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    Quote Originally Posted by John Thompson View Post
    Abroad they use cold water, so UK powder is no good.
    The one's we've used in France and Portugal have all had a temp setting to set for your wash

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    We have hunted sites out with machines, but do have a portable washing machine like this obviously you can not use it on Aires but small sites on a nice evening and it gets the job done, just turn everything inside out as fluff appears on everything.

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    I have the state of the art human washing machine. I just sit and enjoy the sun until it is all done. (No supper for me tonight if the wife sees this. :-) Worth the risk.
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    Carry a twin tub

    We use a twin tub. Three loads washed yesterday and spun using 10% of the leisure battery, whilst being recharged under a middling sun. Good access to water needed.

    Don't know where someone found a laundry for 5 only ... that is a smallish load. I had two sets of bedding, towels and a week's worth of clothes, so used an Intermarche's laundrette -18 later ... and they do all have temperature settings.

    Just in case anyone new to Portugal, there are a lot of laundrettes around. Small ones in towns as well as at Intermarche and some Leclerc. Intermarche often good for free services too.

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    Washing, What do you do ?.

    Link to a Thread I started ages ago if you fancy a read
    So,,Here is my Washing Machine Where it lives & Where it is Used.
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    After Using I fold down my Airier & Load with the almost dry washing.
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    Please note, This pic is just showing the concept, I Load the Airier Properly with Bigger/Longer stuff on the Top Bars, & Smaller stuff on the Bottom Bars when actually in use.

    I have a Hot air Outlet from the main cabin fire opposite the shower room opening for when its on in the evening, But 'If Needed' say in winter, I put a bit of extra heat on the Aluminium Floor of the shower trey by way of a Holder with up to 9- 8hr burn time Tee lights that then takes its place in front of the washing machine & under the Airier. (The Roof vent is the Permanent Open type).
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    Iv also got a Removable 7ft long Line with 5 Hangers that clips in to my Overcab Bunk area that gives extra Drying /Airing space if required for use at Night or if not moving that day. Ideal for the Duvet Covers !.
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    So if got plenty of water I can Have a Hot Shower on board, Then do up to 3 Loads of washing ( NOTE- I Have used Clean Flowing Stream water gathered in Bucket with great success on a few occasions to use JUST in Washing Machine in past) & Charge Phone, Power Pack, Torches, Two Portable Blue Tooth Speakers, Ipod, Huawei WIFI Box, Lap Top, Hair Clipper, Top up Leisure Battery & Finnish up with a Full tank of Hot water at the end of it all from say 90mins of Genny time (approx. 2.00 or 2.50 inc the Tee lights at a guess) once or even twice a week if needed !. Knowing I can put all the washing away nice n dry in the morning so I don't have to then look at it for days on end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Thompson View Post
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    Portugal was the hardest place for a launderette, Tourist info said there were non at all. Booked into a campsite and used their facility.
    We found last summer, quite a few were popping up at garages and supermarkets!
    Enjoying the Pot of Sunshine
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    in portugal look in villages you still find the old was areas with stone wash things etc . great place to meet the locals .

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