(San Diego, CA)
We have been living in a motorhome for 12 years now. This is our third motorhome with a washer-dryer combo. The first one we had was not vented outside. We didn't know much about these machines, but we soon learned that this type of machine takes a long time to dry, sometimes three hours. It was quite frustrating!
The next machine we had was vented to the outside, so it dried clothes in less time, maybe two hours for a large load. But the drum was not that large and you couldn't put a lot into it.
We now have our current machine and really love it. It is so much more modern and the dials allow you to choose what you need, such as permanent press with a low, delicate cycle. This is really helpful if you are washing fragile things and don't want them to get all messed up. A low spin cycle is also available so that you don't wrinkle up all those clothes. There is also a prewash cycle for the really dirty clothes that you have. Just like on a machine that you would have in your house, not just a motorhome. An extra rinse is an option as well. I just love all the choices I have when I wash clothes.
The dryer dries in about an hour and a half to two hours for towels and heavy articles. The capacity of this machine is much larger than the others so that you can put more in at one time. For delicates, they dry in about an hour.
The machine is quiet and really functions as well as the machines you buy for your house. There are five heavy duty cycles, five permanent press cycles and three delicate cycles. You have a choice for anything you need to launder. Another good point about this machine is that if you need to stop the dryer and take something out before the cycle is done, you can press the on/off button and it will stop and allow you to open the door. This was not available on the previous newer machines. If you press the start button and hold it in, it allows you to stop the cycle completely.
I am extremely happy with my Splendide 2100XC and would recommend it to anyone considering buying a washer-dryer combo.