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Old 02-15-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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I am looking at a 2004 Horizon 40AD. It does not include a washer/dryer. The dealer says they will install either a 2100 or a 2000 whichever one fits. I asked for a 2100 which is just 1 3/16" deeper than the 2000 model.

I did not measure the space but could however I do not know just how deep the space needs to be for the installation. If I can find out the 2100 will fit then that is what I will demand.

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I am looking at a 2004 Horizon 40AD. It does not include a washer/dryer. The dealer says they will install either a 2100 or a 2000 whichever one fits. I asked for a 2100 which is just 1 3/16" deeper than the 2000 model.

I did not measure the space but could however I do not know just how deep the space needs to be for the installation. If I can find out the 2100 will fit then that is what I will demand.

Thanks for your help,
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Old 02-15-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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Splendide dimensions from the Splendide 2100 web page.

Dimensions for 2100
33-1/4"H
23-1/2"W
23-3/8"D
Dimensions for 2000
33-1/4"H
23-1/2"W
22-3/16"D
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Thanks but I had the Splendide dimensions and as I said the 2100 is 1 3/16" deeper. I just want to know IF it will fit in a 2004 Horizon 40AD
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:14 PM   #5
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Sorry about that....here's John Canfield's web page....

He's a fellow iRV2 poster and owns a 2005 40AD.

On his web page he has pics of his Spelndide 2100 install.
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:03 PM   #6
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I have the 2100 installed in my 40AD. It is great! Camping World did the installation and there was minor modifications made in the area to the rear of the washer/dryer.

Bottom line, it fits.
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:27 PM   #7
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The 2100 fits without too much trouble - you do need the 90 degree vent elbow because there is no room to make a direct connect with the vent hose.

Jane really likes the 2100 and I'm glad I went to the trouble however I don't think I would tackle that project again without two or three strong male friends to help horse it in the coach.
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:35 PM   #8
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Thanks John, I had thought of doing it myself also but got it into the deal at no extra cost. I went back to measure the location and feel confident it will fit. The saleslady had said she would get the 2100 if it would fit. I was not happy with that answer. I am now demanding the 2100 or no deal.

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Old 02-17-2006, 04:11 AM   #9
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Lindsay - If you have the factory drawers, there is more involved than just removing the drawers and sliding the W/D in - I'm not sure your dealer is factoring this woodwork into the equation. The woodwork isn't particulary difficult, it is just a little time consuming.

You can PM me or I'll give you my phone number if you want more background on this.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:12 PM   #10
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No drawers John. I have the louvered doors and space with a false back. It measures about 19" to the false wall which I'm sure will just get removed to expose the drain etc. As I recall there was not even shelves in this space. Maybe they were thinking of putting a used unit in there which would most likely be a 2000 and that is only about 80% the drum size of the 2100. I have no idea but it sure raised a red flag with me when she said she would have the 2100 installed IF it would fit.

The sales lady has been off sick for the last 2 days so I will know by Monday hopefully. I did tell her no 2100, no deal. Maybe I'll have to look again but I sure feel the 2100 will fit as you say.

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Old 02-19-2006, 05:44 AM   #11
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We did not like the Splendide so we updated the cabinets and installed a seperate washer and dryer. Would not go back to a splendide (unless we did not have the room to do this).

Picture at: www.prairiesignal.com/images/ac9.jpg

We now have the new face frame and doors installed (guess I need to get a new picture ). Next project will be to remove the mirror above the dresser and build in a 30" LCD Flat panel TV and some small shelves. There are more than enough mirrors in the motorcoach, so one less won't bother us.

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Jeff,I truly feel the "ultimate" setup would indeed include a stacked unit such as yours,but having said that we're happy with the combination. I do think that if we were fulltiming we "may" feel different,would love to hear John Canfield and other fulltimers opinions on this....
With my BR setup,there's a flat screen tv above my Splendide in that area,so that'd be another mod....
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Hey Rebel,

Yeah we did have quite a bit of fun doing that modification . Removing the pull out TV and lowering the floor was not as easy as we thought it would be.

In the end it was well worth it, as we tend to be in the coach for a few weeks at a time, and with the Splendide we were having to split up the load after the wash cycle to get things to dry completely and not turn into a small crumpled up ball of wrinkled shirts and/or pants.

I guess we have more time than common sense!

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Hi rebelsbeach,
We have been full time for the last 5 years and have had an Adventurer, a Journey, and now the Horizon none of which has had a W/D. We chose not order the W/D with the Horizon. Our personal choice is to have the storage space. The Splendides use so much water and wash so little per load that we find it much easier to hit a laundry mat every week or two and have it all done in two or three hours rather than futz with a couple of little 10 Lbs. wet loads on a daily basis. For two weeks worth of clothes, towels, and sheets, we use 5 washers and 3 dryers.

We ran the numbers and the payback time for a built-in W/D would be something like 6 or 7 years (two people full time). If you are parked most of the year, it could make sense but if your on the road and boon docking a lot, the water usage alone seems like it would prevent the W/D from being used for more than one load, maybe two if you forgo showering, on a one week outing. It boils down to personal preference, some like the convenience of being able to wash a small load of clothes anytime they choose, others like us carry all our clothes with us and prefer to wash every thing at once. I do kind of like the idea of an over-under W/D setup but the water problem remains. Good luck with your choice.
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I'd love to have a stacked unit like BucknJeff, but that's not in the cards for us. The 2100 we have works well for the everyday stuff (underware, shirts & pants); towels and sheets go in the campground's washers/dryers.

Mark is correct about the financial justification of the built-in W/D - the numbers don't work! It is purely a convenience factor for us - it was worth it for us to lose the storage space and spend a kilobuck. (Although I must admit I hated to remove the nicly built pull-out drawers)
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Some great discussion!!

Thanks Mark and John for your "full-timing" experiences. I guess I'd never thought of the sheets and heavier things in the Splendide and Mark,I'd certainly forego showering...
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John Canfield;

My buddies Horizon came with those nice pull out drawers. My cheaper Suncruiser only came with fixed shelves.

If your Vectra is washed maple would you like to sell those pull out drawers and hardware???

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Looks like John has Cherry....here's a pic from his web site.

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