Suds and salutations, fellow RV lover. Are you looking for the BEST RV washer dryer combos? Cause you’re in the right place!
I’d like to tell you that selecting a washer dryer for your RV is simple, but I’d be lying. The price range of what’s around is simply staggering. There are so many options out there with so many features, styles, systems, and setups. Picking one isn’t easy at all.
But that’s why I applied my keen eye for the artistry of RVing and got to work with this mega-guide! Inside, you’ll find the top washer and dryer units for RVs on the market, fully categorized for individual adventurer’s styles and loaded with all the info you need to make the right purchase for you.
The cat’s outta the bag! The top of the top is in and the best RV washer and dryer on the market is hands-down the LG Smart All-In-One. If you want functionality, features, and premium-level convenience all jammed into one tightly built unit, look no further.
But what if you want something cheaper? What if you’re driving a very small motorhome and need something more specific?
Well, all those answers await too. Everything you need to know is in this guide! The only thing you have to do is keep reading.
Soap up, friendo! One serving of pristine knowledge is coming your way.
Our Top 7 Picks
- LG WM3555HWA Smart All In One Washer/Dryer Combo [Best Overall]
- Equator All-in-One Washer Dryer [Best Splurge]
- Giantex Portable Washing Machine: Automatic Washer Dryer Combo [Best Budget]
- Conserv Combo Washer Dryer Convertible Vented/Ventless [Best Multi-Season]
- Homguava Portable Washer and Dryer Compact Twin Tub [Best Portable]
- Kuppet Compact Twin Tub Portable Mini Washing Machine [Best Portable Capacity]
- Splendide Vented Combo [Best Quiet]
Are RV Washer and Dryers worth it?
So, the burning question on everyone’s lips. With so many laundromats and other services around, why invest in a washer and dryer for your RV? Well, I’ve done a lot of laundry on the road, and it isn’t always smooth sailing. So let me walk you through some personal insights!
First off, the sheer convenience is unbeatable. The truth is that laundromats aren’t AS innumerable as you might think. Sometimes you venture through sparse regions where there’s not a single laundry room or laundromat to be seen. Sometimes, washing day escapes you for too long. Your dirty clothes pile up, and you’re forced to perform an ol’ fashioned bucket wash just to get by!
Having a washer dryer on board your rig is certainly more of a luxury of convenience than a need. But we all deserve a little luxury. Having these appliances means that you’ll never run out of clean undies again. Not even rainy days will foil you!
But secondly, in the long run, these appliances save you money. As a veteran of the budget travel arts, I can also vouch that the amount you spend on laundromats adds up fast. Especially in popular RVing and touristy areas. So not only does having an in-unit washer and dryer save you time (for more adventures), but it also saves you money.
Finally, it’s about independence. If there’s one thing us RVers treasure, it’s the freedom to move and live on our own terms. By having a washer and dryer in your RV, you’re less dependent on external facilities and urban areas and can truly live the off-the-grid dream.
So, to answer the question: yes, they’re absolutely worth it! Especially if you’re planning to spend a significant amount of time on the road. These marvel gadgets are sure to level up your nomadic lifestyle with just a dash of luxury along the way.
7 Best RV Washer Dryer Combos
And now (that you know you definitely need one), let there be no further adieu! Here are the 7 BEST RV washer dryer combo units.
Starting with a beloved household brand…
- Size: 24” W x 33.5” H x 22.25” D
- Weight: 160.9 lbs
- Load Capacity: 2.4 cubic feet (16-18 lbs approx.)
- Vented or Ventless: Ventless
Taking the top spot for the best RV washer dryer combo to meet all your laundry needs is the LG Smart. Now sure, it’s a wonderfully constructed machine. It might have a large load capacity, run surprisingly quiet, is energy-efficient, and be set up to run in any space it fits in. But I have two words for why it’s our TOP pick…
Alongside being a top-tier appliance from a beloved electronics brand, LG has loaded this front load washer with AI technology. AI technology that detects fabrics, load size, and anything else that’s relevant and optimizes the wash settings accordingly. It also does the same thing on the other end of the wash with sensor technology to adjust the drying time.
