Ventless Combo Washer/Dryer


It’s one of the great RV (and sailing) lifestyle debates: Do I need a washer/dryer or do I need the storage space?  After having RV’s both with and without a washer/dryer I would never go without again!  You can read more about my thoughts on RV Laundry and watch the video about this machine here: Easiest Way to do RV Laundry

We also lucked out with the purchase of our has the same exact machine!  So, now we’ve used it on land and on water and still feel the same way.  I couldn’t imagine not having it.  The ability to take care of laundry from the comfort of our tiny home is unbeatable.  It saves us loads of time and most likely money.  Laundromats can be expensive and un-maintained machines have ruined my clothes many times (left over dies, mechanics rags, pet pillows and so on).


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  1. Joseph Goodgame

    Hey Nikki and Jason, I know this is an old thread but we are just about to install a splendide on our boat and you mentioned on your boat it is vented. We are trying to work out how to do that without letting water in the vent hole. Large motor cruisers have a big air box but we don’t have space for that. As we have a similar size boat to yours can you tell us how it is vented. Thanks in advance Bev and Joe goodgame

  2. Dave Brain

    I’m confused. The title is Ventless Combo Washer/Dryer but the Buy From Amazon link and the picture of the unit in the boat is the vented model. There’s a 2100 model (vented) and a 7100 model (ventless). Do you have experience with the ventless one? Maybe the one in your RV was the 7100?

    • Curious Minion

      Good observation! The one in the RV would have been ventless, but if you have the opportunity to install a vented machine (like on the boat) it will dry faster than the ventless model. I believe that’s the only difference though.
      Curious Minion


    Do you use the dry cycle at all or do you just use it as a washer? I like the idea of not having to move the wet clothes to the dryer. I would run less than one load a night when the energy costs are less.

    • Curious Minion

      They usually hang their clothes out to dry. An “all in one” unit dries by condensing (not a heating element) so it uses much less power with the trade-off that it takes longer than a traditional dryer. There’s almost always a breeze on the boat so hanging the clothes out saves power & you can do more loads/day if you’re not running the dry cycle.
      Curious Minion

  4. Dillon Pyron

    I would suspect that two, maybe three loads a week would be par. It’s not as if Jason is walking into the office 5 days (we lived in N. Dallas before moving to Austin. 104 August 20, 2019, 65% RH). If “the spousal unit” is my sole human contact fresh underwear is it.

  5. Floyd Bright

    My son and his wife have lived in a 5th wheel for several years due to his job requirements. They had a combo unit and did NOT like it. Claimed it took too long for each load and never completely dried things. Then now have one of the dual units, stacking like in one cabinet, with a 110v dryer and are very happy with it. It seems to me this would be a more acceptable solution, including additional space, given power and convenience (wash a 2nd while drying the 1st) factors. Have you made a more exhaustive study of that solution, and have you experienced similar issues they did?

    • Curious Minion

      Hey Floyd. I had one of the combo washer/dryers in my house so I’ll jump in here. It’s certainly true that a traditional stacking washer/dryer will let you do more loads of laundry in the same amount of time, and some people really don’t like the way they dry. The clothes do feel slightly damp when they come out because the combo machine uses a completely different process to dry. It doesn’t have a heating element like a traditional dryer but rather uses a condensing process. Clothes are a little more wrinkled with the condensing drying. So with all that, why would you want a combo machine? First, they take up literally have the space. Second, the condensing process uses far less energy than heating a dryer element, so it saves power and the machine just gets plugged into a regular 110 outlet. No need for 220 dryer wiring. And third, the condensing process does NOT need an exhaust vent like a traditional dryer. So you could literally buy a combo machine, plug it in anywhere you have a sink or tub to dump water in, and you’re in business to wash & dry clothes. Very convenient if you live in an older building not plumbed for washer/dryers, or if you live on a boat & don’t want to deal with an exhaust vent. For Nikki and Jason, they’ve almost always got a breeze so they typically wash and then hand their clothes outside to dry.

  6. Marie Riley

    Great Info.

  7. Sydney

    What are your thoughts on the ventless washer/dryer? I have been looking at them as an addition on my (new to me) sailboat. many of the reviews of the ventless complain that drying takes too long which uses a lot more energy. I would love to hear about your experience.

  8. AppalachainGunSlinger

    FYI it is not a Ventless Washer/Dryer. You do indeed have to vent it. Just thought you should know.

    • Nikki Wynn

      There are two different models, one vented and the other not.

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