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Old 09-17-2016, 06:51 PM   #1
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Drying damp towels?

Generally the only way we dry our shower towels, or dish towels, is to hang them out in the sun.
But, what if there is no sun? Or the campground does not permit a clothes line?
Have you any ingenious methods for drying towels?
A directed vent from the furnace into the bath/shower closet? Somehow use the vent fan blowing in onto a suspended rack???
What do you do?
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Old 09-17-2016, 09:03 PM   #2
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Generally the only way we dry our shower towels, or dish towels, is to hang them out in the sub
N. But, what if there is no sun? Or the campground does not permit a clothes line?
Have you any ingenious methods for drying towels?
A directed vent from the furnace into the bath/shower closet? Somehow use the vent fan blowing in onto a suspended rack? .??
What do you do?
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Change the type of towel you use. I bought a couple of high tech towels that dry fast, small, and are more like a sponge than a terry cloth towel.
Once again you're camping not living is an anchored house. Think outside the house (box).

Look at stores like REI. What do the backpackers do?
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What I've seen done is a clothes line rack on the back bumper, home made of course. Saw this on a few trailers at a Scamp rally. They used two adjustable flag pole holders, like you would put on the outside wall of your house. One on each end of the bumper, angled out slightly from vertical. Some PVC pipe in each one and across at the top ends, and a few lines across to hang towels or whatever on. Now does this qualify as a not allowed clothes line, I don't know. At least it's not a rope strung between trees. We have an aluminum clothes rack, folds out and slides to widen it. Technically it's not a clothes line. All depends as to how fussy the campground is, and how discreet you can be. We have hung towels on awning guy ropes and off the framework of an easy-up type canopy. Never got a complaint.
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We usually hang ours on hooks in the bath/shower; sometimes we'll hang them out on the awning arm for a few hours.

The hooks in our shower have suction cups and actually hold very well. We got them from Escape when we picked up our trailer last fall. I think IKEA has similar products that people say work well.
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David,
We went with this Goodwill find... It's a foldable drying rack for dorms and apartments. I added a couple of mounting brackets that would interface with our bellyband and now when we reach our destination I can hang it anywhere around the perimeter of the Parkliner.
Looks good and works fantastic!
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Here is what it looks like closed.
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We put towel bars under the cabinets in our Scamp and 5th wheel to dry towels and hang clothes that need to dry on hangers.
Pretty handy and don't get in the way when not being used.

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I have a few hooks that are attached to the underside of the loft overhang and I string a line or hang a bar there. Works rain or shine. Also I have some hooks inside, so I can have a line front to back in the galley and leave it there if we are out on a hike. Otherwise the oven door handle is the default for the dish towels.
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We went with this Goodwill find... It's a foldable drying rack for dorms and apartments. I added a couple of mounting brackets that would interface with our bellyband and now when we reach our destination I can hang it anywhere around the perimeter of the Parkliner.
Looks good and works fantastic!
: so what do u do when it is raining out side to keep them from getting wet as that is what this is about?
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We have always had a shower curtain rod which can adjust to length across the cabinets. Now with our Bigfoot, we even have an extra long one we found at bed and bath that goes all the way across the Bigfoot next to the front table if we need privacy on the spare front bed
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: so what do u do when it is raining out side to keep them from getting wet as that is what this is about?
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What we have done in the past is hang the wet towels on a foldable towel rack under the awning, that way they don't get wet.
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Inside of our camper, we have kept an adjustable tension shower rod going widthwise...it lives just below our back shelves but can move anywhere as needed. Works excellently, especially when we travel-- a couple of clothespins keep the towels from sliding off.

When parked, we have a clothesline that we made from PVC. It sits in the open top of the spare tire holder. Never had a campground yet tell us it's not admissable and we've used it for many years.

There's a photo in my listing in the registry.
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Oops...I lied. No photo in my registry listing. But I will get one there!!



Amended----I KNEW I had previously uploaded photos of the clothesline we use.....it wasn't under the Registry. It is in an album in my profile. Check "all albums" and it is there.
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We put ours over the seats in our tow vehicle. If we are leaving, then they are moved to a line inside the trailer or over our outside chairs and under the awning.
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