Am I Missing Something Here?

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  1. Allanm

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    This has been on my mind for a few years but I never bothered to take it any further
    But.....
    We are currently sitting in the aire at Josselin, it's raining but we came for the boulangerie!
    Anyway? Out of 16 vans here, 6 have towels wrapped around the seats
    This seems to be quite common, but why? Am I missing a trick? I don't see any cars with towels wrapped around the seats, is it because motor home drivers are a sweaty or incontinent bunch or is it to protect the seats from something else? If the latter, why not just buy seat covers?
    Why towels?

    Allan
     
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    Seat covers are a bugger to get on and off !!
    We have white covers ( SHE picked them !!! ) and I speak from experience :groan:
     
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    Maybe they've been out in the rain and they're drying them off!:getmecoat:
     
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    Dogs??:D
     
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    exactly..if is raining we hang towels behind seat.
     
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    We hang towels behind the seats to dry them if the weathers bad.
     
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    I cover the habitation seats with duvet covers and the two front seats with old towels. Keeps the dog hairs off the upholstery and are easily shaken outside and washed.
     
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    Protects the seats from red wine:wine:
     
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  9. Allanm

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    The towels aren't hanging at the back of the seats, they are on the seats and tied at the back. They are all matching towels too! It seems quite common, and non of the vans here appear to have dogs.
    We have two dogs ourselves, but we only put covers on the seats if we go out and leave the dogs home alone
    These people are driving with the towels on
     
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    Could well be that they are just using them as seat protectors and then they also have a spare towel if needed. I use a couple of throws over the seats as seat protectors. Easy to take off and shake outside to get rid of any crumbs. If it gets a little chilly at night they can also be thrown over the duvet as an extra layer.

    You have reminded me that I do still need to sew a couple of bits of velcro on them to secure them around the headrest as they do dislodge fairly easily.
     
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    Must be Germans ,
    When they don't have loungers to reserve they get a bit confused !



    Vlad
     
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    Because. A, can't get seat covers to fit, god known we've tried.
    B, They are a damned sight cheaper than the ill fitting seat covers.
     
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    I will have to try them .
     
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    Could it be vinyl seats

    hot sun makes your bum burn and your back

    But a towel makes it a little less painful
    Between a hot seat and your bum
     
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    I have sheepskin seat covers from easyrider very comfy
     
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    Maybe it's to stop the sun fading the upholstery. Something we rarely have to use in Glasgow.
     
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    I have an old t-shirt over the base of my seat, it stops the dye from my jeans colouring the material.
     
  19. tonka

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    It's a camping car swingers meet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The towels are like a secret sign.....

    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    but how does Tonka know this.
     
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