One of the first things 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!
- 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.
- 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…