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I'm looking at buying a washer/dryer combo for my fifth wheel. Does a ventless take a lot longer to dry? Where does the moisture go with a ventless? Is it discharged into the RV?

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A ventless unit uses some of your fresh water supply to cool a heat exchanger in the warm circulated air. The moisture condenses on the heat exchanger and is sent to the gray tank along with water used to cool the heat exchanger. It does not get very hot and does take longer to dry. Get a vented unit.

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TXiceman wrote:

Get a vented unit.

X2. A ventless unit is better than nothing but, I wouldn't want another one.

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My understanding about the Ventless is that you have to remove the clothes while still damp and hang them up or lay on the bed. Friends had one and she tried to actually dry the clothes, they came out so wrinkled that she couldn't iron the wrinkles out.
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Thanks for the advice. There are a lot of ventless on Facebook marketplace for cheap. There must be a reason.

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