Where do you hang towels? - Page 5 - 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 12-26-2015, 06:50 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 4,900
Once in a while, we see that a campground does not want clotheslines. Also have seen a campground say that they do not want lines from trees and do not want to block the views of others. A clothesline is put out at the time so you can use it or not. We used ours all of the time but don't have one now.

Weight from towels on the bath door can cause it to become unaligned so that the latch will not catch.
__________________

__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2015, 07:20 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 3,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by NW Cat Owner View Post
A few of the campsites I stayed at with my rental stated you couldn't use clothes hangers/lines.
A lot of the time it means that you aren't to attach a clothes line to trees.

I use a 6' light aluminum tube with two guy ropes and tent pegs. Depending on the location I attach a clothes line to either the roof rack of my canopy or some place on the trailer, usually the awning bracket. This lets me put out the line in an area that's suitable because of sun/wind/or not readily visible to others passing by. Plus, the articles hang freely and can blow around without contacting a nearby dirty trailer. Never had any trouble with this arrangement. Maybe that's because I don't frequent RV parks, they might be more fussy.

Ron
__________________

Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2015, 09:43 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Trailer: 2015 5.0 TA
Posts: 388
I have two wooden rods attached to the inside of the door with expansion bolts. The weight of two towels has not affected the door.
__________________
2015 Escape 5 TA
2016 Ford F-150
captmath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2015, 12:26 AM   #44
Senior Member
 
7th Heaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: palo alto, California
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 #7
Posts: 187
We hang this outside from the awning

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00
__________________
7-7-7 Our Marriage
2008 A Daughter 2011 A Son Dec-2014 A Daughter
2013 Escape 21 2014 Sequoia
7th Heaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2015, 07:40 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,933
Plastic hangers on the awning are work good. Nothing extra to bring along that way.

We do carry a 10m length of 6mm cord. It can be a clothes line when needed, or is just a great thing to have around for many other tasks where you might need to tie up (or down) something.

For the most part, we try to use products that work well for multiple tasks to avoid hauling along too much stuff.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2015, 12:49 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 3,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
For the most part, we try to use products that work well for multiple tasks to avoid hauling along too much stuff.
Always good when you can do that. My 6' aluminum pole that I use as the outboard end for a clothes line is also my TV antenna mast and my solar shower holder.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2015, 02:05 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
LeonW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 -- The Skylark. Towed by a 2014 Highlander
Posts: 981
We use some suction cups from IKEA. If the weather is cool or wet, we attach them to the walls of the bathroom. If it is dry outside, we can attach them to the outside of the trailer where the towels dry faster. Also, like Jim, we have a length of nylon cord that gets used for lots of things. Sometimes we use some safety pins and it is a clothes line.
__________________
Camping: Where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person.
LeonW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2015, 03:15 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
nathanj04011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Midcoast, Maine
Trailer: 2016 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 421
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vermilye View Post
My door is probably strong enough, however I did have to replace the hinges after 4 1/2 years of use. Two out of the three cracked at the screw holes going into the wall. Mine are/were a standard cabinet hinge, so no problem finding them.
Hi Jon (or others)

Are the hinges on the bathroom door the only ones of it's kind used in the Escape? Meaning, if I purchased more heavy duty hinges for them to install would they clash severely with the other hardware in the trailer? Or is it not a big deal? Thanks!!
nathanj04011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2015, 03:20 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,726
My trailer is seven years old. And so are the hinges.
Why fix what ain't broke?
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2015, 03:35 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
nathanj04011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Midcoast, Maine
Trailer: 2016 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 421
Just going off what Jon said about 66% of his hinges being broke and needing fixing . Why not do it right the first time?

Especially if we are planning on hanging towels off it...
__________________

nathanj04011 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 01:17 AM.


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