This will be the first and probably the last time that you will hear me talk at length about doing laundry.
I don't like doing laundry, I put off doing laundry until it is beyond absolutely necessary. And it's not the fact that I have to throw some clothes in a washing machine that bothers me, it's WHERE I have to go to do that, and how long it takes, and how much it costs.
I would say that most full timers do not have washers and dryers in their RV. The folks that travel in the biggest motor homes and fifth wheels sometimes will have a washer and dryer but even then the washer and dryer are really small and you can fill them up with two or three bath towels. So most folks end up going to a laundromat or a campground laundry room sooner or later and that's when you find out that doing laundry is expensive and time-consuming.
This is the view from the Escapees Saguaro co-op laundry room parking lot
But I had a very different experience today, because the laundry room at the Escapees Saguaro co-op is the nicest one I've ever been in. It is immaculate, I mean everything was spotless, the floor, the machines, the sink, it was all spotless. And it was kept that way by volunteers! Yep volunteers. Unpaid people who care enough to keep it looking that way because they take pride in where they live.
Flower growing outside the door of the laundry room at the Escapees RV Park, Benson Arizona
And the cleanliness wasn't the only thing that made it a good experience. It was also inexpensive, the washing machines were a dollar, and the dryers were 75 cents for 30 minutes, And the dryers were hot enough that they dried my blue jeans in less than 30 minutes. My home dryer didn't even do that. And since the Arctic Fox was within walking distance of the laundry room I was able to go home and wait for the laundry to get done.
Neighborhood street outside of the laundry room at the escapees RV Park Benson Arizona
All in all it was a pretty good experience for a laundry day. So far I've liked everything about the Saguaro co-op, and would stay here again if for no other reason than to do my laundry.