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All-In-One RV Clothesline Review

All-In-One RV Clothesline Review

Drying the washing when on the road with the caravan has always been a challenge, but the All-In-One RV Clothesline by ReverseMate is poised to change all that…

We have probably all met a caravanner who has rigged up their own awning clothesline. In fact, you might’ve rigged your own as well. But what if I told you there is a portable, lightweight and rather clever clothesline system designed to be attached to most roll-out awnings available? It requires no screws and no drilling into the roll-out awning tube, and it’ll easily accommodate four large bedsheets, depending on the size of your awning. I’m talking about the All-In-One RV Clothesline by Queensland-based company ReverseMate, the company behind the ReverseMate caravan reversing aid.

I had the opportunity to try this clothesline during a quick trip away with a Goldstream. Here’s what I thought…


Sheets on External All-in-One RV Awning Clothesline

The kit includes two brackets that are shaped to grip the circular awning barrel, 15m of clothesline wire, four hand knobs and two tensioners (one is a spare). With the awning rolled out to your preferred pitch, the first thing you need to do is decide whether you want to set-up the clothesline on the outside of the awning, or underneath. The fact the All-In-One RV Clothesline can be set-up under the awning is a brilliant feature, and it’s just as easy to do it this way as it is to set it up outside of the awning. More on that later.

Each of the two aluminium brackets has a tongue that slides into one of the awning’s grooves. With both brackets fitted either end, close to the support arms, it’s just a matter of tightening the black knob on each. Each bracket also has a special ‘arm’, to which the supplied clothesline is secured. These arms are highly adjustable, so finding level isn’t too difficult. Once you have the brackets fitted and the arms have been adjusted to the best position, you can now fit the clothesline wire.

Now, this is probably the fiddliest part of the process but, in truth, once you’ve done it once or twice, I think you’ll find it quite easy. It’s a case of feeding the line through one side of the clothesline arms, with a knot tied at one end of the line, through a supplied aluminium central support bracket, through the arm at the other end, and back the other away. The trickiest part is maintaining tension on the line as you feed it through the two arms and central bracket. But, again, it’s actually not too difficult and a plastic tensioner is provided to secure the line. Because 15m of line is provided, you’ll need to cut it on first use to suit your needs after it has been secured.

Naturally, wet clothes can be a little heavy. That’s why each of the arms of the two brackets, as well as the central bracket, have a special in-built cradle to accommodate a tent pole. Tent poles aren’t supplied with the kit, but it’s the sort of thing you might have in your kit anyway. If not, they aren’t expensive. Simply adjust each pole to the required height and secure with guy ropes. And yes, each of the two side brackets have built-in tie-down clips! Some awning brands have their own support poles built-in so there is no need for tent poles.Once you’ve set up this awning a couple of times and you have the gist of it, I reckon it would take you no more than five minutes to set up.


It is no more difficult to set up the All-In-One RV Clothesline underneath the awning. Now, it’s fair to say that simply hanging up your clothes under an awning won’t completely protect them from hard rain. However, it might buy you a little extra time to get your clothes dry when the rain starts.

Further, a lot of Vanner’s travel with privacy screens that fit the awning barrel via the same groove that the brackets of this clothesline use. It’s important to note that you can still use your privacy screen with this clothesline in place. In fact, by setting up the clothesline under the awning with a screen in place, you have a better chance of keeping some more delicate articles of clothing private, with the screen also providing your clothes just a little extra protection from the elements too.

The All-In-One RV Clothesline is designed to work with all popular roll-out awnings on the market, including those by Dometic, Aussie Traveller and Carefree. At 8mm in diameter, the Carefree awning barrels are a couple millimeters narrower than other awning barrels, so Reverse Mate includes 2mm-thick rubber strips in the kit to act as packing material. The clothesline brackets will not fit a 70mm awning barrel.

So, what did I think? I was impressed, first and foremost, by the cleverness of this system. The brackets fit snuggly around the awning barrel, and everything appears to be well made. Setting up any camping clothesline can be fiddly, but the All-In-On RV Clotheslinemakes it as easy as possible. The fact that it doesn’t require drilling or the securing of permanent brackets into the awning arms makes it a winner, too. If you’ve struggled with how best to dry your clothes when on the road, I can recommend this product.

