Traveling in an RV for an extended period of time is exciting and special. Unfortunately, it also comes with its own set of problems, many of which people never really anticipate.
For instance, one of the biggest issues my family runs into is finding places to hang wet towels and bathing suits. After all, RV bathrooms are not exactly large, and nobody wants wet things hanging all over their home.
Fortunately, after spending some time in our trailer we’ve been able to find solutions to this problem. Here are a few of the most logical ones we’ve found.
Extra Curtain Rod
When five of my younger siblings took a trip with us for the first time, we had to find a way to hang all eight of our towels to dry. We couldn’t hang them outside due to campground rules, so it had to be indoors. Additionally, it was warm out, which meant swimsuits were also thrown into the mix. That’s when we came up with my favorite towel hanging solution: the extra curtain rod.
We simply added an extra shower curtain rod behind the existing one and used that to hang extra towels. We didn’t use our RV shower during that trip—opting to use the campground bathhouse instead—so this was the perfect solution for keeping the towels off the floor and the drips in the tub.
As far as our everyday use goes, the extra curtain rod is not always the best option. After all, it keeps us from using our own shower. Therefore, we don’t always leave that extra rod up. Instead, we turn to Scotch Command Hooks.
I will admit that these hooks are not ideal for super wet things. However, they work quite well for hanging slightly damp items, allowing us to use the towel rods for the wettest ones. Best of all, the hooks stick to the wall using super strong adhesive and can be removed without damaging anything. This means we aren’t left with holes in our trailer walls and we don’t have to worry about screwing into electrical wires or plumbing.
Armed with Command Hooks and an extra tension rod, we have been able to handle our wet towels and swimsuits fairly well without ever resorting to hanging things outside (something that is frowned upon in many parks, as we mentioned earlier). That said, we have seriously considered improving our wet towel situation further by investing in some quick-drying towels.
Apparently, quick drying towels such as the PackTowl will dry in no time at all, meaning one towel will likely be dry before the next one ever even needs a place to hang. For this reason, these are on our wish list.
Hopefully this article helps you create a towel drying setup that works well for you and your family. Have any tips to add? We’d love to see them in the comments below!
Chelsea has the amazing opportunity to take part in full-time RV living and traveling with her tiny tribe. She homeschools her five-year-old son as they travel, and takes full advantage of their unique situation by using the entire world as her son’s classroom. A group of total Disney fanatics, Chelsea and her family often find themselves in the Orlando area in order to visit the Disney parks, but they have also visited over 25 of the 50 states with plans to see many more along the way. No matter where her travels take her, Chelsea enjoys riding bikes, gazing at beautiful sunsets, finding new coffee shops, Irish dancing, and sitting around a campfire with her family. Check out her blog Wonder Wherever We Wander.