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    Washer & Dryer Use

    Wondering how many full timers have/use in-Coach washers and dryers vs. just using the laundromats at the parks?

    They add weight and take up space. Some coaches, Like the Newport or Oshkosh, add a separate space that does not take away from the main closet

    What about a washer/dryer combo unit? Any comments on having that type for small loads/space conservation?

    Thanks--Look forward to your experiences and comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roswald View Post
    Wondering how many full timers have/use in-Coach washers and dryers vs. just using the laundromats at the parks?

    They add weight and take up space. Some coaches, Like the Newport or Oshkosh, add a separate space that does not take away from the main closet

    What about a washer/dryer combo unit? Any comments on having that type for small loads/space conservation?

    Thanks--Look forward to your experiences and comments.
    We are fulltimers and use a Splendide vented combo. We have a separate closet for the W/D which could hold a stackable, but our previous rig only had room for a combo. We moved it over from our previous.

    We are semi-permanent in that we don't move much due to husband's job. Our rv park does not have laundry. I tried using the nearby town laundromat, but didn't much care for the time, expense and questionable patrons I encountered.

    The combo is much smaller than a standard. I do about 3-4 loads on Monday and 3-4 loads on Tuesday and sometimes some on Wednesday to get our weekly wash done for the two of us. A load = up to 5-6 shirts XL and 2X, or 3 pair of jeans, or 3-4 pair of shorts, or two XL bath towels and 2 hand towels, or one king sheet and pillowcases, or one week of underwear and socks. So you see it can take a while. I work from home so it doesn't bother me.

    When we travel, it depends on the situation. We have used park facilities to hurry up and get it all done at once if they have enough free machines, and to wash bulky items like our comforter or blankets.

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    Re: Washer & Dryer Use

    Erika

    Great response--thank you

    What is typical time per load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roswald View Post
    Erika

    Great response--thank you

    What is typical time per load?

    Rich
    I use the "quick wash" cycle for most loads which is I think 20 or 25 minutes. Other wash cycles are longer. Dry time varies depending on what the load is but usually I set to 60 min.


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    Re: Washer & Dryer Use

    We also have the Splendid washer/dryer combo. Always use close softener and never go to automatic dry from the wash cycle. Do not get the ventless unit unless you want several hours to dry your wash load with it still being slightly damp. Always take the load out, shake them and put them back in to dry to help eliminate wrinkles. Use the lowest heat setting. It works well. Never dry shirts in the dryer, but shake them and hang them up. They don't take long to dry in the rig. We also use plastic washer balls and wool dryer balls. It helps the get the load to move in the small drum. The combo washer/dryer does a very good job. Instead of loading up with close for a trip, we now take eight days worth. We have found that Costco laundry soap pods are easy to use, store, and cleans the laundry well.
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    Re: Washer & Dryer Use

    We use the stackables and love them


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    Re: Washer & Dryer Use

    Another great response. Thanks for all of the insight/guidance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlpeloquin View Post
    We also have the Splendid washer/dryer combo. Always use close softener and never go to automatic dry from the wash cycle. Do not get the ventless unit unless you want several hours to dry your wash load with it still being slightly damp. Always take the load out, shake them and put them back in to dry to help eliminate wrinkles. Use the lowest heat setting. It works well. Never dry shirts in the dryer, but shake them and hang them up. They don't take long to dry in the rig. We also use plastic washer balls and wool dryer balls. It helps the get the load to move in the small drum. The combo washer/dryer does a very good job. Instead of loading up with close for a trip, we now take eight days worth. We have found that Costco laundry soap pods are easy to use, store, and cleans the laundry well.
    I use wool dryer balls, and use Softener and lowest heat setting except for jeans, towels. Run wash cycle, then run dry cycle, separately. I have found a squirt bottle with just water sprayed on warm clothes with wrinkles will relax the wrinkles. (I was buying Downey Wrinkle Release, but found water does the same thing!)



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    Re: Washer & Dryer Use

    A lot of great info

    I want to ask about Trucks, but think that will open a real debate.

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    Re: Washer & Dryer Use

    We had a Splendide Combo in our previous RV. And now we have splendide stackable. We will never go back to the combo because they simply take too long to wash and dry. One note of caution the Splendide dryer is very noisy. I don't know if it our unit or they are all noisy. I will consider an alternative to Splendide for my next RV because of the dryer fan noise.....

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