All this automatic optimization just means that your laundry days will be that much more efficient! No more over-washing and overdrying and consuming more power and water than you need to. If you’ve spent all of two days on the road in your RV, you know how much that matters.
Otherwise, it’s truly just an all-around best appliance. Having a machine that handles your wash and dry in one swoop and all automatically really just shows how far we’ve come as the human race. Gone are the days of waiting for the sunshine and washing in the river.
Arguably, it’s on the big side. But at the end of the day, if you have the space for this washer and dryer combo, and want a superior laundry day, every day, then there’s only one gadget for you – the LG Smart!
- Size: 23.5″ W x 33.5″ H x 22″ D
- Weight: 161 lbs
- Load Capacity: 13 lbs
- Vented or Ventless: Convertible system
Ok, I lied, there are two options for you! For those looking to indulge in the crème de la crème of RV washer dryers, you’ve got to take a gander at the Equator All-in-One. It takes nearly everything the LG Smart does and one-ups it for a premium. That’s why it’s the luxury buy!
To begin, it’s actually slightly more compact than the LG. It’s far from the smallest unit on this list if space is an issue, but it is shockingly compact for a device so loaded with bells and whistles.
But speaking of its bells and whistles, the Equator’s “Quiet Mode” is the hero we didn’t know we needed! Imagine the machine working its magic, but at the volume of a regular conversation. Plus, with the smart sensors optimizing your water usage and wash settings, a perfect wash is a guarantee every time.
Who knew you could have a whisper-quiet, eco-friendly laundry day in an RV? Equator did.
But, every hero has its kryptonite. The load capacity is smaller than you’d expect, particularly in comparison to the LG. Big families might find themselves running the machine more often than they’d like. The all-in-one feature is also both a blessing and a curse – while it’s space-saving, you can’t wash and dry different loads simultaneously.
But considering that this is an efficient laundry solution, relatively quiet, and checks just so many boxes, those downsides are rather negligible. Particularly for RVers who aren’t towing around the rugrats and all the dirty laundry they produce.
Compared to our beloved LG Smart, the Equator is like its fancier cousin. Think of it as an upgraded version with an added dose of serenity (thanks, Quiet Mode!) and flexibility with its venting options. Of course, all that extra jazz bumps up the price tag and that’s the real consideration. If you’re one for the finer things in life, especially on the open road, the Equator is the only gadget you want to handle your unmentionables.
- Size: 19.8″ W x 33.6″ H x 19.7″ D
- Weight: 51 lbs
- Load Capacity: 9.92 lbs
- Vented or Ventless: Spin-dry
Okay, so maybe you’re not looking to break the bank. If you’re seeking that Goldilocks combo – not too fancy, not too basic, but just right – then you’ve found your porridge!
Enter the Giantex Portable Washing Machine. It’s lightweight, compact, and most of all… super affordable! But being budget-friendly doesn’t mean that it skimps on functionality.
Sporting a full-auto mode, this nifty gadget boasts 10 programs and eight water-level options for a truly bespoke laundry service running from the back of your RV. Plus, the LED display just makes navigating through your tailor-made washing experience so simple. Gone are the days of guesswork! With the Giantex, it’s like having a laundry guru right in your RV.
But there is a big caveat to come: this thing isn’t actually a full-blown dryer. It’s a spin-dry unit which means your clothes will get about 80% dry and no more. That means that you will need to finish the drying manually. (Budget protip: a rope strung between two trees is the true MVP for RV laundry days.)
For someone who wants total convenience, that might be a bit of a hiccup. But considering you’re getting such a compact design at such a pocket-friendly price, it’s a trade-off many RVers will happily make. I’d say this is an especially good choice for more frugal travelers or campervan-styled RVs.
Pitted against heavyweights like the LG Smart and Equator, the Giantex is more of an underdog but with a mean right hook. It might not dry your clothes to perfection, but its unmatched affordability and efficiency more than make up for it. So, if you’re all about bang for your buck and enjoy a touch of home by way of hanging out your washing, the Giantex is the choice for you.
