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Cudakid6304

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Splendide washer/dryer duct installation
« on: October 29, 2019, 09:27:51 AM »
Hi to all.  I'm new to this forum and I am trying to install a washer / dryer in my 2017 Grand Design Momentum trailer. The water and sewer connections are installed but I have to install the dryer duct. The area that the manufacturer  gave us for the install is a bit to small for my Splendide. The dryer duct will have to be flattened about 2 inches to get the washer back into the closet. Is there a better solution to install the dryer duct? Has anyone cut into the wall behind the dryer location to make a pocket for the dryer hose to fit?  The location of the vent hole is not marked on my unit as I been told that Grand Design puts on some of its units. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Splendide washer/dryer duct installation
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 09:40:47 AM »
I don't have any good ideas - the solution depends wholly on what you have to work with in your particular RV. However, I would make every effort to find a solution, because free air flow through the dryer and out the vent is crucial to drying performance and the combo washer/dryer design and 120v power are already limiting factors. Partially collapsing the vent hose would hurt a lot, in my opinion, so avoid if at all possible.

I would even include a possible re-facing of the space so the w/d could stick out a few more inches, leaving more room for the vent hose.

Would the flat, "periscope" type vent duct be any help?

https://www.amazon.com/Whirlpool-4396037RP-Inch-Vent-Periscope/dp/B001AAEG6S/https://www.northlineexpress.com/close-clearance-dryer-vent-periscope-pipes-0-18.html
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Re: Splendide washer/dryer duct installation
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 10:10:25 AM »
You might go to a big box store and see if they have some solid oval vent pipe.

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Re: Splendide washer/dryer duct installation
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 11:05:52 AM »
Look for the space saver flat ducting available at Lowe's etc
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Re: Splendide washer/dryer duct installation
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 09:21:19 AM »
Grand Design probably intended that space for an unvented combo unit.
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