In his book, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
, a travelogue by American author John Steinbeck, Steinbeck did his wash by putting the dirty clothes in a bucket with a lid, soap & water and allowed it to letting everything aggitate as he went down the road. Sounds familar?
The book documents the road trip he took with his French standard poodle Charley around the United States, in 1960. He wrote that he was moved by a desire to see his country on a personal level, since he made his living writing about it. He had many questions going into his journey, the main one being, "What are Americans like today?" However, he found that the "new America" did not live up to his expectations. Steinbeck traveled throughout the United States in a specially-made camper which he named "Rocinante" after the horse of Don Quixote.
The camper was built in the back of a pickup.
We just find a laundry & use the machines, or wash something in the sink.