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Old 01-24-2020, 01:28 PM   #21
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If you asked my wife, a full size, vented washer and dryer is one of the most compelling reasons for a larger boat.
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:17 AM   #22
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What time can you show up? Bring all the necessary milk crates.
With any luck, middle of 2022, give or take a few monthís, can you hold out that long? LOL
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:42 PM   #23
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With any luck, middle of 2022, give or take a few monthís, can you hold out that long? LOL
No problem. I will buy another pair underwear.
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:46 AM   #24
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First - I saw an appliance installer use these little air bags to lift a dishwasher while he set the height. $15 on amazon. Genius tool. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XB4BFPP...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
The first summer we cruised our 34’ sail boat in Newport and it rained a week was the time we swore to get an electric dryer for our boat. The misery of damp towels and clothes hanging around a damp boat was no fun.
I hear mixed emotions about the little splendide machines, not much good about the unvented.
We bought a boat with Bosch stacked washer and dryer. Little larger than the Splendides and the dryer is vented. My wife loves the boat because we can take a shower and then dry the towels. Grandkid makes a mess? No problem. His clothes and the Sheets are fresh and dry as often as you wish.
The W&D are no where as large as our home machines but big enough to do a couple large towels or bed sheets or complete grandson clothes. This makes the difference between camping and living for us.
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The original Splendide quit working several years ago. Old enough that parts were no longer available so I pulled it out and it made great storage. This was the vented model. Fast forward to a couple of months ago and the wife (tolerated but doesn’t love boating) says we should take an extended trip to Canada this summer. But we need a washer dryer. I’m all in on the project to make this trip happen.
So I order a new Splendide from a RV outfit and it gets delivered in about a week. The reason I went with the Splendide again is that I thought it would be an exact change out and the exterior size was the same. Any bigger size and the new unit would not fit thru doorways even with the doors removed. As it was I had to remove the door from the Splendide because the handle stuck out. This actually gave another hand hold for moving the unit and was a benefit
So getting back to the install, the major difference was where the exhaust for the dryer was located. Had to cut a new hole And modify the ducting. Was glad I did this before getting the new unit in place.
There are several younger stronger guys at my marina and they gave me a hand moving it onto and into the boat. Having remembered what I had to do to remove the old one and having it prepped ahead of time made it a 10 minute job to get the new one in place.
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:31 PM   #26
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1. Professional.
2. Replace.
3. Vent. No not you, vent the machine.
4. Sliders. Furniture sliders will make sliding it out easy. May be hard to get under back but can be done. Get big ones.
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:58 AM   #27
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Lots of good discussion. Thanks all. Now that the weather is becoming more "Florida like" I can forsee that I will want the ability to dry towels, rags etc. Washing not as important but nice to have that option too. so... we are probably going to hire the professional to come out and fix it but we will have the heavy milk crates and plywood to move it out on. Thank you Crusty Chief! We are also in a nice marina with plenty of strapping young men who could probably be hired to help the repair guy move it out. Going to get working on this tomorrow. Keep fingers crossed that we 1. don't damage our lovely woodwork and 2. don't damage our bodies! ( Not necessarily in that order)
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:51 PM   #28
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I have owned the a vented and non-vented Splendide.
Just like in your house, gotta keep the dryer hose snaked out to prevent dryer fires.
Currently own a non-vented.
Over all, the results are the same. Might take 4 hours to totally dry the clothes.
From both, the results are wrinkled clothes. SMILE
Sort of humorous, you can wash more clothes in a load than you can dry in one load.. CHUCKLE
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:23 PM   #29
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When we were installing a Splendide vented model in a previous boat, I covered the bulkheads with cardboard to protect them from scratches. It took 2 guys to move it into the boat. Not too bad but I am now almost 20 years older so it might be quite a bit more difficult now...
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:55 PM   #30
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Blue Sky came with an old vented Splendide that lasted about two years before it gave up on drying completely. We replaced it with a new vented model and are very happy with it. It will do a load of one berth bedding plus some shirts or shorts thrown in, which isn't too bad. The key is not to load the tub more than 3/4 full. Everything comes out dry, and wrinkled is a good look; it matches me.
The haulout/replacement was done professionally (a no brainer for us).
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Thought I'd update you folks on our Splendide situation. We hired a great repair guy who came out and yes... as I suspected the belt had come off the drum. Thanks to you guys, the milk crate and pressed board "table" worked great to slide the machine out on to. My husband and the repair guy, George were able to do it themselves. All parts of the machine were in great shape which was good to know. We also learned that the unit vents through a hole which leads to the big engine vent located right outside on the bulwark. No vent hoses, no lint buildup, great ventilation so that was good to learn. Now I don't have to worry about lint fires on the boat! Thanks again and I hope I can help out in some other way in the future.
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We replaced an old (1990) top loader with splendid washer only. The old dryer worked fine and was not replaced vented model. The old washer used a lot of water 3 loads about 100 gallons. The new splendid spins upto 1200 rpm which speeds up the drying a lot. The splendid has a 1.5 ft^3 drum smaller than our house unit which id 3.5 ft^3. It does a good job washing using less than 15 gallons per wash cycle. It was a big job to install in the change from top loading to front loading. The quick w
Ash is aboutb30 minutes to wash several towels a pair of pants and other clothing. Dry time is less than 1 hour. A big improvement over the original washer.
We used the dinghy hoist to load on the boat then 2 people to load into position through tight spaces.
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I have had 3 Splendide washer/dryers.
I have concluded, if you have one, you will have 'issues' forever. You will have even bigger issues if you compare the Splendide to your home units.
I had 2 vented and one non-vented. We all try to stuff too much in the Splendide so we have learned, at least 2 drying cycles and with heavy clothes, you may have to hang them to get the totally dry.
I select the 2 hour drying cycle.
One sheet and a couple of pillow cases? 2 drying cycles and a bit of hanging
One bath towel and hand towel, 2 drying cycles and hanging.
So you see, the machine does have limits.
I have learn to learn with the limits and shrug.
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Old 12-01-2021, 08:48 PM   #34
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Just called the company and it is 170 lbs. It is an older vented model. Still too heavy for me and my husband to handle. I'm tempted to take it out and use the area for storage, especially if it can only handle one pair of jeans at a time!
We had one on the boat we bought. Having used it several times on the trip home to Maryland from Florida, Gloria came to hate it quite quickly. It was in a rotting cabinet on the aft deck. The cabinet and the washer went to the landfill. We couldn't be rid of it fast enough and we appreciate having the extra space. Others will have a completely different opinion.
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Old 12-02-2021, 07:18 AM   #35
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Have a new to us boat with a splendide. Learned long ago for bedding and towels you’re going to the laundromat. If you have converted to a no cotton all synthetic wardrobe the splendide is more than adequate. It’s just not in the cards that the thing will handle what you folks are putting in it. As an aside it was a major improvement when we switched to a all synthetic wardrobe on the boat for both our tropics and New England times. Clothes are more comfortable, take less space, dry quicker, and even a bucket with a plunger is a sufficient wash. But unless you’re on a mega yacht for bedding and towels it’s the laundromat. To avoid frequent trips there tried synthetic travel towels. They suck. Save your money.
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Old 12-02-2021, 10:08 AM   #36
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Lots of good discussion. Thanks all. Now that the weather is becoming more "Florida like" I can forsee that I will want the ability to dry towels, rags etc. Washing not as important but nice to have that option too. so... we are probably going to hire the professional to come out and fix it but we will have the heavy milk crates and plywood to move it out on. Thank you Crusty Chief! We are also in a nice marina with plenty of strapping young men who could probably be hired to help the repair guy move it out. Going to get working on this tomorrow. Keep fingers crossed that we 1. don't damage our lovely woodwork and 2. don't damage our bodies! ( Not necessarily in that order)
We are overall very happy with our vented "Kariba" unit which I believe is the same as the Splendide model (but please correct if wrong). One thing we learned early on is that the dryer will only work effectively if its load is around 50% of the washing load. If you split the load and dry in two halves it takes less time with better results than if you try and dry 100% of the washer load.
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Old 12-02-2021, 10:43 AM   #37
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Has anyone put a dryer ball into the Splendide??? Does it work well?
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We are definitely in the "other camp" from regarding the utility of the Splendide w/d. We too have owned three of the Splendide w/d combo's. All three were vented models. The ventless models use too much water to even be considered in a water limited installation (boat or RV). One of the vented w/d's currently resides in our Class A Motor Home. 8 years young, and going strong! Wouldn't own a larger RV without one!

