As much as owning an RV is a superpower (you do have a house on wheels, after all), RVers still have to do the dreaded chore of laundry. How often, though? Well, that’s what we’d like to know!
Whether you do your laundry in an RV, a sticks-and-bricks home, laundromat or RV park laundry facility, how often do you do it? Do you do a load or two twice a week? Once a week? Once every few weeks? Or do you let it sit and sit and sit until the pile seems to come alive…?
Please tell us in the poll below. If you do it only once a month or longer, leave a comment explaining your secrets.
Once a week camping but usually 1 load a day at home.
My Super-C Class motorhome came with a stacked, apartment sized washer / dryer and, I’m VERY happy to have them. Yes, I lose a closet but, the convenience of NOT having to schlepp out to a laundromat a couple of times a month is worth it. My first RV was a fiberglass “egg” travel trailer. I remember having to spend three+ hours once or twice a month to do laundry. Now, especially with Covid, I DON’T have to worry about WHO I’m “sharing” machines with.
When I run out of clean underwear (and don’t have time to go buy more).
To save time Saturday is wash day. Unless there is an issue then maybe during the week. But once a week is good for me. Now to get everyone to put their clothes away.
2 loads almost every day…teen boys who live sports and stink like rotting dumpsters every few hours.
Again one of those questions that does not have a simple answer. My trailer does not have a washer/dryer. So, if I am at a campground that has washer/dryers I will do laundry as required. On the other hand if I am boondocking, or at campgrounds without washer/dryers, I may go a couple of weeks if it is inconvenient to get to laundry facility.
A good poll question is do you carry one of those mini washers? I have seen them but always wondered how durable they are?
I do it whenever the clothes hamper gets full enough. I do it more often when we are at home and in colder weather. That is the time that we generate more dirty clothes. If we are running the chainsaw, cutting up fallen trees, clearing bushes, and piling and burning brush, then I likely will do laundry every other day. If we are traveling and the temperatures are warm but not hot, then I may do laundry weekly (presuming that we bought enough clothes to last that long).
We do laundry when needed which is usually around every 10 to 12 days.
Whether in RV or S&B it’s usually once a week, give or take a day or two. RV has stacked units but the loads are small. The hamper in the RV is sized so that, when full, it’s usually two full loads. Easy to do in a day and still have time for whatever we need to do the rest of the day. Bedding is a different day since that is usually two loads. One for the sheets and a second for the doggie throws used over the quilt and couch. Towels either on a different day or, if there’s time, added to one of the other days since they are a separate load. The S&B washer is 5 cu. ft., biggest I could buy, so king sized quilts, sheets, doggie throws, etc. all go in one load. Laundry is all finished in a single day with time left over.
I never ever do, but my wife seems to have the machines running every day
I’m one of a fortunate few. I’m a resident of Escapees CARE, where we get our laundry done for us once a week.
The poll didn’t have my answer.
I do laundry about once a year. I’m not allowed to operate such a complicated machine, adding chemicals, deciding which clothes go where, etc…
Oh, and don’t forget, white dress and brand new red tee shirt makes a pink dress.
I thought it looked pretty! It did get smaller after the dryer.
Now on the other hand, TWMBO (those who must be obeyed) does laundry at least once a week.
Have a great day, be safe, wash hands and wear a mask.
😆 Thanks, Mike! Reminds me of 50+ years ago when I had a lazy boyfriend who wanted me to do his laundry. I did, but accidentally included something that was red. All of his T-shirts and underwear turned pink. He never asked me to do his laundry for him again. 😆 —Diane
I have never quite understood the aversion to colored pieces of clothing bleeding onto other pieces of clothing. I always look at such an event as getting new and possibly unique clothes that are already broken-in. I had a college teammate who used bleach in a load with a pair of yellow shorts with black stripes (a color combination tons of people had). After washing them he had a unique pair of beige shorts with brown stripes. I almost bleached all my shorts the next day just to see what I would get. Another time one of my white dress shirts became a tastefully light green (mint?) that I had never seen anywhere. Sadly it was white again after the next wash. 🙁
Cool, Neal. Yeah, that 6’8″ boyfriend thought he was too macho to be wearing pink underwear. 😆 —Diane
Reminds me of a time when I was doing a dark load and husband tossed in his undies. Lets just say he ended up with black underwear. I told everyone to leave my laundry room alone. But now when he wears his dark jeans no one can tell his skivees from his jeans.
About once a week do it doesn’t pile up to high! The wife anc I do the laundry together. I carry to the truck snd into the laundry mat snd then back out again. She loads all the clothes and we share folding them. Anc each of us put our own clothe away in the fiver.
Happy RVing snd hope to see you down the road!
We have a combination washer/dryer in the Rv. Loads are small so when we are on sewer we do a load to take advantage of the convenience. We will use campground laundry for lots of towels. Tried once going into town to a commercial laundromat. It was expensive and we lost precious sightseeing time.
When in our brick and mortar home, several times a week, just throw in a load. When in our travel trailer, one day a week I will do all of the laundry.
We are full time RVers and does anyone enjoy doing laundry? Really?? We considered getting a unit for the rig but load size meant I’d have to consider laundry a regular part of the routine a few times a week. No thanks. We have enough underclothes for 2-3 weeks, it’s not a big deal to wear the same shirt, shorts or jeans a few times and we have more than a single set of sheets and towels. A couple of hours in a single run to the campground laundry or town laundromat once every few weeks to do it all is sooooo much better than having to think about laundry on a frequent basis!
I never do laundry my wonderful wife takes care of that.
Since we are full time and have a Splendid washer/dryer in our coach, wife does a little a few times a week and keeps the clutter down. We do use a laundry mat for large items like jeans and sheets, but underwear, tee shirts, etc. are a breeze in the coach and you get to enjoy your day however you wish!
We only take trips that don’t require doing laundry; we carry enough clean for the whole trip. Then when we get back to the brick-and-mortar there is a bunch of wash to do to catch up.
I guessing you mean during RV travels. Home, 3 or 4 loads a day (dog rescue), so many loads of dog bedding. By the way, LG washer is not very good, 3rd time in 2 years major repair.