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Old 09-05-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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Washer/Dryer? What are you all doing?

The wife says she wants to do laundry on the road. Seeing as the plan is to be on the road for approximately a year, I kinda see her point. She's thinking about a combination unit, vented. Does anyone know how much power these things use? We are thinking about going solar for power. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:47 AM   #2
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Power and water will be the issue. Unless your hooked to shore power and water, this is going to be a challenge.

Space wise, combo units can be found that stack the dryer on top of the washer taking little space.

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Old 09-06-2015, 02:48 AM   #3
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Splendide Laundry Centers - Compare All Combo Washer-Dryer Models
These things are spend but its a washer dryer all in one device, they will wash and dry a 5 gallon buckets worth of clothes in a go. I had something like this when I lived in Russia. Here in the US you only find them for RVs and they are about $1200 new so keep your eye out for a used one. Currently I have a small Haier 1.0 Cubic Foot Portable Washing Machine - Walmart.com It is nosiey as a jack hammer when it gets out of balance, which is often. They also make one of these Haier Portable Companion Electric Vented Dryer, HLP141E - Walmart.com. They have the pair on a deal http://www.walmart.com/ip/Haier-1.0-...undle/29700371
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Since we are doing a 40' build we designed our floor plan with a full sized washer/dryer combo, not stacked. We plan on shore hook-ups after we finish the build to support the machines. As far a solar is concerned, regular machines will drain the system quickly. We plan on using either shore power or a genset to power them. Our solar plans are for low energy use items such as LED powered lights and so on...

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Old 09-06-2015, 06:53 AM   #5
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every town has a laundomat.
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Splendide Laundry Centers - Compare All Combo Washer-Dryer Models
These things are spend but its a washer dryer all in one device, they will wash and dry a 5 gallon buckets worth of clothes in a go. I had something like this when I lived in Russia. Here in the US you only find them for RVs and they are about $1200 new so keep your eye out for a used one. Currently I have a small Haier 1.0 Cubic Foot Portable Washing Machine - Walmart.com It is nosiey as a jack hammer when it gets out of balance, which is often. They also make one of these Haier Portable Companion Electric Vented Dryer, HLP141E - Walmart.com. They have the pair on a deal Haier 1.0 Cubic Foot Portable Washing Machine with Electric Dryer Value Bundle - Walmart.com
I got a free combo unit out of a Class A motorhome.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:34 AM   #7
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from the all the rv forums that I have been reading the splendide (vented) washer/dryer combo seems to be the favorite, others have a stack washer dryer.
For now Laundromats are all around. later on I think I will be adding a splendide combo.
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Pretty sure thats the unit I have. Mine is vented.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:07 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies. We are looking at a combo washer/dryer unit. And according to the wife, we'll be staying in Friends driveways and some campgrounds. Thanks for the reply on the solar, we are looking at a 38' Crown an was thinking about covering the roof in some flexible panels the wife pinned. I have a lot to learn. Thanks again.
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Oh no you didn't just bring up solar, that is like, a Catholic vs Protestant debate in north Ireland. The flexible ones look better but in the long run are a worse investment as they have a shorter lifespan and simply cannot out put near as much as good old glass panels pointed south.
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