Originally Posted by hmcastle55
They had a combo washer/dryer right behind the driver's seat! It was AWESOME. Said they bought it from an Italian company for $1500 bucks...gawd talk about convenience.
That's what we've got. Bought a used one off Craigslist for about $250. Supra's the brand. One bad thing is no one's ever heard of it, so parts are impossible to find. For $250 though, just buy a few (one I bought was in Nashville, TN but I did a random Craigslist search and saw another one recently for $250 in San Diego, CA).
Ours takes about three hours start to finish. It's a 220v so the dry time is probably cut nearly in half (dry time is 90 minutes by itself). However it's a ventless which takes longer than a vented model, plus uses a lot more water (I think it uses about 16 gallons of water per load). If I could be choosy, I'd get a vented model (we have no need to have ventless, it's just what was available, though it was nice to not cut another hole in the bus) and possibly a 110v (would take longer to dry than a 220v, but don't have to worry if I can't find a 50amp connection).
I have ours setup next to the driver's seat. You have a built-in place to sit while taking out the laundry. Makes it harder for my wife to watch the scenery when we're on the road, but a bucket of kitty litter makes a good temp seat.
Speaking of parts being hard to find, never did get the right belt. Had to get a regular automotive belt to fit, but it kept sliding off (we needed a grooved belt, but none were the right size). Nothing a little bit of duct tape couldn't fix (put it on the end of the pulley, so the belt won't jump right off).