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3 dog nights

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Posted: 08/08/12 01:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New 5'ver has the hook ups, wife was all excited about the prospect of having our "own" laundry facilities. Then "she" questioned the loss of storage and winterizing. I looked at venting. We are stumped.
How many have actually installed w&d, are happy with them and would repeat. How much trouble is it to winterize and vent?


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Posted: 08/08/12 01:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Vent through the side wall. On the outside of the wall is a louvered vent that opens by the force of the dryer exhaust air. It closes automatically to prevent anything from getting in.

We had a W/D stack put in our 5th wheel by the factory while it was being manufactured. The W/D are great. Instead of packing a weeks worth of clothes, I only bring 3 outfits. My DW still packs for several weeks.

It's nice not having to go anywhere to do laundry. I wouldn't have an RV without a W/D.

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Posted: 08/08/12 01:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is our 3rd fiver, but the 1st one that we had a W/D in. We have the stackable W/D and vent through the outside wall. Would not have another RV without it. Since the dryer is only 120v it does take a little longer to dry the cloths but it's not that big of a deal.

Here's all you need for venting. Vent - clicky

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Posted: 08/08/12 01:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have the washer/dryer combo..wife loves it...just she and I so it does all we need..takes a smaller load and a little longer to do the job, but does the job well....wouldn't be with out it...Highly recommend you oging with a stackable or W/D combo...


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We are thinking the same thing, but wondering about going combo. We just hate losing the room in closet. Wife has to bring all the quilting stuff. We are looking at a vented combo but just not sure what way to go. Double or combo ??

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Posted: 08/08/12 01:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got a w/d factory installed on my new 5er last year. Now I couldn't live without it. I really hate laundromats.


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I installed a Combo Unit last year. It was not a hard job. It has been very convenient and we would not be without one now. Beings as it was a Combo unit, we use the space over the unit as a closet, so we did not really loose to much space.

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If you have a fairly large 5er, by all means do that washer/dryer. If you have a small one, i.e. under approx. 30 feet, you might be losing that needed storage space. Ours, 34', is plumbed for the Splendide, but I have just modified the space for better storage and a place for the pup's sleeping crate as we seldom stay out more then a week. Oh, if you might be susceptible to the washer/dryer's vibrations - that can be tough for some folks in a trailer.

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The people who have them seem to love them and those who like the storage wouldn't have a W/D. My wife likes going to the laudromat as she says she can have all four or five loads done in a couple of hours. We have some friends with a washer dry combo and it takes for ever to do a small load. If it was up to me, I would like to try a W/D in our new trailer.

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Posted: 08/08/12 01:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fir us full timers it's a must. We have the separate side by side units in our 5th wheel. Don;t have to waste time going to a laundromat or the CG facilities. Winterizing? What's that?


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