Buying a quality washer dryer combo unit for your RV can make a world of difference to your vacation comfort. Having clean, dry clothes throughout your trip with minimum fuss is a big deal, especially if you are traveling with young children.
However, with so many different models to choose from, which you should go for in 2020? That’s where this guide comes in.
Below you will find 7 carefully selected RV washer/dryers covering a range of budgets, dimensions, features, and power.
For our findings at a glance, just head to the table below. For a comprehensive review of each of our picks, plus a detailed buyer’s guide, keep on reading.
Top 7 Best Washer Dryer Combos for your RV
Best Choice Products
Dryer Twin Tub
KUPPET Twin Tub
Portable 2 in 1
Mini Twin Tub
RV Washer Dryer Combo Reviews
The following portable washer/dryer combo units have been selected based on performance, efficiency, ease of installation and price point.
Our testing method involves a combination of the above criteria, plus recent customer reviews and feedback on operational quality, as well as analysis of how each of the models fares against others on the market.
Our overall top pick portable washer dryer combo for RVs in 2020 is this excellent option from Best Choice Products.
Featuring a compact, twin tub design the unit will fit into most RV kitchen or designated utility areas.
The load capacity is more than adequate with washing and spinning weight of 13lbs total
This will suit everyone from couples on the road, or a family with little children that can’t help but play in the mud.
(Potential buyers should be aware that the load is split between the washer at 8lbs and the spin dryer section of 5lbs.)
The unit is fast too. There are no 1hr cycles that could drain your RV battery here. The washer timer runs up to 15 minutes, with the convenient spin dryer running for a mere 5 minutes per load.
On the subject of power, the Best Choice Products Portable washer, dryer combination unit features 1300RPM motor; this has a max frequency of 60Hz.
The most important specification, however, is the size. Will this unit fit within your RV? Here, the compact design really does excel with the washer/dryer measuring just 23”(L) x 13.5”(W) x 26”(H).
The Best Choice Products Portable washer, dryer Combo is our top pick for good reason. Consistent high customer reviews due to the convenience, speed, and power of the unit makes this an excellent option at the current price point.
If the dimensions and load capacity meet your needs, this is the unit to buy in 2020.
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2. KUPPET Compact Twin Tub Portable Mini Washing Machine
The second combo unit to make our top 7 is the Kuppet Compact, twin portable. This features a larger load capacity than the 2020 winner from Best Choice Products.
If the idea of just 8lbs weight in the washer at any one time (as offered by our top pick above) doesn’t quite cut it, the Kuppet with a washing load capacity of 13lbs may be a more desirable choice.
This translates to 21lbs maximum capacity overall, with the drying tub able to take 9lbs in total, (as supposed to just 5lbs available with the Best Choice Product machine.
The trade-off of course is a larger sized unit. The overall dimensions on the Kuppet come in at a much larger, 28.7*16.5*33.8 inches. It is clearly important that you carefully measure your available space before you buy it.
The unit features a separate timer for both the washer and dryer sections. As with our top pick, these are set at a maximum of 15 minutes for the washer and just 5 minutes on the spin dryer.
Drain on your power supply is kept to a minimum with the unit having a 1300RPM motor that runs at a maximum frequency of 61Hz.
Featuring a 110v/60hz power supply, the total power you can expect to use on a wash comes in at 300 watts with a dry cycle drawing 136 watts.
Overall the KUPPET Compact Twin Tub Portable Mini Washing Machine is a good unit worthy of our top 7.
In fact, if dimensions and load capacity of our top pick don’t meet your needs, this is a unit well worth considering instead.
3. BEST BUDGET: Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine
Our best budget RV twin combo washer dryer for 2020 is this offering from Giantex.
Not only does this unit impress in terms of price point, but the well-designed machine also features a useful load capacity and efficient operation specifications.
Let’s take a closer look.
First off, the washer section is able to take 11lbs of clothes. If you’re traveling in your RV, yet want a unit that is space-saving that is a handy capacity to opt for.
The spin dryer section also has a good capacity at 6.6lbs.
The unit is compact of course. Designed to fit easily into most RVs the Giantex measures just 24.8 inches in length, is 5 inches deep and stretches 28.5 inches in height. (Being a top loader the top of the unit needs to be accessible for easy operation.)
The machine runs off 120v power making it perfect for RV use. The manufacturers have also opted for the same timing operations we have seen throughout our review round-up; namely a maximum 15 minutes spin for the wash and only 5 minutes for the dryer.
