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Re: Bus Layout - Need feedback
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 12:30:25 PM »
The washer dryer question.
After much deliberation we picked up a ventless splendide (7100xc).
After watching it take 3+hours on "cotton express" setting I was pretty frustrated.  But I have figured something out that brings it down to about 2hrs.
removing the clothes after about 50min in dryer.  They will be very hot and damp but the water will evaporate after about 10min.  And bone dry clothes :)

Note this will not work on jeans or other dense material.

It does help keep up with light clothes and kids bedding.
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Re: Bus Layout - Need feedback
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2012, 01:48:24 PM »
They have changed the little combo units now they have a element to dry the cloths like a home style, drying was a problem who ever heard of drying with water lol 

I see the small units more and more now in rv's since the change ,the stack able set just takes up to much space for a rv
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2012, 03:57:23 PM »
she had the washer drier no way she would use laundromat she felt the same about Motels

 Clifford, were they 120V? just curious :)
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2012, 10:56:49 PM »
One thing I absolutely despised about full timing was using laundromat's. But I was not in campgrounds much.  I did find laundry's in camp grounds to be acceptable in most places, not 1st choice but acceptable.

When faced with decisions I do a web search such as RV washer reviews,  they mostly use words like compact, smaller, extreme water and energy efficiency , none say perfect for a large family!     

 I was privy to a conversation once,  The Dad wanted one of those big fancy 5th wheel haulers, the mother said if it has a full size washer and dryer on it, you can have anything you want!  Long story short, when mom's happy everybody's happy.  How about a pickup/van for a toad with full size washer and dryer?   4 kids?   2 washers, 2 dryers.
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Re: Bus Layout - Need feedback
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2012, 01:46:16 AM »
Delete the washer/dryer...heats up interior...takes up space...uses too much water and power.  Add 18 inches space behind drivers seat for more driver adjustment.  More dedicated forward facing road seating w/belts?

Larger, fewer dinettes and counters?  Try to let everything do double duty?  More closet/inside storage space if possible.  Excellent pictures.  Curious how you did it.  Thanks.  HB of CJ (old coot)

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Re: Bus Layout - Need feedback
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2012, 09:50:42 PM »
Let me first say that I've grown to "virtually" love all of you on this board...that being said, we love our washer/dryer set... :-\  We have an apartment sized set that stack on top of each other (not stacker, but a separate high efficiency washer and a matching dryer we mounted on top of the washer). They aren't so small that they are useless, and aren't so large as to take up too much space...24 inches wide and 24 inches deep. Anyway, we do laundy once a week, don't have a hamper...when clothes are dirty, they get thrown directly into the washer. When it appears nearly full, we add soap and run it. I detest laundromats...so does my wifey. Anyway, Sean and Angie have been to our coach and have seen our units. We love them guys! We've been fulltiming for 14 months now and wouldn't have it any other way. Here's a shot:
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Re: Bus Layout - Need feedback
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2012, 10:41:16 PM »
Sean, take the wife and check out the LG combo units at Lowes or HD before buying a apartment size I think you will be surprised how much they hold (22lbs) it takes  much less space,less maintenance and uses less power dry's good does not use water to dry with a very popular unit for the boat and high end rv converters
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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2012, 10:52:02 PM »
Thanks Scott! Them pictures are worth a thousand words, well in this economy lez see.... lol! any way the Mrs got wind of this and said " why not stack em". My wife... I think I'll keep her! ;D ;D  With the measurements you have given, I cannot see not doing this in ours. We like some here, will be on the pole most places we travel and if not, we now own a capable 7k to get the task done if needed. Nice set of appliances ya got there by the way ;)
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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2012, 04:02:08 AM »
Van, looks like you should go right ahead and get busy stacking appliances asap, you got the room in the bus for it, LOL.

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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2012, 05:04:11 AM »
Yea Right? JC ;D Makes me wonder why I only put in a 9 cuft fridge ;D
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Re: Bus Layout - Need feedback
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2012, 05:45:04 AM »
Oh, dear. . . here goes the "Home Improvement" syndrome again!

Where's the Binford model, eh, guys??

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Re: Bus Layout - Need feedback
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2012, 02:37:31 AM »
Yea Right? JC ;D Makes me wonder why I only put in a 9 cuft fridge ;D

Sometimes I wonder why we have a 25 cuft fridge. Word, we have tons of food, tons of clean clothes, and nowhere to sit. Ok...it's not that bad. Just sayin.  ;)
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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2012, 02:39:53 AM »
One quick edit:

Van, we have a 9 inch roof raise. Stacking that set would have been impossible without it. I should have mentioned that to Sean...Sean if you're reading this...go with Cliff's combo idea. You want to strangle me if you go out and buy a stacking set, only to find out it won't stack in your coach....and I choose life.  :o
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Re: Bus Layout - Need feedback
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2012, 12:39:19 PM »
A tape measure is a very important tool to have in your bus,.....even if you buy one already converted.
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2012, 01:44:48 PM »
I agree Ed! I have a tape measure that I converted into a tape measure/cordless drill, took quite some time to do. but for those that are not handy, a little prayer before attempting improvements in our bus goes a long way....

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