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Old 11-23-2020, 06:55 PM   #1
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In the planning phase. Curious if anyone has done a washing machine in their Skoolie if so what kind of plumbing did you use? I was pondering Pex.... thanks in advance
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hi Chopperpilot,


I have an washer/dryer all-in-one unit that I used in my house. I never used the dryer portion of the unit as it never completely dried the clothes; I opted instead to use a separate spin dryer which removes 95% of the water left in the clothes, and then threw them into a regular dryer to finish drying. My clothes would be completely dry in 20 minutes in the dryer.



I am still doing the demo on my short bus, but intend to use a mini washer/spin dryer (similar to the old Hoover washers with spin dryer), along with a compact 110v dryer (if I can fit it in), to do the clothes. So, I will not need any special or traditional washer/dryer hook ups.


Laundry will be a little more labor intensive, but it is no big deal to me.



Here is a link to the little washer/spin dryer that I have and a link to the compact dryer that I have:


https://www.amazon.com/KUPPET-Compac...6176515&sr=8-2


https://www.amazon.com/Haier-HLP141E...6176616&sr=8-3
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:11 PM   #3
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I have a Splendide washer/dryer that's waiting to be installed. I'll use 1/2" PEX for its supply lines, just like everything else in the bus, and its drain will be a 1" flex hose leading back to the 1-1/2" main drain pipe into the grey tank. Figuring out its air outlet and lint trap is more of a problem!

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Old 11-23-2020, 08:21 PM   #4
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I have a 4 cu. ft. washing machine that is almost full-sized but has the kind of hookup a portable washer has, that attaches to a faucet and drains into the faucet's sink (in my case it will be over the small step tub that will form that base of my shower stall). So, no plumbing at all, thankfully.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:03 PM   #5
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We have a cabinet built into the kitchen that will have one of these on a heavy-duty drawer. The plumbing supply lines will be in 1/2" PEX and the drain will go to the gray tank. We are a family of 8 and will be using the bus for vacations, not full time. The main purpose will be for washing swimsuits and for emergencies.
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Old 11-24-2020, 12:33 AM   #6
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We have a cabinet built into the kitchen that will have one of these on a heavy-duty drawer. The plumbing supply lines will be in 1/2" PEX and the drain will go to the gray tank. We are a family of 8 and will be using the bus for vacations, not full time. The main purpose will be for washing swimsuits and for emergencies.
That might work. You'll have to let us know. My wish would be for a Splendide vented unit, though that would only be if I was going fulltime.
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:44 AM   #7
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I am looking into the portable 1 cf washer / spin machines.. they are about 16"*17"... These ones are all 110vac but I would like to know if the actual motors are DC.

Thanks ,Johan
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Old 11-24-2020, 12:44 PM   #8
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After doing some more research I found this model
WANAI XQB60 1.0 cuft/ 10lbs ..$189 amazon 17.3"x 17.3"x29.9" 45 LBS


What is most interesting that this unit claims to spin up to 1300 RPM as



for comparisation the Magic chef 0.9 CuFt goes up to 900 RPM



Anybody has the wanai?


Thanks Johan
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