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Old 08-07-2018, 05:33 PM   #1
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My step father gave me this little clothing washing machine (hand cranked). He used it on his boat and thought it worked well. He sold his sail boat so he thought i might like it. Probably would only take it on certain long trips anyone used one?
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:14 PM   #2
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Don't see why it wouldn't work. The idea of a tiny hand crank washing machine for RVing isn't new. There are several on Amazon that will do a 5 lb load. I'm told the trick is to not crank it too fast so the clothes will agitate properly and not just be slung to one side by centrifugal force.
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Though I have not tried the following technique, several years ago I recall reading about it. Put water, detergent and clothes in a bucket or flat plastic bin with a lid, preferably on the bathroom floor. Do this just before you are starting out on your days travel with your Escape. The passive agitation action from the road’s bump and turns will do the cleaning work for you. At some point down the road, go through the rinse process, then ring out the water and hang up to dry. I have to believe this will work and the plastic bin can be used for other tasks afterwards. Safe travels.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:18 AM   #5
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I think the biggest deterrent from using any of the 'washing machines' when boon docking is water. Up to 5 gallons to wash and rinse. For tiny loads.
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My step father gave me this little clothing washing machine (hand cranked). He used it on his boat and thought it worked well. He sold his sail boat so he thought i might like it. Probably would only take it on certain long trips anyone used one?
Hi: Fox hunt... We use the system that's easier IMO. Store the dirty laundry till we get home. Longer trips require coin ops and those coins store in a pill bottle. I guess it'd be ok as long as the bucket does multiple duties and there's room to keep it. Alf
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I usually can't go more than 10 days before I have to change my socks.
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IF I was going to boon dock for more than 10 days, rather than a washing machine, I'd take more: deodorant, foot powder, hats and panty liners. As a former back packer, I distinctly remember everyone started smelling like 'bad fish' after a week
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I usually can't go more than 10 days before I have to change my socks.
Hi: MyronL... Usually socks that old help me to remain standing!!! Alf
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:22 AM   #10
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We plan on doing laundry every 7 to 10 days on our trips. Typically we will be at a commercial campground during that time window. If not we find a laundromat. Always take a small jug of laundry detergent with us as the stuff they sell at laundromats is $$.

Learned to include laundry as part of our travel routine back in our motorcycle travel days.
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