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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 03/7/2017 at 8:04pm
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That was France, Geoff... Budgie Smugglers go on the Guy lines in France!
You're getting confused with when we camp in these conditions...

That's when the Long Johns come out!

Still, you're not so familiar with either of the above. You probably hang your flimsies over an airer in front of the radiator, or on the satellite dish when the sun's on the veranda!

I'll give you the sarcastic "Class" remark though... I've never claimed to have any of that!!

Dedicating my 2019 camping nights to the friend I never met... RIP Bailey. xxx

2019: 2 nights so far...
2018: Just the 30 nights
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2013: 36 nights
From July 2012: 23 nights

Message posted by geoffprinter on 03/7/2017 at 8:44pm
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Touche`, But I can`t comment much more on laundry, as I dont really know what it is. My clothes all seem to appear in my wardrobe and drawers, cleaned and ironed. Must be something to do with the laundry fairies. Just off to hide now, in case a certain person reads this.

Message posted by Silver Plated Spork on 04/7/2017 at 6:37pm
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We usually have to do a few washes on holiday as we go away for at least a week and it saves on clothes packing. I have one of those camping rotary airers, got it from lidl or aldi and it's been so useful. Even in the olden days when we have packed light, it's helped to have somewhere to put towels/swimmers. It's not terribly big/long to pack- we found the best place was a roofbox, I made a little drawstring bag out of a large teatowel to place it in, so save the wires being caught.

However, you can also rig up a washing line, you can buy one, or make your own by twisting a rope if you want to save on pegs.

We don't have a tumble at home, so my last day holiday treat is to do a wash and dry using campsite facilities, then when we're home, I can just fold it all clean away. Saves that post traumatic holiday feeling of a mountain of washing.

Message posted by Frazzle- on 05/7/2017 at 11:28pm
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Always use a washing line. Usually tied to our trailer (which is another deterrent for stealing our trailer) is a washing line and then the other end to a tree or our tent (steel poles).

At half term the site had a spin dryer. I washed stuff by hand and then spun it. I used their rotary dryer as we only had a small line up. Did two more washes.

Would have used their washer and then dried as normal but the weather was 'typically English' and I could not guarantee that it would not get wet. A small load could hang around in the tent and then be put out over our chairs outside or on our line when not raining.

When abroad in France I just use the washer but spend ages, usually the whole morning, queueing. It is quicker to wash by hand and bake dry on the line. Everyone else seems to wash stuff by hand in the washing sinks.

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We always choose small sites, just a field with a loo and shower, no other facilities so no option to do a wash and dry. On our two week trip last year I started handwashing a few items each day as it was so hot. I have a bottle of sensitive, fragrance and colour free antibacterial soap (as seem to be allergic to most others and hands crack) and I used a little on each item and washed in our bucket. Took just a few mins each morn while hubby took child for shower.
We always take one of those folding socks and knicker hangers for tea towels and the like so these hung in the trees next to our pitch. Dried by eve.
We've just been away for three days and I didn't take the peg hangers but wanted to wash a mark off some linen trousers. Washed the offending spot in bucket, strung to bungee cords (always in truck) between two chairs, hung trousers over in eve, were dry enough to wear after breakfast.
To only cuts down what we have to take but also what needs washing when we get a home, a double bonus!

Message posted by Ronni54 on 09/7/2017 at 4:56pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Swamp Princess on 03/7/2017
Get yourself to a Poundland! You can pick up a clothes line with pegs there that has hooks at either end you use to, well, hook it to some things. :-) Highly recommend it - its small when packed but unwinds to a good length. We actually bought two so we could get extra pegs.

I've got one of those too. Had it for years. I'm not sure if it would hold too many towels however.


Message posted by gailbonney on 09/7/2017 at 7:29pm
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Don't tend to bother washing in UK just take more clothes. In France I wash as needed using the rotary drier. I change the bedding too after the first week. That goes on rotary direr too.

Never been told we can't use it. It's so light and folds down easily. Its stored under our bed accessed via outside locker. Had it for about 6 yrs now!


Izzy 15.11.02 -25.12.12 RIP my beautiful girl
Lottie 15.08.99 - 07.12.13 RIP dottie Lottie
Millie ? - 03.05.14 RIP beautiful mad Mills

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May ... Alnwick
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