Have you ever found yourself on tour and wishing you could do some laundry? That’s where having access to one of the best caravan washing machines comes in.

It may be something of a luxury caravan accessory to take on tour with you, but it’s also one that can make a big difference to your experience. After all, while many of the best caravan parks offer access to laundry facilities onsite, having a portable washing machine for a caravan gives you the freedom of doing your own. You also save money on the cost of using the onsite laundrette.

Of course, you’ll want to make sure you avoid overloading your caravan washing machine. As a result, take a look at the capacity of each model in our guide and see which one is likely to best suit your needs.

As well as being portable, a good caravan washing machine will also be payload-friendly too. To help you find the right one for you, we’re sharing our top picks on the market.

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Caravan washing machines – our top picks:

Leisurewize Twin Tub Washing Machine
Think Gizmos Portable Washing Machine
Costway Twin Tub Washing Machine
Leisurewize 15 Litre Collapsible Washing Machine

The best portable washing machines for caravans:

Leisurewize Twin Tub Washing Machine
Image: Amazon – Leisurewize Twin Tub Washing Machine

Leisurewize Twin Tub Washing Machine

  • Spinning power: 116W
  • Washing power: 230W
  • Wash capacity: 3.5kg
  • Spin capacity: 2.5kg
  • Weight: 5kg

Reason to buy:

  • Lightweight

Reason to avoid:

  • Capacity could be too small for some

This simple-to-use portable washing machine from Leisurewize is a great option for caravanners to consider. The mains-operated product provides a maximum washing capacity of 3.5kg, as well as a maximum spin capacity of 2.5kg.

We reckon this should give you a quick and efficient way of getting your clothes clean on tour – it takes up to 15 minutes to do a wash, as well as having a spin time of up to five minutes. We like that it provides the choice of two wash settings – either gentle or normal. Just make sure the water outlet pipe is by a suitable drainage system.

Another feature we’re fans of is the carry handle – combine this with its weight of 5kg and you get a caravan washing machine that has some useful portability and one that we think should be fairly easy to move around when you need to.

Think Gizmo Portable Washing Machine
Image: Amazon

Think Gizmos Portable Washing Machine

  • Spinning power: 120W
  • Washing power: 240W
  • Wash capacity: 3.6kg
  • Spin capacity: 2kg
  • Weight: 11kg

Reason to buy:

  • Comes with wash bag and lint filter

Reason to avoid:

  • Fairly heavy

This two tub portable washing machine is another good choice for caravanners who want to be able to do some laundry on tour. One of the tubs is for washing and provides a 3.6kg capacity, while the other one is for spinning and comes with a 2kg capacity.

The wash cycle takes up to 15 minutes, providing the choice of a soft or a normal wash. The spin cycle will take up to 5 minutes with this model, and we reckon it should be a simple-to-operate machine too. It comes with a drainage water pump, and we like that you usefully get a free lint filter with it too. A drainage area will be needed though.

It’s worth bearing in mind that this is a caravan washing machine with a total weight of 11kg. This means it could be harder to move around for some, as well as being more of a consideration when you’re thinking about your payload.

Costway Twin Tub Washing Machine
Image: Amazon – Costway Twin Tub Washing Machine

Costway Twin Tub Washing Machine

  • Spinning power: 140W
  • Washing power: 280W
  • Wash capacity: 6.5kg
  • Spin capacity: 2kg
  • Weight: 15kg

Reason to buy:

  • Best wash capacity in our guide

Reason to avoid:

  • Heaviest option

Manufactured by Costway, this twin tub caravan washing machine provides quick and easy washing when you’re on tour, taking 15 minutes to wash and five minutes to spin. As well as that, it has an impressive total capacity of 8.5kg.

Its 6.5kg washing tub capacity offers more practicality than the smaller capacity provided by most of the other options on this list. It also has a 280W washing and 140W spinning power, with the drainage pump letting you drain out the dirty water.

However, the downside is its weight of 15kg, which makes it the heaviest option in our guide.

Leisurewize Collapsible Washing Machine
Image: Halfords – Leisurewize Collapsible Washing Machine

Leisurewize 15 Litre Collapsible Washing Machine

  • Washing capacity: 15 litres
  • Spinning capacity: 15 litres
  • Power: 120W
  • Weight: 4.6kg

Reason to buy:

  • Impressive 15 litre capacity, portable and space-saving

Reason to avoid:

  • Only a single tub

If ease of storage is an important factor in finding the best portable washing machine for you, this collapsible Leisurewize product could be ideal. Coming with an impressive 15-litre washing capacity, it operates with a spin speed of up to 400 RPM. At 120W, it’s worth noting it’s not got the same washing and spinning power as some of the other options in our guide. Also, it only has one tub.

However, what you do get is a highly transportable and easy-to-store product. It’s lightweight too, only weighing 4.6kg, and then, when you’ve finished using it, it can be folded inwards to give you a space-saving way of achieving clean clothes on tour.

This doesn’t come with a pump and is a gravity drain option, it will need to be near a drain for the pipe.

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