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Old 03-08-2018, 09:37 PM   #1
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Anyone put washer/dryer in their bus?

My husband and I are looking into converting a bus to live in, but we want to make sure that we can put essentials into it to live comfortably and conveniently. Has anyone put a washer and dryer in their skoolie? I watched a YouTube video where they mentioned they were going to I think but I havenít actually seen any with some inside of them. Let me know your thoughts and if youíve done it!!

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Old 03-08-2018, 09:55 PM   #2
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My husband and I are looking into converting a bus to live in, but we want to make sure that we can put essentials into it to live comfortably and conveniently. Has anyone put a washer and dryer in their skoolie? I watched a YouTube video where they mentioned they were going to I think but I haven’t actually seen any with some inside of them. Let me know your thoughts and if you’ve done it!!

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I bought a hardly-used Splendide 2000 washer/dryer for cheap from someone else in the RV yard where I store my bus - he only goes pole-to-pole in RV campgrounds, never boondocking, so he never needs it. It will live in the kitchen next to the fridger, close to where the hot and cold water and drain lines are now. I'll probably use only the washer part if I'm boondocking somewhere arid such as in the desert, then just hang my clothes in the sun to dry, but the dryer function could be useful if it's damp or raining outside.

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Old 03-09-2018, 08:16 AM   #3
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Did on my bus, could not be happier I did, Washer will run on solar, dryer will not unless you have shore power or generator going. Does not take up a lot space either and the washer is a on wheels.

This was taken mid way in the conversion!
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:48 AM   #4
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Did on my bus, could not be happier I did, Washer will run on solar, dryer will not unless you have shore power or generator going. Does not take up a lot space either and the washer is a on wheels.

This was taken mid way in the conversion!
What Washer and dryer did you use?

I'm thinking about it as well, just wondering if there is a good old fashion manual washer that I can get.
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I used these below, cheap and work well. manual washer to much work for me. I wanted the bus to be a replacement home not something lesser!


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Magic-Ch...21W3/300893513

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Magic-Ch...RY1S/204984491
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:00 AM   #6
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What Washer and dryer did you use?

I'm thinking about it as well, just wondering if there is a good old fashion manual washer that I can get.
This is about as close as it gets...

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Old 03-09-2018, 09:18 AM   #7
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"... a good old fashion manual washer..."


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"... a good old fashion manual washer..."


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Old 03-09-2018, 10:59 AM   #9
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This is about as close as it gets...

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do you have the link for this one?
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I used these below, cheap and work well. manual washer to much work for me. I wanted the bus to be a replacement home not something lesser!


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Magic-Ch...21W3/300893513

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Magic-Ch...RY1S/204984491
How much water does that thing go through? Ideally i wouldnt run it unless i had hookups, but you could need it boondocking too
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do you have the link for this one?
http://fortikur.com/portable-washer-...her-and-dryer/

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My daughter bought us one of these as a Christmas present it is so small I'm pretty sure a pair of jeans and t-shirt would over load it. It doesn't really "dry" clothes we tried to return it but the shipping is as high as the price of the unit. I have seen the same or very near identical unit almost everywhere, I think the Chinese make it in one place and sell it in hundreds. It also doesn't get very good reviews by those who own them.
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My daughter bought us one of these as a Christmas present it is so small I'm pretty sure a pair of jeans and t-shirt would over load it. It doesn't really "dry" clothes we tried to return it but the shipping is as high as the price of the unit. I have seen the same or very near identical unit almost everywhere, I think the Chinese make it in one place and sell it in hundreds. It also doesn't get very good reviews by those who own them.
I was only sharing because it's about the only manual washing machine out there I'm skeptical of any machine that claims to do the same as its bigger cousin

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Old 03-09-2018, 03:37 PM   #16
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