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I just had some work done here, after getting recommendations from other WOG users. Everything about the experience was positive. Although they were "covered up" with commitments, they fit us in (due to my emergency of a dead refrigerator). We plugged into their electric (no water or dump, but we knew that going in) and they worked around the fact that we, and our cats, were living in the bus.

I wanted to get rid of the 3way fridge, and go with a house type. At the same time, my DW was jonesing for a washer and dryer. We ordered them from an internet site, and had them delivered to TCC, then took the bus there for them to do the work. The fridge was 12 cu feet, replacing the 8 cu foot 3 way, same width but taller, so we gave up the drawer below it. While they were doing those mods, they rebuilt the cabinet above the fridge (now licker locker) to double the size of it. And notice the snaps they put on fridge doors, to hole then closed while traveling. We gave up the hall wardrobe to the WD pair. They ran 220 over, plus hot and cold water. They tapped into the black tank vent tube for the washer drain and ran the dryer vent to the wheel well, where it doesn't even show, unless you know it's there and look for it.

All the woodwork was done by hand, and custom fit. We swapped the sliding mirror doors for hand made bifold doors. They matched the interior wood (pickled oak) to a T.

In addition, no one could have been friendlier or warmer to us than the crew there. All in all, a wonderful experience, which we are planning to repeat in spring with more mods we have in mind. Pictures are attached.

I highly recommend Dave Miller, Steve, and all the crew there, where you need modifications to an existing coach, or a complete gut and rebuild! I have no affiliation beyond that of a happy customer.

10498 State Highway 16 Pipe Creek, TX 78063

(830) 510-4224http://www.texascustomcoach.com/
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Nice looking work Lee. Glad to hear of shops that want our business.
Bet you are going to like the W/D. We had planned to take ours out when we bought the coach, and someone suggested we try it before we did. Now we would not be without it. Which brings up a question. What is the difference in the all in one as we have and two separate washer and dryer? I would guess there is an advantage.
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Hi, Mallie. Never had the combo unit, but read about it when I was doing my research. The combo unit, unvented, from what I read, doesn't dry well and uses more water to dry (not sure how that works, but it's what I read). The vented combo unit works pretty well, as I understand it.

I started out to buy Whirlpool units, but the dryer was backordered, so I went upscale to Bosch units. They are apartment size and type, not RV. My wife says they hold nearly twice what the old, conventional top loader style that we used to have did. So they do a lot! She loves them, and loves not having to drive 20 minutes and spend over $20 twice a week to do laundry. And I can't help but think that the water going into the black tank will help scour it out. And we love the fridge. It is half again bigger than the 3 way it replaced, and keeps food MUCH colder.
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We had George Morris install the new model Splendide vented combo unit. We are really happy with it.
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Simply said, while the washer is a washing, the dryer is a drying.
As neither are high capacity, having both, speeds up the length of the process.
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Hi, Mallie. Never had the combo unit, but read about it when I was doing my research. The combo unit, unvented, from what I read, doesn't dry well and uses more water to dry (not sure how that works, but it's what I read). The vented combo unit works pretty well, as I understand it.

I started out to buy Whirlpool units, but the dryer was backordered, so I went upscale to Bosch units. They are apartment size and type, not RV. My wife says they hold nearly twice what the old, conventional top loader style that we used to have did. So they do a lot! She loves them, and loves not having to drive 20 minutes and spend over $20 twice a week to do laundry. And I can't help but think that the water going into the black tank will help scour it out. And we love the fridge. It is half again bigger than the 3 way it replaced, and keeps food MUCH colder.
Did you say the washe r goes into the BLACK Tank ?
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Did you say the washe r goes into the BLACK Tank ?
We wish ours went into the black tank, but with your question it sounds if that may be a problem?
All I know is the black tank is 1/4 when our grey is full.
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yes, black tank. I was emptying it only 1/4 as often as the grey, so it just made sense. Is there a problem with that?
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so you modified it ? Just sounds lke a great idea to me . How did you replume the drain ?
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Didn't have to. In the back of the wardrobe is a vent stack, running from the black tank to the roof. They tapped into it, putting a U trap before the tap (to keep vapors from coming into the coach), allowing the drain to run down the vent pipe.
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