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Old 12-25-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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Seeking quick dry towel reviews

Hi, I would like compact, quick drying towels for camping. So far, if for travel or damp weather reasons, need to dry towels spread out in Trillium, they dry slooooowly and I worry about mildew happening before drying. Also taking up a lot of space. Any brand name suggestions or types?
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Old 12-25-2016, 12:48 PM   #2
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Towels

We use full size microfiber towels which takes up the space of a hand towel. They take a little getting use to. They are not fluffy, you kind of dab the water off but they work well. They hang and dry quickly, ours has button holes around the towel to aid in hanging off of things. Our towels have copper in them to prevent mildew and odors. Ours cost about $20 ea. but well worth the money.
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This may be the one we have but not sure.
https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Miracle...h+towel+travel
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Old 12-25-2016, 12:55 PM   #3
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We got the microfiber towels from REI. As noted, they're not fluffy but do dry quickly.
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Old 12-25-2016, 03:11 PM   #4
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Ditto on the REI towels!
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Old 12-25-2016, 05:39 PM   #5
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I have purchased micro fiber towels at jc pennys' online store. They come in a variety of color and work very well for camping. Easy to store, hang, and dry.
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Old 12-25-2016, 07:27 PM   #6
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Hi: flatlandreader... Sorry I can't help with quick dry towels... I get "Dry cleaned"!!! LoL Alf
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Old 12-25-2016, 08:51 PM   #7
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Hi Chris,

I use cotton Turkish towels and love them. They are kind of like dish towels, but bigger. Thin and big, they absorb plenty for one person after showering and dries quickly. Since they're large, they wrap around you to dry your back.

In my Bigfoot, I drape one end over a towel bar and use the other end to blot the water (damp dry). Then I use the rest of the towel to dry off.

Here's one on Amazon, very much like mine: http://a.co/0obi8OO

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Old 12-26-2016, 04:40 PM   #8
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I use "norwex" towels in the trailer, not as big as bath towels at home of course and do take some getting used to, but dry quickly.
They are microfibre---use their window cloths for inside and outside windows and they work well.
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Old 12-26-2016, 05:48 PM   #9
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I also went with microfiber towels. Per some advice on this forum I purchased ones for "dogs" as they were the same quality for less money.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:00 AM   #10
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Because you're in Canada, I would suggest checking out mec.ca (our rei equivilant). I've got a bath towel and face cloth from mec and they both work great, not fluffy, but are light weight, fold down to almost nothing (I do a lot of backpacking), and have built in snap loops for hanging--plus they come in some great colours
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Nice idea for quick drying towels. My question would be where do you hang your towels to dry?
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:38 AM   #12
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Nice idea for quick drying towels. My question would be where do you hang your towels to dry?
For the most part we have always hung on the awning arms, as this was always quite handy. With the 2017 model and the new awning, this will not be possible unfortunately.

We also use suction cup hooks to hand stuff on the side of the trailer, especially if raining as they can be hung under the awning.

As well, we will hang in the bath, but without good air circulation there, the drying process is quite slow.
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:21 AM   #13
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We love the microfiber towels and purchased them on Amazon. I do miss the fluffy, warm soft towels from home, but wouldn't trade them for the space they use and the quick drying power of the microfiber towels.

When camping in the summer, we have placed Command hooks on the exterior and the towels dry quickly. When in damp places, we leave them in wash area or on one of the Umbra Hooks https://www.amazon.com/Original-Wall...ood+umbra+hook which ETI installed for us all around the camper.

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I had one of these in the basement, cut it in half width wise and reassembled and use it outside
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-...s%2Bdryer&th=1
it folds flat and fits under the dinette storage
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Nice idea for quick drying towels. My question would be where do you hang your towels to dry?
In our 19', I attached 4 small cleats in the corners under the upper cabinet doors over the dinette that allowed for a continuous length of nylon line to be secure in a square. This gave us two clothesline about 4.5' wide to hang towels. Easy up/down and hardly noticible.
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Nice idea for quick drying towels. My question would be where do you hang your towels to dry?
When I have to hang a towel & washcloth inside, I have a "clothesline" that is made up of a pair of small bungee cords connected by a length of parachute cord. The bungee cords clip onto the cabinet door springs on the front cabinets.
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REI has Sea to Summit tek towels that has a face cloth. Both have a snap hoop thingymajgiggy clip you can attach to most anything. Very absorbent and dries fast!
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We have had good luck with the Aquis brand microfiber towels from Amazon. They dry quickly compared to cotton and have held up very well over the years.
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Are some micofibre towels better at absorbing water than others? We have some kitchen towels that we no longer use because they don't absorb water very well. They just sort of re-arrange the water. It's kind of like using plastic wrap. They dry faster than cotton towels because they don't get wet. I'd have better luck with a squeegee Is this typical of microfibre?
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We got these for our Casita and purchased more of them for our new Escape. They take a little getting used to but they dry quickly and absorb water well. https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Absorbe...r%2Btowel&th=1
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