Video: A simple way to do laundry on the RV road

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From the RVtravel.com YouTube Channel

RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury shows you a simple, almost free way to do your laundry as you roll down the road.

A rubber/plastic tub with a cover, some laundry soap, and the rumbling of your RV as it rolls down the road is all that’s needed to do the job.

Sound impossible? Nope. Easy. See how it’s done in this short video.

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Carson Axtell

This idea is lifted straight out of John Steinbeck’s Travels With Charley, if I remember correctly, wherein he suspended a lidded bucket with a rope in the back of his truck camper into which he loaded his dirty laundry, water and soap. HIs driving took care of the agitation of the laundry load, and he would dump the wash water and replace it with the rinse “cycle” at his lunch stop, and finally hang his wash when he got to his destination. Of course, roads were a lot rougher back then and so he probably got a much better agitation than we can find on modern super highways, but those who like to boondock down miles of dirt roads could probably duplicate Steinbeck’s Laundromat…

Alvin

Hate to be the devils advocate here Chuck but if you have enough vibration to agitate the clothes to “wash” them in this fashion, I’d book a wheel balance and later new wheel bearings and maybe a lot more if you fail to get those wheels balanced.
I get the little trick if you’re taking your RV over successive rough roads. In that case the laundry in the long run is going to cost plenty, because the rig is going to fall apart prematurely, unless you do so in a converted IHC School bus, then I think you’d be OK.

Larry H Lee

Even in our Thor MH there would be very little agitation using this method. But if it were attached to the bumper of our previous 20′ travel trailer then oh boy yeah free laundry for sure!

Harry

How would this work in our SMOOTH riding Wonder Leisure Travel Van?