Splendide Laundry Centers
Even with the call of adventure all around you, there are still chores to be done and the laundromat is no place to spend your RV vacation. Splendide Laundry Centers was founded on the idea that there's a better way to do laundry in your RV. Committed to the RV industry, Splendide’s parent company, Westland Sales opened their doors in 1967 and has been specializing in the sales and support of RV and marine appliances ever since.
A History of RV Commitment
In the early 80’s doing laundry in your RV meant only one thing: trudging to the laundromat. In 1984, seeing the need for a right-sized RV laundry appliance, Westland Sales formed Splendide Laundry Centers and introduced the first combination washer-dryer to the RV market. Two products in one, the Splendide combo could fit under a counter or in a hallway closet and allowed the consumer to wash and dry laundry on their own terms - without wasting time in laundromats or using up extra space in their RV. The Splendide combo washer-dryer became so popular it was soon a top selling RV appliance.
The Splendide combo is still America’s best selling RV laundry appliance. One reason is because it delivers consistent, outstanding results. Another is because Splendide has a policy of continual product improvement. While other brands have come and gone, Splendide has stayed ahead of the pack by anticipating industry trends and implementing features that RV consumers can enjoy both now and in the future. Over the years, Splendide has increased the size of its wash tub by 25%, increased its spin speeds by 33%, reduced water use by 30%, reduced overall weight by 37 pounds, and doubled the number of cycle options available to the consumer.
There’s a Splendide Model for You
Today, the Splendide product range is comprised of three combo washer-dryer models, a stackable washer/dryer pair, and an exclusive collection of RV accessories.
Like its predecessor, the latest Splendide combo washer-dryer is designed to save space, weight and resources without sacrificing performance. The XC combo measures 23-½” wide by 33-1/8” tall by x 22-5/8” deep, has a 15 lb. wash load capacity and weighs just 148 lbs. 11 ½” inches in diameter, the door opens a full 160 degrees and is set high on the machine for easy loading and unloading. The XC is rated class A for washing performance and power consumption and can go from wash to dry automatically. Its’ convenient size and optimal capacity allows it to use only 0.37 kWh of power and 7.5 gal. of wash water. Depending on the model you choose, the XC comes in white or platinum color with a vented or ventless drying system.
Introduced in 2006, the Splendide 120V stackable set is the only stackable laundry pair designed for use in RV's. Measuring 23-½” wide by 22-¾” deep by 65-5/8” tall and weighing 214 lbs. when stacked, it has a 13 lb. wash load capacity and can dry up to 15 lb. loads. Class A rated, the washer uses only 7.5 gal. of water per load. Unlike other stackable sets it offers the advanced cycles of the combo washer-dryer and a custom RV stack kit for easy installation in tight-fitting installations.
The accessories line, designed exclusively for Splendide, includes specialized vent kits that make dryer installation safer and easier in RV’s, Drain-a-way Pans that protect RV floors, HE laundry detergent that won't overfoam or harm the environment, and SecureFit Brackets that keep your appliance in place when the road gets rough.
Building an RV-Ready Laundry Appliance
Splendide takes pride in building a uniquely RV-ready laundry appliance. No other laundry brand understands the industry better. Laundry appliances sold in residential markets aren’t meant to withstand the rigors of the road. They’re often too big, too heavy, require excessive installation clearances and consume too many resources to make sense in an RV.
Every Splendide washer offers the cycles and performance of a high-end residential laundry appliance but comes equipped with a large, stainless steel drum, heavy-duty shock absorbers and a reinforced case for a long lasting life on the road. Energy efficient, their washers are Energy Star certified and run on just 120V, draw as little as 4 amps depending on the model. Built tough, but lightweight and able to fit where others won’t, every Splendide is also approved by Underwriters Laboratories for electrical safety and safe use with installation clearances as narrow as 0” on the sides and 1” in the front and back.
Save Space and Gain Capacity
A Splendide is designed to meet all your RV laundry needs. For what you’ll save in space, you won’t lose in capacity. With a 1.92 cubic foot washer tub, a Splendide can handle a set of queen-sized sheets or up to 5 large bath towels. The ultimate space saver, the Splendide XC washer-dryer with its’ extra capacity drum, offers as much or more load capacity than many stackable sets that take up twice the space.
