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Old 02-18-2019, 02:28 AM   #1
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Venting for a dryer

I just bought a ‘19 39MB and we want to install a washer and dryer (vented) stackable not combo. Has anyone cut the hole for the vent themselves or would it be better for service tech? How long should it take and average $$ to vent for the dryer? I cringe at the idea of having a hole drilled in the closet.

Also, has anyone bought a ‘19 39 MB that came with the Winegard WF2 already installed. We are trying to find the rocker switch and maybe they were put in the same location, or was that a dealer add-on?

I’m sure i’ll Have more questions later as we are newbies in the RV life.

Thanks for any responses.
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Old 02-22-2019, 12:59 AM   #2
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I would let some one do it that is familiar with doing it. We had ours installed at dealer by the shop people and they done a great job...Don't know cost as it was included in our purchase...Any way Im way too lazy to do it...
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:47 PM   #3
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Drier Vent

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I just bought a ‘19 39MB and we want to install a washer and dryer (vented) stackable not combo. Has anyone cut the hole for the vent themselves or would it be better for service tech? How long should it take and average $$ to vent for the dryer? I cringe at the idea of having a hole drilled in the closet.

Also, has anyone bought a ‘19 39 MB that came with the Winegard WF2 already installed. We are trying to find the rocker switch and maybe they were put in the same location, or was that a dealer add-on?

I’m sure i’ll Have more questions later as we are newbies in the RV life.

Thanks for any responses.

I installed the drier vent on our 17' 38GK myself, It was no big deal. Just make sure you locate the aluminum wall studs and not drill into them. I bought a cheap 4" hole saw at Lowe's and used a cordless drill.
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Old 03-03-2019, 03:51 AM   #4
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I did my own venting for our Spledide stackable washer and dryer in our 2013 Redwood 36FB, and I'm sure glad I did. I spoke to at least one RV tech after the fact, and he stated that where he works, they would not have taken the time, nor put the cure into installing it as I did. Furthermore, he said they would not have worried able the logo being in conflict with the dryer vent outlet through the wall, and would have just cut through the Redwood logo. In our case, The R and the E would have been damaged!


I set my dryer directly on top of the washer using the Splendide mounting kit, rather than building a shelf (as seen in some of the over RV manufacturer's models) to slide the dryer onto, since the is very little headroom clearance above the stack. I also installed a periscope dryer vent assembly in addition to flexible dryer venting. Drilling the hole through the sidewall of the RV was very easy, using a 4 1/8" keyhole drill bit once all wall studs and electrical/plumbing in the area was located. Since I had to reroute the point where the dryer venting system exits the sidewall due to the Redwood logo, I installed the periscope there to create the offset from the vent outlet on the back of the dryer and the point the vent exited the sidewall and went into the weather proof protective cover for the dryer vent system. I did put a protective wrap around a bundle of electrical wiring that runs from the basement utility area and vertically up to the ceiling above. I also had to cut the false wall at the back of the laundry closet area, and frame-out an opening to get to the area where the dryer vent needed to be run (not enough clearance behind the dryer and false wall for the vent pipe in our case) so that I would miss the logo altogether. See attached photos:


Based upon the photos, you can see where our laundry closet is located next to the shower stall, and then the finished project showing the stack inside of the laundry area. Followed by the photo showing the finished venting for the dryer before the decorative door panel is put in place and the dryer set on top of the washer. There is a closer view of the vent assembly showing the grouping of wires that had to be placed in a protective (IMOP) wrap so that they would not possibly become damaged by vibration. There is also a view of the finished interior of the laundry closet, showing the decorative door panel in place over the access hole that had to be cut into the false wall behind the washer/dryer units. Finally, I included an exterior view of where the vent had to exit to miss the Redwood logo, etc. Your floorplan (and logos) may be different, and require another type of approach.
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:24 PM   #5
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I just bought a ‘19 39MB and we want to install a washer and dryer (vented) stackable not combo. Has anyone cut the hole for the vent themselves or would it be better for service tech? How long should it take and average $$ to vent for the dryer? I cringe at the idea of having a hole drilled in the closet.

Also, has anyone bought a ‘19 39 MB that came with the Winegard WF2 already installed. We are trying to find the rocker switch and maybe they were put in the same location, or was that a dealer add-on?

I’m sure i’ll Have more questions later as we are newbies in the RV life.

Thanks for any responses.
Our dealer installed ours. Much to our horror, they did not put a clamp on the hose to the dryer, so naturally, it came off. I wondered why there was so much dust. We had a mysterious leak. We hired RV Specialist to replace our check valve, that was leaking. When they reinstalled the Dryer, they installed from the outside, reaching in. It is now secure and lent free.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:06 AM   #6
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Wow well done man! I have a few questions though:
1) from the pictures it looks like the the rectanglular duct is about 24" long?
2) If so does that mean that the exhaust vent is right there going out the side wall?
3) We are buying a used pristine condition 36RL, should I assume that the dryer must be electric only? I don't know because I haven't taken delivery yet.

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Old 03-28-2019, 04:38 AM   #7
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Wow well done man! I have a few questions though:
1) from the pictures it looks like the the rectanglular duct is about 24" long?
2) If so does that mean that the exhaust vent is right there going out the side wall?
3) We are buying a used pristine condition 36RL, should I assume that the dryer must be electric only? I don't know because I haven't taken delivery yet.

Thanks
Yes, only 110 volt dryer. Not gas, not 220 volt.
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:49 AM   #8
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Space between outerwall and inner wall?

My wife and I bought a 2013 36FB, not the RL I mentioned above. Can anyone tell me what the dimensions are between the outer wall and the inner wall behind the washer/dryer room? I'm going to do the exact same procedure mentioned above for the dryer vent and before I take delivery of the RV I would like to have my ducks in a row.
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