My only advice, is get Whirlpool rather than Spendide if you can. Our 110 dryer takes 100 mins, not the 80 the manual suggests.
We had the Kenmore/Whirlpool brand in another 5er and it worked much faster than the Splendide Ariston front loaders. The dry time on 110 is only a real problem if I'm in a hurry, which is rare. I typically wash one load a day of heavy jeans and workshirts.
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I didn't think much of the combo washer dryer until I had one. I love it. Yes, there are limitations in size of load and long drying times. But I like being able to set a load and forget it - leave for fun and its ready when I come back for another load.
Additionally, DH built me a PVC pipe drying rack that hangs off the back ladder. I can put towels, washcloths, shirts and pants on it without the laundry police getting excited. Underclothes and sheets I dry inside.
The Malber washer and dryer came with my fiver. Washing takes a little less than one hour per load and drying is just about one hour. I would never get another camper without the W/D and now that we are fulltiming it is priceless.
2013 DRV Mobile Suite with HydraLift motorcycle lift
2013 Ford F-450 with a Chariot Hauler body and a Hensley TrailerSaver hitch
2011 BMW R1200RT
When we were looking for our full time rig, my DH had his list for the engine, chassis, radiator placement, and on and on. I had one major criteria- a washer and dryer. It was a make or break for me. Thankfully, we got all we wanted.
We have the Whirlpool washer and separate dryer that stacks. Love them!
Appreciate all the info, after reading this, I have added a aftermarket combo w/d to the things we will install IMMEDIATELY after we purchase the new vehicle. Apparently dishwashers are also available (besides me), any thoughts on those (need I ask).
Many years ago, I prided my self on how long I could stay in the wilderness with minimal provisions, funny how a nice meal, cold beverage, clean sheets changes a man or woman
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When you full time, you get used to living in 300 to 400 sq ft of living space. When you have a combo Splendide you get used to washing 1-2 loads per day. Washing load is small, and drying time is long. So what? You are retired, you are full timing, you have all day! Never understood why folks get rid of their W/D, because it takes too long, and then drive to a shady part of town to use someone else's W/D and pay a small fortune for the "privilege". Not to mention how wonderfully entertaining it is to sit around a coin laundry watching other peoples kids ride the rolling baskets. Not my idea of fun.
We find laundrymats in nice areas no problem and never had kids in any coast to coast just nice adults who enjoyed a conversation.The $1200 worth of quarters a combo washer costs will do a heck of a lot of laundry.To each his own,let us do our thing without judgement.
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We traveled for a year without our own w/d and I really did not like it. Now we FT with a Splendide combo and LOVE it. We do small loads, but it really isn't a problem at all. I wouldn't FT w/o it - if you don't go to a laundromat now, and the MH will be your home, then why go to a laundromat later? I'd also recommend both a washer & dryer (or combo) - too much trouble to line dry.
We use the W/D combo for small items, socks, undies, bath cloths, dish towels etc. Just small loads. Takes 1.5 hours for each small load. For dark clothes, sheets, pillow cases and thick towels, we use the laundry in the campgrounds or find a commercial laundromat nearby.
Hint: use a very small amount of HE detergent, a very small amount fabric softener (I dilute mine). I also bought one of those dryer balls they advertise on TV and put in in mine. Helps with the wrinkles (doesn't stop them).
I would like to change my combo to a stacked separate washer and dryer.
Lonny & Diane
2004 Country Coach Allure 33' "Big Blue"
Towing 2008 Chev Colorado 4x4
Good advise we have had the combo unit - small loads takes forever.
We now have stacked and bigger loads but still takes about 3 hours to do one load, 1 wash 2 dry.
Would not be without both, saves alot of money and some laudrmats can be scary and not close to campgrounds.
Even though in my opinion must have sewer to run the washer.
Why do people keep saying they take forever. Do you sit and watch them? Put the load in and go do something else. I often set a load to start early in the morning so that I wake up to clothes ready to come out and be put away. Or do a load in the evening while making dinner, watching TV, etc. You don't have to do anything once it starts, so why the worry about how long it takes to dry?
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