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Washer and Dryer 1 year 6 months ago #1

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What is the best stackable washer and dryer?

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Washer and Dryer 1 year 6 months ago #2

We're full-timers using the Splendide Ariston Washer and Dryer (stacked).

www.splendide.com/splendide_stackables.htm

www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-pumps-wat...ble-washer-dryer.htm



The washer is extremely quiet. The washer takes about 30 minutes unless washing heavy items and using the bleach cycles. Then, its about an hour.

The dryer is pretty noisy. It takes about 1.5 hours for jeans and 1 hr for normal loads. Add three or four laundry balls to speed the drying time. Use the plastic or rubber ones. When you make your own out of aluminum, they are very noisy. a lot of times, the jeans will go outside to dry. It can be faster. Keep in mind a lot of parks don't allow that practice.

They each hold about a small clothes basket.

The wife enjoys using these units even if it takes longer. But on the flip side, you can accomplish multiple loads at the washateria. When we go there with multi-loads (because we get behind), we can be done with everything in about 1.5 hours including drive time. There is a cost of going to the washateria....It usually runs about $10. At least at home one can throw the loads in and do other things while they wait.

The Splendides are not cheap but we are glad we have them.

Be sure to use the HD laundry soaps.
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Splendide Ariston's are awesome. We used our first set for 7 years in 2 5ers before we traded and we now have a 4 year old set that came with our coach. Two things important to us - ease of winterizing, low water consumption and Aristons meet our expectations on both. We get to sqeeze a few loads in when on tank water without filling the waste tank or robbing all of our fresh water. Water consumption can be as low as 7.5 gal per load.

We just switched to Splendide soap powder as recommended by Splendide. Thought I would hate it but not at all. You can adjust soap for the size of the load and the laundry is coming out as good or better as it did with the HE pouches.
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We have been using a Maytag Washer and Sears Dryer (Both build by Whirlpool) for about 6 years now with no problems.
The Whirlpool units have larger drums that typical "RV" washing machines, have been very reliable and do a good job.
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If anyone ever is in the CT. area and is looking for a Splendide combo unit with very little use I can give you a super deal. Just send an email. Need it gone before we sell the house.

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Steve,

Do you happen to know the combined weight of those 2 ? I may be interested, or should I say, MY Wife may be interested...

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Joe,
It's only 1 unit??? Is that what you are looking for? It's the combo washer and dryer in one. If this is what your looking for I can get the weight for you.

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Yes Steve, i knew that but my fingers did not while typing.... does it need to be vented outside for the dryer portion? If so, i am not even gonna tell her, i am not ready to cut a hole in the side of the camper. .

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Washer and Dryer 1 year 6 months ago #9

Here are the Specifications for the Stackable Units. The Combo Unit is shown below:

splendide.com/compare_specs_stack.htm



Here is the information for the Combo Units:

splendide.com/compare_specs.htm

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ford truck guy wrote: Yes Steve, i knew that but my fingers did not while typing.... does it need to be vented outside for the dryer portion? If so, i am not even gonna tell her, i am not ready to cut a hole in the side of the camper. .

Joe


Guess you got your answer on the weight from Gip and NO we did not have it vented outside but you can. I just used a lint trap and opened the roof vent when we used it. It washes well but drying takes for ever but if your on CG electricity who cars. When I installed our new set I did vent it out and very, very easy to drill the side.

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Thanks for that responsw Gip...! Hard to aometimes navigate the web with my fat fingers ans small phone..

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Steve, why are you switching?

I will ask my wife and get back to you.. when we get out of Mickey's house later tonight I will ask her

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Joe,
We switched last year to the stackable since Char didn't care for the dryer being slow so if she wants it she gets it. The new set also has a larger capacity. She purchased it used a few years old but only used once. The couple that had it installed in there trailer were going full time and storage was more important to them then laundry since they can do it at the CG so she got a good deal on it.

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Thanks Steve.. i sent you an email...

Joe

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Washer and Dryer 1 year 6 months ago #15

Our Splendie's have been nice. They are side be side within the 36RL slide. I will pick up some their detergent. Been using Tide HE tabs from home which seem to do the job. Thanks.

