Best Portable Washing Machines for in the Caravan


Leisurewize
Washing Machine

Display4top
Washing Machine

Leisure Direct
Washing Machine
Washing capacity3.5kg3.5kg3.6kg
Spin dry capacity2.5kg1.5kg2.5kg
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When you go on a longer trip with the caravan, you will have to start thinking about how to do your laundry. The most economical option is to bring along a portable washing machine. These are smaller and more lightweight versions of your washing machine at home.

Though a portable washing machine will never stand up to a full-size home washing machine, they do come in handy sometimes. It sure beats having to do hand washing.

Take a look at our pick of the best portable washing machines that will fit in your caravan or motorhome. Also, remember some of our parting advice on how to use a portable washing machine in your caravan. It’s not the same as doing the laundry at home.

Portable Washing Machines for Caravans 2020

1. Leisurewize Twin Tub Portable Washing Machine Spin Dryer

Leisurewize Twin Tub Portable Washing Machine Spin Dryer

Power Supply

230 volts

Input Power

230 watts

Washing Capacity

3.5kg

Spin Dry Capacity

2.5kg

The Leisurewize twin tub washing machine is very easy to take with you. It has a handle for easy carrying and only weighs about 15kgs.

This model comes with two separate tubs, one for washing and one for a spin dry. You can have the dryer running while you do a second load to save yourself some time. The timers for the washing and spin dry can also be set separately.

Leisurewize delivers you a more environmentally friendly portable washing machine since this model uses less water and electricity. You do need to make sure that your caravan is able to supply the 230 volts for this machine.

This model is a bit larger than the other models on this list so it is better to keep it on the floor. Also, place the washing machine very close to the sink or somewhere else that the water can drain into because the drain hose is only 50cm long.

 

2. Display4top Electric Mini Portable Compact Washing Machine

Display4top Electric Mini Portable Compact Washing Machine

Power Supply

220 volts

Input Power

240 watts

Washing Capacity

3.5kg

Spin Dry Capacity

1.5kg

Another environmentally friendly model is the Display4top electric mini washing machine. Display4top has designed this model to use less water but also less washing detergent so you can save on the cost of running a cycle.

What separates the Display4top model from the other portable washing machines on this list is that your clothes will come out less wrinkled. Display4top uses a technology that controls how the water flows inside the machine which leads to less twisting of your garments.

The package comes with a hose that you can connect to a tap as water supply. However, several users have found it easier to fill up the washing machine with a bucket instead. The bucket method could save you some kitchen space in the caravan.

3. Leisure Direct Mini Twin Tub Portable

Leisure Direct Mini Twin Tub Portable

Power Supply

230 volts

Input Power

240 watts

Washing Capacity

3.6kg

Spin Dry Capacity

2.5kg

The Leisure Direct model is also a very compact and easy to carry model for your caravan trips. It comes with two carrying handles on the side and has smaller dimensions than the Display4top and Leisurewize portables washing machines.

The best feature of the Leisure Direct portable washing machine is the different washing settings. You can choose between the standard and soft wash and also use the semi-automatic and reverse wash settings.

Like the Leisurewize model, you can run the washer and spin dryer at the same time and set separate timers, as well.

You will have to set the washing machine on top of a drainage board because its drainage system works on the principal of gravity. In other words, the washing machine has to sit higher than where it is draining.

4. Leisure Direct Portable 3KG Mini Washing Machine

Leisure Direct Portable 3KG Mini Washing Machine

 

Power Supply

230 volts

Input Power

N.a.

Washing Capacity

3kg

Spin Dry Capacity

1.5kg

Leisure Direct makes it on this list twice because of this very small portable washing machine. Measuring only 34 x 33.5 x 51 cm, this model is the smallest washing machine on this list. It is also the lightest one, weighing only 5kg.

Of course, a smaller size will also come with a few limitations. It is a single tub model so you have to use the spin dryer right after washing. It also has a smaller washing and spin dry capacity compared to the other models. However, for a single person or little holiday laundry, this is enough. You can save a few pounds by getting this tiny washing machine instead.

This is the perfect countertop washing machine for in your caravan. Simply fill up the basin with hot water and place it on top of a drainage board. Since it doesn’t take up much space, you can also connect a short hose and have the water drain into the sink instead.

5. One Concept DB003 Mini Washing Machine

This one is perfect for caravans. It has a 2kg capacity which is about standard for these portable models. This means it can fit a few pairs of jeans and t-shirts in, but nothing bigger.

At a squeeze, you might be able to find one of the kids small caravan sleeping bags in.

The machine itself measures 57cm x 58cm x 35cm so when it’s not in use it could be easily stored away. It weighs in at 10.5kg.

There are 2 washing modes which are soft and strong.

We would recommend this as a good back up option if your campsite site does not have any washing facilities.

Conclusion

All of the featured portable washing machines were intended for small laundry volumes. If you are on a longer trip with a large family, you may find that doing the laundry with these models takes a lot longer than at home. If that’s the case, you are probably better off finding a campsite that has washing facilities.

Also, always make sure that your caravan has the electrical capacity to run the washing machine and spin dry. Despite their small size, these washing machines still require an electricity supply of 230 – 240 volts. You might need to switch off other electronics in the caravan while you are doing a laundry load.

None of these portable washing machines will take up too much space in your caravan. You can leave it in the storage closet and pop it on top of the counter whenever you need it. Just make sure that the basin is completely dry before you stow it away to avoid lingering smells.

Aside from these three things to remember, each portable washing machine does its job. Your clothes will be clean, smell fresh and reasonably dry, all with the power of a tiny lightweight washing machine.

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