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Also discovered that the old VANAIR roof vent in the bathroom is leaking...on my new tiled bathroom floor!

Thankfully I found out in time and put a bucket under it until I can get a replacement vent installed.
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Very cute Randy, but I think that one may be a tad too small. Might rattle around in the space...or maybe I could fit it in the toaster cubbie? lol
Hey,it may be the only one that fits!
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Either I find a compact fridge to fit above the washer/dryer combo, or fit in the space where the ice maker once was or put it in the cabinet under the microwave....where to onboard vacuum is.
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I plan on putting a washer/dryer combo in the space where the fridge was since the venting is already there. Would love to find a smaller fridge to fit above the washer/dryer combo.
You really don't have a dryer vent there at all. You have a place one can be installed. Your refer may or may not need a vent depending on what you install there.

There are many threads and opinions about washer/dryer in a coach. We don't have them. However we do have a very large Whirlpool side by side refrigerator with ice in the door.

The problem I see with a washer/dryer is the amount of water it takes to wash and the storage of that water both before and after the clothes are clean. If your at a park chances are very good they will have washer/driers. If your on the side of the road someplace then the worry of tankage.

I know you have thought about this and are sure of what you want. Myself, I would rather help my Bride with the washing at a laundry mat than give up both space in the tanks and cold storage for the beverages needed to get through the day.
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Here's my thoughts on the whole RV fridge...the one we took out already seemed more than what we would need. If we replaced it with a similarly sized one and we filled it with perishables needing to be chilled...how would we manage that while driving down the road, without running the generator? I'd really hate to have to throw out a bunch of food, only to replace it with more perishables when we hit a camping spot, then toss it all out again when we leave for another spot. So my thinking is...smaller fridge, less food wasted while driving.
I would also love to find a beverage fridge to fit in the old ice maker opening...to keep our wines chilled ...but this is proving to be almost impossible due to size.

Is my thinking flawed somewhere?

I also see your point about fresh water storage being gobbled up by the washing machine. Would have to add more fresh water storage then?
Just the thought of starting each day in a Laundromat just doesn't appeal to me . I am the Queen of Laundry in our home and I take my title seriously...lol
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All of us travel with lots of food,we like to eat.
I have never thrown any food out,ever (just look at me).
Yes,we run the fridge going down the road,always have,always will.
No,you can't add water tanks,well,i guess you can,but where will you put them?
On top of the washer?nope,that spot is taken (fridge),remember?

The only good thing about the spendide is its dual purpose,other than that they are heavy,small,take a lot of water and they are slow to dry,i have one,we use it,we will convert it into scrap one day and put a separate washer/dryer in.
I have washed many loads in a bucket in the shower,wash while i drive.
Hang them out to dry.
You meet the nicest people in the laundry!
Hahahhaa! just messing with you !
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Here's my thoughts on the whole RV fridge...the one we took out already seemed more than what we would need. If we replaced it with a similarly sized one and we filled it with perishables needing to be chilled...how would we manage that while driving down the road, without running the generator? I'd really hate to have to throw out a bunch of food, only to replace it with more perishables when we hit a camping spot, then toss it all out again when we leave for another spot. So my thinking is...smaller fridge, less food wasted while driving.
I would also love to find a beverage fridge to fit in the old ice maker opening...to keep our wines chilled ...but this is proving to be almost impossible due to size.

Is my thinking flawed somewhere?

I also see your point about fresh water storage being gobbled up by the washing machine. Would have to add more fresh water storage then?
Just the thought of starting each day in a Laundromat just doesn't appeal to me . I am the Queen of Laundry in our home and I take my title seriously...lol
I guess you have decided to use a electric 110 volt refer. An inverter will solve your driving down the road problem. You will need one anyway for when your not plugged in someplace. And if your washing clothes you got 110. So if your washing everyday, you have 110 everyday.
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Here's my thoughts on the whole RV fridge...the one we took out already seemed more than what we would need. If we replaced it with a similarly sized one and we filled it with perishables needing to be chilled...how would we manage that while driving down the road, without running the generator? I'd really hate to have to throw out a bunch of food, only to replace it with more perishables when we hit a camping spot, then toss it all out again when we leave for another spot. So my thinking is...smaller fridge, less food wasted while driving.
I would also love to find a beverage fridge to fit in the old ice maker opening...to keep our wines chilled ...but this is proving to be almost impossible due to size.

Is my thinking flawed somewhere?

I also see your point about fresh water storage being gobbled up by the washing machine. Would have to add more fresh water storage then?
Just the thought of starting each day in a Laundromat just doesn't appeal to me . I am the Queen of Laundry in our home and I take my title seriously...lol
Yours may be different, but I thought that most of the older Bluebird refrigerators were dual powered (propane and electric). My 85FC fridge automatically goes to propane power if I'm not running my generator while traveling, or if I'm off the grid. Keeps everything nice and cold.
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I am still on the fence if I want another dual power fridge or a 110v fridge. Guess I'm just paranoid about running gas all the time.

I know....We will just convert to wearing paper clothes and drying off with paper towels...thus no need for a washer/ dryer.

Thanks for all the input, just keep in mind we are newbies and have not ventured out yet...in any bus.
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You might be surprised how seldom a residential fridge runs when travelling down the road. They are insulated a lot better than rv refrigerators and are energy efficient. I monitor ours with a remote thermometer and seldom have to start it during eight hours of travelling.
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