Since we often go on 6 week plus trips in the summertime, we are always faced with the how/when/where/what are we going to do when it comes time to do the laundry.
I put this in the "problem solving" area, because, well, frankly, doing laundry on the road can be a problem.
In a full service campground, there are usually a few washers and dryers ... but they are often busy or full of wet clothes awaiting a tardy owner.
Since we do most of our camping, dry camping
, in national forest, national parks, Army corp of engineers, state or provincial parks, we usually try to time "laundry day" with a low-mileage "travel" day so that we can park our little fiberglass wonder in the Laundramat parking lot, strip the bed, gather up all the dirty clothes and towels, and do the laundry.
I gotta admit, the dog and I usually stay inside the trailer out in the parking lot, reading, listening or waiting for Pam to come back, after checking a load.
Because our trailer is in the parking lot, it also gives Pam a clean, safe place to come sit between cycles ... not to mention the fact she can use our bathroom, should the need arrive! (Why is it laundramat toilets are so terrible???)
The most handy detergent we've found for "on the road" are wisk tablets.
The tablets are individually packed in handy little two-packs, so you can tuck a whole bunch of them into various nooks and crannies in the rv.
This also means we don't have to find room to store a big jug or box of detergent ... nor does Pam have to carry a big container into the washers.
Another neat use for the tablets I've found is to pour a couple of gallons of clean water into the black water tank, toss in a couple of tablets and drive around for awhile.
The cleaning action of the tablets foams and cleans the black tank as we drive to the next campground ... where we dump our sudsy black tank.
So, if you haven't discovered the handy Wisk tablets ... check 'em out!