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Old 07-29-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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To vent or not to vent???? that is the question....
Has anyone had experience with the Splendide ventless compared to the regular vent type???
whatever I get will go on a 3455SA /'11...
At this time it is just me .... but I hope it will change and be 2 humanoids.... all opinions welcomed as this is my first Montana...
Thank you all for your assistance...
Also any other suggestions for accesories or mods or whatever would be great...

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Old 07-30-2011, 03:06 AM   #2
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The vented. Does a much better job and faster
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:38 AM   #3
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Vented! Also, note my signature, make sure the vent is installed corectly, not in the middle on side/cap joint.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:48 AM   #4
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Vented here also. Go out and look at the trailer early one morning when the dew has settled on it and you can see the rib structure. A call to Keystone will also get you the location for the vent. As far as mods go, we've done many things to ours as have others. A search on the forum will give you some ideas. Gongrats on your new rig.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:05 AM   #5
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We have a vented model. When you are drying clothes the moisture has to go somewhere and on a vented models it goes out the vent.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:52 AM   #6
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Not only the moisture, but the heat and lint have to go somewhere. Outside was the best place for us.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:09 AM   #7
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the model they sell as "ventless", the 7100CX supposedly evaporates the moisture and collect the lint etc... however after reading your comments I think I will order the "vented" type, nothing like experience...
I must admit that the thought of punching a large hole on the side of the new "home" (I full time) is a bit gutwrenching !!!!!!!!
Thank you all !!!!!!!!!!!!! will report the results later.....
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:40 AM   #8
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We have vented also. The ventless models actually use cold water to condense the heated water vapor from the clothes that are drying. All the moisture and condensed water goes down the drain. Uses much more water and takes longer to dry.
Here is a description of how it works.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:40 AM   #9
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All those windows you have are holes punched into the walls. Vented is better for the reasons before stated. The polished chrome vent plate does a fine job of covering that hole.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:03 AM   #10
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vveeeeerrryyyyyy interesting !!!!!!!! thanks for the link!!!!!!!!!!! I will definitely go with the vented.... even in their write up they acknowledge it is a 2nd option...
Thanks... about the holes, I know, but it is a psycho, logical
thing...!!!!!!!
Tnx....!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:26 AM   #11
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Hi,
This is for a 3400RL
http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/JimsSue13/Ozzsmods101/Maytag%20washer%20dryer%20inst/

Easy-peasy...


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Old 07-30-2011, 08:56 AM   #12
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quote:Originally posted by 8.1al

The vented. Does a much better job and faster
That's for sure!
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:21 PM   #13
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Our Splendide is vented, for every reason already stated.

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:09 PM   #14
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Vented, just recently installed and used for the first time last weekend. Did a good job and dried faster than we thought.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:58 AM   #15
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:22 AM   #16
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Vented, and strongly advised by many RV friends.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:28 AM   #17
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:50 AM   #18
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We have owned the Splendide Combo vented and the Splendide Ariston stackable. For sure go with the vented, less moisture and the dryer heat will go outside.. We also prefer the side by side W/D vs the Combo. However with the Everest 343L we could only use the Combo. When we went to the Cambridge we went with the Stackable Ariston. Good Luck with your decision... Happy Trails...
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:16 AM   #19
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And vented it is!!!
thanks to all very much.... you have all been great with your comments, and Ozz the pix's sure helped a lot...
Again thanks...
BTW rig pick up is in about 1 week... maybe... +/-
bought it from Kitsmiller rv in Mi... any comments about them or their service ??????
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:59 AM   #20
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If they have the Slendide and their price is good get them to install it. It was part of our package when we bought and their first installers screwed up so when it was fixed they covered it for more than the warranty.
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