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Old 08-21-2010, 05:11 AM   #1
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Washer/dryer or not

Hi there, we are planning our new "home" and are considering add on's of which a washer and dryer are on the list, I was wondering if any of you have them and why or why not? And any idea of the weight of them? Thanks so much, Kerri
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:39 AM   #2
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We have the washer/dryer combo and DW loves it.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:50 AM   #3
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We wouldn't be without ours. We have the Splendide Combo and it is great. It's just a matter of choice, as some people don't mind going to laundramats. Also, many campgrounds have them. However, I prefer to do my laundry in-house even though it means smaller loads.

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Old 08-21-2010, 06:08 AM   #4
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We also have the combo unit. Having a washer/dryer was one of the requirements of the DW when choosing what to buy. Our rig does not have space for separate units.
Loads are fairly small, but you can put in a load, set it to wash and dry, and go about what ever you want to do. Come back later to a clean, dry load of laundry. Sure beats sitting in a laundramat.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:15 AM   #5
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We also have the Splendide combo unit. We both love it and would not be without it. Just put in a small load and let it go. We hated going to laundramats - some were OK and clean but many more were not. Paid for itself very soon.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:35 AM   #6
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Per Splendide.com, 148 pounds for the 2100XC

We resisted for many years, figuring the storage space was more important, noting we are NOT full timers.

Then my health changed, and with it my tolerance level for laundrymats tanked,

I now have the 2100XC and don't try to take it away from me, I snarl! LOL
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:43 AM   #7
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We have the Combo unit and LOVE IT. I'm with Carol - don't try to take it away. The nice thing is you can do laundry while you are doing something else or put a load in before you get dressed or put a load in a night after you get in you jamies. Can't do that at a laundermat - well I hope not! LOL Before we purchased ours I did a spread sheet based on how much we were spending at laundermat vs the cost of the unit over two years. The W/D won.
Happy trails.................
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:02 PM   #8
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We have a Splendide Combo unit and wouldn't be without it. I grew up camping with my parents and still have vivid memories of the many hours we wasted in laundromats all over the country waiting for the clothes to wash and dry rather than actually camping or sightseeing. Sometimes the laundromats were clean and safe, but many times they weren't.

Although you have to wash smaller loads with the Splendide combo than you do with a stick-and-brick set, I have grown to love it, especially the ease of tossing in a load to wash and dry automatically without my having to babysit with it. I initially didn't want to spend the money for the unit, but I am now glad that my husband talked me into doing so.

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Old 08-21-2010, 02:02 PM   #9
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We've only used ours (Splindide Combo Vented unit) once and DW loves it. It does as others have stated put load in and don't think about it until it's doce. We are currently loading up our new 3455SA up as we are now fulltimers. Hooray

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Old 08-21-2010, 02:22 PM   #10
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Unlike the others, we have the Splendide stackable washer and dryer not the combo, and I love it, love it, love it. We thought about getting the combo, but went with the stackable because of the increased load capacity. We did lose some storage, but I would rather have the stackables.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #11
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THANK YOU to all who have responded. All these posts are extremely helpful.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:27 PM   #12
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washer dryer is on my wish list
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #13
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We have a combo unit and my DW loves it and hates laundrymats. Small loads but who is in a hurry.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:59 PM   #14
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Been full timing since March 2007. We have the Splendide stackable. We find it indispensable.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:54 AM   #15
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We had the combo in our 1st Monty and used it all the time but we went with the stackable when we got the Big Sky.. It was part of the deal we made with our dealer and I love the extra capacity in the stackables. I still use laundermats once in awhile for large blankets etc but that is few and far between.

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Old 08-22-2010, 05:47 AM   #16
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We have a combo unit. Very convenient. We are not full-timers so we do not use it a bunch.

Pros: No trips to the Laundromat
Don't have to wait, we can still go about our day

Cons: Load Size
Noise

We hate doing laundry. So when it is time to do laundry we want to do it all at once. Typically we can carry enough clothes for a trip so the W/D in the RV is only used when something was spilled on clothes or just a few pieces need to be done. If we are on the road for several weeks we will hit the laundromat and do several loads at the same time.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:52 AM   #17
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We had ours plumbed and wired for washer and drier and are glad we didn't have them put in. We use the space for vacuum cleaner, broom, dust pan, dirty clothes container and hang our coats and other things in there.

We have no problem going to a laundromat and washing four loads at once rather than one at a time. Saves a lot of time.

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Old 08-22-2010, 09:04 AM   #18
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Hi I have a question, since the DW wants a way to stay out of the the laundry mat. where do you vent the dryer, I have the 07 3485SA. The cabinet it plumbed for a washer but I don't see where it vented to the outside. I don't see anyone telling how much these units cost. Is it a secret? If anyone can help, message me on my private email. No one will know? Ok its three questions. How much does it weigh? Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:24 AM   #19
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The combo 2100XC (xtra capacity) is listed at 148 lbs. Price is around $1100-1200. Do some internet shopping.
Will require cutting a hole in the side wall to vent to the outside.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:24 PM   #20
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My DW prefers the laundramat.

We have no problem going to a laundromat and washing four loads at once rather than one at a time. Saves a lot of time.

Cons: Load Size
Noise

We use the space for vacuum cleaner, broom, dust pan, extra refer/freezer, extra pantry space, cleaning supplies.

I still use laundermats once in awhile for large blankets

The combo 2100XC (xtra capacity) is listed at 148 lbs. Price is around $1100-1200. Do some internet shopping.
Will require cutting a hole in the side wall to vent to the outside.

I think that about says it all for us!!!!!!!
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