We bought our first washer/dryer combo for the fifth wheel. I have had two travel trailers and two fifth wheels and none of them have had a washer or dryer in them, let alone a washer/dryer combo. We purchased the washer/dryer at Camping World. It was on sale. The total with tax and the two year warranty was $1516.31.
The other travel trailers and fifth wheels we had were only used recreationally but since we are living in our fifth wheel we knew that getting a washer/dryer was very important to us. Luckily, when we were looking to by the fifth wheel that we would live in we knew we would need a washer/dryer so we purchased a fifth wheel that had the hookups in it already. You can see the fifth wheel we purchased here.
The washer/dryer unit we purchased is a Splendide 7100XC. You can find it here.
Cody installed the unit in about 30 minutes. The first week we had it was during Spring Break so we stayed in the fifth wheel during that time even though we haven't officially moved into it yet.
The washer/dryer works perfectly! I'm so happy to have it. We will not have to go to a laundromat all the time to do laundry, although we will have to go to wash bigger things like blankets and pillows. It holds much more than I expected. I can wash a king size sheet with a couple hand towels at the same time. I cannot express how thrilled I am to have it.
As with any kitchen in a camper it is a bit cramped and there is not much countertop space or storage. In an effort to maximize the kitchen space I have done a few things that made a big difference in the space. Below are two pictures of my kitchen stove area before I did anything to it.
As you can see from the pictures above the space was not efficiently being used. I added a hanging fruit basket that I purchased on Amazon. I also bought the stove cover from Amazon. At IKEA I bought a Fintorp organizer. It is a rail with hooks that I hang cooking utensils on. I also hung two IKEA spice racks on the back wall and use another one just next to the stove. I absolutely love the IKEA magnetic knife holder. It was easy to install and it holds the knives securely in place, even when we are driving. I used a 3M hook to hang hot pads on the wall as well.