Adding A Washer Dryer To Travel Trailer? What You Need To Know.


adding a washer dryer to travel trailer

The idea of adding a washer and dryer to a travel trailer is not a new one. In fact, it’s been done for many years. If you are considering adding this amenity to your trailer, there are some things that you should know before doing so.

The information in this blog post will help you make an informed decision about adding the most desired amenity of all time to your tiny home on wheels!

Can you put a washer and dryer in a travel trailer?

Yes, adding a washer and dryer to your travel trailer is possible. Over the years many people have done this with success. There are some things that you should know before diving into this project though!

You will need more water storage capacity in order to supply enough hot water for washing clothes while traveling full time on the road. This might mean adding another tank or modifying an existing one so that it can hold more than its original size.

Adding plumbing lines may be difficult because there isn’t much room, especially if you want them out of sight and down low where they won’t get wet from rain or snow coming in through open windows or doors (or when camping).

If adding a washer and dryer to your trailer, you’ll need a power converter capable of powering the appliance.

You will also have to install a dryer vent for when the machine is running.

How hard is it to install a washer and dryer in RV?

Installing a washer and dryer in an RV is no easy feat. In order to ensure that the appliances are up for the challenge, you will need to make some minor modifications before adding them inside your travel trailer (or camper).

You will have less than desirable space since most RVs don’t provide enough room below deck level. If adding plumbing lines isn’t possible because of this lack of available space, it may be better to consider installing one outside instead so that they can exit directly into a ground drain or other runoff point.

It’s important to know how much hot water is needed per load – especially when traveling on the road full time.

Is RV washer and dryer worth it?

It’s difficult to say whether adding a washer and dryer is worth it or not. It depends on the individual needs of everyone involved. If adding this amenity is important, then you’ll need to do extensive research before making your decision.

How much does it cost to install a washer and dryer hookup in an RV?

It’s difficult to say how much adding a washer and dryer would cost because it varies from camper to camper.

To get an estimate, you’ll need to know the make and model of your current RV as well as any modifications that have been made or will be necessary for adding this amenity before installing them. Assume:

  • $200-$300 for plumbing and labor
  • $300-$500 for electrical but price can vary

The cost of the actual washer and dryer varies on the make and model.

The Top 5 Recommended RV Washing Machines

COMFEE’ 1.6 Cu.ft Portable Washing Machine

Giantex Washing Machine

Garatic Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine

COMFEE’ 0.9 Cu.ft Portable Washing Machine

ROVSUN 10 LBS Portable Washing Machine with Twin Tub

Adding a washer and dryer to your RV is possible, but it will take some research before you do so. If the cost of installing these appliances isn’t prohibitive or if you’re willing to invest in modifications for installation space – then this amenity might be worth adding.

Don’t forget to check out our Recommended RV Equipment list!

Andy

Andy and his wife Niki had their twins Adilynn and Archer, in 2014. By 2017 the whole family was camping. It is a great way to unplug from the daily grind and focus on what it means to be a family. They started a YouTube channel in early 2020 and enjoyed creating content that new RVers find useful.

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