Portable washing machines in MH

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  1. babyangel70

    babyangel70 Read Only Funster

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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?
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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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    My pennyworth on the subject of washing machines having lugged one around for years and now given it away is.
    If you are using a washing machine you are more than likely to be using campsites, as they use water and electric. Most if not all modern campsites have laundry rooms. The problem is finding somewhere to put the damned washing machine when your not using it.
     
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    Yes Sir thats the one, great machine and thank you Heyupluv for showing us it.
     
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    thats a fair price and with discount a good one .
    my mate has had one for about 5 yrs and its great. i used a single tub for years bought in spain . now have a sunncamp twintub . came from my ex she got it in a charity shop for a tenner . but it works real good . i reckon to do a 4 week washing day takes about 40 litres of water . could use more but cope with that much . the sinner is great .
    i dont use campsites so when water is available take plenty and go somewhere quiet to do washing .
    far easier than my nice ally posser and acme wringer . but still have them as back up.
    dave you just need a bigger truck .
     
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    Nop used it in loads of Aires and parked up in a farmers field, I agree uses water so full tank is needed. Inverter works fine as long as running engine or in our case a Honda 10i runs fine. Ours fits under the bed.
     
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    heres my single tub . it worked fine . could just manage a quilt cover and a pillow case .
     

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    There are six of us on board. :BigGrin:

    We use one of these:

    Washing machine

    and a stand-alone spindrier that spins at 2600 rpm.
    The clothes are virtually dry after spinning, which makes life a lot easier. :Smile:

    Only 250 watts, so easy to run off an inverter.
     
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    No thanks, I will stick with my Moroccan washing machine thanks. Uses no power, don't have to use a laundry bin as it doubles up for both jobs. I can use it as a step to clean the windscreen. Washing all done when I stop, just rinse and hang out to dry :thumb:. Washing machines indeed.....what next, dishwashers and tumble dryers :Rofl1:
     
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    The answer is simple,

    Day 1 Underpants on Normally,

    Day 2 Underpants on Back to front

    Day 3 Underpants on inside out Normally

    Day 4 Underpants on inside out and Back to front

    Day 5 Underpants thrown away.

    Hence no dirty washing therefore no washing machine required.
     
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    awful lot of throwing away if you are going for 6 months though .
     
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    Treated my wife to a small ponch and a new bucket. BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    Not really. 6 months = 180 days, 4days for each pair of pants

    Therefore 180/4 = 45 pairs

    Primark sell them for 4 pairs for £3 (Cheap Ones)

    Therefore 45/4 = 11.25pairs @ £3 = £33.75p

    Much cheaper than a washing machine.

    Problem solved.:thumb:
     
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    I'm with Snowbird. Don't use hook up sites much, don't have a generator.

    THIS is the way :BigGrin:
     
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    We were off hook-up for a five month stretch this year.

    If there were six of you, you'd need arms like Popeye the sailor man :BigGrin:
     
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    We had one of those when we were full timing..a pretty good investment really..we also employed the old washing in a large bucket routine..stick your stuff in a bucket with some washing powder/liquid hot water and when you are moving between locations stick it in the shower tray and let the natural movement of your travelling agitate the washing in said bucket..At destination remove washing rinse out peg out..job done..
     
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    Does your wife use them after you? BUSBY:Laughing:
     
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    With six of you that's only three and a half weeks each :Laughing:

    All good exercise :Laughing:
     
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