Save Time, Effort and Money
Today’s consumers are investing more in their clothes and they want them to last. That’s why they’ve started demanding first-rate cleaning and fabric care. The apartment grade stackable sets sometimes sold to the RV market are often outdated and lack the performance and cycle options offered by Splendide. The Splendide ‘Soak and Rain’ wash action delivers outstanding cleaning results and electronic controls offer more cycle customization. Having more programs means consumers can care for a wider variety of fabric types. This saves them time, effort, and money because delicate fabrics like silk and wool that they used to have to take to a dry cleaner can now be washed in a Splendide.
Splendide drying systems also play an important part of taking care of fabrics. They offer cycles that can be tailored to specific fabric types. Their dryer drums tumble clothing both left and right instead of just one direction so clothing dries faster with less fabric creasing. The Splendide stackable and ventless combo dryers have moisture-sensing capabilities so they can automatically determine when clothes are dry to prevent damage from over-drying.
Clean Laundry, Quietly and Efficiently
Energy efficiency and quietness are features that have only recently become more important in the residential market, but are essential in RV’s. To help guarantee the quietest operation and best possible results while using the least amounts of energy and water, Splendide washers use a series of sensors and other smart technologies to monitor and control the laundry process. This allows Splendide to offer things like automatic temperature control, variable spin speeds, auto water level, self-cleaning pumps and detergent recycling systems. Constantly monitoring energy and water ensures none is wasted. By combining a brushless, Tri-Phase motor with an automatic load balancing system, a Splendide appliance works quietly even while you sleep.
The Choice is Easy
Even though washing programs have become more complex, Splendide washers have become easier to use. The controls are fully customizable with cycle status LED's that let the consumer know how far the cycle has progressed. A light tells you when the door is locked and when it can safely be opened. After setting the controls and pressing 'Start' the machine measures the laundry load and adjusts the wash water level automatically. Offering a choice of faster wash programs for those in a hurry, Express and Daily cycles clean laundry in as little as 15 to 30 minutes. The super-fast, 1200rpm high spin removes more moisture so clothes dry faster and the 'Add-an-item' feature lets consumers interrupt any cycle already in progress. All these features add up to a better RV laundry experience. Here's just some of what Splendide's owners have to say:
"Been RVing for near 45 years now. I've had a washer/dryer combo for near 20 of these. Wouldn't RV without one. Sure the load size is smaller then at home, but again sure beats stopping at some unknown (funky) wash n dry place. My last Splendide 2000 lasted 11 years of hard use (come on RV's are rolling earthquakes). Still ran but I wanted a newer larger tub model."
By Gordon Tamplin
from Sacramento, CA
"We have had our Splendide since 2006. Both of us like the unit, because we can keep up with the laundry while traveling. The unit is quiet, so we do laundry in the evening. Minimal vibration, but very efficient. The only negative is you have to get used to the smaller loads than at home, but not too much of a problem for us. My wife says we will never have another camper without one. I agree."
By Howard Todd
from Hurlock, MD
A Tradition of Outstanding RV Service
RV focused customer service is important to Splendide. While all their models come with a 1-Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty, extended warranties are available and getting help is easy. Consumers can simply call Splendide's toll free number and a knowledgeable technician will help them diagnose their problem. Once identified, they’ll refer you to a local Splendide RV Service Center. Splendide has a long tradition of outstanding customer service. Here’s an example of letters they receive from satisfied customers:
"Thank you very much for your prompt help. That is the fastest response I've ever experienced with any service department! You have an excellent product backed by excellent service as well."
"Thank you for saving me so much money by showing me how to (fix my Splendide) myself."
- Gwen Helmondollar
"The best service that I have experienced is at Westland. Yesterday I called and left a message that I needed help with my WD2000S. An hour later I received a call from (your employee). He was very helpful and courteous. Your staff is great. This day and age customer service is all but gone. Its great that your company still has it. Thanks For All Your Help."
- Karl Brenneman
Laundry appliances have certainly changed over the years, but at Splendide, some things will always stay the same: quality products, outstanding customer service and the ability to bring extraordinary laundry convenience to everyday RV living.
Doing laundry in your RV doesn’t have to be a chore. What are you waiting for? Take a Splendide laundry center for a spin today.