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Old 06-06-2020, 07:05 AM   #1
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Washer/dryer shopping

My wife and I are just starting to look into washer/ dryer combos for our 5th wheel(2018 Solitude w/w-d prep). She was looking at nonRV ventless W/D combos. Does anyone have experience with a nonRV W/D combos in their RV? If so, how do they handle the bouncing and jostling that comes with life on the road?
For those with RV specific models, any pro/cons/ issues/ advice would be helpful.
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We had:
Whirlpool Dryer LDR3822PQ1
Whirlpool Washing Machine WFC7500VW1
They performed wonderful.
They were a stack and the dryer was vented so may not be what you want.
Purchased a Lowe's.
Probably have diffrent model numbers now.
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We bought a used ventless Haire 1600 off Craig's List for $400 about 6 years ago and it has worked good for us. We usually do a load every other evening.
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We've had ventless Splendide combos for the entire ~9 years we've had our MH. Our new one (purchased because the bearings had failed on the previous one) works even better than the unit it replaced.

As long as you recognize that ANY 120V dryer will take 3X as long to dry a load as will a 240V residential dryer, you will be fine. I don't know how many times I've tried to explain to people this is just physics--it doesn't matter if you have a vented or an unvented, a stackable or a combo. We wouldn't be full-timer RVers if we didn't have a wahser/dyrer.
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Our ventless lasted 6 months. Hated it! Sold it on craigslist and bought a vented. Kept that for nearly 13 years with only one issue I was easily able to fix. Ventless models tend to boil the clothes semi dry was never able to get dry clothes with the ventless piece of crap. Get a vented. Splendid is probably the most common brand in RVs. Westland sales who is the US distributor is great if you need parts or service
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Ventless models tend to boil the clothes semi dry was never able to get dry clothes with the ventless piece of crap. Get a vented. Splendid is probably the most common brand in RVs. Westland sales who is the US distributor is great if you need parts or service
With all due respect, that's not how the ventless is supposed to work. I just did a whole load of towels in ours today and they came out hot and fluffy, just like you'd expect them to.
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Here is a comparison/info about a combo W/D.
https://www.goedekers.com/blog/how-d...r-combos-work/
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We have stackable vented units. We are on our second set. We wore out the first set. I have no idea why you would not have vented. Unless I don't understand something a ventless have to release the humidity into the rv. I sure don't want that,
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We have stackable vented units. We are on our second set. We wore out the first set. I have no idea why you would not have vented. Unless I don't understand something a ventless have to release the humidity into the rv. I sure don't want that,

You don't understand the ventless W/D concept which understandably defies common sense. No humidity goes into the RV living space.


Ventless Condenser Dryer - How It Works

Ventless condenser dryers use a dual loop airflow system. The first loop draws in a small amount of ambient air which passes through the condenser for initial heating. The heated air is then pushed into the drum, where it heats up the wet laundry and causes water to evaporate. This air is then looped back into the condenser where it's cooled down - that's the second loop. The air that's already inside the condenser is reheated and sent back into the drum to repeat the process until the clothes are dry. The water that is extracted goes to a tank or an external drain. See Ventless Condenser Dryer - How it Drains.
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You don't understand the ventless W/D concept which understandably defies common sense. No humidity goes into the RV living space.


Ventless Condenser Dryer - How It Works

Ventless condenser dryers use a dual loop airflow system. The first loop draws in a small amount of ambient air which passes through the condenser for initial heating. The heated air is then pushed into the drum, where it heats up the wet laundry and causes water to evaporate. This air is then looped back into the condenser where it's cooled down - that's the second loop. The air that's already inside the condenser is reheated and sent back into the drum to repeat the process until the clothes are dry. The water that is extracted goes to a tank or an external drain. See Ventless Condenser Dryer - How it Drains.

To clarify one point, ventless dryers use 1-2 gallons of cold water per hour of drying time. The water keeps the condenser cold enough to turn the water vapor from the clothes back into water than can be directed down the drain.
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You don't understand the ventless W/D concept which understandably defies common sense. No humidity goes into the RV living space.


Ventless Condenser Dryer - How It Works

Ventless condenser dryers use a dual loop airflow system. The first loop draws in a small amount of ambient air which passes through the condenser for initial heating. The heated air is then pushed into the drum, where it heats up the wet laundry and causes water to evaporate. This air is then looped back into the condenser where it's cooled down - that's the second loop. The air that's already inside the condenser is reheated and sent back into the drum to repeat the process until the clothes are dry. The water that is extracted goes to a tank or an external drain. See Ventless Condenser Dryer - How it Drains.



Thank you. I did not understand how that worked.
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We have the LG combination unit.
It is made for a small apartment.
It has been working perfectly.
The DW preferred the LG as she was already familiar with the controls since they matched the units we left behind in the s&b.
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We have the LG combination unit.
It is made for a small apartment.
It has been working perfectly.
The DW preferred the LG as she was already familiar with the controls since they matched the units we left behind in the s&b.
That unit does look like a nice one. Unfortunately, it's slightly deeper than the space available in my MH.
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We bought a stacked vented set. Brand name is Majestic. They are European size and work really well. They are twist knob so no electronics. I bought a holesaw and cut the hole for the dryer vent.
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