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Splendide 2000 Washer/Dryer

Splendide 2000 Washer/Dryer

The Splendide 2000 washer/dryer that came with our RV finally gave up the ghost last summer.

We didn’t use it much, but occasionally the little washer/dryer came in handy . . . if you didn’t mind incredibly small loads — a towel or two or several pairs of socks. Not much more, really.

I used it in cold weather to warm up my shower towel. Very nice.

The Splendide was at least as old as our RV (~ 15 years old), so it certainly came as no surprise when the tiny washer/dryer stopped working.

Well, it worked, but not automatically — you had to be around to manually advance the washer controller through each cycle. Also, the Spendide had the bad habit of just stopping with a full load of water.

It was time to retire the washer/dryer.

However, it took me several months to work up the gumption to take it out of our RV. My main de-motivator was the Splendide’s weight — about 300 pounds. I didn’t know how I’d wrestle it out of the RV, and I certainly couldn’t lift it.

Solution: De-construction. I took it apart.

Many, many parts

Many, many parts


Some pretty heavy parts

Some pretty heavy parts

But after a few hours . . .

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. #

    So are you going to replace it? You could use that small space to string up a line for hanging wet garments and such or for a wine cooler frig. I’d hate to have to lift a new washer/dryer into that space. But good for you and your solution to a HEAVY problem. Hey…………….you sure know how to have fun. Kath

    February 27, 2016
    • The jury is out on whether we’ll replace it or not. There are not many replacement options.

      February 28, 2016
  2. Walter Nelson #

    Yup. I got rid of my washer-dryer in the bathroom closet soon after purchasing our Newmar Kountry Star. Useless piece of junk. Now I have a nice big closet for keeping my standup bass as we go to bluegrass festivals to jam.

    But it cost me money to have it removed (through the door of this diesel pusher).

    February 27, 2016
  3. emhuze609 #

    GENIUS !

    February 27, 2016
  4. Njhz #

    Good one, Tom
    I once bought a large shelving unit that the store people put into the car……then arrived home & realized I couldn’t get it out of there car……I did what u did….opened lrg box & took shelving out piece by piece.

    February 28, 2016

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