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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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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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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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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2017, 12:41:26 PM »
Well, I'm a coop, co-housing type of gal. Big appliances, I feel, should be shared. RV park laundromats are a lot more convenient than ones you find in town - and they are a place to make connections! Why haul around such heavy appliances and lose the space they occupy.

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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2017, 02:06:36 PM »
That probably would work but don't expect to be asked over for supper by any one of your neighbors.   :o ::) ;D
Gee, and I always blamed the dog for that!  :)
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2017, 04:12:23 PM »
For us, this isn't a "one OR the other" question.   We have a vented Splendide Combo washer/dryer in our coach - BUT, we are regular laundromat users as well.   Under optimal conditions (i.e., we're staying somewhere with full hookups) - we use the Splendide unit to wash most of our clothing - and make a visit to the laundromat every 3-4 weeks to wash bedding, towels, throw rugs, etc.   If we're spending time in "electric only" parks (which is often the case since we spend a lot of time in state parks in our home state of Michigan) - the Splendide usually sits idle and we hit a laundromat every 7-10 days.   The Splendide's 7-18 gallon per cycle water consumption simply chews up to much fresh water and holding tank capacity.   
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #46 on: December 07, 2017, 10:11:57 PM »
Probably the nicest, cleanest, laundrymat I have ever encountered is on N Canyon St in Spearfish, SD, about 6 blocks from the campground entrance. It is open 24/7, has very good wi-fi, has super clean machines, has one large front loader painted yellow and marked "greasy/grungy", has a dollar bill changer (which I did not use because I got three rolls of quarters from the bank before the trip) which I saw a couple of people use while I was in there. Floor was waxed and polished, signs all over about no smoking, no dirty laundry on the folding tables, etc. I was simply amazed. It was connected to a dry cleaners and a wash and fold business, but unattended outside of normal business hours.

This was just this last August. According to their website, http://www.blackhillslaundry.com/spearfish/, they also have locations in Sturgis, Rapid City, Belle Fourche.

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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2017, 08:56:33 AM »
A couple of years ago, we found a very nice laundromat in a small shopping center adjacent to an upscale neighborhood near Tampa, FL. Super clean with an attendant that "patrolled" the machines regularly, free coffee and tea, designated machines for "grunge" items like rugs, etc., and comfortable seating with good WiFi and TV while waiting. And the machines all accepted credit cards. When we were back in the area last year, we were disappointed to find that not only was the laundromat gone, but the whole shopping center had been torn down to make room for more town houses and condos. We tried to find out if the laundry had moved to another location, but had no luck finding it.
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2017, 11:12:54 AM »
We never had a w/d in an RV, till the Bounder. It just happened to have it (vented, combo Splinded). We tried it out on one trip, figuring it would pretty much be a waste of time and wind up taking it out.
W....e....l...l, guess what? We would never not have one in any RV now, we love it.
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Re: Washer / Dryer vs Laundromat
« Reply #49 on: December 15, 2017, 04:20:29 PM »
I'm still researching RV's so I don't have one.  But, I don't do the laundry - DW does the laundry and she absolutely will not consider going to a laundromat.  So, we're only looking at RV's with w/d's.  Problem solved.

 

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