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Old 03-05-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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What about the washing machine?

So far I haven't seen too much about how to clean and dry laundry. May I have some suggestions of what is the most efficient for energy and storage?
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:49 PM   #2
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The top loading residential (NOT RV) washing machine is sitting between the shower and the residential LP dryer that is sitting on the boxed in rear wheel well. Bought used.
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How are you running it?
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How are you running it?
What do you mean? How often? 3 loads a week. Powered by? I'm on full hookups. It's a 110vAC washer and the dryer is LP but needs 110vAC to turn the drum.
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Oh ok. I was also wondering other means of power if there wasn't electricity. We're in the researching phase of this journey right now.
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A good manual washer is the Wonder Washer. I had one. Used a wringer I got from a fellow junker. Downside is you have to hang all the clothes on a line to dry. A lot of campgrounds won't let you do that. And I had the gift of making it rain every time I did laundry. It's why I started hanging the clothes under the awning to dry. In NM, I would hang the wet clothes up and the wind would start up and I would have to rewash them since they were muddy. Ended up using a laundromat in NM. When we laid out the bus, we planned for a topload washer & dryer. Just waited until the time was right then bought used.

If you decide to go the Wonder Washer route, let me know and I will give you a link to the directions and load sizes I have posted.
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lorna, i would like that link. as i plan to use something like that, or the plunger in a bucket, or scrub board.
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panda washer.jpg I found this. It's a portable washer/spin dryer used for small apartments, RV's etc. It may take longer to do loads but as long as it gets the job done. We have 2 small children so a washer/dryer like this would be a great investment. It is $199.99.
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Link to the page the directions on the Wonder Washer is on. It's at the bottom of the page.

http://freedomparking.webs.com/handy-diy-projects
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Wow I'm very interested in these!
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