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Going Green Laundry Efforts
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Oh my aching hands, shoulders, and arms...

Tried out my new mobile washer and wringer today, and did 2 loads of laundry. I totally recommend the mobile washer, as it did a great job agitating the clothes for wash and rinse "cycles."

I do not recommend the wringer though, which breaks my little heart as I've wanted one for so long. There's just no way to securely mount it in the motor home. It's too wide for a bucket, and the brackets aren't quite wide enough to accommodate kitchen sink/countertop lip, doesn't work on the tub, as the gigantic handle needs to hang over empty space in order to turn. I was able to sort of mount it in the kitchen, using only one bracket, but starting the clothes through the wringer, turning the handle, and holding the wringer in place all at the same time is really difficult, and thoroughly exhausting. It does remove water pretty well, from lightweight items like yoga pants, shirts, undergarments, socks, flannel pajama bottoms, hand towels and washcloths. Doesn't work so well on heavy duty bath towels, large sweaters or sweatshirts, or blue jeans.

I guess I'll go ahead and get more 5 gal buckets, and try the "sit and squeeze" method of wringing water from the clothes.

Anybody want to buy a brand new wringer? Big Grin
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Could the wringer be mounted on a small or folding table, for outdoors use?
This forum is on probation again.  Bob, turn your PMs on!
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Nana4Twins (04-02-2015)
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Craigslist is your friend. Highlight that it won't fit in your motorhome, not that you found it hard to use and you should get 75-80% for it. I'd b interested in it eventually as I detest laundry mats but I have a place I can do my laundry locally until I start traveling. Traveling won't be for a year or more @ this point. Good luck selling it & finding a buyer.

I was taught to wrap clothes in a towel and twist to wring them out. I was thinking of trying that with the travel towels that gave so much capacity to hold water & dry fast. When I do that, I'll let u know my results.
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Nana4Twins (04-01-2015)
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(04-01-2015, 05:20 PM)LeeRevell Wrote: Could the wringer be mounted on a small or folding table, for outdoors use?

With some modification, perhaps. The mounting brackets are vertical, directly beneath it. I guess I could buy a larger washtub, to attach it to, but then I'd have to haul that around, too.

Here's a link to it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAPW...UTF8&psc=1
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Tried to post but photos didn't show in window so I didn't continue. Had I continued would they show in final post?
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(04-02-2015, 06:33 AM)surfer Wrote: Tried to post but photos didn't show in window so I  didn't continue. Had I  continued would they show in final post?

Yes, when you're done setting up the pics, click on 'preview'. They'll show up there and again when you hit post.

I had to learn the hard way on that one too!!
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Mine don't show in preview. If I continue, will they show after hitting Post Reply?
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I used to use a Wonder Washer and a vintage wringer. I mounted the one I had to an extra folding sawhorse that we had (the same model as in the link). Two 2X4's was mounted to the top of the saw horse (making an "L" shape that the wringer could attach to). I have written instructions (got tired of posting them all the time so they are now on a webpage) and I generally suggest that folks who use this type of washer may find a bucket wringer for mops to be a better solution than a crank wringer. The "squeezin's" can then be easily disposed of in what ever manner you choose.

Please note, I am not advocating that you buy from Home Depot. I am just using that website for links so you know what I am talking about. I work there, know the products and it's easier for me to link there for pics than to search the internet for some place that will not offend everyone.

BTW, sold the Wonder Washer. Sold the vintage wringer. I now have a top load washer and an LP dryer in the bus. Much easier on me since I work fulltime.
This is merely what I did. I am not telling you to do this. I am just saying what I did. This may or may not work for Vandwellers. I am not a Vandweller. I live in a skoolie. I do not boondock so this may or may not be suitable for those who do boondock. Fulltime since 2006.
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Nana4Twins (04-02-2015)
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If his post doesn't include photos I'll try again later.

Ideas to barrow or buy...

Here's a couple attached to the outside of campers







A wringer stand
http://www.northernautoparts.com/part/dy-bl44

Or wall mount (same site)


Maybe it could be jerry rigged  like this?


Hung off the back of folding chair or step stool?
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Nana4Twins (04-02-2015)
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I am going to the green laundry next Monday.

$3.25 for the large industrial washing machines and $1.50 for the small ones per load.
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