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Old 12-26-2010, 10:43 PM   #15
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We wash the dishes in tubs outside. One with soap and one clean water and then we use a towel. Since we have a Bambi with one sink, it's easier.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:52 AM   #16
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Hi, These might not work for you, but are great in our trailer. I oringinally bought two of the plastic tubs for inside of my twin sinks, but later replaced one of the tubs for the dish rack. I removed the drip tray because we keep it in the sink. Wal-Mart or Target sells these.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:00 AM   #17
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Dish drainer from Ikea

We use the Dish Drainer from Ikea seen in its folded position on stove below.

We place it on a towel on the bed or L-Lounge when washing dishes.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:02 AM   #18
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It's a different approach, but we just stopped using a rack after our last one got rusty. We just spread a dishtowel out and lay the dishes on that. It works well and the towel never gets rusty.
Being always-space-challenged, we don't use nor want to store a dishrack. We have been draining briefly on a dishtowel, hubbie then dries and puts away.

We have just picked up one of those highly absorbent microfiber mats from BB&B, which we're going to try out this next trip. It is about the same size as a dishtowel, but should absorb differently and dry more quickly. We'll see.


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Being always-space-challenged, we don't use nor want to store a dishrack. We have been draining briefly on a dishtowel, hubbie then dries and puts away.

We have just picked up one of those highly absorbent microfiber mats from BB&B, which we're going to try out this next trip. It is about the same size as a dishtowel, but should absorb differently and dry more quickly. We'll see.


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I'll be interested to see how well it works.

We bought a little tiny (825 sqft) bungalow house a few years ago, it's gorgeous with loads of original woodwork/hardwood floors/tiny galley kitchen, so we've been getting good at using less and less stuff and working in small spaces. We actually switched to using a dish towel as a drain rack in our house, we just didn't have room for a real rack. I think we'll be able to manage pretty well in an AS when we get one.
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The Original™ Extra Large Dish Drying Mat - Bed Bath & Beyond&

It the link does not work you can google: The Original Dish Drying Mat....
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:20 AM   #21
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Bought a dish tub at the Dollar Tree and it works great. I put the toaster and coffee pot (percolator type) in it when not in use or in travel. Cheap, works great, especially if I don't want to dry right away.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:18 AM   #22
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We're using one of these, and it's worked well so far. Fits into that space where the cabinet door opens to reveal only about 4 inches of space because of the wheel well. I use a small WalMart plastic (what do you call that thing that lies on the counter to direct the water back into the sink?) with it, and both stow in that space.

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Old 12-27-2010, 11:29 AM   #23
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We use the Dish Drainer from Ikea seen in its folded position on stove below.

We place it on a towel on the bed or L-Lounge when washing dishes.
That's one of my favorites and at $6 it's worth a shot. Now I just have to convince Jason that we need to drive 120 miles to pick one up.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:34 AM   #24
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I'm also with the towel drying group and even towel dry to clear the counter .
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Have some kind of rubber rack that never gets used. Dish towel or paper plates. Sal.
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:35 PM   #26
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We use two of the newer silicone products. A collapsible silicone colander with the pull out extensions fits perfectly inside the single round sink. The extensions rest on the counter edge and the dishes can drain inside the sink. Also use a roll-up silicone mat with a wavy surface texture (reminds me of corragated cardboard) if I want to dry anything on top the counter.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:20 PM   #27
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Lobster Bowl vs Double Sinks

I have a little chrome fold up rack that I got on sale at Bed Bath & Beyond. Before that I had a collapsible dish rack that fit rather well in one of the sinks - but it was white plastic of some sort and always got dingy looking.

As I think back on the lobster bowl I had in the 22 CCD, I used a towel and wiped and put away every piece as part of doing the dishes - an altogether better solution. Looked nicer, kept stuff more organized.

I've let myself get lazy with 2 sinks. And the truth is that in a very small space putting stuff away and cleaning as you go makes the whole trailer look nicer. It doesn't take a lot of mess to make the whole thing look like crap.


After last night, I might have a horrible excuse to remodel NOW. Over the last 30 or so hours Virginia Beach got hit with 14 inches of snow - and I run Answer Center a local telephone answering service. The heat pump switches over to the furnace at about 30F. Temps got down to about 26F. I had to get workers to and from the office, and feed the staff who were too busy to take proper breaks. I stayed in the office, so if my propane ran out and the power failed at the campground I might have a plumbing disaster of major proportions. (The campground probably would have called though.) I'll be going home about 8:00 PM tonight. Ready with 2 small Rhino spares if needed.

Won't stay at the campground tonight... roads are just too bad. I'll make sure I've got propane to last the night, get a change of cloths, use the bath house cause I need a LONG shower and come back.

Wish me luck - I'd rather do a voluntary remodel in the spring!

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We have 2 sinks in the camper but at home, we have a wooden folding rack like the one linked here. Seems to work nicely and if you have a wood look throughout the camper, it is another option.
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