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Old 01-11-2017, 11:47 PM   #1
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Washer/Dryer question

Was wondering if anyone has seen or heard of anyone installing an apartment style stack washer/dryer in an RV. Why, you might ask would I ask this question. Well, my local RV guy said he installed one on a Travel Supreme and the only difficulty was in getting the 220V to the dryer. However, they tapped both sides of the converter to gain 220, installed a breaker and were able to run the wiring up the wall behind the closet for the dryer. I think that is all doable on the 38GK. Again, why not just go with the Splendide stack units ?? I have heard that parts availability is an issue as well as winterizing. Also, a 24" apartment unit is significantly cheaper than the Splendide pair. Any feedback greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:14 AM   #2
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We just had an issue with our splendide washer. I have been very happy with the unit using it several times a week. We called westland the washer is still under warranty and the tech walked my husband through what to test the parts are on the way. We could not be happier with their help and response.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:21 AM   #3
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Winterizing is probably easier on the Splendide than it would be an an Apartment stack, and the one time I had to get parts it was easy, but a bit pricey (I broke my cold water solenoid installing the washer - $80).

But with that - I did help a buddy install a stacked Whirlpool in his Montana. The 220 was easy because the electrical panel was above the W/D closet on the 3400RL where it faced the bathroom wall for access. The only issues was he couldn't dry at a 30A site. He liked the faster dry on the 220V dryer. The bigger issue the the hoses - Montana had them fed from the side and it was tight with the apt stack because they had side braces that held up the dryer over the top load washer.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:48 AM   #4
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As for me you don't want to start playing with "true" 220/240 in an RV. That is the simple reason 30a will not do it on true 220. You will always need true 220 ( A and B) phasing. And what happens if you wind up at a CG where your outlet is supplying 2 legs of phase A. You will have your 2 lines of 50a but not 220. We have enough problems with voltage drop - brown out - do you want to get into this????
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Lots of people use the 24" Apartment Stackable units.
I have a Maytag Washer (made by Whirlpool) and a 120 Volt Sears Dryer (made by Whirlpool)
Bought them at a Sears store in Tampa FL a little over 5 years ago.
I have been using them regularly (been fulltime for over 5 years now) without any problems.
The Maytag Washer takes about 1 hour to complete its cycle, the Sears Dryer takes about the same amount of time to complete its drying cycle.
For me there is really no benefit to going to a 220 Volt Dryer as when the Washing machine is done, I take the clothes out of the dryer and put the just finished load out of the washing machine into the dryer and load the washing machine with the next load if needed.
The Drum capacity is slightly larger on the Whirlpool units than some of the "RV" units and the cost is much lower.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:30 PM   #6
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We just had an issue with our splendide washer. I have been very happy with the unit using it several times a week. We called westland the washer is still under warranty and the tech walked my husband through what to test the parts are on the way. We could not be happier with their help and response.
That is good to hear.
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Winterizing is probably easier on the Splendide than it would be an an Apartment stack, and the one time I had to get parts it was easy, but a bit pricey (I broke my cold water solenoid installing the washer - $80).

But with that - I did help a buddy install a stacked Whirlpool in his Montana. The 220 was easy because the electrical panel was above the W/D closet on the 3400RL where it faced the bathroom wall for access. The only issues was he couldn't dry at a 30A site. He liked the faster dry on the 220V dryer. The bigger issue the the hoses - Montana had them fed from the side and it was tight with the apt stack because they had side braces that held up the dryer over the top load washer.
Thanks Brad, local rv tech said it might be an easier winterize with the apartment than the Splendide...I don't think he knew...
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As for me you don't want to start playing with "true" 220/240 in an RV. That is the simple reason 30a will not do it on true 220. You will always need true 220 ( A and B) phasing. And what happens if you wind up at a CG where your outlet is supplying 2 legs of phase A. You will have your 2 lines of 50a but not 220. We have enough problems with voltage drop - brown out - do you want to get into this????
All true concerns, I guess price was a big motivating factor. But considering the time and money spent running the 220, may not work out
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Lots of people use the 24" Apartment Stackable units.
I have a Maytag Washer (made by Whirlpool) and a 120 Volt Sears Dryer (made by Whirlpool)
Bought them at a Sears store in Tampa FL a little over 5 years ago.
I have been using them regularly (been fulltime for over 5 years now) without any problems.
The Maytag Washer takes about 1 hour to complete its cycle, the Sears Dryer takes about the same amount of time to complete its drying cycle.
For me there is really no benefit to going to a 220 Volt Dryer as when the Washing machine is done, I take the clothes out of the dryer and put the just finished load out of the washing machine into the dryer and load the washing machine with the next load if needed.
The Drum capacity is slightly larger on the Whirlpool units than some of the "RV" units and the cost is much lower.
Thanks for the feedback, I did not know Sears had a 120 volt dryer....will have to do more research.
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I was pretty shocked how many companies had a 110v stackable. Whirlpool is common in RVs now, I think GE makes them, Samsung, etc.
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