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Old 12-13-2020, 02:21 PM   #1
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Best Ventless Washer

Picking up a toy hauler this next week I want to put a washing machine in . The floorplan only allows ventless. What is the best one?
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From my understanding none of them are considered great and will only wash and dry a very small load.
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We like our LG ventless. They may be an inch or so larger than the splendide, but if space permits, might be a good option.
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Vented is better than ventless. Is there any way to go up or down or sideways to route a vent. Possibly, two or three small ones that would total the same area as a standard vent. Just a thought. We have had both ventless and vented, and vented is better, but both as previously stated, they both only do small loads and dry only half of a washer load.
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Unfortunately can't go vented, wished we could. Most of our clothing is quick dry so that will help, plus we have room to hang dry in the garage.
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good and bad

The splendide ventless uses condensation style of dryer. this means it cycles cold water through the bottom of the tub to collect the humidity caused by the heating element/blower. My old model uses 5 gallons of water for 60 mins of drying. The dryer cycle drys 1/2 the washed load. so, if you put in 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 2 wash cloths, you will have to run one of each when you run them through the dryer cycle. Estimating about 90 min dry cycle for each set to complete dry. The ventless is very common for small appartments in asia and europe but not really used here other than RV's. The most common part to go out is the high limit switch on the dryer coil. Splendide's parts are way over priced. I found it simple to repair but didn't like the fact the washer "coin/lint catch" drains all over the floor when opened to be cleaned.
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We have been using a twin tub portable mini for 2 years. So anything will be a step up.
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We have been using a twin tub portable mini for 2 years. So anything will be a step up.
Ive seen these online. What do you like and dislike about them? Wife was considering one due the stupid high cost of the Splendide's. $1600 VS. $160?
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We liked it because our other trailer did not have a washing machine hook up.

The Machine paid for itself after 2 years but it was labor intensive to do a load. Load wash, fill with water, wash, place in spin tub, place in wash tub, fill with water, wash, move to spin tub. A lot of times it is out if balance on spin so stop cycle readjust clothes start again. No automation.

It is good for a small quick load but still requires trips to the laundry for major wash days. If we were weekenders or week long trips it would be great but we full time.
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Why can't a vented model be installed. If you have two water line s and drain connection, all that has to be be done is a bole i n the side wall and a vent outlet installed. Our RV did not have the washer/drier and we added it. The only thing needed was the outside vent, much like a home drier vent is installed.

I would suspect the dealer is being lazy and not wanting to get a vent connection and hose.

You do not want a ventless unit as it does a reallt poor and slow job of drying the clothes.

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My Raptor has hookups in the garage and states "ventless" only but if I decide to install a w/d I'll figure a way to get a vent. Down through the floor to the underside of the trailer is the simplest but that also means exposed vent hoses. Doesn't bother me if I go that route.
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Just a minor nit pick, it is the dryer that would be vented, not the washer, since you did not specify a combo unit...
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Talked to the dealer, they said they can cut the vent hole.
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