Power-wise, the unit draws 300w during washing & 110w for spin-drying.
The specs on the Giantex Portable Mini Compact speak for themselves. Delivering power, load capacity and space-saving ability in equal measures, the price point here is hard to beat.
Everything you need for a reliable washing, drying combo unit in your RV. Our top choice budget option for good reason.
4. ThinkGizmos, Portable Washing Machine TG23
This RV Combo washer, dryer from ThinkGizmos is a great option for those looking for a simple, easy to use unit for the RV.
The two tub design means you can wash and dry at the same time, with the capacity on the washer being just under 8lbs and the dryer being 4.5lbs.
Yes, this is smaller than most of the other units in our top 5 in terms of capacity however this also translates into a better space-saving dimension.
Only marginally larger than our top pick from Best Choice Products, ThinkGizmos have packed the unit into a machine that measures just 23.6 x 15 x 27.2 inches.
As with all good portable combo units the TG23 does not need permanent plumbing, as long as it has access to water and a safe outlet for draining, your RV washing and drying needs will be met.
Timing and efficiency are good too, with the machine wash cycle being only 15 minutes and the dryer for 5 minutes.
With dimensions and weight capacity set in the mid-range, this unit will appeal to many.
However, it doesn’t have any features to raise it above the likes of our top pick (both overall and budget), meaning that better options do exist elsewhere.
A good quality unit nonetheless.
5. PREMIUM PICK: Splendide WD2100XC Vented Combo Washer/Dryer
Our top pick premium option is this high quality combo washer/dryer from Spendide.
Yes, the price point may be higher here (hence the premium bit); however this translates to a larger capacity, along with the convenience and space-saving ability that can be gained through having a front-loading, all in once unit.
It also means much more sophisticated features. In other words, if you have a premium quality RV, this is the kind of combo unit you should be aiming for.
Designed specifically for RVs the Splendide WD2100XC can handle 15lbs maximum wash and 11lbs during the spin dry.
Features such as the super silent, brushless AC motor means you can have this running with little disturbance in-cabin peace.
There’s an extra-wide door for easier loading. Other nice additions include the soft touch electronic knobs and visual display providing details of the cycle status.
This is necessary as the options available in terms of the cycle are far superior to any other unit reviewed in our top 7.
With a total of 10 wash cycles, 3 dry cycles, and a dry time selector you have ultimate control over your laundry washing and drying.
The machine also contains a bi-directional drum rotation. This is designed to reduce fabric wrinkling (who wants to iron while hanging out in their RV?), and improves overall results.
Finally, as the construction of the unit is made with RV travel in mind, it is built with heavy-duty springs and shock absorbers to withstand vibrations while on the road.
The Splendide WD2100XC White Vented Combo Washer/Dryer is our number one premium pick because of the impressive array of top quality features.
The specifications speak for themselves. If you want the best, and are willing to pay for it, this is quite simply the unit to buy.
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6. VIVOHOME Electric Portable 2 in 1 Twin Tub
The VIVOHOME Electric Portable 2 in 1 is another great option for RVs in that the small space saving unit, is capable of handling adequate loads.
In practice, this is 8lbs for a normal wash, with 5lbs being the capacity on the dryer.
As with most of the units in our review roundup, the timer settings allow for 15 minutes for the washer, and 5 on the dryer. This means you can spin the more limited capacity dryer section more frequently in order to counter the small loads.
The machine is actually made from lightweight plastic. While sturdy enough for its purpose, the design also reduces weight in your RV, which may well be a benefit to some owners.
Another positive aspect of the plastic construction is the rust resistance and lower maintenance.
Finally, you can expect lower power consumption from the unit too.
Overall the VIVOHOME Electric Portable is a good affordable unit that performs well. However, with the options available in 2020 it doesn’t necessarily rise itself above the competition in order to be a must-have.
A reliable performer all the same.
7. ZENY Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washer/Dryer
The ZENY Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine is a lower capacity model that competes closely with our top pick in terms of the 13lbs maximum load weight.
In line with the Best Choice Products option, this combo unit from Zeny will handle 8lbs of laundry in the washer and 5lbs inside the separate spin dryer.
Again the 15 minute was and 5 minutes dry are the specifications offered. Both sides of the machine can be used at the same time for maximum efficiency.
In the time it takes to do one wash you can easily carry out to drying cycles.
