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Dealing with laundry on the road is always a challenge – and the smaller your RV, the bigger your challenge! That’s why, as Class B owners, we were super excited to see this little product recently at the Outdoor Retailer show:
The Scrubba wash bag is an interesting take on a dry bag for doing laundry. It looks like a dry bag on the outside, but the interesting parts are on the inside. There are lots of little silicone knobs in the bag that perform the same function as a traditional washboard. In addition to that, there is a silicone gripper on the outside of the bag to keep it stationary while you do your laundry.
To use the Scrubba, you simply add your clothes, some water, some soap, squeeze out the air, and rub the bag. And I feel like I need to say something about rubbing the bag here. Once you let the extra air out of the bag, rubbing your clothes around becomes this giant stress-relief-ball type experience. It’s hard to explain, but it’s very soothing and therapeutic massaging the clothes around in the bag. I don’t think I’d have any problem keeping it up for 3 minutes.
And 3 minutes, by the way, is how long they want you to do it for. Apparently, they’ve had the Scrubba tested by an independent laboratory, and that 3 minutes will get you the equivalent of a machine-quality wash. I’m sure I’ve got 3 minutes to spare somewhere… lol.
We left with a Scrubba, and I can’t wait to use it in our RV. James has already installed a retractable clothesline in Lance in anticipation of using one. You can bet that he’ll be posting up some interesting (meaning: bizarre) test of the Scrubba in the near future.
You can buy one on Amazon today, but want to be clear, we aren’t getting paid a thing for this video or for writing this post. We just spotted this handy product, liked it ourselves, and thought you might, too. Anything to make our RV experiences more pleasant is worth sharing, right?!?!
Learn more about it at http://thescrubba.com
Almost everyone on Amazon blogs thought it washed your clothes well. There seems to be a very large issue with the air valve breaking soon after purchase. One blogger put a # 62 o ring around valve to help it work better. Many bloggers said they would purchase another if valve issues were addressed. I’m curious what a rocket scientist thinks of the valve issues. We would like to purchase this product, but $50.00 is a lot if it fails. Can’t wait to read Jame’s assessment of this product. Enjoy your info and you tubes a lot..keep it up. J.l.Thompson
Just completed my torture test… Should have a video up this week!
Heck I think a good drive with the bag in the back would slosh things around enough to help with cleaning. I can see using a proper soap (and amount), else I envision more rinses.
Love the idea because even if washing a pair of footie socks in a sink – water invariably gets everywhere.
I’ll be trying it out this weekend. Got a low sudsing (HE) soap. It will be tough to resist the “more is better” with the soap.
We’ll let you know how it goes!
Looking forward to a video on this one! If it holds and cleans two to three days worth of clothes, that is truly fantastic. It will save a lot of room in the RV especially when we are gone for a week or two. We can just put things back in the cabinet/closet. Did you guys get the towel too?
James here – I’ve got a torture test in mind for the Scrubba!
I’ll be taking it along next weekend as I embark on a 2 day, 300 mile cycling race. Ever get close to the chamois (pad) in a pair of cycling shorts after 150 miles? (don’t)
Not only that, but the cycling clothes are delicate and technical fabrics to boot.
If the Scrubba can handle that, it’ll earn a permanent place in our rig. Stay tuned!
Oh, but we didn’t get the towel because we have other large microfiber towels in our RV already.
James, that does sound like a torture test. Can’t wait to see the results. If the Scrubba passes that test, you’d better believe I will be getting one! Good luck with the race!!!!
My husband purchased this for our trip to Europe with a Rick Steves tour group. I was a little skeptical at first, but it worked great!
This is great to hear, Jean! Nice to hear from someone who owns it and likes it. We’re headed to Grand Teton Nat’l Park, and I can’t wait to put it to the test myself!
Awesome solution! Let us know how it works for you.
Will do, Carol. We’re heading to the Tetons, so should get a chance to try it out next week!