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Old 06-02-2015, 08:46 AM   #1
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just wondering are the laundry matts in campgrounds nice at all??? or has anyone put washer and dryers in their airstreams???
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:10 AM   #2
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We find most are adequate.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:38 AM   #3
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Yes, most are adequate, some better than others.

Frequently I prefer a commercial laundromat, because of the large capacity washers. Just easier and less expensive.


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As for installing a washer and dryer, I've seen a couple of Class As and 5th-wheels that have them, but even for full-timers I don't think they'd be worth the expense— or the weight penalty— of carrying them around.

How many loads of laundry could I do in a laundromat for the price of installing my own washer and dryer in my Airstream? And if I had the room for a washer and dryer, how many spare sets of clothing could I carry in the same space instead?
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i have also found them to be well cared for. i had one event when i was the first one to use the washer after some plumbing work was done. i'd say the water hardness or sulfur smell might be worth checking before washing.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:53 AM   #6
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State parks, etc. may not have a laundry at all, but the nearest town is almost certain to have a laundromat. I find the Yellow Pages app on my phone to be invaluable.
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The laundries are usually pretty clean, it's the prior users' scented detergents and fabric softeners that find their way into our clothes that concern us. He has sensitivities to them that affect his breathing.

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When we spent 4 months on the road, we used exclusively, campground laundry facilities. The only issue that we had was that they are pretty harsh on our clothes. I think it's just the top loader washers, and the hot as heck driers that did the damage. But if we didn't put the driers on "high" setting, nothing seemed to dry. No big deal, we're just talking about wear and tear on t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc..
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just wondering are the laundry matts in campgrounds nice at all???
In my experience, it varies widely from one campground to the next.

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Large class As and large 5ers sometimes have a Splendide combination washer/dryer -- a single drum machine that both washes and drys. Fulltimers who use them are divided on their usefulness. Cycle time is long and load size is small. They work best for people who wear lightweight clothes and wash a small load every day or two. Not well suited to washing a week's worth of denim jeans.

Occasionally someone reports putting one in an Airstream, but they do use a good deal of space, and in practice, require full hookups.
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Of course, if must do your own laundry in the Airstream, there's that old reliable standby— a five-gallon bucket with a (clean) plumber's plunger for an agitator, and a clothesline.
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Having had a class A motor home with a W/D & a couple RV's without, yes for the W/D combo. My wife is laundry fussy & we both miss that perk. In an Airstream it could be done starting with 50 AMP service & using a lot of precious space. We've found campground laundry facilities satisfactory but often times busy, so we do laundry in the very early AM & beat the crowd.
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Of course, if must do your own laundry in the Airstream, there's that old reliable standby— a five-gallon bucket with a (clean) plumber's plunger for an agitator, and a clothesline.
You beat me to the draw.
Add a tight fitting lid for the 5 gal bucket and the agitation can be provided by the ride if you're travelling.
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I like using local Landrymats. You meet the nicest people, sometimes. They are usually in better working condition than the machines in parks.
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