More information: https://reversemate.com/

New gear: All-In-One Awning Clothesline

New gear: All-In-One Awning Clothesline

By Chris Fincham 25 May 2023

Clever Aussie invention takes the hassle out of drying bed sheets and towels when caravanning

The makers of the innovative Reverse Mate caravan reversing aid have released another great Aussie invention for caravanners designed to make life easier on the road.

Now on sale, the new All-in-One Awning Clothesline from Reverse Mate is the brainchild of Queenslander Grahame Pilgrim, an experienced RV traveller and serial inventor with a background in engineering and building.

Pilgrim says his latest invention weights 2.6kg and takes up less storage space than an umbrella-type or fold-up clothesline. It also won’t blow over in the wind, and can dry many more items as well as larger items like sheets and towels at the one time.

“The Reverse Mate All-In-One Clothesline can take full size sheets plus another line spare, (and) they fold up into a 250mm x 210mm x 150mm box,” he says.

According to Pilgrim, the two supplied clothesline brackets fit easily over the awning tube, and everything else you need is supplied in the kit including two awning tiedown clips, a centre line support bracket, 15 metres of 4mm plastic coated wire with a 165kg breaking strain, and two plastic strainer clips to tension the wire.

“There are no other brackets on the market that can be used externally or under the awning with built-in tiedown clips, plus no drilling (is) needed to install the clothesline,” he says.

As can be seen in the promo video, the clothesline is relatively easy to install and requires no drilling or other tools to assemble.

The brackets for the awning clothesline are manufactured in Australia and the product will fit most but not all caravan awnings.

‘You can install the clothesline either under your awning and still have your privacy screen down, plus (it) can be installed externally if you have an annexe,” he says.

Pricing starts at $199.99 on the Reverse Mate website.

All-In-One RV Clothesline HOW TO INSTALL

All-In-One RV Clothesline HOW TO INSTALL

All-In-One RV Clothesline with Reversible Brackets and built-in Tie Down Clips


  1. Roll out your awning to your desired pitch usually 1.8 metres / 6 feet from the ground.
  2. Remove the two brackets from the box, left-hand and right-hand plus a center support bracket.
  3. Once you have decided whether you want the clothesline on the outside or under the awning place the right-hand bracket over the roller tube close to the end support arm, then tighten up the clamp using the black knob. Once that bracket is secured, install the left-hand bracket the same way as the right-hand bracket.
  4. After completing Step 3 tie a knot at the end of the wire as shown in picture and start to thread the clothesline wire through the first hole closest to the awning tube. Feed the wire through the center support bracket. Then feed wire into the other end bracket and work back to the other end bracket. Supplied are 1 metal tensioner, Install the tensioner where you started feeding the wire through as per picture and start to tension both wires.
  5. There is an awning support cradle built in. The small tube on the underside of the Cradle is where a tent pole can be located to take the weight of the awning tube when hanging out the washing on the line. “Poles Not Supplied”
  6. Once the awning is tied down by using guy ropes or straps, install another support pole under the center support bracket. “Pole Not Supplied”

Please Note: Some Aussie Traveller awning tubes have dome head screws. These will have to be changed to countersunk or flathead screws as the brackets will not clamp tightly around the tube. Please contact Aussie Traveller re size of screws.

Please NoteSome late model Carefree awnings have plastic covers. Check there is at least 25mm gap between the vinyl and the end support arm of the awning.



When tying down awnings it is the responsibility of the person carrying out the procedure to realise the straps and guy ropes are only a precautionary measure.

When strong and excessive winds prevail awnings should be wound in to prevent any damage to your awning. 

Remove clothesline before retracting the awning as serious damage can be done to the awning and the clothesline.

Caravan Clothesline a Game Changer

Caravan Clothesline a Game Changer

It’s not the first time an Aussie inventor has revolutionised the way we dry our clothes, but it has been a long time since we’ve seen such innovation in a caravan clothesline. Due to go on sale shortly, this fantastic new caravan awning clothesline could be a game changer.

