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lc0338

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Posted: 08/19/14 12:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I read a tip in RVtravel.com about using a plastic tub with some soapy water and your dirty clothes being placed in the shower floor so that while you are traveling down the road your clothes are jostled around and the vibration of the road washing your clothes. When you get to your destination just rinse them and they are ready to dry. I was thinking that most RV'ers carry some type of air compressors and if maybe the air hose could be placed at the bottom of a larger tub of clothes and be used as a "bubbler" to do your laundry while in a stopped location. Has anyone ever experimented with this concept? I suspect if you had the "bubbler" set-up correctly it could generate enough turbulence to get lightly soiled clothes clean but maybe could not handle heavily soiled clothes.
For the heavy soiled clothes you need to place them in an old walmart 5 gallon paint bucket and when you stop overnight at walmart take it in and ask them if they could mix this "paint" for you. lol

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Posted: 08/19/14 12:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm old fashion........use a laundry mat and wash/dry clothes when on the road or bring home the dirty clothes and do them at home.

I'm not much for hanging out clothes on the awning/ladder to dry.......tacky.


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I'm into recycling........When tent camping I take the oldest clothes I have. When they become good and dirty I select the sacrificial item for the day, soak it in kerosene, and use it to start my campfire. You wouldn't believe how long and old shirt will burn when wet with fuel oil.

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Posted: 08/19/14 02:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How about getting one of these:



Does a five pound load and measures 12" x 12" x 16".


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I have a 3 gallon bucket with a screw on lid (got it at a restaurant supply store). I put the dirty clothes in it with warm soapy water and roll it around outside for a few minutes. Empty the water and refill with clean water then roll repeat till soap is gone and water is clear. Hang the clothes to dry.

Works in a pinch. I store extra electrical extension cords in the bucket.

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I guess that will work, but don't want to do that much work. Just as soon go in and get my washed at a pubic wash.


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I really like the idea of taking the 5 gallon bucket to Wall Mart and having them shake up the "paint!" Cool idea!


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The other consideration about using a laundromat is that you get to meet such interesting people?


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I have seen on here or another forum that you take a 5 gallon bucket, drill a hole in the top and place a commode plunger in the hole. Put clothes and detergent in and churn for a while, then drain, clean water and repeat.

That seems like a lot of trouble, but the kids might think it's fun....at least the first time.

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