryer hookups either mid ship or in the rear bedroom of the coach. There has been mention that because the washer/dryer is at or behind the rear axle, there would be more wear and tear (bouncing and jolting) than if they were mounted up front. Rumor has it there some manufacturers might not warranty washer/dryers mounting this far aft.

Any experience with any of these type situations?
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Anytime you have the washer/drier at the end of the RV, there will be more shaking when you are running the unit. Ours is mounted in a closet just forward of the axle and we still have some shaking at times. I would not have one with the unit mounted in a slide.

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Our Haire 1600 combo weighs about 200 lbs and is mounted between the front hitch and fifth wheel axles. You don't want 200 lbs bouncing around behind the axles.
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Funny that on our last year Alaska trip we met several couples in 5th wheels and their W/D was in the very front of the rig. One of the rigs was a Mobile Suites
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I don't have a 5th wheel, but I do have a tandem rear axle motor coach.
My stacked washer and dryer are mounted just ahead of the axles. I like them there, and wouldn't want them at the back of the coach, like many are.
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We have a 3 axle coach, W/D mounted in the rear just ahead of the closet which is at the very back. Had the washer repaired under warranty [ Whirlpool warranty ] and they had nothing to say about the location in the coach.
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I have a travel trailer with fancy CRE3000 suspension. Don't know if it is good suspension or not. Anyway the trailer has a rear bath. All I can say in that rear bath really gets bounced around. In my estimation things are bouncing around up to 6" at least. Really amazing shampoo ends up on the floor that has to get over a 6" high cabinet shelf.

I still like the rear bath travel trailers.

I say if you like the floorplan get it.
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Our Haire 1600 combo weighs about 200 lbs and is mounted between the front hitch and fifth wheel axles. You don't want 200 lbs bouncing around behind the axles.
Often wondered about rear kitchen floor plans with the fridge bouncing around back there.

We have friends with a rear kitchen, and they couldnít carry anything glass that wasnít wrapped up securely. A Hensley air ride hitch helped their problem immensely.
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Often wondered about rear kitchen floor plans with the fridge bouncing around back there.

We have friends with a rear kitchen, and they couldnít carry anything glass that wasnít wrapped up securely. A Hensley air ride hitch helped their problem immensely.

I used to have a 34' gooseneck trailer for my Hot Shot business which meant 70k+ miles of hauling each year. The ramps on the rear would bounce so hard and noisy that I had to strap them down. Whereas, a coffee cup left on the front of the trailer bed would still be there after a long drive.
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