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Old 01-23-2003, 08:04 AM   #15
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Plastic

Somewhere, at sometime, in some RV catalog, think it may have been Camping World, they sold a blue plastic cylinder wash tub ... which folks could carry in their RV to wash light loads while in transit.

Haven't seen the tub advertisement recently, so it probably didn't sell well.

Besides, when we're having fun on the road, by the time we decide to do laundry, we have an awful lot of laundry.

Which is why we like to stop enroute, parking the trailer in a laundramat parking lot, throw everything (including the sheets) into 4 or 5 washings and get everything done in one cycle.

I've often asked Pam if she wanted to take the clothes off my back to wash them ... and I could sit in the trailer, well, probably shouldn't go there.
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Old 01-23-2003, 08:35 AM   #16
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I forgot to mention...

...about doing laundry on the road that I actually *like* stopping at little laundrettes here and there. It's a good way to pick up on the local gossip and get to know folks, and the place, a little. Now, it's true that *some* of the folks at laundrettes you might not be overly keen to "get to know," but mostly they are nice and usually friendly.

I'm going to get some of those wafers. Do they come with a little net bag? In Ireland they come with a neat little bag into which you pop them before you toss them in the machine. Not exactly sure what the bag is supposed to do for the wafers, but if you're super-cheap you can use the bag to wash your gun cleaning patches so you can use 'em again!
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Old 01-23-2003, 08:40 AM   #17
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>take the clothes off my back to wash them ... and I could sit in the trailer< did NOT need that picture in my head all day. :colors :duck that sounds like my Tom. any excuse to *go native* :laugh
The main thing I see with the bucket laundry is I wouldn't think of it in time to do it when needed. mine would be - should of done the laundry yesterday, I have nothing to wear. or - can't stop, I'm doing the laundry.
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Old 01-23-2003, 08:46 AM   #18
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Nope

Nope, Robert ... no net bag. They come packaged two tablets, wrapped in plastic. Break open the twin pack and dump them into the washer.

The little two-tablet twin packs store everywhere, cleanly, since they are sealed in plastic. First thing Pam does when we buy a new 40 pack is take them out of the box, store some here and some there, and toss away the big box.
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Old 01-23-2003, 04:10 PM   #19
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Has anyone ever tried one of the machines that is on this link? Go to fiberglass RV home page and on the bottom left go to links then on that page in RV parts and accessories go to the link - laundry alternative. Neat looking little machines, I wonder if they actually work, sure would be handy for folks like us. We really don't want to buy one because living up here in "EH" land returning the product would probably be a big hassle. Any thoughts anyone? Rick & Karen
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Old 01-23-2003, 06:44 PM   #20
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Interesting

Ummm....I dunno...never tried it myself, but it sure looks interesting.

http://www.laundry-alternative.com/washing.html
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Old 01-23-2003, 10:15 PM   #21
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Hankies?

I'll bet you could do four or five handkerchiefs at one time in one of those!

As long as you've got plenty of bucks to spend though, you might consider the next item down on that catalog page: Washer/dryer for $97.00-----but wait a minute, they've got a ''special'' going today on the washer/dryer for $229.95. What am I missing here?:xx
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Old 01-23-2003, 11:02 PM   #22
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:wave

At a Scamp Camp one of the group shared the bucket wash machine. Get a bucket from the bakery. (about three gallons) Make sure it has a tight fitting lid. Fill about half full with water add a little soap and add your clothes but the lid on tight but on floor in bathroom or the back of the truck and drive. They use this washing machine on a trip to Mexico many year ago and said it worked. I have the bucket and will try it this summer.:conf I will see if it works.
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Old 01-24-2003, 08:14 AM   #23
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washing bucket machine

I think the little machine is just like the bucket, except you are the TT or pickup for the sloshing. the machine would be good for people like me who want it done now, and not down the road, or if your sitting for days at a time. IMHO. but the bucket could be used for other things when not washing. like to keep your found rocks in. :)
If you need a good lid on your bucket, you can get them at sportsmansguide.com. they cost more then some buckets, but there will be no water escaping. I use them for water toting to the pow wow. No rocks get in these.
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Old 01-24-2003, 08:59 AM   #24
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:wave Just in case you all haven't seen this little washing machine, it is small, sturdy and seems (if you plan ahead), to do your laundry rather easily. What I mean by 'plan ahead' is the 5lb load limit. That is only 3 shirts, but for the smaller white items in life, it could be a weeks worth. Oh well, just a thought. Probably wouldn't even use one of those tablets you are discussing.

:zz I guess it would help if I read all the posts before entering my own. Sorry about that... Same machine, different source to find it.

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Old 01-24-2003, 09:02 AM   #25
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Where's the wringer?

Grandma's had a two rolling pins clamped together that mushed the water out of washed things.
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Benita,
could you make one of those and take a picture? that sound really interesting.

BUT Richard, you had a picture. that's very important. and a very good one at that. Do you use one of these little wonders?
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Old 01-24-2003, 09:22 AM   #27
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I was kidding

Grandma had an old tub wringer washer - not the mini Richard was talking about. You can still buy them but they cost more than the modern type. Something about supply and demand.

Here's a hand-cranked wringer.
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Old 01-24-2003, 09:33 AM   #28
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kidding??

guess I'm too serious this morning.
saw some of those on mop buckets, maybe we could find those.

I was really hoping you had made one. :sad
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