- Size: 23.5″ W x 33.5″ H x 22″ D
- Weight: 180 lbs
- Load Capacity: 13 lbs
- Vented or Ventless: Convertible system
If you’re planning an RV adventure throughout the year, then you need a washer dryer combo that thrives in all seasons. Alongside the Equator All-in-One, the Conserv Combo proudly boasts a chameleon-like ability to switch between vented (warm and toasty) and ventless drying (cool and breezy) with a button press. Except for a considerably cheaper price than the Equator – wooh!
This convertible venting system is an absolute godsend for multi-season travelers. The vented setting is perfect for summer when you want a quicker, warm air dry. Meanwhile, come winter, swapping to a ventless setup will give you a gentler, moisture-reducing dry.
On top of that, the Conserv has a dedicated winterize mode. It’s easy to run too! Just load up the machine with anti-freeze, switch the dial to “Winterize”, and you’re ready to even start heading into the Alaskan backcountry. Brrrr!
Ultimately, the Conserv Combo is a washer dryer unit that adapts to your needs and the season, putting the control right in your hands. It does have its drawbacks though. Much like the Equator, it has a petite drum size. When it’s time to dry, you might have to halve that laundry load.
But in exchange, the Conserv gives you flexibility. It’s a gadget with multi-season coverage only rivaled by the Equator All-in-One. Except the Equator comes with a considerably higher price tag. If you’re looking for the all-out feature-loaded buy, the Equator might suit you better,
But seasoned RV owners prepping for expeditions across diverse climates will find nothing but a trusty onboard companion with the Conserv. It’s versatile, adaptable, and a more budget-lenient but still premium product. If you’re planning an all-year-long RV journey, let this washer dryer unit keep your socks toasty on those icy winter days.
- Size: 22.7″ W x 25.8″ H x 14.2″ D
- Weight: 26.4 lbs
- Load Capacity: 17.6 lbs (11 lbs washer, 6.6 lbs spinner)
- Vented or Ventless: Spin-dry only
Alrighty! Now we’re moving away from the premium and chonky products and back to the no-frills and streamlined approach. Highlighting immense portability over bells and whistles is the Homguava Washer and Dryer. Built with apartment living in mind, the Homguava’s ultra-portable design is also a seamless integration with the RV life.
Differing from the similarly compact Giantex, the Homguava moves away from the automatic single chamber to a unique twin tub design. This dynamic duo separates washing and spinning into two separate compartments for MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY. You can set the washer for up to 15 minutes, and the spinner for 5, and watch it go. Literally! The transparent cover actually lets you keep an eye on your clothes as the magic unfolds!
Of course, all this two-timing simplicity comes at a cost. While the Homguava is actually cheaper than the Giantex, I wouldn’t call it the overall better value budget product. A 15-minute wash and a 5-minute spin dry is never going to be as comprehensive as what the Giantex provides. And on a personal note, I prefer the slimmer but taller design of the single tub Giatex, even if they have comparable load sizes.
But the Homguava has versatility. Not only will it fit in most RV setups (I’m looking at you, fellow Class Bs), but casual RV campers and weekend warriors will love how easy it is to install and remove too, giving you the option of using this washer at home!
If portability is your top priority and you’re willing to trade some functionality for a washer and dryer unit that effortlessly fits into your home-on-the-go, the Homguava is an excellent pick. While the functional differences between it and the Giantex are a matter of personal preference, being able to wash and dry your clothes simultaneously is just an awesome option no matter what.
Best Portable Capacity
- Size: 24.8″ W x 28.5″ H x 15″ D
- Weight: 21 lbs
- Load Capacity: 26 lbs (18 lbs washer, 8 lbs spinner)
- Vented or Ventless: Spin-dry only
Ok, so let’s say you loved the portability of the Homguava. And let’s say you adored the twin tub design for simultaneous washing and drying. But maybe you just needed a little more in its capacity.
