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Old 01-04-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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Interesting option for laundry on the road.

http://www.thelaundrypod.com/

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Old 01-04-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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Looks like it's not quite fully developed. Also seems like you'd have to cart an awful lot of fresh water for rinsing... I can't believe 1 rinse cycle would get out much detergent.

Still, if it is viable I can totally see these in a SMB, maybe with some natural detergent alternative (isn't there some kind of rock catalyst or something?) to avoid filling the grey water tank.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #3
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That washing barrel come with a drying function??

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Old 01-04-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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Hand-washing your clothes in a bucket should do the trick.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:59 PM   #5
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I'd like to see it in action. All soap is or used to be biodegradable. As long as some kind of pure type soap is used I don't see a problem dumping in the field. It's the perfumes and special agents I would not want to dump. The gray water tank is slightly limited so I don't mind releasing "good" gray water.

That unit looks like something that agitates and spins. Might be nice if you can also store stuff in it to make it worth hauling...a dirty cloths container for a time??? On long trips I do hate looking for a L-Mat but dirty cloths do pack up small. Something that might be a factor is the temperature. How do you dry cloths in 30-50 degree weather? At least the L-mat provides a dryer which is important to me and very fast. For those who frequent the warmer zones, it might be worth a look.

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Re: Laundry option

There are a few available http://www.amazon.com/Unknown-Wonder-Wa ... 544&sr=8-2


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Old 01-05-2011, 12:12 AM   #7
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I noticed that the tag line from the Laundry Pod web page was "thoroughly clean, totally green".
Throughout recorded history urine, which contains ammonia, has commonly been collected and used for the washing of cloths. So use this as a porta-potty first, then when used to wash cloths you'd really be "green". Don't know about the "clean" part.
Just don't use it on a night when you have asparagus.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:42 AM   #8
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I've also just thrown laundry in a plastic bucket with a lid. Vehicle movement alone is a great agitator.
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One of my wife's requirements is a 2-3 weeks supply of clean clothing. After two weeks of traveling we find a town with a laundry mat and spend 1-2 hours washing clothes, towels, sheets, etc. We are then good for another 2-3 weeks. If we need to wash any specific item prior to that we use a plastic wash pan.
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Mr heater has a new product:
A washing machine


It's 110AC though.
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