Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by Gin Palace, Jun 1, 2015.
can anyone recommend a good iron? travelling to France Spain and Portugal many on low amp hook ups?
Get non iron cloths
The ones here that are below 1000watts should be ok on a 4amp hook up providing you're not using anything else that's power hungry.
Personally, I decided long ago, that if it needs ironing, it ain't going.
Give up ironing
whats wrong with old fashioned flat irons, heat on the gas or use any old knackered iron.
I have Tilley paraffin iron.. it has two heat settings ..
burning hot.. and incineration hot
Lugged a travel iron round for years and never used it once (nor did Jan). Don't bother to carry one now.
Prior to getting our first motorhome I was extremely fussy about thing being ironed , even jeans and tea towels. Then we went away on our first long trip and it was a complete revelation to me that most clothes, especially t-shirts, look absolutely fine without being ironed. If you fold them up carefully when they've been washed and dried, especially if they have been dried in the sunshine, then the heat of your body usually takes care of any little creases.
Forget the iron, just use naturist sites!
I think the word is don't bother then!
But that's likely to show off a whole load of other wrinkles and creases instead!!
It's the one I have! My mum got it from my grand mother (dad's mum) and since then I've always wanted it! Got it last Christmas to go in Max!!!!
Mind you before that I had a set of stones we call them Galets (you find them on beaches sometimes) and I had one big for Jeans, one thin for small things and one looking a bit like a triangle for difficult/tiny bits. In the sun ...it gets very hot, OR in boiling water with a special glove to take them out ... easy!
No electricity at all!
But now I have my very old one , going on gas! I'm a happy bunny!
What do you need to flatten clothes? Heat and pressure. Sit on them.
Always thought an iron was a type of golf bat.
Carried an iron for 5 years, never used it, but john did once !
Majority of campsites have irons in the laundry room, decent ironing board too, if you really feel the need. Chose clothes wisely, non iron shirts, quick dry stuff too. A good tip is to get the washing off the line while it is warm and smooth out on a flat surface. Or wear linen, it always looks creased anyway.
Crikey you can tell I'm the newbie! Thank you everyone for your replies!
And your point is?
I'm with Ethle on this one!
You learn quickly
I hardly iron anything even at home!! So in the MH .........
I was so glad when we moved into the van-no more ironing!