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#1 Fred&Holly

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 06:50 PM

We have chased our rolls of PTs around the Casita kitchen for 6 months now and we finally figured out a spot to put a holder. We made it from 2 Command strips and a short loop of white nylon line..tied securely with a stout "Scout knot"(lol) and installed it ON the front of the flip-UP door wh is above our microwave cabinet. It is a smallish cabinet we do not use frequently and the towel roll flips UP so that it allows the cabinet door to open well enuf to get to stuff stored inside. No glue, no drilling and no tape!  ;-) Still easy peasy to get to the MW in its cabinet below..

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:40 AM

I really don't know why they installed it where they did, but when I bought my trailer, they had mounted it inside the cabinet above the sink/stove. Not at all handy, and what a waste of space! I moved it outside and mounted it on the rear right overhead compartment door. It's not over or near the stove, but handy to grab from when I need to.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 01:13 PM

Not only was the original positioning of the paper towel inconvenient and space wasting, but the holder itself was cheapo junk that couldn't hold a full roll. Now I use a pedestal type of holder, holds the towel upright and we put it on the table. Sometimes I think the folks at the factory don't actually USE the things they put in the campers. Or think it out...where would X be best positioned? I think they just..well, stick it.


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 01:42 PM

I went with a heavy duty magnetic mount.  I can squish the ends together to keep it from unrolling on the road.  While camping I spread them apart a bit for easier use.

 

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#5 Euphoria

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 02:13 PM

From what I see in your pic, it looks like it's a little too close to the stove for my likes.


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 02:15 PM

From what I see in your pic, it looks like it's a little too close to the stove for my likes.

I have the metal stove cover that swings up and locks in place, so the paper towels are out of the way.  Good thought though.


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#7 Fred&Holly

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:49 PM

From what I see in your pic, it looks like it's a little too close to the stove for my likes.

Yup..we put the PTH far away from water and stove but still close enuf to grab..LOL but where isn't in a Cassy "wink"



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:05 PM

We also use the heavy duty magnets on the stove hood. We don't really use the stove so proximity to it isn't an issue. I have a vertical stand for the roll I use outdoors when I cook. I like the command hook idea, though -very resourceful!

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 07:44 PM

We also use the heavy duty magnets on the stove hood. We don't really use the stove so proximity to it isn't an issue. I have a vertical stand for the roll I use outdoors when I cook. I like the command hook idea, though -very resourceful!

We decided to use that cabinet bks it opensd UPWARDS and it is above  the MW cabinet wh is above the frig....and we hardly ever open it. The roll kinda just slips into the big recess in the ceiling..allowing us to open the cabinet IF we need to. The towels are thus right across the aisle from the sink....



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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:55 AM

Fred, what is the rope with the square knot on the closet door used for? (the one shown in the background of your pictures).


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 10:34 AM



Fred, what is the rope with the square knot on the closet door used for? (the one shown in the background of your pictures).

 

Actually it is the rope we S-hook to the cassy main door, [when it's open] and we have the awning up...That keeps the wind from slamming the door shut. or banging it forcefully into the front awning post ..IF it is hooked to the side of the trailer.. The white line we used in the paper towel thing is smaller nylon  line.  ;-) We use that softer biggerline so it does not scratch the finish on the awning support etc..

The sq knot is so it is easy to untie if needed.  That old Scout 'book of knots' [I used as Asst Scoutmaster for 8 years] we keep in a cabinet is handy..no better way to secure a Clam or Gazelle or gazebo than a series of taut line hitches and/or bowlines  ;-)


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 01:50 PM

I know knots. One of the things one does as a tank repairer in the Army is getting the durned things out of the muck,or the sand, or when they've been disabled. You have to get her to the FOB to be repaired.  It's called "Field Recovery". Of course, there's a great big beast called an M88..a 'tank' on an  M60 (the newer ones are on an M1A1) chassis,  without the 120 mm cannon but with a boom, a spade to ride up on to stabilize the 88, and hydraulic winches (one of the blocks weighs 90 lbs.... :blink:

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But before you're allowed to learn to use the M88, you learn how to yank a vehicle out of the muck  by hand..using block and tackle, ropes , knots, and good ol' leverage. It's amazing how much weight you can pull by hand as long as you've got the rigging right and enough blocks. And that means knots, a good rope, and good blocks.  What is it Archimedes said? "Give me a fulcrum and I shall move the world."


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 02:19 PM

I dont see how the paper towels are vulnerable even if I use the stove.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 03:16 PM

well, Zimm,  maybe the roll will catch fire if you use the burners to roast marshmallows over, otherwise, it looks safe enough for me. Where Casita put ours was only a few inches higher, in the cupboard over the stove vent. I am ASSUMING (yes, I know the danger of that) that Casita did the safety testing before placing the roll holder where they did but...............nahhhhhhhhhh, probably they didn't.

 

Where did you get that nifty magnetic mount?


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 03:30 PM

I got it here: https://www.amazon.c...&language=en_US

I think my bug repellant will blow up before the paper towels go.

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