RV WASHER-DRYER (includes a review, install & more)

One of the first thingsRV Washer-Dryer Combo I decided when I committed to becoming a full-time RVer was that I wanted to be able to do laundry on the RV.  It was not optional.  Even though a lot of the places we would be staying would have laundry available on site, I did not want to be stuck at the facility for hours on end.  So, we did some research and purchased this baby…

We purchased the vented version, but they do have a non-vented option.  When we do the laundry, we open our exterior cubby and bring the vent out.

Check out my diy laundry soap recipe!

The Upsides:
  • I can do laundry when I want without having to stick around and watch it.
  • I make my own laundry soap, and I don’t have to deal with overly scented detergent and fabric softener from the person before me.
  • I set the wash cycle and dry cycle at the beginning, so there is no switching of loads.  I can set it and not come back to it until it is done drying.
  • I do not need quarters to do my laundry!  Since electric and water are already included in the price of our stay, I am doing our laundry for free!  At around $5.00+ a load, it adds up fast and offsets the investment in the washer/dryer.
The Downsides:
  • It is a small unit, which means your loads are about half the size, which means double the loads.
  • Since it is small, I have found that the clothes have a tendency to be more wrinkled.  To get around this (since I will never iron anything), I do not dry the clothes the entire way.  I pull them out a little early and lay them out on top of our bed or hang them to finish drying.  I wish I could hang them outside, but most RV parks do not allow it.

How does it work?  Here is a video covering the install and how we use it…

 

 

 

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About Jen

I love travel, which led me to become a fulltime RVer. I love wellness, which I can talk about 'til the cows come home. I love being self-employed, which means I get to dabble in what interests me from essential oils to RV planners. But most importantly, I love my husband and our life together on the road!

6 comments on “RV WASHER-DRYER (includes a review, install & more)

  1. I love what you’ve done to give your RV a homey feel.
    Everything is still brown on mine 🙁
    What kind of paint did you use for your walls? Also, did you use a roller? Brush?
    I do a lot of cooking. How do you handle venting for humidity and cooking odors? And, I would love to see your set up outside. Have you done a video of it?
    Thanks, you have inspired me to make some changes:)

    • Thanks so much, Eva! We used Sherwin Williams paint for the walls – I don’t recall the name, but it was a basic white in an eggshell finish. We used the roller as much as possible, and finished the edges with a brush. We do have a vent in the ceiling of the kitchen, but it does not have a fan, so it is ok, but not great. Most of the time, our windows are open, so I have not noticed a problem. We have not done a specific video on the outside, but our RV exterior shows up in several of our videos. Hope that is helpful, and thanks for stopping by! Glad to hear you found some inspiration here! – Jen

  2. Hi I would love to know your recipe for laundry soap. My family has severe allergies and we live in our RV as well. Thank you

  3. Hi Jen! I’ve heard that washers in an RV can cause the rig to rumble during the spin cycles, etc. What is your experience with this. We purchased a used unit similar to yours and Chirs’s. It was already equipped with hookups for the washer. My wife is “hard over” on having a washer installed, but I’m leery based upon the hearsay. Any advice you can provide will be helpful. BTW, I was disappointed when you announced you folks were going back to sticks & bricks, but certainly understand Chris needing to maintain closeness with customers, etc. Best wishes!

    • Hi, Bill! Thanks for reaching out! We do feel the spin cycle slightly. Not a major amount, just a slight movement. It is equivalent to the slight movement I feel if I am seated while Chris is walking from one end of the RV to the other. Just a slight sway. Definitely worth having the washer/dryer though. It is a huge improvement to saving quarters and waiting for campground units. That is great that you already had the hookups for it! We had mixed feelings about owning a home again, but I will say that having a break from fulltiming has actually given us an even greater appreciation for our upcoming trip. It will be interesting to see how this year plays out for us. Happy Travels!

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