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Old 01-04-2006, 06:45 AM   #1
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Your personal washing machine

This is really fun! I don't think I'll get it, but, it sure is a charming piece. Has anyone seen one of these before?
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:06 AM   #2
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:19 AM   #3
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This one is a bit cheaper.
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Your personal washing machine! ( nope not again,not for me) Been ..there...done that ...used it.............might look like fun and easy No how, No Way............want say how old I am but at least at the time I was tall enough to get my arm in the ringer and should have been washing ...Not playing around !
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:49 PM   #5
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Do laundry on the road???? What a novel idea!
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:06 PM   #6
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John Steinbach in his book Travels With Charley mentions putting his dirty clothes in a bucket full of soapy water with a lid and tieing it to a rope attached to the ceiling of the "house" he built on his truck. He would then stop by a stream and rinse the soap out at the end of the days travel.

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Old 01-04-2006, 10:35 PM   #7
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you got that wright here is my personal cloth washer





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Hi Lynn - All these many years, I have always thought I was the only person to get their arm stuck in the wringer ......coarse, I was only 6 at the time....and I would prolly never have figured out my right from my left without the scar....
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One would certainly NOT want to confuse the device in Gigi's post with one's chamber pot, now would one!

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Roger,

I just want you to know that I thought of your signature when my manager asked me to write a "brag sheet" to help him with my annual performance review. All of us in our group was asked to come up with how we felt we were a significant contributor to the project. Although I did what he asked, I threw in Franklin's saying. I felt that it was most appropriate for the assignment.
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:26 PM   #11
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Some people use a bucket to wash their clothes when on extended camping trips. Seems I recall a long ago post about filling the bucket with sudsy water and a few clothes, just prior to breaking camp. Going down the road provides natural agitation of the wash water. Or something like that.

Anyway, it's maybe a nutty connection, but this agitation-in-a-bucket reminded me of something we got for Xmas:

Ice Cream Ball

Mine's "burnt orange" instead of blue, though.
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Burnt Ice Cream?

My "Hot Water Heater", a 5 gallon giant spaghetti pot for my shower system, also serves as clothes washer for socks, undies and t shirts on the rare occasion I need to do such items. (I have about 50 spares in the trailer at all times just to avoid this chore )

I boil the items, swish em around with a big old spoon and mosh them in the sink, then rinse and mosh simultaniously.

They don't smell Powder Fresh, but they also don't smell like anything. They are clean.

Jeans and sweatshirts are another story. Jeans, you just have to rinse and hope for the best and a proper washer as soon as you can get to one. I always wear a t shirt or tutle neck under my sweatshirts, so they never come in direct contact with my body stink, so they actually do quite well with a hot rinse and wrestle.

Now for my dust ruffles, I place them all around the outside of the trailer like a skirt, and hitch up. Drive as fast as I can thru big puddles a few times. Power blast.
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Benita, the fella cracked me up when I read in his description that this would be a great gift for the wife or mom. hahahah, I guess we know who does the laundry in his household (if he's lucky enough to have found himself a wife!).
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Your personal washing machine

This is really fun! I don't think I'll get it, but, it sure is a charming piece. Has anyone seen one of these before?
This whole thread reminded me of a few years back when some clothing was being made of paper! True! I bought a whole outfit (skirt,pants,shirt,) in an emergency situation and they were cheaper than TP is today! They also lasted without tearing for 3 days, till I got home. I do have paper coveralls, even today, for some painting and other messy jobs. It seems that it could be a serious industry for selling to RVers, I haven't seen the clothing line anywhere for years but the plans must still be somewhere! Brain in gear!
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