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Joe - in the RL you have a bunch of options since its side by side. I used a washer and dryer that are Japanese and made for small apartments. Work like a champ, are very lightweight and also inexpensive. I have less than $900 total in both Dryer weighs 45 lbs and washer is 73 lbs.

Send me a note if you'd like more info. We use them almost daily and are quiet and do a great job.

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Just a comment on the Splendide combo unit. If you are on the road and use it a lot, it's not a good choice. We went through attempted repairs (first one failed under warranty, second unit burned out the dryer coils twice and the dryer vent pipe clogged as well). Gave up and installed the Ariston (sp?) washer and dryer units, they work well. Don't tell anyone, but we have 2 dryer vent holes in our slide, the vents didn't match when we moved to the separate dryer!
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I installed the combo in our last SOB, it washed (small loads) just fine but took forever to dry & an iron/ironing board will be mandatory, everything comes out very wrinkled. DW said on the RW if that's what she had to have to leave it out & she'd go to the laundromat or I could do the ironing.
Not trying beat Steve out of a sale, but the separates are much better.

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Washer and Dryer 1 year 6 months ago #19

I installed the vent in 2 5ers we owned. Scary yes :) I used a 4" hole saw with pilot bit. I had to do the inside first, then go outside to finish because the wall was just thick enough the hole saw couldn't get all the way through. I saved the plugs and we use them as coasters for grins.

The bigger problem is alignment. You can be precise and have the hole directly in line the outlet on the dryer, but if you miss, you're in trouble. I chose to use two flat 90s and offset the hole so I had some flexibility in alignment, but I probably made more work for myself trying to install the dryer and assembling everything behind it.

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Let's look at it like this... she can have this one as a learner unit.. if she likes it, and wants to upgrade that would be her choice .. you have to start somewhere

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Quick and foolproof way to do the dryer vent hole is this ~

Pick up a piece of foam core poster board from Walmart or any stationery store. Position the poster board on the wall behind the dryer and tape in place. The dryer usually has a raised flange that the hose attaches to. Push the dryer back firmly against the poster board after you have the dryer positioned where it will be. The flange should leave a round indentation in the foam board. Mark center of the circle, drill through with the pilot bit till it makes a starter hole in the wall. Remove the board and drill the hole in wall with 4" hole saw, stopping when a helper outside tells you pilot bit has broken through. Then go outside, cover the area around the pilot hole at least 6"x6" with masking tape and then drill through the wall from the outside. The masking tape keeps the gelcoat from cracking or splintering and gives a nice smooth cut. Install a Spledide dryer vent kit, hook up the inside, and you're done.

Easy, peasy and no measurement stress !!

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Washer and Dryer 1 year 6 months ago #22

Here it is from a woman's perspective......
(Keep in mind we do not full-time; but we are on the road 4-6 months out of the year.)

I'd love to have a washer/dryer in the RW except for the fact that most reports I hear, say that you HAVE to do laundry every day. Every day??!! Count me out. I can take our laundry to a laundromat and get it done in 1.5 hours - ONCE A WEEK.

JMHO

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I have full timed with stackable Washer / Dryer for over 5 years.
I never washed every day, typically washed twice a week.
I do not want my smelly clothes hanging around in my home on wheels for a whole week :)

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OK I'll add my nickle here. We had the Vented Combo in our 36RL, used it for 3 years doing a small load every other day. While in Florida for the Winter we generally air dryed outside, but on the road we used the Dryer function, put a load in and go about our business, come back later and laundry is done.
Now in our 39MB we have the stacked units, same process, small load every other day. Only difference we now have to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer.
When on the road we just do our laundry in the evening while watching the Boob Tube.
As for Laundry Mats, Ann have several shirts ruined our first year Snow Birding using Campground Laundrys from left over grease etc in the machine. We ordered our first Combo unit on our way home that year.
NOTE: Stay away from Non-Vented units at all cost!

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Washer and Dryer 1 year 6 months ago #25

We workamped as housekeepers at a very nice coop park in Arizona & keeping the washing machines & dryers cleaned was part of our duties, my point is what in the hell were some of those folks washing/drying, some days they were horrible. From my DWs perspective, she said she was VERY glad she had her own machines after taking care of public ones.

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