We originally wanted a combo washer and dryer to save on space. The loan servicer at camping world basically told us no. However, we could have stackables, which are actually much better. Of course we weren’t tools abhor the switch until the day we were going to pick it up, and they were already installed. At the time I was pretty upset with him for spending our hard earned money for us, but we are very happy with what we have now.
We sold our amazing nine month old matching residential set for well below half of what we purchase them for. Then turned around and bought a new set for much more. The Splendide set has the front load washer below and front load dryer above. The settings are simple, and there is a little chart for which setting to choose on the washer. It loads about four full size towels and a hand towel or two; or two dog blankets; or about three days worth of clothing for two adults.
The dryer is vented to the outside. There are some dryers that do not have to be vented, I guess. I have never seen one of those mythical creatures, but the salesman seemed pretty sure of it. The washer drains like a residential would, but through a smaller pipe.
***Fun Fact – if you do three loads of laundry, other chores, and take a shower or two, it fills your grey tank. If it over flows, it can actually back the water out the top of the washer’s drain pipe. Which dumps it into our bedroom. We definitely wouldn’t know about this, twice. We bought a shopvac. Watch your tanks!***
Since the machines are now in our bedroom versus the basement, they make the entire bedroom smell like downy+gain+half of a dryer sheet (because for three bath towels and two hand towels, you don’t really need a full one. Cut them in half ;)) If your loved one forgets the beano, it is not nearly as noticeable.
The pair does like to rock the RV a little, especially when we are relaxing from chores and sit down to watch a movie or take a nap. The laundry timing needs to be considered, it’s not easy sleeping through the mini earthquake of a spin cycle. I recommend planning/procrastinating laundry loads when you are outside grilling with a cold one, or taking the dogs for a run. Another rocking time saver – we hang towels on command hooks in the bath after half a drying cycle (seriously don’t need the full dryer sheet).
The two seem to get along well and only take up half of our closet, but with two dogs and full time jobs, occasionally we just get rocked to sleep.
As always, if you have recommendations, shared experiences, etc. feel free to share them in comments below 🙂