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Old 02-25-2017
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Default Older Splendide Reliability

Dawn wants a washer/dryer in the bus, so there is no debate as to whether or not the Splendide is useful or just a novelty. The question is whether the 1994 model 2000 Splendide that is original to our BMC is worth repairing/maintaining or is it time to buy a new one. I understand that parts for the older ones are hard or impossible to get. Ours at least needs a hot water solenoid valve, which I think can still be had. Other than that, I think it is functioning as it should.

Do you use your 20+ year old Splendide and can it be made to be reliable? Buy new? What do you think?
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http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ad.php?t=22196

We removed our Splendide and went this route . It's not for everyone , but Cat absolutely loves it . She likes them so much that we bought another set for the house .
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http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ad.php?t=22196

We removed our Splendide and went this route . It's not for everyone , but Cat absolutely loves it . She likes them so much that we bought another set for the house .

Looks like it makes as lively a conversation as tires and batteries here!

I'll see what she says.
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Yes , it is comical reading...lol . If she has any questions she can give Cat a call and she'll be happy to go over it .
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David, Just today a buddy and I removed the Splendid 2000 from our coach. It was not operational.
Went to the local dealer I try to support and ordered a new one. Also a drain pan which I'll plumb in.
Debra wanted a washer so if she's happy I'm happy.
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If you have the original non vented 1994 BMC Splendide I would remove it and replace with a vented Splendide 2100XC.

If your 94 is like mine was, there is a pre drilled drier vent at bottom of rear behind the current Splendide, that is now plugged. The existing pre-drilled hole vents by the rear tires.

If the Splendide in their now is already a vented model, it could be worth fixing. Using liquid HD detergent, hot water is not really necessary.

http://www.splendide.com/service/TRA...C_Complete.pdf
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We had the original 94 model in the basement compartment because we have a side aisle. The, handle broke. I ordered a new one and installed it and it lasted 6 months, broke again. Then problems with drying cycle. Had to manually move the back of the timer control. Wife decided we needed a new unit or I could stand by the unit and manually work the controller.

We installed a new Splindide model. What an incredible improvement. The new model uses less water and drys faster. The new model is computer controlled and is smart. But best of all I don't have to open the lid and push on the timer
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I like the idea of a drain pan and will probably put one in either way. It is nice being able to remove a few screws and just slide the washer out to get behind it without having to lift it over a drain pan lip, but I think the safety of the pan wins.

The unit IS vented. Prior owner just used cold water for wash and didn't fix hot water valve. I say that it's original, but I don't know that for a fact. It is a Model WD802 pre "M"(whatever that means).

I've got it in my head that I also want accessible shut-off valves so the water can be shut off easily when not in use. Current valves accessed by removing a shelf...gotta make that easier to get to.
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I like the idea of a drain pan and will probably put one in either way. It is nice being able to remove a few screws and just slide the washer out to get behind it without having to lift it over a drain pan lip, but I think the safety of the pan wins.

The unit IS vented. Prior owner just used cold water for wash and didn't fix hot water valve. I say that it's original, but I don't know that for a fact. It is a Model WD802 pre "M"(whatever that means).

I've got it in my head that I also want accessible shut-off valves so the water can be shut off easily when not in use. Current valves accessed by removing a shelf...gotta make that easier to get to.
Specific to your unit: http://www.splendide.com/service/Com...sBreakDown.pdf
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Hello Dave,
Nadine threatened to stop driving our BMC if I didn't remove the Splendide and replace it with shelves for more storage. The old unit worked, but the loads were too small and the drying was less than acceptable, so out it came. It is available for parts in case you decide to revamp your current unit.
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