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Old 11-21-2015, 02:50 PM   #11
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We put an umbra 3-hook white wall hook behind the shower curtain, so towels stay dry while showering. This requires reinforcing the wall during construction, so probably won't work after build is complete.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KZKG60/...ing=UTF8&psc=1

This keeps the towels out of the way better than putting them behind the toilet. We use microfiber towels so they dry quickly.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:24 PM   #12
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We also got one of the over the door things with three hooks and that fits fine and is great for wet clothes too. However I think somewhere I read that hanging really wet things inside the trailer -- even in the bathroom -- could lead to the dreaded CONDENSATION. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:32 PM   #13
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Ruthe, ANY source of moisture is going to contribute to condensation, cooking, showering, drying towels and even breathing. If the weather allows we try to hang towels outside, but its not always practical so we sometimes hang towels inside. We also always have windows open somewhere and try to use the fan to provide more ventilation whenever producing moisture inside. For me, ventilation is the key to minimizing condensation. In these little spaces it can never be completely prevented, but it can be managed.

We live in a small very tightly sealed and insulated house, and so I'm used to managing moisture levels in small spaces.
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:29 PM   #14
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And have any of you swapped out the door for a solid wood door? Thats another thing we are thinking of too. Escape said if we reinforced the wall the door attaches to, it would be made out of 3/4" plywood, so it hold it I would think.
Just curious... why? This seems like an addition of weight for no obvious benefit.
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:33 PM   #15
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Just for a bath towel?? Definitely overkill, especially when there are so many more practical options.
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:38 PM   #16
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Hi Brian,

Nothing more than to have the trailer feel less flimsy. I guess I'm a little curious as well as to why an additional 25 lbs here or there in the trailer would be a big deal when most 1/2 ton pickups can easily tow 7000+ lbs.? As long as it doesn't exceed the axle weight. Like I said, right now it's just theory.

We are probably going to have the wall reinforced anyway, again, to make it feel like a real wall.
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:39 PM   #17
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our (used) 19' came with towel (command) hooks behind the toilet, but we plan to use our bathroom to shower in so I'm adding two command hooks to the inside of the door so they'll stay dry during the shower.
Expect to hang wet things outside until dry, than transfer in.
Still unsure what we'll be hanging them ON outside. My first thought was the Awning bars, or the bicycle rack. But the bicycle rack won't hold much and might have bicycles on it. and I hear it is good to keep that Awning closed in case of wind when in the southwest.
Thanks for the IKEA tip!

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Old 11-21-2015, 05:54 PM   #18
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We got from Amazon the Umbra Flip 5-Hook Wall Hook, Espresso and had ETI install the hooks on the wall outside the shower just to the right. We had the wall reinforced by ETI for a small extra charge. That is where we hand the towels. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:04 PM   #19
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I guess I'm a little curious as well as to why an additional 25 lbs here or there in the trailer would be a big deal when most 1/2 ton pickups can easily tow 7000+ lbs.?
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Add twenty-five extra pounds here, twenty-five pounds there, etc., etc., and then, before you know it you've added enough weight to stress out your door hinges (they are cabinet grade flimsy), cut into your towing miles per gallon, (governed by weight) and probably like me won't take more than one shower every 3 months. Well, it's only money.

Tapping with my hammer, found and drilled into solid frame reinforcing already in there.
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