We’ve been busy doing our Water Safety Program a lot the last few weeks. I’d post about it but how many pictures of kids with life jackets on and drowned oranges can readers stand? Sometimes, life as a fulltimer is just what it is…life. Lather, rinse, repeat.
One recent event we’re dealing with is our onboard Splendide washer/dryer has bit the dust. Expensive dust. I spent some time with a tech on the phone and it is going to cost big bucks to repair, not to mention the cost of the parts to repair it. The tech said the average life span of the w/d for fulltimers is 5 to 8 years. Well we’re at the 8 year mark, even though we’ve only been FT for about 3 1/2 years, the w/d did get lots of use the years before we went FT.
Cost wise, it is cheaper to replace the unit with a new, larger capacity unit than to repair this one and have another component fail down the road.
I’d dabble with a repair if it wasn’t so hard to get the w/d in and out where it’s located in the Journey. It is going to be a couple of hour job for two men just to get it out and the similar time to install the new one, so I only want to do this one time.
I found a brand new unit on sale at PPL Motorhomes in Texas for several hundred dollars cheaper than anywhere else (including shipping), so I bought one.
Hopefully we’ll see it by then end of the week before I run out of clean skivvies! :c)
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