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    Hope someone can help. Where can we buy a portable camping washing machine like the one in the attached photos?

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    my inlaws bought one of these last year. We used it over December while camping in Kakamas.

    Worked well, as far as I can remember she bought online and was just under R2k.
    will confirm where it was purchased

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    This is going tonsound ridiculous, but it works

    Bucket with lid. Fill with dirty clothes, water and washing powder. Go for your drive. Clohes sparkling clean when you get back to camp. Rinse and hang up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermine View Post
    This is going tonsound ridiculous, but it works

    Bucket with lid. Fill with dirty clothes, water and washing powder. Go for your drive. Clohes sparkling clean when you get back to camp. Rinse and hang up
    Ek ook gehoor van dit en selfs Dry Sack beskikbaar van 4l tot 20 l

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermine View Post
    This is going tonsound ridiculous, but it works

    Bucket with lid. Fill with dirty clothes, water and washing powder. Go for your drive. Clohes sparkling clean when you get back to camp. Rinse and hang up
    Yes ... this is the way to go,
    even for camping with babies and little kids ... 😷
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    @JB10 - top loader was purchased November last year @ Loot (online store) and they paid on daily deal R1099.

    I must be honest, the machine is light but does take up alot of space. roughly the footprint of a 60lt camping fridge but almost from floor of bakkie load bin to canopy roof
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermine View Post
    This is going tonsound ridiculous, but it worksBucket with lid. Fill with dirty clothes, water and washing powder. Go for your drive. Clohes sparkling clean when you get back to camp. Rinse and hang up
    Do you mean your bucket goes with on the drive so that it can shake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EtienneB View Post
    Do you mean your bucket goes with on the drive so that it can shake?
    Yes. We use a 10L HTH bucket. Fill it, tie it on the roofrack and go for your drive. It works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gavpike View Post
    Yes. We use a 10L HTH bucket. Fill it, tie it on the roofrack and go for your drive. It works.
    Jip easiest washing done ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by EtienneB View Post
    Do you mean your bucket goes with on the drive so that it can shake?
    Yes. I have a square one so it fits perfectly between the seats. Lid keeps from spilling. Once you return from your drive your clothes is cleaner than being washed at 40 degrees in an automatic washing machine at home

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    Will only work where there is 220V available.
    Camping without power (what I prefer) it will not work.
    Will drain valuable battery power as I need the fridges to be cold and freezing.
    We did Richtersveld December and washing was done in a bucket with soap water and SWAMBO had the honour to do the 'bucket dance'

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    When overlanding we use those blue waterproof, sealable buckets they use when river rafting. Just chuck in some water, clothes, OMO hand wash, and strap to the roofrack of the bakkie when driving gravel roads. Works really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermine View Post
    This is going tonsound ridiculous, but it works

    Bucket with lid. Fill with dirty clothes, water and washing powder. Go for your drive. Clohes sparkling clean when you get back to camp. Rinse and hang up
    I can attest to that. On a two year trip around the coast of Oz, 2 45lt sealable drums, 1 with watr and powder, drive till lunch and then take washing out and place in the second with only cold water for the rinse. Then drive the afternoon. Hang in the evening.

    You need to be driving though and these were attached to the yoke of a caravan. But the principle holds true as Hermine has pointed out
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    We use the Sputnik, which works like a charm.

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    I bought a capsize container from either Mambos or Plastics for Africa, works great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanversfeld View Post
    We use the Sputnik, which works like a charm.
    We also use the Sputnik. Bought it many, many moons ago and we still use it on bush longer trips.
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    For more agitation, add three tennis balls to the container
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptein Jack View Post
    I bought a capsize container from either Mambos or Plastics for Africa, works great!
    We looked at the capsize containers, but the price!!!!! Eish, the price made us stick to our Sputnik.
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    The bucket in car idea, albeit brilliant and effective, only works when driving around for some time. I have a sneaky suspicion the OP is not in that scenerio, thus his question

    Post # 2 pretty much gives the answer.
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    We use the capsize container for 3 weeks whilst travelling .As said very simple , load with clothes , fill with water and washing powder and drive.Ours sits at the back of the Land Rover and when we get back to camp or move to new camp , you simply remove clothes and hang.We try to save water by using it for 2 washes before emptying container .

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