Washing machine

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 09:40
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Has anyone installed a washing machine in a eco tourer 510
Or what are my options beside the laundromat
Thanks
Peter
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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 10:14

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 10:14
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Follow Up By: RMD - Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 12:25

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 12:25
Glen
The instruction manual seems to be missing, How does it work?
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 12:32

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 12:32
Or a little more upmarket . . .



https://www.snowys.com.au/ezywash-washing-machine

I suppose it boils down to how much washing, how often done, willingness to do a little manual work like changing water and hand wringing, plus of course where it's done for either ample water capacity onboard, or access to necessary water supply (cara pk etc).

I've seen people attach screw lid type drums (like the snowys one) to a bull bar (or anywhere on board might do the job), run it for 1/2 hr driving tracks with detergent, then a couple of rinses to get detergent out.

If after a more modern home style machine, you need to consider power and water needs firstly I guess.
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Follow Up By: Mick B10 - Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 14:51

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 14:51
Vinnies do an exchange????
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Reply By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 15:02

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 15:02
Hi Peter

We have used with fantastic results an old 10 litre plastic bucket with lid.

Three quarter fill with warm water and add wool wash.

Put your cloths in and leave it in your car and or van as you drive along and do that for a couple of days.

You use wool wash as you do not have to rinse and your cloths will come out perfect. When we were up in the Cape, I had a white T shirt that had quite a lot of red dirt on it, and after 2 days of driving, came out as clean as a washing machine. Had the same results with dirty jeans as well and very cheap, and knowing it will work.
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Follow Up By: Member - Racey - Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 16:54

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 at 16:54
works wonders. Use it all the time.
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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 at 04:22

Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 at 04:22
What Stephen L describes is brilliant.

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Reply By: Iza B - Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 at 15:13

Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 at 15:13
I went halfway to a washing machine by getting a stand-alone high speed spin dryer. Not much bigger than a 20 litre bucket but needs 230 Volts. Washing is done in a 25 litre dry bag and rinsing in the spin dryer. Clothes come out nearly dry enough to wear immediately, in fact, have put quick dry material garments on straight from the spinner. I store the dry bag used for doing the washing in the spin dryer to save space. The only disadvantage is really the space needed to store and transport the device. The device does save space in one obtuse way; don't need to carry many changes of clothes to always be wearing clean clothes.

On the subject of laundromats, last time in Bourke, we used the laundry service offered by a sheltered workshop in town. Seriously good job done and in quick time for very reasonable cost.

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Follow Up By: axle - Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 at 16:21

Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 at 16:21
We don' t have to worry anymore, i just jacked the house up ,put four axles underneath, and hooked up the 4wd kenworth, All power from a industrial genny and off we went ,all problems solved ..lol.






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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 at 16:22

Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 at 16:22
Details of that spin dryer?

We have this in the OKA. Works a treat.

Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: eaglefree - Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 08:24

Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 08:24
Ecospin for us $75. Does the job.
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