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Vented units are the only way to go.


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ArcticDodge wrote:

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....May I ask question? When looking at used MH's with washer/dryers, how do you determine if the unit is vented or not as most units are snugly installed.

Should be a vent probably on the side wall just outside of where the W/D is installed inside.

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Think about it a little bit. If you have a vent-less, where does all the heat and humidity go?? Humidity is a problem in the cooler months in any RV. In the summer, the A/C has to deal with the added heat and humidity. Definitely vented!


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eHoefler wrote:

Think about it a little bit. If you have a vent-less, where does all the heat and humidity go?? Humidity is a problem in the cooler months in any RV. In the summer, the A/C has to deal with the added heat and humidity. Definitely vented!


The ventless dryers do not vent their humidity into the RV! They use a rather complex system that condenses the water vapor on an outer drum that is cooled with cold water. They use about 2 gallons an hour of cold water to do this. All the water just goes down the drain. We used ours all summer long without issue.


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I haven't owned a ventless Dryer, however common sense should win out in this situation. Most all RV hold moisture inside and moisture is a killer. Vented outside the RV helps to remove the moisture.. We are happy with the 5er we have it allows us to use the side by side Washer/Dryer (Whirlpool) and its vented same as the stick house. I also highly recommend the Stackable W/D. We have owned the Combo unit and it did work but you had to do small loads and it was time consuming... Good Luck with your choice.. Happy Trails.....


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gbopp wrote:

our next one will be vented.


If you can find them. That is a problem I have run into. New models are ventless.


Nah. We just replaced ours after 8.5 years of faithful full time use. (Read one load every day for 8.5 years)

Ordered it monday, arrived on the truck delivered to the door tuesday. 1075 bucks. 2100 XC Vented. (corrected on edit)

* This post was edited 12/22/11 08:59am by John & Angela *


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You are correct that vented dries fasted. We love our Splendid combo unit.


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docj wrote:

eHoefler wrote:

Think about it a little bit. If you have a vent-less, where does all the heat and humidity go?? Humidity is a problem in the cooler months in any RV. In the summer, the A/C has to deal with the added heat and humidity. Definitely vented!


The ventless dryers do not vent their humidity into the RV! They use a rather complex system that condenses the water vapor on an outer drum that is cooled with cold water. They use about 2 gallons an hour of cold water to do this. All the water just goes down the drain. We used ours all summer long without issue.


That's the very feature that makes them such a bad choice for any RV.

Think of that water wasted to cool the drum while hoping that it acts to condense the moisture out of the clothes whithin. The reality is that the clothes are usually removed still wet to continue drying inside the rig hanging from door jambs (don't ask) to add further to the humidity within the rig.

The industry will eventually get "spanked" for this wastage of water by campgrounds eventually banding together to ban these things from being used at all. They are the antithesis of "green" technology as you are using electric to wash the clothes anyway but you then use both electic AND additional water to dry them.

Campgrounds have some control over their costs by putting longer term renters on metered elctric but there's no way they can control the water usage from these items.

When doing any form of off grid camping and you wish to do a load of laundry these guys are completely out of the question. Your tankage is now tasked to both use and accept water for both the wash cycle AND dry cycle..


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John & Angela wrote:

remoandiris wrote:

gbopp wrote:

our next one will be vented.


If you can find them. That is a problem I have run into. New models are ventless.


Nah. We just replaced ours after 8.5 years of faithful full time use. (Read one load every day for 8.5 years)

Ordered it monday, arrived on the truck delivered to the door tuesday. 1075 bucks. 2100 XC Ventless


John and Angela,are you sure that your 2100XC is Ventless, according to their website, the 2100XC is Vented, the 7100XCP is ventless.

To RemoandIris, here is the link to Splendide Combos http://www.splendide.com/splendide_wd2100xc.htm
and this is the link to the brochure http://www.splendide.com/XC_RV_2pg_Brochure.pdf

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My 2100XC is vented, the only way to go!


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