Washing the smalls while driving.

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  1. atlantisbird

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    Hello,
    Here is a thought we have just been discussing about washing clothes while the MH is travelling along and wondered if anyone has had experience of doing anything like it.
    Here goes: Get a lockable container which can be used during the trip for something else
    such as a hard plastic cool box with locking handle. When you are about to leave the site put
    in hot water, washing powder or soda crystals and the washing, not filling to the top to allow movement making sure that it is left in the toilet/shower where if it falls over it will not cause any problems. Then when you get to your destination or next site take it out, rinse then hang out to dry. Job done:thumb::Wink:
    Will it work?
    Someone is bound to tell us there is already a product out there but as we are new to MH
    life we are looking at ways to utilise what we have. If there is let us know please.


    Atlantisbird
     
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  2. vwalan

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    yes it does .many do it. as said last week in maroc buy a toffee jar shaped water container with screw on lid . the truck boys have a fixing on the side of truck to lock the container in lying flat . they go off road it really cleans the clothes . but it does work. your idea will as well.
     
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    great idea! might try it myself thanks for sharing that tip:thumb:
     
  4. motor roamin

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    I find the washer/dryer in the RV works quite well :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    All the best Rick
     
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    yes i use mine a single tub washer. . in fact i have just aquired a twin tub . so i,m getting posh as well. might give the mangel a rest. hee hee.
     
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    I just pull up at the first house I see with a string of washing on the line and help myself... :RollEyes::Wink::Rofl1:

     
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    after one week i just turn my underpants inside out then there good for another week
     
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    too long a process for me, once you have driven your washing clean, you then have to rinse it then wring it then wait ages for it to dry.
    give me a portable twintub anyday, up to 15 min wash, then you can rinse and spin, dry with in an hour in the sun for most things, its big enough to do towels and duvets as well
     
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    Sorted. Clean as described on way to destination. Whilst booking in mrs b rinss, then I drive over them on hard standing to get rid of excess moisture. :thumb:
    Gordon

    Spoil her again , helping with the laundry
     
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    LOL - bucket with a lid* - essential item for camping/carvanning/mhoming holidays with kids. Stick it in the boot or the sink and go for a drive preferably along a bumpy road. When you had babies in terry nappies it was the only way! And those babies repeated the process with their own.

    * avaiable with all sorts of stuff in from eg B & Q or you can buy a 'boilie bucket' from a fishing shop. They have to have good lids as you couldn't travel in the same space as eg monster crab or marmite & catfood or whatever flavour of the month happens to be. Saw a really jolly one in a shop in Devon the other week - with a cartoon crab on the side! I wanted it .....

    Jenny
     
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    Some of us can park outside any launderette and just pop in, wash and dry, back in the wardrobe. Why carry all that heavy machinery around with you and still end up with wet washing. It don't make any sense. :Doh:
     
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    just wait for a wet day and go for a drive with the smalls pegged on the ladder and the big stuff on the bike rack .. :Laughing:

    seriously.. we tried your idea with a lockable plastic bin in the shower, but when full time it was too much hassle .. as said, no fun having to rinse and wring out, so I installed a Whirlpool, slim line, top loading domestic automatic washing machine.... that was the dogs nuts :thumb:
     
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    I guess its a similar principle to my dishwasher at home:

    One of those plastic laundry baskets, filled with dirty crocks
    In the shower with a bit of Squiggy liquid
    On the lawn to dry.....
    JD

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    But then if you turn them back to front they are good for another two weeks...:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    hi buttons . having travelled for nine months in a vw t2 had no chance of any luxury . now still travelling for along tome i find a washing machine great. .only last week my ex wife gave me a seconhand twin tub as she was moving out of her flat . its working great . just have to organise some space. but if you do travel for months laundrettes do taker quite a bit of cash . of course we are tight buggers us yorkshire /cornish folk . hee hee
     
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    Glad to hear you are still on friendly terms with your ex-wife. :thumb:
     
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    yeah.. but then skid marks showing on the front ... :Doh:

    :Laughing:
     
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    been divorced since 2005 only payed her half the other dsay . she was nice to me then .hee hee .
    we had 28 yrs of adventures . took trikes motor bikes . all over the eu. travelled around africa . then one day she said i dont want to do it anymore . so we got divorced.
    she lived in portugal for awhile . never fell out just live different lives .
    we went to school together lived just up the road from each other . cant fall out not worth it. lifes too short. my neighbour still runs my ex,s kawasaki bike . her loss. not mine . i still love adventures , might grow up one day.
     
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    Yes women can be fickle-minded, the grass can sometimes be greener. After some 10+ years of separation my ex has moved in with myself and my partner again, but ha that is the sort of bloke I am.:cry::Rofl1:
     
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