HS - that is some useful information. That would certainly be a pickle if you couldn't drain the machine manually. I think at this point I've decided to defer for another year. I can live with transporting laundry once a week if need be. Besides now I can afford to get that new radar.
CD - I guess given the fact that I'm not going to buy a machine now, all the more reason to sneak into HS's RV to do laundry