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Old 02-12-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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Cool Tell me your dirty laundry...

What do you do with your dirty laundry while camping?

We use a glad 33 gallon garbage bag. The first couple of nights its ok as we cram it under the bed storage. But by the 3-4 nights it gets too full and is in the way.
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Old 02-12-2004, 09:25 PM   #2
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What do you do with your dirty laundry while camping?
Tim... sorry, but my wife, family and I try desperately not to fight or air our dirty laundry in public while we camp.

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When I took out the full range and installed a cooktop in it's place I decided to build a cabinet to fill the void. It is our laundry hamper. Before that we did the same thing you do, but with a mesh bag. We would take two on long trips and when one would get full it went in the trunk of the toad. On longer trips you just need to pack lighter and plan to go to a laundromat.
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dirty laundry?

what dirty laundry?...just throw it out and buy new....
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We too use a mesh bag hanging in one of our wardrobe closets. But then, we have the closet space.

I understand that many people keep theirs in the shower, taking it out as necessary.

It may well be that dirty laundry is what all those overhead bins are for. Goodness knows I've never found any use for them.

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Thumbs up collapsable mesh bag

We keep it in the little closet off of the bathroom in the rear of your trailer.. works great.. and not in the way .. what I have the problem with is getting towels to dry .. Annie
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Tell me your dirty laundry...

I keep four nesting laundry baskets that fit in the rear of my tow vehicle that when full comprise a full-load in the typical laundromat washer. Each morning, I place dirty laundry in the appropriate basket (in the bottom of each basket, I keep Zip-Lock bags with detergent, all-fabric bleach; and a Downey Fabric Softener Ball filled with softener - - just enough for a single load of laundry). With this method, I always have my laundry readily available when a laundromat is conveniently available.

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Our 16' CCD has a hampers at the foot and head of the bed. The rear hamper is where the dirty clothes go until full. Then it goes into a mesh bag and into the back of our truck. We also took the advice of a fellow Forumer and bought 7 days of bath towels. Use them once and they go to the back of the truck. No room to hang them in the Pod to dry. Works great.
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When I bought the Airstream, the PO had left a nice yellow plastic dirty linen bag hanging on a hook in the closet. What's nice about this bag is that, the bottom of the bag has a zipper, Allows you to dump the stuff without having to reach in. Other than that, wash what's needed, when needed for wearing...We tend to be and wear very informal, easy to care for clothes and, doesn't require much attention..This means..no ironing~!~
Swim at the ocean ALOT helps...lol

Hey..off subject..
How's the polishing job holding up??

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I usually fill a rubbermaid container and then head to the laundry room every few days.
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Re: Tell me your dirty laundry...

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I keep four nesting laundry baskets that fit in the rear of my tow vehicle that when full comprise a full-load in the typical laundromat washer. Each morning, I place dirty laundry in the appropriate basket (in the bottom of each basket, I keep Zip-Lock bags with detergent, all-fabric bleach; and a Downey Fabric Softener Ball filled with softener - - just enough for a single load of laundry). With this method, I always have my laundry readily available when a laundromat is conveniently available.

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Sounds like you'd make a good wife, Kevin

Seriously, I know many women who would find that kind of behavior appealing. I've always done the laundry in the family to get out of cleaning the bathroom. I do most of the cooking so we can have edible food. My wife is , well, challenged in the kitchen.
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I've contemplated the idea of installing one of those apartment size washer/dryers. Has anyone ever tryed this? Do any of the higher-end TT's or MH's come with them? I know the dryers only spin dry so hanging the clothes somewhere to completely dry out may be an issue. But I would go to extremes to avoid spending time and money in another noisy and crowded laundromat. Or is this just part of the camping experience that I should learn to grin and bear?

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Washer and dryer

There has been washer and dryer installations in a trailer. I believe there are some pictures of it on the forum.
The unit was completely re arranged and remodeled. I dont think there was bed in the unit. it was more of a base camp than anything. I think the people were into some dirty activity

No not that kind......... you sick people

I think they were into ATV or Motocross.

Also, I have seen the washer dryer combos installed in MH's.

It was very cool, The one I seen was running and I did not even know it until the owner showed it to me.

Washer/Dryers are taboo in some CG's especially those high faluting AS CG's.

I seen one the other day for sale in RV store. Scratch and dent for 595 dollars, that is an awesome deal. Those things run from 800 to 1200 dollars.

If I had room in my MH, I would have bought it. You need second closet like the 35-40 ft models.

As for dirty laundry, We used to put them in an over head locker, but wife did not like it. now she forces me to live with plastic hamper in bedroom. I HATE it.

But in the interest of harmony...............................

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2 Five gallon buckets with tight lids:
1st for soapy water load daily before traveling
2nd rinse.
The travel motion is like a washing machine.
Hang dry in shower stall.
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