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Laundry $$ @ Yellowstone

Mountain_Mama
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How much does it cost to wash & dry @ Yellowstone? We'll be at Fishing Bridge.

Also, we'll b at Coulter Bay RV Park the week before. I don't see anything about laundry facilities there. Do they have any or is it easier to go into Jackson?
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westend
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bobsallyh wrote:
Also related to the cost is a couple of factors. All Laundromats aren't created equal. Does the washer get the water out of the clothes you just washed or do they come out "wringing wet"? Then put the "wringing wet" stuff in a dryer that is low on power which in turn causes low heat and you have to keep plugging quarters to get the stuff dry. Do they soften hard water for the washers? How about one, the places where they sell you a key lock card and you load it for so many dollars and you can only get the money back that you haven't used when the attendant is on duty? I had a friend that had both car washes and laundromats. He sold the car washes as they were PITA. I asked if the coin laundries were next on the chopping block. He looked at me and smiled "you gotta be kidding"! As we travel we know where there are laundries that work well, so we may have a big load when we get there.
This is why, when I'm in Yellowstone, I gather the laundry and tie it with a strong rope to a bowling ball I modified to have a ring. Place the bowling ball and clothes in the geyser hole, sit back and wait. If you get lucky the ball and clothes will land close to your site. 😉
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bobsallyh
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Also related to the cost is a couple of factors. All Laundromats aren't created equal. Does the washer get the water out of the clothes you just washed or do they come out "wringing wet"? Then put the "wringing wet" stuff in a dryer that is low on power which in turn causes low heat and you have to keep plugging quarters to get the stuff dry. Do they soften hard water for the washers? How about one, the places where they sell you a key lock card and you load it for so many dollars and you can only get the money back that you haven't used when the attendant is on duty? I had a friend that had both car washes and laundromats. He sold the car washes as they were PITA. I asked if the coin laundries were next on the chopping block. He looked at me and smiled "you gotta be kidding"! As we travel we know where there are laundries that work well, so we may have a big load when we get there.

quingus
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We were there in 2012. Stayed six days, two loads lights and darks, $3 to wash, $4 to dry. Big loads needed a bit more drying. Safe to say $10 bucks a week for a budget. BTW that's $1.75 per load wash and $2 per load dry. I think my wife said there was a super size speed queen for blankets and super duty loads. $4 per load. 5 hose prices are three years old. So inflation, agitation, manipulation, sorry trailed off we were talking laundry not multitudes of people who rented an rv took there whole family 1500 mi one way for fun, to see if they like camping. Then had the audacity to ask me for help, after a loud three days and no camping etiquette at all, to unstick his trailer from the hitch. Gotta love it.

Mountain_Mama
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Dustytuu wrote:
Does not anyone have a washer and dryer on board? We have in last 2 5th wheels we have had. Would not want to do without it.


No, we (& I'm sure many others) don't have a washer and dryer on board...There is the space for it but we do not fulltime so do not need them as a general rule. DH uses it for his music equipment! We're going to be on the road 3-4 weeks to YSNP & Tetons, which is the longest trip we've ever taken, with 8 YO DGD, so I'm sure we'll need to do laundry at some point! Probably even more than once.
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Opie431
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I do not remember what the cost was so that means the price was reasonable.

MTPockets1
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We're full time and did not want washer/dryer on board.. Rather have that space, plus would need to be doing laundry waay too often, plus much longer drying times.. Traveling and doing laundry on board was a huge negative... Laundromat every 7 - 10 or 12 days; get in & out in about 2 hrs and no hint of laundry until next time. Yes, it costs more, but is a ton more convenient and hassle free.
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obgraham
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We try to avoid laundering in resort areas or in fancy RV parks. We find the local laundromat in a small to medium size town a lot easier to deal with and usually cheaper. Load everything into as many machines as we need, run as many dryers as needed, and be on our way.

In our previous bigger RV, I have to admit we used the onboard w/d perhaps half a dozen times in 6 years.

2gypsies1
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We purposely customed ordered ours WITHOUT a washer/dryer. We didn't want to spend every day doing small loads and also we boondocked a lot - no hookups for 10 days.
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bikendan
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noplace2 wrote:
Dustytuu wrote:
Does not anyone have a washer and dryer on board?


You are joking, right? Right???


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Only the biggest of RVs have room for a W/D and they are in the smallest minority of RVs.
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noplace2
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Dustytuu wrote:
Does not anyone have a washer and dryer on board?


You are joking, right? Right???
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Does not anyone have a washer and dryer on board? We have in last 2 5th wheels we have had. Would not want to do without it.
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Mountain_Mama
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lbrjet wrote:
We always bring several rolls of quarters when going on a long trip (like $100 worth). It has been anywhere from 2 to 5 bucks a load. As another poster said, it is what it is.


Thanks for this reply. I really had no idea where to start with the quarters. Think I'll follow your suggestion!
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Naio
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I usually wash and then hang to dry (in the van if not in a laundry-friendly place). Sunny day = laundry day.
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lbrjet
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We always bring several rolls of quarters when going on a long trip (like $100 worth). It has been anywhere from 2 to 5 bucks a load. As another poster said, it is what it is.
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