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Old 11-29-2003, 06:51 PM   #1
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Drying bath towels

How do you dry your bath towels when you're on the road or if it's cold and wet outside or in a park that won't let you hang them out? We only have 13' of inside space...
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Old 11-29-2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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About the only thing that dries slower than terrycloth is denim. My canoe camping days provide a partial solution. I would suggest thinking about a PackTowl ( REI or Campmor ). There is a handy corner loop for attaching to a hook or line. They are a synthetic chamois-like product that dries relatively quickly. They're easy to wash out if you reach that point and even are useful wet if you just wring them out. Just don't dry them in the dryer when you get back home. I use a full size for body over and over, using a smaller one for face and hair.
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We use an over the door towel rack. It looks something like this and I think it cost around $15 at either Walmart or Target.

Also, we have a rack that can be put up outside if necessary.

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Old 11-29-2003, 09:30 PM   #4
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We use some of the spring clips with hooks. The clips go on the corners and the hooks go inside the lip of an overhead cabinet. This allows for a good amount of airflow around the towel and they dry quickly. Another option is to find a retractable line like they used to have for in s shower. It will only be out when you are using it and self stows.
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Old 11-29-2003, 11:54 PM   #5
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on weekenders

On 2 or 3 day trips with small numbers of people, I plastic bag the wet ones and have another set for the next day. It may mean a stack of towels to take with you but a nice fresh towel is hard to beat and if the weather allows or the park, sun dried can't be beat for freshness, maybe easier to say when a Floridian....jem
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Old 11-30-2003, 11:35 AM   #6
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you may already have the answer...

those of you with '90's vintage excellas look inside the shower, on the inside of the frame of your shower door are two hidden fold out towel rods.

very handy for drying soaking wet stuff. it drips into the shower pan.

i had my trailer over ten years before i discovered it!

take a look!

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Old 11-30-2003, 04:05 PM   #7
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john,

A/S changed their showers in 94 - 28' to the CS. It's a stand alone shower with a glass door. Unfortunately I don't have them.

But some models still may have the same shower config as yours, ie 25'

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We simply put the wet towels on plastic clothes hangers and hang them from the handles of the overhead storage areas located over our bed.
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John,

My 1995 30 foot Excella 1000 does not have rods built into the shower door. But, you made me go out and look!
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John,

My 1995 30 foot Excella 1000 does not have rods built into the shower door. But, you made me go out and look!
sorry to make ya look diesel, must have stopped in '94 as john pointed out.

maybe it was an early ninetys only feature.

one still could install folding rods in the shower. perhaps the type designed for under sink storage of wash cloths would work.

i still like brett's idea of a retractible clothes line.

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John -

I too had to run out to check my shower door frame. I have one concealed towel rod there, which I'm certain I'd not have found in the next decade of ownership, had you not told me of its existance. Thanks!

The previous owner replaced the original shower door with a shower curtain, weighted along the bottom seam. It works well and is easy to use. I suspect my second towel rod left the premises during the shower door conversion.

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Talking made ya look made ya look!

good for you mark!

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Lot's of good suggestions. Thanks. My wife particularly likes the suggestion of just having a stack of fresh towels ready to go and tossing the wet ones in the back of the truck. Though what she really wants is a portable drier to take along. I have to keep reminding her it's a 16' TT towed by a Ranger. So now she is on the hunt for more hazard orange towels to match the interior of our CCD. No, really, it looks good, we love it! Just took an 11 day trip up the coast of Oregon to visit relatives in Astoria and then on to the Seattle area to visit more. Rained every day. Hard at times. Encountered 60 mph gusts, snow, black ice, a flat on the trailer on I-5 south of Tacoma during a snow fall. Didn't know it until another motorist pulled along side and told us. Had to pull over once because I couldn't see past the hood from the rain. Great trip. Trailer is tight.

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spring-loaded curtain rods...

Hi, Jamie!

We use spring-loaded curtain rods with the rubber tips on the ends and put them in the shower. You can use as many as you need for as many towels as you need to hang. We also hang our bath mat.

They may not stay up on the road if the towels are particularly heavy, but they work great for overnight drying.

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