Originally Posted by Air83
Has anyone ever installed a washer/dryer comb in a AS TT.
5-gallon bucket with a plumber's plunger for the agitator as a washer, and a clothesline for a dryer.
Honestly, I've seen a few washer/dryer combos in 5th wheels, more in Class As, but not even one in a travel trailer, Class C, or Class B. Since even a small one is 2 feet square and 3 feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds, uses from 7 up to 16 gallons of water to wash one load, and uses 11 amps of 120vAC power all by itself, it's awfully wasteful all around for a travel trailer. Not to mention the price tag for a new one is in the vicinity of $1200. I could do a LOT of laundry at a coin-op laundromat for that price!
That's not even considering the extra plumbing hookups you'll need to run, the hole for the dryer vent that you'll have to cut (and weatherproof) in the side of the trailer, and the need to balance your trailer; adding a concentrated load of 150 pounds on one side means shifting 75 pounds of something else to the opposite side to keep the load on your left and right tires (and brakes!) more-or-less equal.
All that is to say I
wouldn't do it. But it probably is
doable, if you do it carefully, so don't let me discourage you from trying, if you have your heart set on it.