We got a Kariba combo unit (same as Splendide) one Craigslist for $150. Worth $900 easy. It only holds a tiny amount of clothes, but it runs on 115v power, which is nice. We will use it when the generator is running. I haven't run a full cycle on it yet, but I've heard that it takes AGES to dry and that it uses about ten gallons of water for a cycle. I plan on washing my clothes by hand and then putting it in the machine for the spin cycle and part of a dry cycle so I can hang it up. Last year on a four-month stint on the road I tried to hand wash and line dry, but the weather was never good enough for the clothes to dry so they molded. The spin cycle will really help with that. It cost us at least $20 each laundromat trip, so even though I can only do 1/3 load at a time, it'll add up to savings.
My build thread:http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/build-thread-for-haulin-oats-and-goats-11237.html#post113500
A gal, a guy, three cats, two dogs, one rabbit, and one goat, traveling the country together.