There are not a lot of choices when it comes to having a dryer in your RV. The Splendide DV6400X Dryer is one of a handful of dryers on the market that are 120 volt and made for small spaces.
One of the things that sold us on our Thor Challenger 37YT motorhome was the large bathroom with double sinks and large closet for storage. After 2+ years of traveling the country we have learned a lot about things we like and don’t like with Full-Time RVing.
The top thing on our list of dislikes are laundromats! They are so hit or miss, and usually miss. While we like being able to do all our laundry at one time. Most laundromats are not kept as clean as we’d like. The costs of laundromats are going up like everything else is currently. We’ve found it can cost as much as $6 to wash and dry a load of laundry. At those prices it won’t take too long to pay for a washer and dryer for an RV.
We’ve found out not to use them after a rain because homeless like to dry their sleeping bags without washing them first, leaving the dryers a mess. People like to use too much bleach so unsuspecting people behind them end up with bleached clothes. The list goes on and on.
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Finally, after our Workamping gig in Yellowstone we decided this winter we would have a washer and dryer put into our motorhome. This meant we would lose our storage closet in the bathroom but we’re so happy we did this.
We purchased and had our washer and dryer installed at Camping World in Denton, Texas. It took about 5 hours for them to install and test them.
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Separate Washer/Dryer or Combo Unit?
Whether you’re buying a washer dryer combination or a washing machine and dryer separately depends on how much space you have at home. A set of separate machines takes up a little more space, but has more drying capacity, is more energy-efficient, and faster.
Searching for which washer, dryer or combo unit would be best for our situation we found out that if we did choose to go with a combo unit that it needs to be vented. In the end we decided with our closet a separate washer and vented dryer was the way to go.
We went with the Splendide Stackable Washer WFL1300XD and Dryer DV6400X.
Splendide’s Stackable RV Dryers offer the largest RV-ready dryer drum capacity with reinforced internal circuitry and components perfect for RV travel. The dryer unit features a super-silent operation, advanced auto balance system, advanced floor protection assurance, and a heavy-duty stainless steel drum. Its bi-directional dryer rotation reduces both fabric creasing and wear on fabrics.
The DV6400X dryer features a classic cycle knob and an extra wide door opening for easy loading and unloading. Its dual-rotating, 4 cu ft. drum dries bigger loads while minimizing fabric creasing. The DV6400X can be installed atop the WFL1300X washer (using the SK03 Stack Kit) or placed side-by-side.
- Dry: 13 lb.
- Drying System: Vented
- Electrical: 120V, 60Hz, 12A
- Weight: 67 lb.
- Dimensions: 23-1/2″W x 22-3/4″D x 32-3/4″H
- Warranty: 1-Year Limited (extendable up to 2 years)
- RV/Marine-Ready: cULus approved for min. install clearances
- Super-sized 4.0 cu. ft. stainless steel drum
- Easy-clean lint filter
Additional Items Needed
- Splendide SK03 Installation Bracket for Stackable Washer and Dryer
- Splendide SecureFit™ Brackets
- Splendide Dryer Vent Kit – Chrome Plated or
- Splendide Dryer Vent Kit – White or
- Splendide Dryer Vent Kit, Black
As Full-Time RVers this is the best upgrade that we have made to our motorhome so far. We love having our own washer and dryer finally! They work just like our expensive ones that we had in our house.
The Splendide DV6400X does a great job in drying a full load of laundry.
Normal household dryers are usually 240 volts. In an RV it’s not possible to have 240 volts so you need a 120 volt dryer. You’d think that a 120 volt dryer wouldn’t get clothes dry in a timely manner. But the Splendide DV6400X gets our laundry dry in 1 hour, about the same amount of time as our home dryer did.
The DV6400X is the matching dryer for the Splendide WFL1300XD washer, but in our opinion it doesn’t truly match. The doors on both units are different shapes. We think for a match the doors should match too.
The only real issue we found with the dryer is that there is no buzzer for when the cycle is complete. We’ve had to re-run the machine for a bit to make sure the wrinkles are out of our clothes a few times. Learned we need to set an alarm on our phones to remember to empty the dryer on time.
The cost for both the washer and dryer installed in our motorhome at Camping World was just over $2800. You could save quite a bit of money installing them yourselves. On the road we didn’t feel we had the time or place to do the install ourselves otherwise we would have.
We average between $100-$120 per month on laundromats (and that price continues to rise) so these units will be paid for in approximately 2 years. Sooner with not having to spend time going to laundromats and waiting on our clothes. In our opinion this was the best investment ever!
If you’re looking for a dryer for your RV, Boat, or Tiny House look no further than the Splendide DV6400X dryer. It’s a workhorse for a small dryer. Using only 120 volts its amazing it dries as quick as it does. With the costs of laundromats these days it’ll pay for itself in no time. Pared with the matching Splendide WFL1300XD washer they’ll handle most of your laundry needs easily.
Thank you for reading our article. Do you have a washer and dryer in your RV? What are your thoughts on them? If you have any comments or questions we’d love to hear from you below.