We tested out the new All-In-One Caravan Awning Clothesline
Back in September last year, I wrote about the All-In-One Caravan Clothesline from Reverse Mate that was yet to hit the market. Now that it’s available, I’ve finally had a chance to try one out, and I was not disappointed.
Drying your clothes on the road comes with a few downsides, but the All-In-One Caravan Clothes Line from Reverse Mate has changed the game. No tools or drilling are required, just four hand bolts and the ability to install it on either the outside or underside of your awning. Installing the caravan clothes line on the underside of your awning gives your washing some privacy from the rest of the caravan park.
There are quite a few reasons why I would choose this caravan clothes line over the traditional fold-up and umbrella styles, so to keep it short and sweet, here are the pros and cons:
- Doesn’t take up much space
- Won’t blow over in the wind
- Fits a full load of washing or even a set of sheets
- It can be installed on the underside of the awning for privacy
- Features built-in tie-down clips
- Very easy to install
- Some Carefree Altitude Awnings have a 70mm tube the brackets will fit, the larger tube diameter of 88mm the clothesline brackets will fit.
- Threading the line for the first time can make people sweary (or maybe it’s just me)
- You’ll need to get a few tent poles if you want to hang a whole load of heavy stuff on it, like blankets and towels
What you get in the box
Everything you need is in the box and no tools are required. However, you will need to get yourself some tent poles if you want to hang heavy things off your clothesline so you’re not placing too much pressure on your awning. Most people have a few of these lying around, gathering dust in their garage somewhere.
In the box, you’ll get:
- 2 x adjustable brackets that fit over the awning tube
- 1 x centre line support bracket to minimise wire sagging
- 15m x plastic coated clothes line wire with 165kg breaking strain
- 4 x hand bolts
- 2 x plastic strainer clips to tension the wire
More information and where to get one
The All-In-One Caravan Awning is now ready and able to be purchased from the Reverse Mate website. It will set you back $200 and more information can be found on the website. For an additional $25, it’s worth getting the kit that includes the Reflective Tie-Down Straps. They’re a set of handy awning tie-downs that feature a heavy-duty spring that takes the shock out of any unexpected gust of wind that threatens your awning.