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Old 01-07-2018, 07:52 PM   #1
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Future owner question for advice

We are in the process of purchasing a 2018 3821rl. We are have a washer & dryer added to it. The dealer said due to the location of the washer&dryer in the hall closet we could get a single combo unit or a separate washer and dryer. I would like y'alls opinion on which would you prefer and why. And the pro's and con's. Thank you in advance . We can not wait to take delivery of our new Redwood !
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:34 PM   #2
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I would do separate unless you really need the storage. Also, in that unit since it's stacked I would do a Whirlpool apartment style stacked rather than the Splendide. Whole lot less $$$
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:52 PM   #3
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I agree with the stack unit. Either way you go, make sure the dryer is vented. One
bit of caution: I got a stainless steel vent and the exterior vent is in an area of black paint. I should have had it color matched.
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If you're ordering the unit have factory install the separates, they work great & the dryer vent will be painted.
Unless you like to iron, DO NOT get the combo!! EVERYTHING comes out wrinkled & each load is about a 2 hour cycle!
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I agree with the Stacked Washer and Dryer being the best way to go.
We have Whirlpool units, been flawless for 5 years of fulltime use.
The drums / capacity on the Whirlpool units is slightly larger than RV Branded units.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:42 PM   #6
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Go with separate units. The dryer has a large enough capacity to take nearly 2 full washer loads. I installed our Splendide units in two fifth wheels and they were trouble free for the 9 years we had them, and now we have a 4 yo set that came with our MH and they work perfectly.

Be careful of what the factory is selling you - A friend had factory units installed in his Avalanche, and I never heard of the brand he got from Keystone. Make sure they are Splendide or Whirlpool. Majestic was a terrible brand out there, and some may be just trying to get into the market. I'm sure Lippert must have something they will try to shove at you They make their own awnings now I see.
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When I bought my RW last year the salesman told me that the factory no longer installs w/d, the dealer has to do it.
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When I bought my RW last year the salesman told me that the factory no longer installs w/d, the dealer has to do it.
I think the salesman is full of beans, but maybe so. It was always far cheaper to have the factory do it because their labor was cheaper, and the options were discounted along with MSRP. Plus, the factory had a better chance of placing the vent and exterior paint over the vent cover. Very expensive to come in later and do it. My vent would have required 3 colors.
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My 2018 required a dealer install. There wasn’t a choice on the order sheet either.


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My 2018 required a dealer install. There wasn’t a choice on the order sheet either.
I just looked at the 2017 build sheet and it shows 2 piece from the factory available on every model except the 31SL (my unit). They must have changed it for 2018.

The interesting thing is that my 2017 31SL is plumbed for the W/D in the front walk-in closet. There is not much room there so I assume the single would be the option if I wanted dealer installed.
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