cheap and easy washing machine

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  1. Tonyd

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    after 13 years driving all over the continent wild camping and using lots and lots of good and not so good camping sites the job of washing your laundry is still a chore. some time a go we found a way of macking job a lot easyer.we bought a 2lt bucket with lockable lid then half filled it with hot water and washingpowder then put clothes in then locked lid down.put bucket in safe location and drive.the movement of driving will wash your cloths.then when you reach your destination you only need to rince yourwashing :thumb:
     
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    Have had something similar for years. Its a Moroccan washing machine...Looks like a big toffee jar with a screw lid. Put the washing in with water and soap powder and lie it down on the bike rack and put a strap on it. The bouncing about does the job perfectly.
     
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    another way is a posser or dobie stick.
    i use a small electric single tub and an acme wringer . but the twin tubs that are for sale work well plastic lightweight . my mate as had one for about 5 years solar powered and a good bit of kit.
     
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    Iv got one the wife:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    been using at tub for years, think I posted it on here a while back in hints and tips someplace.
     
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    We've got one of those little plastic twin tub jobbies does a great job had it 5 or 6 years brilliant and weighs next to nothing, great when we're on the road for 3 months at a time.:thumb:
     
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    This is ours. Put clothes/washing liquid/water in tub with lid before setting off, use posser as necessary on arrival, rinse in second tub :Smile:
     

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    hi graham you better keep your eyes on ebay . get a wringer /mangle .
    i have been told by a german friend she as located a posser for me . see them alot used by the older germans when away in winter . good tool . but the mangle helps with quick drying .
     
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    Made the posser myself Alan. Large sink plunger (cost about £2) with holes drilled in it. We now have MkII as Jill reckoned the holes in the one in the picture were too large.

    We've looked for a table top mangle but can't find one. We're both sure we had one in the 1970s when we were first married but have no idea what happened to it.
     
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    got mine and stand from my gran. my dad gave me an old aluminium collander and said put this on a stick it will work .but never done it . i hopefully will be having one with a kind of spring valve in it to swish the water. but look at wringers /mangles on ebay there are a few on there. there is a small one i saw it the other day.we use mine then put it through my mates spinner on his twin tub . the spinner gets a bit more out . but the mangler does work fine . .
     
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    Heavy Water

    Seems like a good idea although if using bucket full of water in the shower tray on the move may be too heavy and cause problems.
     
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    Old thread. Several recent updates including This.
     
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    Hand in all my dirty close at any local charity shop on a Friday

    Monday
    Pop in and buy them back washed and ironed:Cool:
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    Now why didnt I think of that :Doh:
     
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    Hello
    We have just bought our first motorhome and are just finding our way around it at the moment. One of the things we were looking at was buying a portable washing machine. We've found one by Purpleline for around £70. Has anyone else used one of these or can suggest an alternative?[/HI]
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    We watched a member on here ( Heyupluv ) using his in Portugal last year and went out and bought one whilst in the UK in Feb this year. We have used it loads of times as fits in the shower tray and waste water goes into gray tank. Savings are great and have used it on inverter ( with engine running ) and works fine. Depends on how much you are away in MH. Cannot remember name of model, but I sure Heyupluv will post on here soon.
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    I paid new around £59.00 in the uk NEW.....but here is some on ebay a lot more expensive...shop around ...mine was from a world of camping..a camping shop in the UK...this is the same as ours but of course NOT THAT PRICE !!! WOW

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROYAL-POR...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item43b997128e

    These look like the new model BUT the weight might be more 12 to 13kg as opposed 7kg
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Ideas-...id=1381756448&sr=8-2&keywords=royal+twin+tubs

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Portable-88...id=1381756448&sr=8-1&keywords=royal+twin+tubs

    They are about 130 watt to 150 watt motor in each the spinner and the washer so the use very little power we use ours most if not all the time out in out M/H

    this one is second hand...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-...5kg-cap-with-Spin-Dryer-2kg-cap-/161126497943
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORTABLE-...47335?pt=UK_Irons_Presses&hash=item53ff3c9a67
     
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    I have a much better washing system than any of these.

    Put dirty washing into a big, black plastic bag.

    Place bag by the door of the Hymer.

    It disappears...

    A day later it comes back with the clothes all washed, dried and ironed.

    Only snag is it appears only to work in a certain part of the South of France.


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Because of the low wattage they will work fine off a cheap 300-500w inverter so no need for mains.:Smile:
     
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    If it worked anywhere else you wouldn't half be in bother :Laughing:
     
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    Have you a picture of the mangle? How do you anchor it? I guess it's better than lugging a spin drier around with us in Spain and better than Dick Strawbridge's salad spinner:Doh:
     
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    hi.mine came with its own stand . a foldable angle iron one .
    place beneath for a bowl to catch the water .
    its a great bit of kit . you do see them on ebay .
    have had it several years . my dad had it hidden away .
    i got the posser from an east german friend . she had been looking for me for awhile .
    i believe manchester was the place for copper possers .
    have a look here http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Acme_Wringers
    there is one on a stand scroll down .
    my wringer is a later version like third one down .
     
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