We are looking to add either a stackable washer & dryer or a combo unit. I am looking for the pros and cons of both. The dw thought about just getting the dryer since most places we go have washers. The dryes are always the bottleneck and expensive. The fiver dealer says the stackables work better than the combos. Our Alpine is preped for either units. Looking for advice.
We have the combo since that's all that was available space wise when we bought our coach new. Stackables would be nice as you could dry one load while washing another but would take up lots more storage space. Combos are nice by taking up only one cabinet space but you can only wash or dry at one time, not both. Combos seem somewhat slow drying but maybe stackable dryers are too, no experience there. Many complain about how long it takes doing laundry with the combo but we've had no problem there as we generally do one load during/after supper each evening.
I know, it's one of those things that only your personal experience can answer you question.
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I wanted to go stackable, but DW did not want to loose the three drawers the w/d are mounted on, so we got a vented combo unit. I really don't see a big deal about either one. Start a load in the morning and let it run during the day. No big deal IMHO to do one load a day.
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We have the Sears Stackables. We have been using them for 15 years and have had only 1 repair which we are pleased with. Ours being older units are bigger than the Sears models offered today.
We had the room so the stackables were the way to go for us. We had friends who had the combo unit and their only complaint was the drying time. Seems it was longer than our Stackable.
I also like the stackables in case I wanted to do several loads in one day. Diana
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Our new Sabre (on order) is prepped for either, but now we're re thinking adding the machine(s)...It looks like the loads are so small, we'd be running it every day and still might not be able to keep up. So..maybe we'd be better off just dedicating one Big laundramat day every week or so.
But we don't know what that would be like since we haven't been on that many long trips yet. Any thoughts on that?
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Hi, I was a full timer for 9 years. I had the choice of the all in one or the stackable unit. I opted for a Sears Kenmore stackable because one, it has a larger capacity, and two, you can do a wash load and dry load at the same time. Either one takes a long time to dry because they are 110volt, but the stackable unit worked great! A number of my other full timer friends at the time had the Splendide (sp?) all in one, because that's all the room they had. I heard many complaints about the capacity and the fact that only one load at a time could be done and the quality of the washing. No judgements here, just my own experiences. Your mileage may vary!
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Calvin, the 1996 creampuff Chev Silverado 3500 extended cab dually
we have a bosche all in one, ventless. Works fine, but small loads and long time for drying, but beats going to the laundrymat too! If you are hooked up, no big deal to do a load a day, if needed. It is very quiet, and way up front so not a big deal, it could go all day for all I care.
They are very nice to have. It is large enough to do a set of sheets though, so not all that terribly small.
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