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Old 07-22-2020, 09:36 AM   #21
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Pictures of Dryer Vent Mod

Here are pictures of my dryer vent mod on our 2019 Montana 3130RE.
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Old 07-22-2020, 02:06 PM   #22
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Ventless

I went ventures because at the time I purchased my Montana we call Keystone and the suggested not to drink a hole.
So I went ventures no problems at all. Hope this helps.

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Old 07-22-2020, 02:44 PM   #23
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Combo

We went with a combo washer/dryer. I did not want to put a whole in our new Montana. Don't want to risk any leak or future problems.



The dryer is OK with these, different, European, and will shrink you clothes if not careful(good if you have no choice), so we got clothes dryer that hangs off of the ladder. It's very handy.


Be prepared to 'shake' the heck out of your 5th wheel.
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Old 07-22-2020, 03:40 PM   #24
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Ventless

Had this in RV 4 years no problem and no shaking 5th wheel. VENTLESS works great.
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Old 07-22-2020, 04:18 PM   #25
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We got better at balancing the wash load and it's not to bad anymore, and I also put 2 24" x 24" foam puzzle squares underneath and it helped quite a bit. I also found that it's best to keep thing off the top of it.
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:30 PM   #26
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Just make sure you know where the 4" hole is going to be on the outside so that the dryer vent isnt sitting on the seam of the side to front cap. my first pilot hole was 1/2" off . corrected and then drilled. hold that 4" hole saw perfectly at a right angle to the wall or it will run on you. (ask me how i know) lol
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Old 07-23-2020, 11:00 AM   #27
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Just took mine down to be installed yesterday. We talked about doing it ourselves but when it came down to price, letting them order it and install it was cheaper than I could buy them anywhere else. Also the wife reminded me that would save on the inevitable ER visit.
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:20 PM   #28
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Recently fitted our 3750FL with a stackable splendide. It was pre plumbed and wired but I think only meant for a combo unit. I had to remove the shelving in the close above to get they to fit when stacked.
The dryer outlet is very tight to the back wall of the closet. It all is. I think I had a 1/4 of space to get them both through the door jambs! I had to stack both, then tilt them out of the closet door and climb on top of the dryer to get the vent on.
The dryer vent, I would have liked to go straight out, but it would have been too low and the only stud in the wall was directly behind it. I just went up and across to make it work. As said previously, start drilling from the inside, then finish from the outside.
We love having them, but now a month in, I have the itch for a new rig entirely!
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:18 PM   #29
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We just had the stackable splendide installed in our 3855br and we love it. I am very handy doing installs of just about everything. We bought our units at camping world at a great price. I had them install the units and they only charged me $250. It was so well worth it. They did while we waited. I save myself at least $250 of anxiety and grief.
You may want to check into that.
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Old 07-23-2020, 09:58 PM   #30
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I just finished the install of our Splendide 2100xc today. Washer prep option is a joke in our trailer. The base from the factory consists of a spindly soft wood framework. Some of which is screwed into thin paneling. Anyway, I made a water proofed wood base/drain pan and mounted it to a sub base (not shown). This base captures the washer's feet thereby eliminating movement in all directions. Then the electrical outlet had to be raised to be able to plug in the washer. A 90 degree plug would still have rubbed on the side of the washer. The vent plumbs straight out to the vent shown with no bends.

Constructing the base was the most time consuming part. I don't see a dealer taking the time to construct a stable base with a drip pan, move electrical connections to prevent rubbing, and space the unit out enough to allow for clearance in the back for maintenance. Anyway, the unit runs smooth and quietly. On to the next project.
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:33 AM   #31
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Nice job! Thanks for the details and pics.
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