Grahame Pilgrim, inventor of the popular ReverseMate aid for caravans has come up with yet another practical invention, the All-In-One RV and Caravan Awning Clothesline. Designed to take the hassle out of drying clothes, towels and sheets when travelling, this new offering takes up less storage space than a traditional fold-up or umbrella-type caravan clothesline.

According to Grahame, the new RV and caravan awning clothesline simply fits over your existing awning tube. You don’t need to purchase any additional items or drill anything to install it.

Everything you need is supplied in the caravan awning clothesline kit, including:

  • Two adjustable brackets that fit over the awning tube
  • Two awning tie-down clips (one is used when the line is outside the awning and the other when installed under the awning)
  • Centre line support bracket to minimise wire sagging
  • 15 metres of 4mm plastic coated wire with 160kg breaking strain
  • Two plastic strainer clips to tension the wire

The nitty gritty on what, where and when

Grahame has finished the prototype testing on the caravan awning clothesline and the final retail version, which will be proudly manufactured in Brisbane, Australia, the Brackets will be cast from aluminium.

These new clotheslines will suit Carefree, Dometic, A&E Awnings and some Aussie Traveller with the first lot of stock due to arrive in February. To get your hands on one of these new caravan clotheslines, make sure to jump on over to the Reverse Mate website and register your interest (click on the product inquiry button) so you don’t miss out when they become available.

  • International Patent Pending No PCT/ AU2022/050423.
  • Australian Design No 202210665
  • Australian “regd design pending” No 202214690

All-In-One Clothesline Top Section of BracketAll-In-One Clothesline Clamping BracketAll-In-One Clothesline Adjustable ArmAll-In-One Clothesline Centre BracketReverse Mate ClotheselineAll-in-One Clothesline Black Knobs


RV & Caravan Clothesline, External Line Holds Two Double SheetsRV & Caravan Awning Clothesline Under the Awning All-in-OneRV & Caravan Clothesline Brackets, Wire Tensioner

RV & Caravan Tie-Dow Strap Reflective

RV & Caravan Tie-Dow Strap Reflective

Terra-Pegs has a new range of Caravan and RV Reflective Awning Tie-Down Straps

They can be used on Fiamma, Thule, Dometic, Carefree, Lippert and Aussie Traveller Awnings, plus tent poles.

Our new range of straps come in a two-part kit form or single, below is the breakdown inclusions.

The Kit comprises of –

2 reflective straps – 2 x 600mm long & 2 x 2.5m long x 25mm wide webbing. Attached are 2 light weight trace springs.

The straps have a lashing capacity of 300kgs.

2 x 316 Stainless Steel snap hooks 80mm x 8mm

2 G Hooks to keep the straps tidy.

The Single Set comprises of –

1 reflective strap, 1 x 600mm long & 1 x 2.5m long x 25mm wide webbing. Attached is 1 light weight trace spring.

The straps have a lashing capacity of 300kgs.

1 x 316 Stainless Steel snap hook 80mm x 8mm

1 G Hook to keep the straps tidy.

RV & Caravan Reflective Awning Tiedown StrapsRV & Caravan Reflective Awning Tiedown StrapsReflective Straps G HooksSnap Hooks


Caravan Clothesline a Game Changer

Caravan Clothesline the All-In-One, Screw in Ground Pegs

All-In-One Clothesline Finished Product.

Reverse Mate Clotheseline

All-in-One Clothesline Black Knobs




Terra-Big Bite Peg


Our New Terra-Pegs are being manufactured and stock coming End of July.

 We would like to thank all our ReverseMate customers who have already registered to purchase these great new products.

The All-In-One Clothesline has an

Australian Innovation Patent Number 2021102379

International Patent Pending Number PCT/ AU2022/050423.

Australian Registered Design Number 202210665.

Australian Registered Design Number 202214690

New Zealand Design Registration Number 431750

European Design Number 015011021-0001

Chinese Design Application Number 2023300440533

USA Design Application Pending

The Terra-Pegs has an Australian Design Registration Number 202213443

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