Question To Dishwasher or Not in your new motorhome?

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Would you get a dishwasher in your new motorhome? Those that have it would you do it again? Those that don't are you considering it? The main issue I see is two big drawers for storage are lost with a dishwasher. Being someone that cannot be cured of the inability to pack light is highly concerned about loss of drawer space yet hates doing dishes and lives off of paper and plastic.
 
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I’m getting one in my new coach...was the first option box I checked. I hate doing dishes, too. I will have the Euro Dinette, so hopeful my Magma cookware will fit in one of those big drawers under the seats.
 
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Yeah, I figured if I got it I would just adapt.
 
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Just got a quote from Newmar to install. Thinking of doing it myself. We miss not having one.
 
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We have one and cannot imagine not having it...in our minds it is a "must have" just like the washer/dryer. I guess that's why people call it Glamping!
 
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Had one for 11 years in our old coach. DW said she wouldn’t be without it so our DS has one. As a side note, we replaced the one in our first coach after 9-10 years of use. Our local appliance store, from whom we purchased the unit, had no problem installing the unit in a Motorcoach. If you want one installed you might try this route.
 
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Have one - as a full time family we wouldn’t do without it or the washer and dryer. The alternative is using disposable cutlery and dishware and doing pots and pans in your sink. Doing it in the sink is far less efficient when it comes to resource utilization (water and time) to say nothing of the major suckfest that doing dishes is.
 
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I'm in the minority...didn't add it when I ordered mine and at this point wouldn't add one if I ordered another. I'm not a fan of doing dishes but I like my drawer space...and it's just me (and my mom sometimes) so I don't have a lot to do each time.
 
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We did not order a dishwasher in our 2018 MADP because of the huge loss of storage space. We didn't have one in our 2014 Ventana LE either, so we don't miss what we've never had. LadyDi and I take turns washing the relatively few dishes we use and that seems to work well for us. And, much of our cooking is done outdoors on the grill.

Would we order a dishwasher in the next coach...if there is a "next coach" (we are quite satisfied with the 2018 MADP)? Nope! We don't feel we need one, and it is just something else to have go wrong. There is something to be said for the simple things in life!

TJ
 
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I will add that if it were just DW and myself, we probably would consider skipping the dishwasher.
 
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Had one in our ‘17 and we liked it. Didn’t use it all the time. Found it to be very efficient with the water. Ordered one for the new coach.
 
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We did not order it in our new Canyon Star. "DW" said she would prefer the added storage. That said, were we "full time", I could see having it. Just the 2 of us, so not that many dishes to wash! When we have friends, etc, for a meal, we usually use "disposables"!
Everyone has their own opinion!
 
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I love mine. It's efficient on water. I don't know if I would have made effective use of the extra storage space I'd otherwise have, and I'd curse every time I had to do the dishes (which would inevitably pile up and make using the kitchen annoying). Between this and the W&D, the ONLY thing I miss about living fulltime in the RV is a garbage disposal.
 
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Wouldn't be without the dishwasher, even when not washing dishes makes great place to hide dirty plates:)
 
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We love our dishwasher! All of our pots and pans fit in there really nice and since the door locks we are confident that it will never fly open when going down the road. Not sure how it actually performs washing or drying dishes since we have never turned it on.
 
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We would not have gotten one in our 2017 DS if we had ordered but since we bought coach off the lot. Used it for storage at first, then tried it out and found used less water than when dishes were hand washed.

Wouldn’t want to be without now😀
 
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We love our dishwasher! All of our pots and pans fit in there really nice and since the door locks we are confident that it will never fly open when going down the road. Not sure how it actually performs washing or drying dishes since we have never turned it on.

We discovered the door only locks when the dishwasher has power (either shore or generator). If the unit does not have power and the door is closed, it will not lock and WILL fly open during travel and some plastic parts can and will break.
 
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Didn't realize that. At any rate it has never opened while traveling.
 
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Yes and there's lock and REALLY lock. You have to push and hold lock for a while until it beeps and you hear the mechanism engage. At that point, you can't open the drawer without considerable force.

This is one of the reasons that the very last thing I do before I leave is disconnect from shore power.


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For sale: hardly used dishwasher, would trade for dark cabinet doors;)
When we do use it the DW thinks the grey valve needs to be open, is that necessary?
 
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