Drying the washing

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  1. Soaringman

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    Shmbo has asked me to ask if there is a wonderful device that can go in the bathroom to dry the washing whilst we are on the move. We have a whirly washing line for when we are camped out
    But what do other people use? :Confused::Confused:
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    We have a pull out (telescopic) washing drier with 4 rails, we got it with a previous Rapido and it has 'migrated' to our other campers as it was so useful! :BigGrin:

    When pushed in, it stands about 3 inches out from the wall, in use it extends to about 12 inches (steady ..... :Blush:), although this can be reduced by if not all the rails on it are needed, you can see it in the below picture above the toilet with a hand towel on.

    The other option is to create a 'spiders web' which is what we had to do when we did some washing in France - the washing machine worked fine but the driers were useless ... they worked for about 10 seconds for 50c then nothing, nada, zilch ... even getting a couple of the locals to have a look for us didn't help, so eventually took the washing back to van and set up a load of washing lines to hang it all on whilst we travelled - we had them running all across the rear bed, hanging from the cupboard handles ... it looked like something from mission impossible! :RollEyes:
     

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    Washing

    A couple of coat hangers and also one of those small plastic things that can hold about 20 items of socks and smalls.

    Russell
     
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    We peg ours to the bike rack.:BigGrin:





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    What, while you are driving along? Must be some pretty powerful pegs you have there!
     
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    We hang ours in the shower and they do dry eventually but we have to have the shower doors closed with a loop of shockcord round the handles to keep them closed otherwise they jump off their tracks if the roads at all bumpy. There would be more ventilation if the shower doors could be open.
     
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    Mrs Vlad has very large knickers,so come in handy as an air brake in emergencies !
    We fit pegs with updated springs that hold on up to 85 mph,then attach her knickers via a safety pin and 500 lb fishing line.With a quick release system via a rope to the cockpit we're live and ready!
    I must admitt this system has it's failings,last year downhill on the m6 I deployed the system whilst doing 88 mph and the whole lot gave way,blocked an arctics windscreen and caused a multiple pile up :Doh:
    Still I've updated the fishing line to 800 lb so shouldn't happen again.:thumb:


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    Sounds like a good system, bit heavy on the miles per gallon though! But hey, if it gets your bloomers dry why not.
     
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    Not too heavy on the fuel as they're whats apparently called Thongs ( a lot lighter than bloomers) ,in fact think of a pair of granny pants, made from silk,divided at the back by a strap of heavy duty lace,
    Low calorie thongs a weight saving exercise !:Wink:



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    I have fitted a small pull out washing line in the shower room similar to what you get over baths in hotels. When we are parked up just open the warm air vent and it works great, if still damp then I run a 12v fan heater into the shower room while driving which helps a little if the doors are kept closed
     
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    Tumble drier in the garage - on ehu sorted!
    FT:Wink:
     
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    I fancy fixing one of theses to our bike rack (somehow) - van conversion
    Brabantia Wall Fix Clothes Airer
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    what about a dehumidifier, i use one at home we dont have a tumble drier just put the washing on a airer with the dehumidifier and its dry in the morning,think they only use similar power to a fridge
     
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    We are tight for space - ever inch needs to be used carefully as its a long-wheelbase van conversion - so no garage or anything- the only spare space I have is over the cab. (or possibly in the oven :) )
     
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    Use camping clothes lines (bungee) complete with pegs. Use them inside and out, will hook onto any available hooks, handles etc. Available on line and from any camping shop. I know Towsure stock them.
     
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    Tried these but for me, stretch too much with towels/jeans on, but useful to have in reserve.
     
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