Where do you hang towels? - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-21-2015, 06:43 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
nathanj04011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Midcoast, Maine
Trailer: 2016 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 421
Tthanks everyone for giving great ideas! We hadn't thought of hooks over the door or those ikea towel racks. Definite possibilities!

As to the extra weight, good to know it's more a selling factor for light weight trailers. I was wondering what the reason was.
__________________

nathanj04011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 07:13 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Port Angeles, Washington
Trailer: 2014 19'
Posts: 532
On our 19' I added 300 +/- lbs of fixed equipment and cabinet work. The trailer handles better 'empty' and it had no effect on mileage. A 19' with dual axle is a natural.
__________________

Klem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 07:24 PM   #23
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,690
With the reinforced wall in the 21 between the bath and bed, one can install towel bars inside and outside the shower....see post #222 here Planned modifications to BlackJack….
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN1363.JPG (7.7 KB, 425 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1368.JPG (9.1 KB, 429 views)
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 07:27 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 4,903
That is the only wall we had reinforced and glad we did, as just from kicking it, I think it might have been down in the bathroom by now! Never considered that. We have some heavy items we want on one or both sides of that wall.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 07:43 PM   #25
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 - "Felicity"
Posts: 2,326
Use a magnet to find the colored staples ETI used to attache the pretty wood to the framing. Makes it simple to attach things.
__________________
Charlie Y

Need custom storage to your design? Don't drill holes!
www.RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 07:48 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Vermilye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oswego, New York
Trailer: 2016 Tacoma Off Road, 2017 21
Posts: 2,284
In my 17B I hang the dish towel on an over-the-door stainless steel hanger on the clothes cabinet door. Bath towel & wash cloth go in a short clothesline made of parachute cord attached to two light weight bungee cords I stretch between the springs that hold the doors open on the front two cabinets. Since I usually shower at night, I hang them stretched out to dry, then fold them both & put them away in the morning.
__________________
Jon Vermilye My Travel Blog
Travel and Photo Web Page ... My Collection of RV Blogs 2016 Tacoma, 2017 21
Vermilye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 08:03 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,055
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanj04011 View Post
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.
Thanks.

Although maximum trailer ratings are often far beyond the trailer weight, real capacity (accounting for passengers and cargo weight in the truck) makes most setups far closer to their limits than one might guess. Even then, 25 pounds isn't a big deal... until as Myron suggested you do that for twenty parts of the trailer, and have another 500 pounds to haul around. If it is ahead of the axle, it contributes to tongue weight, and quite a few pickup truck owners run in trouble with hitch weight versus truck payload (or perhaps occasionally rear axle capacity)... even with Escapes.

I think stiffening walls will help avoid that flimsy feeling more than stiffening the door, with less weight and without potentially causing hinge problems. How about a thicker hollow-core door? Most houses use hollow-core doors, and I've never heard of one which uses slabs of solid plywood.
Brian B-P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 08:48 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
C&G in FL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Tampa Bay Area, Florida
Trailer: 2015 5.0TA
Posts: 1,443
We hang towels outside under the sleeping loft on our 5.0TA. Being under the overhang, if there is rain, towels or bathing suits do not get drenched and continue to dry. We use Coughlin bungee cord clothes lines (1 on each side), available at Camping World (@ $6 each) attached to our kingpin lock on one end and to stainless steel I-bolts on the flat steel triangular shaped plates on either side of the front storage compartment on the other end. The two lines are quick and easy to set up or to take down. The bungee cord are actually double cords twisted, so by separating the strands and tucking towels/clothing between the two strands, the need for clothes pins is eliminated. If desired, regular clothes line rope could be used. Hopefully, the picture I attempted to post will show up; a picture is worth 1,000 words.

We also have a couple of Command Hooks over the toilet to hang towels or wet rain coats, etc.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (244.9 KB, 74 views)
__________________
Carl
2015 F150 2.7 EcoBoost (Big Spot)
2015 5.0TA (Little Elsie)
"What a long, strange trip it's been....."
C&G in FL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 10:34 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Los Osos, California
Trailer: 2014 21 2013 Yukon
Posts: 2,422
Hi Ron- those stainless racks look very nice and for the bath it does keep them out of the way. Not as concerned with them showing as them getting in the way opening the door and possibly springing the hinges. Like the Kitchen rack as well

Any tips on replicating them?
Rossue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 10:49 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 3,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossue View Post
Hi Ron- those stainless racks look very nice and for the bath it does keep them out of the way. Not as concerned with them showing as them getting in the way opening the door and possibly springing the hinges. Like the Kitchen rack as well

Any tips on replicating them?
Thanks, I think the bottom line is awareness that there's about an 1 1/2" frame to put screws into. However the door overlaps the opening so you only have 1 1/2" minus the overlap to put the screws into and you have to make sure the bracket doesn't hit the door jam. Not rocket science, just requires some careful measurements and a bracket that's suitable.

The kitchen towel bar is much more forgiving because you can always put a backing block anywhere you need it depending on how wide the bar is. Conventional, off the rack, towel bars would easily work in that location.

Ron
__________________

Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.