How We Roll: Bath Towels and Outdoor Chairs

 How We Roll: Bath Towels and Outdoor Chairs

In this edition of How We Roll, Jennifer and I tackle questions from readers asking about how we dry bath towels while we're on the road. Jennifer shows some hooks I attached with stick-on tape and a very simple but effective bungee cord clothesline we have in the bathroom. She also recommends fast-drying micro fiber towels. Besides the bungee-clotheline (which hangs and dries two full-sized bath towels very effectively and out of sight behind the bathroom door), I have strategically stuck on plastic hooks (found at WalMart) on several vertical walls to hang sweatshirts, towels, and other items like that.

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 7.51.35 AMI answer a question about the folding chairs we use while traveling. We use the telescoping Set of 2 – PICO ARM CHAIR Telescoping Director's ChairHow We Roll: Bath Towels and Outdoor Chairs 1
and I show how compactly it packs. They're expensive, about $100 each. But they are very rugged. Best pricing comes when you buy two of them. They fit in a case that can be carried over the shoulder like a large laptop bag.

Since we did this video, we have also added Zero Gravity 2 Pack Reclining Pool Patio Outdoor Lounge Chairs (Beige/Tan)How We Roll: Bath Towels and Outdoor Chairs 2.

Here's our video:

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Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.


  • Great idea. I never thought of the bungee cord clothesline. So simple. I agree with Jennifer on keeping them in the bathroom. That way they can dry in there all day long and not “clutter” up the coach. Love your “How We Roll” segments! You guys should put them all together in a book or a DVD someday.

  • You are so right about the towels! The micro-fiber towels are the only way to go. We also found some fabulous choices in the camping area of outdoor stores: Such as the Tek Towel by Sea-To-Summit, and the MSR Packtowel. REI has their version as well. The towels say they hold 8 times their weight in water, wring out 90% dry and dry in less than 2 hours. The large Tek Towel (24×48) costs about $25.

  • We have an antiquated RV that has to be absolutely level in order for the fridge to work properly. My question is; Do you have this problem with the Roadtrek? Does the Roadtrek even come with levelers?
    I enjoy all the great information in your “how We Roll” segments and all the videos. Keep ’em coming.

  • Could you also show us hwo you get the zero gravity chairs in your Roadtrek?

  • Could you show us how you get the zero gravity chairs in your Roadtrek? I can’t do the soft-backed chairs – they hurt my back.

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