Did you know an RV washer/dryer combo is available? We have one and it is a life saver at times. You know those weekends when you go camping and everyone has clothes to wash or dry at the same time?
I have dealt with my share of waiting for the campground washer or dryer to get emptied so I could use it.
Most campgrounds have a laundry room between or close to the bathrooms.
Although it costs between $1.00 and $2.00 to wash a load and then another $1.00 or $2.00 to dry them, getting someone to get their clothes out of the machines seems to be an issue.
I have seen clothing sitting in the washer a full day without anyone laying claim to them.
The same with the dryer.
When you put an RV washer in your camper, you can wash and dry your load anytime you want to. Then if you decide to leave your clothes in there all day, you can.
If you want to be "green" and reduce your carbon footprint, you can choose to dry your clothes on a line outside, too.
There are several different brands you can get. Some are fairly expensive, but if you travel, you will be glad you have one.
Let's look at some of the most popular ones.
It uses no quarters!
Just plug it in, fill with laundry, add soap and water and close the lid.
Swish, swish... and your clothes come out clean!
It'll get a load of socks and underwear fresh and clean fast, in around 15 minutes. It is quiet and super-portable and weighs under 9 lbs. The load will need to be air dried, so you may need a retractable outdoor clothes line.
You need to change the water after the wash time to do the rinsing. After that, you'll have to remove the clothes from the water and squeeze out the excess before you take them out to dry on a line. Apart from carrying water to and from, it takes some of the drudgery away.
The footprint is about one square foot and about two feet tall.
I don't have one, nor have I tried one, but for a small load, it looks like a dream machine!
You can use it outdoors or indoors. No mess and no fuss is the way to go for very light loads. No more leaving the campsite to do laundry.
Now let's look at compact portable washing machines. Some of this type of RV washer have a stainless-steel tub for loads up to 6 pounds. Others have twin tubs, one for washing and the other for spinning.
Some have 3 water levels and 3 wash cycles, and will wash a full load. Also, electronic controls with LED indicators.
An easy-installation kit comes with a quick-connect sink adapter.
You don't need to connect extra hoses! It measures approximately 17-1/4" by 17-3/5" by 30".
That means less room to store it, but you do have to move 20 to 60 lbs. into the kitchen or bath every time you want to use it.
If you have the space to carry it, you now have a portable washer selection to choose from.
The Spendide washer dryer combo - This combo is super silent due to the brushless AC motor delivering a class leading capacity, performance and quietness in a space saving package.
It makes a perfect RV travel washer.
Getting started is as simple as choosing a wash cycle, setting a dry time and pressing start.
The extra wide door opening makes loading your laundry load easy.
The soft touch electronic knobs turn easily which displays the up-to-the-minute cycle status.
Laundry aids are added automatically and water levels are adjusted to maximize efficiency.
The bi-directional drum rotation reduces fabric wrinkling and improves wash and dry results.
The super-fast 1200 rpm spin helps heavy cottons dry up to 20 percent faster and a self-cleaning filter removes lint automatically.
It operates with a 15 pound wash capacity, 11 pound dry capacity, 10 wash cycles, 3 dry cycles, and a dry time selector.
Extra options like water temp, low heat, low spin and extra rinse tailor the cycle. Energy star efficiency saves 40 percent more water.
Quality-built for RV travel, with heavy-duty springs and shock absorbers and a durable stainless steel drum make this the ultimate choice for full time RVers or just get-away weekenders.
Well, there you have it, 3 totally different styles of RV washers to consider.
Only you can choose the one that meets your needs.
It will save you lots of quarters down the road, which will add up quick.
Plus you have the peace of mind that your clothes are clean and are not
at risk for getting misplaced or taken by someone else.