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Old 07-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
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Great question - we had the worst time with cotton drying (and we traveled during the winter so hanging outside was usually out of the question) We are looking into the bamboo/cotton towels that supposedly has great wicking & drying properties. Has anyone tried those out in an RV?
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:44 PM   #16
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Linden street makes quick drying towels perfect for RV use. JCPenneys sells them that I know of.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I've subsequently looked online for JCP and other stores and found many retailers that offer quick-dry towels. It appears that quick-dry means the towels are a lighter weight cotton and dry faster in the dryer as well as on the line. If so, we've already been doing that and we still want something that drys faster on the line.

If I didn't say it already... one of our problems is when we're "on the road." We take a shower in the morning, hang the towel to dry while we drive and by that evening it's probably not dry yet. Maybe I need to come up with a means of getting some air flow through the trailer while we're going down the road.

Of eqaual importance is the space required to store the towels.

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Great question - we had the worst time with cotton drying (and we traveled during the winter so hanging outside was usually out of the question) We are looking into the bamboo/cotton towels that supposedly has great wicking & drying properties. Has anyone tried those out in an RV?
Interesting about bamboo. I see some web sites that offer bamboo and bamboo/cotton - I'll do some more checking
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #17
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Bamboo? Never thought of something that could be used for a fishing rod, being use for a towel. Interesting. What next, carbon fiber towels?
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If price is no object, woven linen towels makes wonderful towels, both for the bath and for dishes.

Very compact and quick to dry
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I don't have a drying problem and use Sam's highly absorbent bath towels. They're big, too.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #20
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I highly recommend J.C.Penney's Quik Dry towels. I truthfully don't know what fiber they are but they absorb, are very soft and dry quickly. I'd say almost all of our RV friends purchase them. $5 per bath towel. Can't beat them!!!!
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Bamboo = rayon or viscous in Europe. Just saw Eucalyptus fabric at BB&B yet another feed stock source for rayon. Nice soft fabric for sheets. Not sure I would want a bath towel made of it
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #22
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Believe it or not buy some flannel (like pajamas and plaid shirts are made of) at the fabric store, cut to sizes you want, hem and you have amazing absorbent towels that are light weight, soft, and don't take up much room. They will also dry quickly.

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You could just do the drip dry method if your by yourself or if you are double dating, break out the leaf blower.
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This is not exacly off topic, but not quite on, either, but I have used a technique for years that solves the soggy towel problem.

What you do is to get your washcloth thourughly wet while you're in the shower. When you turn the water off, wring the washcloth to get the water out as much as possible. You can then dry yourself with the damp cloth. The wet cloth will pick up the water from your skin instantly, rather than having to wait unil the dry towel wicks the water up. When the washcloth gets wet again, just wring it out. You will be amazed at how much water it picks up, and you are wringing it out and down the drain.

Finish with the fluffy towel of your choice; you will be dry, but the towel will not be soggy.

Yeah, it's nuts, but it really works. I use this for my gym towel and back when I was on a boat. It really works.

Just a little hint from..........I dunno, somebody.

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I've been "squeegee-ing" myself off for... ever in my S&B and RV. Before I grab a towel, I swipe my hands over my head and down my arms, stomach and and legs in that order. I also hang my towel as wide and long as I can.
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I do the 'squeegee' too and I do the wring out of the washcloth,
but never thought about using it to further dry !!!

Excellent idea - less water on the bath towel too !!!
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TLGPE, You are DA MAN! I tried your "washcloth drying technique" after my shower tonight. I typically use a hand towel as a wash cloth. After rinsing it and wringing it out, I then used it to "dry off". I'm still amazed at the amount of water I wrung out of it each of the next three times ... and I'm not a huge guy! Our little washer/dryer in our bus thanks you too, it will have to work much less.

Tom, I dislike hanging towels and wet clothes on the lifelines of our sailboat so much, that we hang them under the bimini in the evening when we anchor for the night. They have to be under there, as you probably know, because they would be soaked from the dew in the morning. Your tip will come in handy on the boat also. Thanks again for your post! ---Walton
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When I had my Jayco TT I installed a wall mounted 120V towel drying rack on the wall in the bathroom. Now that I have my Discovery I purchased the same drying rack but this time I ordered a free standing one, and we have this one in the bedroom. Nothing like having a warm towel waiting for you when you get out of the shower on those cool spring and fall mornings . And it only takes about an hour to dry damp towels after we shower. I have a timer that i plugged the dryer in to so i am not hesitant to leave the dryer on if we plan on being gone for the day .
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