The 2nd was in our boat we purchased this year. It recently developed a problem, not drying/heating at all, plus it wouldn't dump the liquid softener into the wash load. The drying issue turned out to be a failed spade connector on the moisture sensor. Fixed that, but the softener issue remained. We ended replacing it for a gently used 3 year old vented model someone had removed from a 5th wheel so they could install a separate washer and dryer. The one we got with and removed from our boat was manufactured prior to 1989! Nor sure exact year, but thinking around 1986, so 35 years old!
Anyway, people complaining that Splendide's not having the wash/drying capacity of their home W/D is like complaining that their dirt house had endless fresh water and electricity, but their boat doesn't! . . .

Understand the limitations of your boat and it's installed equipment, and modify your lifestyle to live within those limitations, or stick with a dirt house!
We can regularly wash one long pair of blue jeans, two sets of under garments, and a couple of shirts in the Splendide, turn it on, and Viola! Three hours later, they are clean and dry! The secret to preventing wrinkles, as with ANY dryer, is to remove the clothes as soon as the dry cycle finishes. Yes, it takes a long time, but frankly, it's NOT MY TIME, as I don't have to be sitting in a laundromat guarding my clothes while they run through a cycle. I can do it while tied to the dock, while underway, or when running the generator to top off batteries.

Wouldn't own a larger RV or Boat without a washer/dryer, but that's just our take. . . Fair winds, following seas, and Clean, Dry clothes!
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Old 12-03-2021, 11:12 AM   #39
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Wifey B: Splendide vented = adequate for two people. Adequate as in limited but useful.

However, the market dominance of Splendide took place before others jumped into the market. There are plenty of traditional appliance manufacturers now making all in one units with more speed and capacity than Splendide.

However, I'm still going another route even when short of space. There are both the traditional apartment sized stackables and full size stacking units now. Design has changed to allow operation from front without reaching top. I've not seen a lot of installations where some form of more traditional equipment couldn't be placed in stacking arrangement of some sort. If looking, I'd just measure carefully plus check any potential additional space. Our Sunseeker came standard with Splendide and offered Miele all in one as option at that time, but a little bit of work and we created the space for traditional units and was well worth it.
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