Portable Clothes Dryer

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  1. Pete D.

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    Hi Funsters, I bought this portable clothes dryer for the MH from Argos today for £19.99. It is aluminium, so very light and is the 3 arm type which has more than adequate space for a family wash. It has 3 legs with a good spread for stability and it's got holes in the feet for pegging to the floor. The really good feature is that it comes as two pieces which easily connect/separate and comes with a carrying bag for storage.
    The Argos Product Code is: 850/1848 Freestanding Airer.
     

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    Thanks..just looking at getting something like this.
     
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    Can recommend them, we use one, and the bottom half doubles up as a tripod for the satellite dish if needed. (y)
     
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    Go to Home Bargains - they are cheaper there (£14.99 I think) (y)
     
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    We have one its great, wash on sites & take less clothes etc.
     
  6. Pete D.

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    Tremybach - what a good suggestion ref the Sat tripod, I hadn't thought of that. The MH TV has built in sat decoder and I have a spare dish in the garage. I feel a bit of experimenting coming on!
     
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    We have a spare old sky dish that we use in the UK if we need a twin feed for the Sky+ box, or if the roof dish is blocked from the satellite, works well, and so long as SWMBO is only drying her 'smalls' that doesn't interfere with the signal. :rofl:
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    Is this airer larger than the usual ones we see on camp sites ? I looks bigger ? Only want a small one.

    The one in home bargains is a really weak looking thing and does not have a carry bag which is handy for keeping it together in the van.

    The other option is the Vango one at 35 quid but not sure if its worth the extra coin..

    Cheers
     
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    Hi Charlie, this one is not too big (certainly not as big as the ones used in gardens with the drive in post) and seems to be well made and quite robust. It's about 4 foot across when opened and stands about 5 foot high. When in the bag in 2 pieces it is only 30 inches long. Also it is highly recommended by the guys above.
     
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    I'll tell the missus. She'll be reet chuffed :)
     
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    Just bought one, double check that you get the correct one as there is a bigger heavier steel one for the same price.
     
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    Brought one in Aldi last month 17 quid.

    Why would I want to unbbolt the satellite dish from the roof and mount it on my cloths dryer? :lol
     
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    But only if you're watching the Eurovision Thong Contest!:giggle:

    We've got the 4 arm version and it's great (well, so I'm told).
     
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    Had one of these for about 5yrs, used it a few times, spent most of its life in the locker. When I did use it we had to tie it down well as the slightest breeze has it over and all your lovely clean washing ends up on the floor!
     
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    They fight over mine!
    Nobody likes wet wet suits !
     
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    If you are using the aires abroad remember that in many places you won't be able to use one of these free-standing airers, good though they are. I have a "hang out of the window" drying rack which is acceptable everywhere. It folds down flat so no storage problems either. Might be a better bet for you too.
     
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    One thing to watch with these airers is the robustness of the catch that holds the top part up. We have a 4 arm one and found that when it was full of wet washing it was prone to collapsing. I solved the problem by drilling a hole through collar and post to take a nail which is tied on so it doesn't get lost.
     
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    I bought an identical one from Home Bargains for £14.99, but it didn't come with a carry bag. Used it several times this summer abroad and was very pleased, it performed well even with wet towels. I also like the screw in pegs for the legs so it wouldn't topple or blow over. They are currently out of stock online but you may get them in store.
     
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    We have the home bargains one too. Used 5/6 times with no bother and certainly strong enough for what we needed inc beach towels. I've also got a 5 string tidy dri fitted in the shower wifi here is useful for when not allowed to hang outside.
     
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