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Post by Sookey on Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:16 am

Have just sent off for a few of these  http://www.bhs.co.uk/en/bhuk/product/home-lighting-2253424/home-sale-1020708/bathroom-1020733/towels-1022372/ProductDisplay?catalogId=34096&storeId=13077&productId=11361682&langId=-1&categoryId=471210&parent_categoryId=471111   half price at the moment and free delivery over £10.
 Being thinner, they should also take up less room in the van and, if their claims are true, will be quick drying  - ideal for use in the van

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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by minky58 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:18 am

I hope they prove to be better than the microfibre towels I bought. They are horrible. Yes they they dry out quick but are very uncomfortable to dry with. Keep us posted. Would be interested to hear how good they are.
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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by daisy mae on Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:19 am

With microfibre towels you don`t rub yourself dry, you pat dry, if you understand me, they do work and dry quickly also lighter and take up less room, have found the cheaper ones not so good.

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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by minky58 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:44 am

Hi Margaret.

Paid £12 each for them, and followed the instructions about patting dry. They worked but did not like the experience (or feeling). I think I have been spoilt with nice big, fluffy towels! I'm such a wimp!

Chris snigger
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Post by daisy mae on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:55 am

I know what you mean, I  too prefer "proper towels " hugegrins
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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by roli on Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:09 pm

Ours got relagated to the garage

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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by Paulmold on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:33 pm

Our microfibre towels are stuffed at the back of the airing cupboard never to see the light of day again.
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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by minky58 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:42 pm

If you cut them to size they make great cleaning/window cloths. up!
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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by Cymro on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:51 pm

Paulmold wrote:Our microfibre towels are stuffed at the back of the airing cupboard never to see the light of day again.
Same here: the concept (saving space) appealed to me; my wife took an instant dislike to them - they have no slip, and feel rough and "uncuddly". I persevered - it was my initiative - but quietly gave up. I'd forgotten about them until now. Maybe cut them up for dusters... !
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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by bonnie on Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:34 am

They are very good for drying cars!!!
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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by Traficlady on Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:28 pm

and dogs!

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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by Sookey on Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:59 am

The results are in snigger 

The towels do seem a lot thinner, but once through the washing machine they fluffed up a bit ( I personally dont like fluffy towels - but they may appeal to you, Chris and no patting involved smile! ). They were quick to dry in the tumble dryer (20minutes, but how long would 2 towels take in the dryer anyway???)
They did have a slight feel of a microfibre towel about them, but once they've been washed a few times that might go. I hung the towel out afterwards and it did dry pretty quick - and if you dried yourself Dutto style, it would be even quicker (for those not in the know, that's drying yourself off with a flannel first and it makes a huge difference to how damp your towel gets.  allthumbz Ian)
As for space saving - I rolled one up into 11" long by 5" diameter, so it would save a bit of space. (Dont all go running to the airing cupboard with your tape measures snigger )

So, would I recommend them?. Think I'll wait until I've used them a few times. Off in the van for a week, with my grandaughter, for half term, so will try them out then
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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by Traficlady on Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:02 pm

I have some (which have been related to other jobs or just to the cupboard) which I washed once on a site. I didn't put them in the dryer but hung them out (I don't like commercial dryers). They took hours to dry because they soak up so much water. 

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Re: not exactly a motorhome accessory....

Post by matchlessman on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:20 am

A word of warning 

I once had a very good microfibre towel. I could go to the facilities, have a good wash dry myself and with a little bit of waving the towel was dry by the time I had walked back to my tent. Absolutely perfect for motorcycle camping.

I lent said towel to my parents when they drove through New Zealand in a hired camper. Before going, mother decided to wash the towel (it had already been washed by Mrs Matchlessman) followed by tumble drying.

Unfortunately the tumble dryer killed it! It lost a lot of its soaking up ability, and developed a bad tendency to smell after a couple of days of use. It also seemed to take longer to dry,

The label clearly said DO NOT TUMBLE DRY (mother doesn't do washing instructions....)

Needless to say I won't make that offer again..
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