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Handiwash Washing Machine

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:34 am

I don't need a washing machine when camping. Well yes I do but it's a very simple one.
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Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:51 am

Derek wrote:I don't need a washing machine when camping. Well yes I do but it's a very simple one.


I don't bother normally but when I was away for 2 weeks I figured i'd do it before I went home and save my water at home.

Will probably do the same thing at easter time too. It is water saving, nothing more.
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Re: South East Qld Forum Gatherings 2007 & 2008

Postby CCC » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:16 pm

Derek wrote:I don't need a washing machine when camping. Well yes I do but it's a very simple one.


That is an awesome washing machine Derek .... Where did you get it or do they have a site ? Great for bush camping :armsup
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Re: South East Qld Forum Gatherings 2007 & 2008

Postby CCC » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:20 pm

just found the web site

http://www.handiwash.com.au/

but still interested in where you got it :lol:
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Re: South East Qld Forum Gatherings 2007 & 2008

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:48 pm

Didn't know they had a website. Thanks for that.

I bought mine at the Canberra Caravan & Camping Show. Can't remember exactly what I paid


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Re: South East Qld Forum Gatherings 2007 & 2008

Postby will_deness » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:56 pm

If your travelling washing in a sealed bucket sloshing around during the journey washes well too.
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Re: South East Qld Forum Gatherings 2007 & 2008

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:59 pm

will_deness wrote:If your travelling washing in a sealed bucket sloshing around during the journey washes well too.


The Handiwash comes with a second lid especially for that. :lol:
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Re: Handiwash Washing Machine

Postby Poodle Jewel » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:21 pm

Not sure if it is Kmart or Big W sale have a hand washer machine i think for $29
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Re: Handiwash Washing Machine

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:50 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:Not sure if it is Kmart or Big W sale have a hand washer machine i think for $29


Had one of those, the original Bamix one and it was useless. Gave it to a friend of mine who I think said the same thing when she tried using it.
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Re: Handiwash Washing Machine

Postby AussieSunset » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:02 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:Not sure if it is Kmart or Big W sale have a hand washer machine i think for $29


Yeah they have had those out for years and they aren't that good but ok as far as saving water but you do get sore arms winding it. I still have a Nova washing machine/tumble dryer from our traveling days. The only thing is it needs 240v but a lot of NP's even have a power point in the toilet areas so i use to just use it in there. It didn't matter where we were it still saved us heaps on $$ by not haveing to use the CP or laundry mat ones.
Only other thing with all of the washers no matter what type you get, is that that dont spin your clothes so you either need a wringer(which is hard to get hold of these days) or have to hand wring them out. Heavey winter clothes are not good to hand wring lol.

I thi9nk the bucket idea better and you can use any 20 lt bucket. they work well.
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Re: Handiwash Washing Machine

Postby Poodle Jewel » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:24 pm

Yes, i forgot about the wringing part.....
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Re: Handiwash Washing Machine

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:46 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:Yes, i forgot about the wringing part.....



That is definitely the 'hard work' part.....
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Re: Handiwash Washing Machine

Postby AussieSunset » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:06 pm

gypsylady wrote:
Poodle Jewel wrote:Yes, i forgot about the wringing part.....



That is definitely the 'hard work' part.....


Sure is especially if it's middle of winter and you have 2 adults 4 kids winter clothes to wring out and that happened everyday :cry:
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Re: Handiwash Washing Machine

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:23 pm

AussieSunset wrote:
Sure is especially if it's middle of winter and you have 2 adults 4 kids winter clothes to wring out and that happened everyday :cry:



That definitely sounds like a laundromat job to me...
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Re: Handiwash Washing Machine

Postby AussieSunset » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:36 pm

gypsylady wrote:
AussieSunset wrote:
Sure is especially if it's middle of winter and you have 2 adults 4 kids winter clothes to wring out and that happened everyday :cry:



That definitely sounds like a laundromat job to me...


Yeah well we traveled on a wing and a prayer so saving money was important so the kids had to help out. Only if we had really big items like blankets or we felt rich that week and we happened to be near a laundry mat.
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