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Memtb

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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2017, 10:39:39 AM »
   We have stackable washer/dryer.... as  we “do not” full time, they don’t see a lot of use. But...do a very good job, vibration is virtually “non-existent”, and we “do not” like laundromats for the aforementioned reasons. We generally boondock when on the road, so when we “need” to dump tanks and refill fresh tank...we  stay at a campground. We’ll do laundry after dumping the tanks... running a couple of loads through the washer, gives the sewer hose a good flush. Time.... eating supper and catching a few television shows while washing/ drying. It’s called “multi-tasking”!   ;D
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2017, 11:12:20 AM »
Our Pace Arrow has a Splendid.  Tried to remove it and got as far as we could without tearing out the cupboard above.  Don't know how it's done, but for me and the son, it wasn't about to happen.   Weight is the biggest issue for us.  We're close to the GCWR on our coach but have a ton of space which could easily be taken up by STUFF we'd like to take with.  If we had more carrying capacity, I'd purchase stacked units for two reasons.  First I hate laundromats.  Second, my wife loves throw rugs.  Every where you look, there's a throw rug.  Claims it keeps the cats from tearing up the place.  Can't imagine washing a rug in a Splendid.   ;)
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2017, 11:52:46 AM »
Washing garage rags, throw rugs and comforters are the only good reasons to ever go to a laundromat.

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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2017, 06:29:53 PM »
Washing garage rags, throw rugs and comforters are the only good reasons to ever go to a laundromat.

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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2017, 08:51:51 PM »
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Washing garage rags, throw rugs and comforters are the only good reasons to ever go to a laundromat.
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So you would be the reason many people don't want to use laundromats.
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UTTransplant

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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2017, 09:30:50 PM »
I just haven’t had bad luck with laundromats. I check out reviews on Yelp and Google first. In very small towns you may only have one choice, but most places have more than one. Then I check out the place before I put my clothes in a machine. Like a PP said, I prefer the ones with a full time attendant who also does washing for customers. We do laundry every 7-8 days, and I just don’t see how people do just one or two loads a month! We do one load of white (underwear, dish towels, etc that get bleach), jeans (usually 2 loads), dark colors, and light colors. Every other time we wash sheets and rugs. How often do you folks that do laundry once a month change clothes? You must have big closets for sure.

That being said, when we buy a Class A it will get a 2 part set. We won’t be traveling as much, and it has to be easier to use your own units when you are hooked up to services.
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2017, 04:46:44 AM »
I have a portable compact washer that does magic with about 15 different settings.
It quick connects to the sink and drain.
I love it.
I hang dry my clothes, sheets and towels.
Sometimes on a homemade rack out back, other times on overhead compression rods I installed in the shower and along one side of my bedroom ceiling.
I have twice the clothe hangers because I hang dry using those and clothes pins. I just pin the towels to the clothes hangers and then hang everything up 1-2-3 inches apart.
I've been known to use a fan to speed dry.
My little washer accommodates sheets and throw rugs, even the dog bed and throw pillows go in.
Once in a great while I will use a laundromat, but it's extremely rare.
Sometimes I will wash 2-3 loads in my washer, then toss in the campground's dryer, but mostly I prefer that sunshine smell from drying my clothes outside.
My compact washer was $240 in 2010, so I've used it 7 years now. The stainless steel tub inside is still bright and shiny.
I use vinegar in a dawny dispenser so the innards don't get clogged up with hard water. The vinegar softens the laundry too.

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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2017, 05:33:58 AM »
We do laundry every 7-8 days, and I just don’t see how people do just one or two loads a month!
First off I do not own one thing that is white. Everything I own has color so I don't have to mess around with a white load and bleach. I have about 15 pairs of underpants and 15 polo shirts and I change both every other day. I have about six pairs of cargo shorts and I change that every 5 days. I don't wear socks, jackets or sweaters. I live in Florida so I can wear the exact same style outfit every day, underpants, cargo shorts, polo shirt and maybe slip on sandals if I go outside. The nice thing about living in Florida is this outfit works 365. I have two towels in the bath room that I alternate every other shower. Plus my sheets. And I have a few hand towels. The laundromat I go to has an attendant and is very clean and very empty first thing in the morning. I go once a month. They have the largest machines I have ever seen in my life, and I use to work at a dry cleaners. The small machines are $2. They also have machines for $3.50, $4, $5 and I think $6. I use the $4 machine and my one load fills it up. One dryer load. Total expense is $7.50 per month. Clothes come out clean and smelling good. I have been using laundromats for the last 30 years so I have it down to a science. I also have emphysema so I am not very active so I don't sweat much.
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2017, 07:55:30 AM »
We do laundry every 7-8 days, and I just don’t see how people do just one or two loads a month!

We have about a 3 week supply of clothes on board, with seasonal items stowed in bins and switched out as the weather changes where are at the time. We typically do laundry about every 2 weeks.
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2017, 08:04:43 AM »
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How often do you folks that do laundry once a month change clothes?
When we went full time we were told it's a rule that you can wear an article of clothing three times before you have to wash it, and if you rotate them you could get four days.  :)
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2017, 08:30:19 AM »
When we went full time we were told it's a rule that you can wear an article of clothing three times before you have to wash it, and if you rotate them you could get four days.  :)

That probably would work but don't expect to be asked over for supper by any one of your neighbors.   :o ::) ;D
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2017, 09:23:36 AM »

A wash and dry in ours takes a couple hours or more - you must get more mail than we do  ;)

Ours takes a couple of hours too!  ;D  I thought mentioning jammies was TMI so I didn't add ... reading the RV Forum ... eating breakfast ... making the bed ... doing breakfast dishing ... taking a shower ... getting dressed ... walking the dogs ... THEN folding and putting away the laundry!  :)
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SeilerBird

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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2017, 10:09:02 AM »
Wow, my one load takes an hour. 25 minutes to wash and 30 to dry. Then five minutes to fold.
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