Well, the Kuppet Compact brings that more along with everything else you loved about the Homguava! With a few more inches in its design, this washing machine boasts a hefty 26 lbs load capacity split across the separate tubs for washing and drying. It’s a very strong budget contender for RVers who have larger laundry needs
Kuppet’s twin tub design, much like the Homguava, equally echoes efficiency. The washing tub might surprise you with just how much it can handle. More space means more efficiency! And when you’re ready to drain the tub, the built-in pump steps in, cutting down precious minutes compared to its peers.
But, as with all great tales of heroism, there’s a twist. Although the load capacity has been upped compared to the Homguava, the spin-dry compartment hasn’t received much of that love. You might find yourself running the spin-dry more than the wash. Also, although cheaper than the Giantex, the short wash cycles and semi-automatic setup just can’t compete with the pristine clean that the Giantex gives you.
When you lay it side by side with the Homguava, they’re like siblings. Both are efficient and portable washing machines, but Kuppet’s the older one that pulls its weight just a little more. If you’re a fan of the Giantex’s streamlined elegance, then the Kuppet and Homguava might feel like taking the scenic route. But with their budget-friendly tags and unique twin tub setups, the road less traveled might just be worth the journey.
- Size: 23.4″ W x 33.4″ H x 22.6″ D
- Weight: 148 lbs
- Load Capacity: 15 lbs washing / 11 lbs drying
- Vented or Ventless: Vented
Shh, do you hear that? Neither do I! Meet the Splendide Vented Combo, the answer for RVers who value peace and quiet.
We’ve seen some Quiet Modes throughout this list, but what about a quiet machine? Built specifically for RV and marine use, the Splendide features:
- Heavy-duty springs and shock absorbers
- A durable bi-directional stainless steel drum
- And a brushless motor for even quieter operation
All of this means that the Splendide is built to endure the bumpy roads ahead on your RV trips whilst keeping it whisper quiet on those chill days at camp.
Eschewing the extreme portability of the budget offerings on this list, the Splendide strikes a good balance with a 15-pound wash capacity. Comparing it with the likes of the LG or the Equator, it might not steal the crown in all categories. But keep in mind those units haven’t been specifically designed for all the trials and tribulations of RV travel. The price is hefty compared to those feature-loaded units, but that’s the price you pay for a bespoke RV-focused unit.
But where the Splendide truly shines is its quietude. If you’ve set your sights on the tranquility of RV life and would prefer no park-up ever be disturbed by noisy appliances, go for the Splendide Combo. While other products boast more features, efficiency, or even portability, the Splendide simply lets you sleep easy at night.
What to consider when buying an RV Washer/Dryer?
Ahh, shopping! Personally, I disdain shopping and would much rather wear a pair of hiking boots through the sole than buy new ones. But that’s exactly why I know the importance of having some expert guide you through all the ins and outs of selecting the right product for you.
Choosing the right RV washer dryer requires the same surgical eye as a seasoned pro. It’s like picking the perfect campsite: it takes a lot of knowledge with a sprinkle of intuition.
So on that note, here’s everything you need to know when buying a washer dryer combo for your RV. Let this veteran dirtbag of the RV arts be your trusty guide.
Space is a luxury in an RV. Everything we install needs to have a Tetris-like elegance.
Start by measuring your available space and then check it against the washer dryer unit’s dimensions. And don’t forget to leave room for the door to open if it’s a frontloader! I once tried jamming in a unit that was a tad too big for my rig and spoiler alert…
It didn’t end well.
More isn’t always better. Match your load capacity to your needs to save on space in your RV as well as power and water usage.
Solo travelers or dynamic dirtbag duos might be fine with smaller loads. But families hauling the gremlins across the country with their sticky hands and snotty noses might need a washer that can take a little more punishment and accommodate large loads.
Ventless or Vented
Ok, so I’ve mentioned vented, ventless, and even convertible systems on this list. But what’s the score?
Basically, vented units require an external vent (thus making installation a tad trickier), but they dry clothes faster. Ventless is a plug-and-play solution with no extra holes required.
