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This issue may have been addressed somewhere, but I can't find it.  We've made the decision to full-time and are looking for the right coach.  My question to Linda...and all the ladies who read this, is:  Do you have a washer and dryer in your MH or TT or 5th Wheel?  If so, do you have stackable separate units or do you have the all-in-one unit?  If you have one or the other...do you use it or do you go to a laundromat?  If you use it, how does it work?  I need to know if this is an important option to look for or would I be better off with the storage space where the W&D would go?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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BIG OOOOOPS!!!!  Under "Search" I typed in Laundry and guess what???? All my questions were answered, albeit in a different forum topic.  General consensus seems to be "get a W&D in your rig"...except for Howard who won't give up the weight factor for his boats.  Guess Linda's OK with that.  I'm SURE Howard goes to the laundromat for them both!!!!!biggrin

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Get a washer and dryer for sure! I could not live without mine. We wash a little every day and it saves us a ton of time and money. No more hunting a clean laundry.

Sherri

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We have a stackable w/d unit in our 5th wheel.  We use it quiet often.  We are parked in a campground at present.  I'm sure we will be glad we have them when we start traveling. 



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I think the choice comes down to how you want to do laundry. If you prefer to do laundry once a week you will not like the all-in-one units, a load takes about 3 hours and is about half the size of a home washer/dryer. That gives you about 4 loads on a long day or about the same as 2 loads in a home washer/dryer. Our sheets take two loads in our all-in-one Splendide 2100, each load has one sheet plus some other stuff. We need to do six to eight loads a week for the two of us so we cannot do it in one day. We can run the Splendide on 30AMP service and still run one air conditioner or the microwave.
The stackable units can hold a bit more, but they are more like 2/3rd the size of a home washer/dryer. The advantage is you can get more like six loads done in one day or about the equivalent of four home washer/dryer loads. You do need 50AMP service to run both the washer and dryer unless you can live without air conditioning and your microwave. You can do all of your laundry in one day.
When we stay in water and electric we still use the laundromat.
Having your own washer and dryer can come in handy when accidents happen or other times. When we are in damp and cool climates we run our bath towels in the dryer for 30 minutes to get them truely dry. I know people who run their bath towels through the dryer just before showers to have a warm towel.

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Bill we wash dry and run the air on 50 amps at the park we are at now. There are some parks where this can not be done even with 50 amp. Your right on though it sure makes a difference when you can do a load of laundry and have some clean clothes without leaving home.

Joe

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I have to put my 2 cents in here.
 
We got so tired of going to Laundromats that we wouldn't got until almost all of our clothes were dirty. Now my DW does a load every few days, and we don't have to sit on those uncomfortable chairs in a hot room and feed quarters into the machines.
 
Life is good!!!biggrin

-- Edited by Jim01 at 16:31, 2007-07-17

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I have a combo-unit, and I must say after reading so much negativity about them on other forums, I was surprised at how great it works.  I can put a full 2 king size sheets in mine including the pillow cases and it comes out just fine.  I do my laundry on Saturday, just like I did when I had a stick/brick, and since I'm retired I don't have as many clothes (work and play).  I set my washer to a regular load which takes less than 2 hours to wash and dry.  There is a heavy duty setting, but I don't have to use it, as I don't have dirty muddy clothes.  I wash 2 loads on Saturdays, and I oftentimes have a few pieces of dirty clothes left which wait until the following week. Most of my clothes are color as I don't wear a lot of whites/off-whites.  Mainly, just jeans and t-shirts, socks undies and that's it.  I am by myself and I find it very convenient to use my w/d in my RV.  Another thing is, it's not like you're sitting there watching the thing while it's washing/drying, so I do whatever it was I was doing before starting the wash and leave it alone and its done.  I just don't pay attention to it, and just go about my merry way.  I've heard many folks that complain about not being able to stop the dryer while it is working, but on my model (majestic) I can open the door and pull out any delicates.  My w/d is one of the best things I bought for my RV.  I'm a happy camper!



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I may be the lone dissenter on this topic, but I'm ever so glad we do not have a washer/dryer in our rig.  The space where it would go is my pantry.

DH & I are fine going to the laundromat about once a week.  We either visit with other people there, read our books, or take walks.  We sometimes take turns, and yes, I trust him to do my laundry!  If one of us has something else going, or we need to double up on errands, one will do laundry, the other will do the errands.

This is another lifestyle decision, the answer will be what works best for you.

Happy travels,
Ellie


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We have a combo in our MH (about a month now).  Our biggest problem has been wrinkling.  I'm not sure if it was in this forum or elsewhere, but a suggestion was to use those "as seen on TV" blue dryer balls.  Found a set last week, and it did indeed help.  smile

-- Edited by Tylersamma at 20:18, 2007-07-17

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Tylersamma wrote:

We have a combo in our MH (about a month now).  Our biggest problem has been wrinkling.  I'm not sure if it was in this forum or elsewhere, but a suggestion was to use those "as seen on TV" blue dryer balls.  Found a set last week, and it did indeed help.  smile

-- Edited by Tylersamma at 20:18, 2007-07-17



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I found them here but have also heard that you can use tennis balls.

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After 18 months of waffling between getting a Splendide combo vs keep going to the laundromat as soon as my husband finisheds the latest mod to the trailer and can get to have it done I am going to have combo unit put in. I have been given lots of tips to avoid wrinkles, never let it do everything at once, take clothes out and shake and then put back in; don't let dry all the way and hang up. Anyway we are going to try it.

My question is between the majestic and the splendie, any pros or cons on which one to get?

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We are picking up our new Rv on Friday. I am having a washer and dryer installed.  It is neither a Splendide or Majestic It is a Sears Kenmore. That was our choice. DH saw it installed today now we are anxious to pick up our unit.  So just a suggestion that you dont have to have a Splendide or Majestic if you have the room other choices are available.
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Whirlpool makes stackable front load units that will fit in an RV and are 120v.  I would definately chose Splendide over Majestic.  Have heard of way too many problems with the Majestic units.  We have the Splendide 2100 combo unit and it is great, wouldn't be without it.  We do laundry two to three times a week, just throw in the clothes and let it do its "thang" while we go about doing our "thang".  If we over load, then there maybe a wrinkling problem - so we have learned what the ideal size is and load accordingly.  Splendide now has stackable units available.  We chose the combo unit in order to leave the top of the closet available for towels, laundry basket and supplies, etc. and to keep a handle on weight (dryer was approximately 180 additional pounds).  We have been extremely satisfied with the unit.  Just make sure that whatever unit you purchase that the dryer vents to the outside.

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We are in Salt Lake and found the dryer balls at Smith's Marketplace.  They have an end isle devoted to "As Seen On TV" items.  If you can find a large grocery store in your area, they probably have a similar section. 

-- Edited by Tylersamma at 20:02, 2007-07-19

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