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Old 03-29-2014, 07:09 AM   #43
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Microfibre towels

We have one each and have used them seven years all over Africa, Asia, Europe, on the TransSiberian train trek, for some 40,000 plus miles RVing in recent years, and for a year in China. They are carried in a zip-lock-type bag. These are not so nice as a "real" cotton towel, but surpass any alternative. Some hours in the sun effectively sterilizes them to an extent. Pieces cut from them make handy face flannels and kitchen towels.

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Old 03-29-2014, 07:28 AM   #44
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Yes, they are the ABSORBER, I read this in the tip section from the Good Sam magazine.
I believe with the MF towels.there must be different types of MF, I have found some that do a good job of cleaning and drying and than some that leave a oily film.

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Old 03-29-2014, 07:50 AM   #45
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Since I usually forget my towel at campground showers, I usually just run back naked to the trailer to air dry. This has been more of a fast walk since my knees got bad. Most people tend to leave you alone after this, be careful of the ones who do not! Don't tell my wife, she is usually still asleep when I do this and cannot figure out why people stare and are unfriendly to us! Jim
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:22 PM   #46
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Jim, you could put one of these on the side of your trailer then you wouldn't have so far to walk and you might not scare as many neighbors. It's not the roomiest place to shower but it sure helps extend the use of the gray tank. Just be careful on breezy days.. . and don't choose a shower curtain that becomes translucent when it sticks to wet skin.

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Old 03-29-2014, 05:41 PM   #47
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We bought Aquis Adventure towels for our Airstream in Graphite. The x-large towels are fantastic bathsheets. We also bought smaller sizes (M & L) as hand-towels. Sports | Aquis Microfiber After one season with these, we had to get some for our house too (Travel Towel X-Large - Travel Essentials | Official Eagle Creek Website) Both of these brands don't have a creepy sticky feel that some MF towels have. Also, as was already mentioned, they absorb WAY more water from my hair, which really cuts down drying time. Then, of course, we thought, "Hey, the dogs need these too." Basically, we've eliminated our cotton towels and have switched over to these.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:18 PM   #48
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I want to update the towel story: we are not traveling anymore and planted ourselves in SoCal. I needed lots of towels and guest towels and beach towels, and the best thing I found is Turkish towels, AKA peshtemal.

cotton: check
thirsty: check
large: check
compact: check
dry super-fast: check
handsome: check
inexpensive: not so much. But not bad.

We now use them in the AS, too. I have found them so useful I gave them for Xmas gifts. Here are some:

They are also sold on Amazon.
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:02 AM   #49
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perri, Good info. Thanks for the update and the link. Looks like those are on sale now!

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