Additionally, vented systems are a touch more suited for warmer climates. Meanwhile, ventless setups offer a more moisture-free dry more suitable for colder climates.
Honestly, that’s a small difference and both types can still be used in either climate very effectively. But then, there’s always Plan C and just getting a convertible system that switches between the two!
Power and Water Requirements
Remember that RV units don’t have endless resources, and a washer dryer appliance is a big ask. Some models eat up more power or use a lot more water. Always check the specs.
Generally speaking, more budget appliances like the Giantex, Homguava, or Kuppet are going to have much lower loads on your RV’s power and water supply. But feature-loaded full-blown washer dryer combo units require meaty setups.
Programs and Features
Some washers/dryers are smarter than my GPS! But just because an appliance comes with forty million settings including an onboard toaster oven, that doesn’t mean you need that.
Look for features that matter to you—like a quick wash or a wool cycle. But don’t necessarily get swayed by a bunch of fancy settings you’ll never use.
It’s all about the graceful meeting of quality and price. But, of course, there are gems in every price bracket.
Be savvy, set a budget that’s right for you, and always scour the reviews (like this article!). I’ve found budget-tier and mid-range models in all kinds of RV gear that outshine the pricier competitors.
If you’re like me and prefer the mountains and colder reaches of the planet to the balmy coastlines, winterization is crucial. You need a model that handles freezing temperatures if you’ll be RV living in them.
Winterized models are designed to brave the cold, keeping pipes and hoses from freezing. If you’re heading to frosty terrains, you don’t want your appliances and fixtures freezing up. It’s like investing in snow tires but for your laundry.
Tips on How to Do Laundry in an RV
Navigating laundry in an RV is something of an art. It’s not your usual home setup. You’ve got less space, finite resources, and hanging your washing up inside as a last resort is far from practical.
But with the right tricks, you’ll be creating masterpieces in no time. After all, you’re an artiste of the RV lifestyle! Here are the best tips for doing your laundry in an RV.
1. Keeping loads small
Size matters, especially in an RV. Overloading can wear out your washer quickly. Plus, it’s not great for your clothes either.
A lighter load allows better cleaning and causes less strain on your machine. Plus, there’s less to dry on the other end of the wash. Remember that smaller, more frequent washes are the key to longevity.
2. Hook up to water and electricity when doing laundry
Always ensure you’re connected to water and electricity. This might sound basic, but you’d be surprised.
I know a guy who once tried to complete a wash cycle with a loose connection. The results? Not-so-clean clothes and a drained RV battery. So on laundry day, always ensure you’re fully connected – it’ll save you a headache or two!
3. Use laundry sheets
Laundry sheets are a hack and a half in an RV. These are space-savers AND mess-reducers.
Traditional liquid or powder detergents can spill. There’s nothing more infuriating than making MORE mess on cleaning day. Comparatively, laundry sheets are simple to use, effective, and they don’t create any mess. Just toss one in, and you’re good to go.
All finished! If you can’t find a washer and dryer suitable for your RV in here, you might just want to stick to the bucket life.
As mentioned, the variety of products and prices in the RV washer dryer space is simply huge. And given how specific every rig is for what installations can fit, you’re going to think hard about what suits you. Check the dimensions, check if venting is an option, and check if ultra-portability with less washing power is actually a better fit.
If it’s not, then the recommendation is the LG Smart All-in-One. It’s a premium buy that any full-time RVer in a luxury motorhome is going to want to try. It brings the at-home laundry experience with you on the road.
But, if portability and compact sizing are an issue, then the Giantex portable Washing Machine is the way to go. It’s a lot of power packed into a much smaller and cheaper package.
One way or another, stay clean out there! We might be dirtbags, but we don’t have to be dirty. The best RVers stay on top of their hygiene and housekeeping.
And let’s be real: there’s nothing better on the long and winding roads than throwing on a pair of clean and toasty undies. Keep yo’ niblets happy and the roads will be kind to you. Peace!