The lightweight design is also top loader and will fit into the tight spaces you will find in the majority of modern RVs.
Another worthy addition to our top7 review round up. While the Zeny has nothing that makes it stand head and shoulders above everything else, like the VIVOHOME reviewed above, this performs well at a good price.
If you opt for this machine you will not be disappointed.
RV Washer & Dryer Machine Buyer’s Guide
In this RV washer dryer unit buyer’s guide we shall look at the different types of machine that are available, along with the pros and cons of each.
We will also cover what you should be considering when buying a unit for your RV.
Essentially, with the following information, you will have the necessary tools to be able to choose the best RV washer dryer for your needs.
So if you are ready, let’s get started.
Types of RV Washers and Dryers
No one likes to carry out boring household chores while on vacation. That being said, if you live in your RV full time, you will also want the necessary machines on hand to make life as convenient as possible.
When it comes to washing and drying your laundry, there are 3 main types of machine available for your RV.
- The stackable washer and dryer (2 separate units)
- All in one RV washer and dryer combo (single drum)
- Portable RV washer and dryer (twin tub)
Each has various pros and cons, and they do vary widely in the overall price point. Let’s take a look at each in turn.
RV Stackable Washer and Dryer
The stackable washer dryer comes in 2 separate units that sit above one another. They are front loading and are a desirable choice for large RV owners and those that live in their RV for substantial lengths of time.
In fact, they can be compared to washer dryers you would have in the home, only slightly smaller and lighter.
They can handle larger loads than other types of RV units and both the washer and dryer can be used simultaneously.
RV Washer and Dryer Combo
An effective RV washers and dryer solution is the one drum, front loading unit. (Top loaders are also available.)
As the design dictates, one drum is used for both washing and drying. These are smaller than front loading units you might find in the home, however as you will have seen from our top premium pick in the review round up above, load capacity is very good.
Portable RV Washers and Dryers
Portable washer dryer units are some of the most popular for RV owners. As you will have seen from the reviews above, the majority of affordable, small sized machines you can buy are of the portable, twin tub, top loading configuration.
While these have a smaller load capacity than the other types of machine, they are convenient for RV use in that they are small, affordable and both parts of the unit can be used at the same time.
What to consider when buying a washer dryer for your RV
There’s a number of issues to consider before you buy a washer dryer for your RV. The fact that these units vary widely is their overall size, capacity and price point means you should have a clear idea of your needs before you start your search.
To this end, have the following factors in mind before you make a purchase
The space you have available in your RV
If space is tight within your RV it is unlikely that you will be able to fit a stackable unit within the interior.
In most cases, the owner of a small RV should opt for a portable or combo unit.
However, if you live full time in your vehicle the need for fast and efficient washer drying facilities could make it worth carrying out the necessary refurbishment in order to fit and install a large stackable unit.
Essentially, you will need to measure the space that you intend to fit the unit, and then ensure that any model you are interested in is able to fit those dimensions.
An RV owner with a large family will want a unit capable of providing sufficient load capacity so that everyone has clean, dry clothes without fuss.
Your vacation will quickly become annoying if you find that seeing to your children’s laundry is taking up a disproportionate amount of your time.
Having the capacity to wash and dry simultaneously will help reduce the stress, as will owning a unit that can take larger loads.
Conversely, if you are traveling as a couple and your requirements are less demanding, a small sized portable unit with a mere 8lbs load capacity would normally fit the bill.
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A washer dryer will take a lot of abuse over its lifetime. Everything from overloading to the mere vibrations caused while your RV is in transit.
To avoid the need to either replace your unit after just a couple of years, (or call upon the manufacturer should the machine still be under warranty), buying a high quality machine, from a brand with a reputable track record, is definitely recommended.
The fact is, some of the portable units are extremely affordable, however the overall build quality can be lacklustre.
While these cheap and cheerful options are great if you are only using them for a few weeks of the year, more regular RV users may find that problems will arise all too soon.
Any added features are always good to have. And while many won’t be a deal breaker for you, having a unit that provides greater control in terms of wash and dry times is clearly a benefit.
On single drum units it is a good idea to opt for a model that will automatically dry (should you set it to do so) after the wash has finished. This means you don’t have to be on hand to begin the drying process.
Also, features designed specifically for RV use are helpful. Whether this is components built to withstand vehicle transit (shock absorbers, stable drum etc) or faster wash and dry cycles; whatever a machine has built in to make your life easier the better.