lemair washing machine

Submitted: Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 05:44
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Has anyone retrofitted a lemair top loader washing machine, if so how do you fix it to the floor to stop it moving when travelling. I intend building a frame around it with a hinged lid on it.

Regards Terry Bridges.
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Reply By: Sundy & Cyclone - Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 19:24

Monday, Feb 28, 2011 at 19:24
We have had ours mounted under the bed for about 5 years and travelled the usual roads like Gibb River, Plenty, Birdsville and so on.
The Lemair is plumbed into the drainage system and water supply of the van but is not bolted down in any way, all we have done is strap it into place (with some padding), against the cargo hold next to the battery compartment.
We keep the foam packaging that sits in the top of the bowl to stop the bowl from rattling around when travelling, but thats about all and have had no problems at all with it mounted this way.

Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Boystoy - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2011 at 03:43

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2011 at 03:43
Hi Terry,

We had our Lemair installed by Bushtracker when the van was built. It is installed in back of the Ensuite above the slope at the back of the van & accessed through a large watertight door. It meant we had to delete the standard washbasin, but it is possibly the best place to have it for convenience.
Our Lemair is fully plumbed in, & generally when travelling, we put it on during breakfast (assuming a caravan park with water), hang the washing inside the van on a retractable line, (like a Chinese laundry) & fold & put away when we stop in the afternoon.
Our machine is strapped in & sits between two aluminium angles on the floor. We also use the foam packing to stop the tub moving while travelling.

There is one bad point though. Where our machine is mounted, it is subject to much more movement than under the bed, We have had the tab on the lid break many times This tab operates a switch that stops the spin of the machine when the lid is open. Got sick of replacing lids & now have jumpered out the switch, rather than put another new lid in.

Been using Lemairs for 7 years now & wouldn't travel without it.

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Reply By: Geoff n Kay - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2011 at 16:48

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2011 at 16:48
our Lemair was installed during the building of the van in its own cupboard held by 2 straps about 6 or 7 years ago
it decided to retire a month or so ago the online saleman of the new model assured us it had the same outside measurement as old model b......t
after taking out packing a bit of woodwork and changing the outlet pipe of the machine we got it to fit
they are a great little machine but be careful the new model is that bit larger than the older if you upgrade to a new one
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