My Experiences with a Splendide 2000

My Experiences with a Splendide 2000

by Cheryl
(On the road)

One of the selling features of our motor home was that it had a washer/dryer combo. The Splendide works well, but because of the poor quality of water in some parks, has needed a couple of repairs over the past five years. We bought our motor home used, but I don't think any of the appliances had been used, so it was like new. The washer/dryer came pre-installed and sits in a cabinet between the kitchen and bathroom.

It's great having a washer/dryer at hand. However, the capacity is small, so we have to do several small loads rather than one or two large ones. Another problem for us is that our motor home is only 30amp, so we don't use the air conditioners while doing laundry (dryer only).

During the past year, our washer/dryer needed a new water pump and we considered not fixing it and converting the cabinet to storage. For the entire year, I hauled our laundry to the park laundromat on a weekly basis. I enjoyed the quiet time without tv, and the ability to read uninterrupted for a whole hour and a half. But, some of the park laundries were not places I wanted to spend time, so after a year of this we replaced the water pump and use the combo almost exclusively.

It does a good job, and I like having it here. We'll keep the Splendide here in the coach and continue to use it regularly.

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Sep 14, 2016
Splendide 2000 water pump
by: Robert Woods

If anyone has an extra water pump, i would be interested in buying. Apparently, Splendide discontinued making this particular model pump. I agree with all the comments about load sizes and ability to dry clothes.. Also include it uses a ton of water. But at the end of the day, I just can't seem to settle on scrapping the machine due to a leaking pump.
If you have an extra pump laying around (PART NO. 116590746TG) I would be interested in buying it.
Thanks

Nov 29, 2011
Would like help.
by: older lady

I really like the machine, but the clothes don't seem to be as dry Have you found an easier way to clean the filter than to open while spinning? it's a real job for my husband and me to accomplish this quickly. Will it ruin the machine? Thanks.

Aug 17, 2009
Good Information
by: Andy & Bobbie

I enjoyed this story. It has enlightened me on some issues to consider in regards to something I may not have given much thought to. Also, while reading I thought maybe it would be worth installing some kind of water filtration system and softener. Think of the damage water could be doing to other systems, not to mention your very own internal and external self. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 16, 2009
Washer Dryer Combo
by: Sharon

Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

We definitely agree - some of the RV Park laundry facilities can be really unpleasant. Most are clean, but others can be a real mess.

We are really glad we investing in our combo washer dryer.

We'd be interested to know if anyone is using a stack set in their RV. We almost went with that option.

We also looked at an apartment style Kenmore full capacity stack set from Sears. It was 110 volts, and would have worked in our RV with the 50 AMPS, but it was 2" too wide for our closet.

Splendid offers a stack set that is designed for RVs and shouldn't have this issue.

It's also good to know that if your RV is a 30 AMP you may not be able to run the air conditioner and the dryer at the same time. With the 50 AMP we aren't having any problems running them at the same time.

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