15 simple RV towel rack ideas (2023)

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Camping and hiking are awesome, but a day sweating in the hot sun can get a little smelly. After a nice refreshing shower you reach out to grab your towel…but it isn’t there! This article looks to answer ‘how do you store towels in camper?’. It is dedicated to RV towel storage ideas, and RV towel rack ideas.

Most of the suggestions in this article will be about how to hang towels that are in use (wet towels) but also where to put extra towels. We’ll look at some great RV towel racks and holders that should help you out.

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RV Towel Storage Ideas and RV Towel Racks

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How do you store towels in an RV? – 13 RV Towel Rack Ideas

Before you buy an RV towel holder, you’ll need to consider a few things:

  1. How many days in a row do you camp?  Obviously the amount of towels you need to bring with you will depend if you’re going for a single night, or for a multi-week excursion.
  2. Do you have easy access to laundry machines?
  3. How many of you are going camping? If it’s just one or two of you, then you won’t need many towels. After all, an RV bathroom is a small space.

But if you’ve got kids you’ll need to bring some spares too.

Let’s get into the list of RV towel storage ideas.

1) Wall-mounted Towel Organizer (by mDesign)

mDesign Steel Towel Holder for Bathroom Wall - Wall Mounted Organizer for Rolled Towels and Bath Robes - Six Level Wall Mount Towel Storage Rack - Bathroom Towel Organizer - Hyde Collection - Black

Even though this is called a “wall-mounted” towel rack, a lot of RV owners don’t like to screw into their RV’s walls.

That doesn’t mean you can’t use a towel holder like this though. You could attach it to the side of a cabinet if you prefer.

Do you have a wooden cabinet that you could screw this into?

This towel organizer from the company mDesign has spots to hold 6 rolled-up towels.

Just note, this takes up wall space, and in a small bathroom it may look bulky.

This product photo shows it in a home bathroom, but their are some great customer-submitted photos on Amazon of people using this in their campers. You should check them out.

2) Wine Rack RV Towel Holder (with shelf up top)

SODUKU Wall Mount Metal Wine/Towel Rack with Top Shelf

I love versatile organizers, and this wine rack towel holder is definitely versatile. It comes in 2 pieces and you mount it to the wall. (You can mount them connected as one unit or separated as two pieces.)

The manufacturer suggests you screw it to the wall, but some campers say they’ve used command hooks to hold up the rack and it’s working well (sold separately).

Plus, this rack has a small shelf on top that you could use to store extra shampoo, soap, face clothes or other small items.

And if you’re really having a bad camping trip you could keep a bottle of wine on one of the shelves and lock yourself in the bathroom. (Just kidding, I don’t recommend this. )

Click here see more details on Amazon.

3) Store extra towels in a laundry basket in the Bathtub

I know some RV’ers that put their extra towels in a plastic laundry basket and store them in their RV bathtub or shower while not in use.

Then just take them out prior to bathing.

And to stop them from getting wet when you put them back into wet tub you can set the laundry basket down on a couple pieces of a foam pool noodles. Or really anything else that will suspend the basket of towels up off the wet floor.

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4) RV Towel Hooks (stick on with adhesive)

YIGII Towel Hooks/Bathroom Hook - Self Adhesive Hooks Office Hooks Hanging Keys for Kitchen Stick on Wall Stainless Steel 4 Packs

These are some cool looking stainless steel towel hooks.

They come in a 4-pack and they stick to the wall using adhesive tape. So you don’t have to drill or screw into your camper’s walls. It could make a convenient camper towel rack.

The manufacturer states it can stick to most smooth surfaces, but you need to clean the surface first. Let it dry, then stick the hooks onto the wall. Then don’t hang anything from the hooks for at least 24 hours.

Do you like the look of these? Click here to see more details on Amazon.

5) Swing Out Wall-mounted Towel Holder (requires screws)

KES Swivel Towel Bar SUS 304 Stainless Steel 4-Arm Bathroom Swing Hanger Towel Rack Holder Storage Organizer Space Saving Wall Mount Brushed Finish, A2102S4-2

This swing-out 4 bar towel rack is quite popular on Amazon.

People really seem to like it. But…

The one issue I could foresee with using it in a camper though is having to screw it into the wall.

Some RV owners don’t want to do that. But perhaps you could mount it to the back of the door or side of a cabinet?

Will this work for your RV?

6) Towel Rings (requires screwing)

Amazon Basics Modern Towel Ring, 6.3-inch Diameter, Satin Nickel

A standard towel ring is a good option if you only need to hang one towel at a time.

A lot of RV’ers mount one of these near the bathroom sink to hang hand towels after washing their hands. It makes a convenient RV towel holder.

But you can also hang your bath towels or Turkish towels from it as well.

This particular product is an “AmazonBasics” product and requires screwing into the wall. But if you didn’t want to screw into your walls you could try mounting it to the back of your bathroom door or side of a wooden cabinet. It could make a nice camper towel rack if you had some solid wood to screw in to.

Click here to see more photos of this popular towel ring.

7) Over the cabinet door hanging towel bar

Kitchen Towel Holder Over Cabinet Towel Bar Rack, Expandable 2 Tier Over The Cabinet Door Towel Rack for Universal Fit on Inside or Outside of Cupboard Doors, Stainless Steel, Black

I really like this idea. It takes advantage of unused 3-dimensional space in your RV, and that’s very important to help maximize space in your RV.

It would make a good RV bathroom towel rack.

It is adjustable side-to-side but the one downside I could see with this particular towel bar though is that it is only 14″ wide when fully expanded. I don’t think that wouldn’t really allow a full-sized towel to air out well.

But it would work well for smaller hand towels or hair towels. If you want to check it out and judge for yourself, you can click here to see it on Amazon.

(And it would be great for tea towels in the kitchen too!)

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8) RV Towel Rack with Shelf for Face Clothes

mDesign Modern Metal Wire Wall Mount Towel Rack Holder and Organizer with Storage Shelf - for Bathroom Towels, Washcloths, Hand Towels - Decorative Curved Design - Bronze

This wall-mounted towel rack kind of looks like the letter “J”.

And the little shelf up top is an added bonus. It’s a convenient spot for face clothes or even extra bars of soap.

The shelf doesn’t provide much additional storage space, but in a tiny RV bathroom any little bit can help.

It is available in different colorsclick here to see the other COLORS on Amazon.

9) Adhesive wall-mounted RV Towel Bars

Bosszi 3M Self-Adhesive Contemporary Style Towel Bar Made of SUS 304 Stainless Steel Brushed for Bathroom, Washroom, Kitchen, etc. (16-inch)

A lot of RV owners don’t want to screw or drill into their RV walls.

This towel bar is held to the wall using 3M adhesive tape.

You can see more details on Amazon. (And the product page lists the wall surfaces that it will stick to.)

It claims it will stick to glass, smooth ceramic tile, stainless steel and baking finish. (So smooth surfaces.)

Does your RV have a smooth, non-porous wall surface that this would stick to? If so, this could make handy camper towel rack.

10) Over the Door Towel Rack (can be used over shower door too)

iDesign York Over the Shower Door Towel Rack for Bathroom, 1.5" x 7" x 22.8", Chrome/Brushed,79150

A lot of the big, newer RV’s come with glass shower doors or plexiglass.

If you have a solid shower door in your camper you could hang a towel rack like this over the door.

Then your towels will be in easy reach when you get out of the shower and the staggered design should allow multiple towels to hang at once.

You may want to put little rubber bumpers on the bottom of the rack to minimize the risk of it scratching or banging against the glass shower door when you open the door.

If this worries you, you could also hang it on the back of your bathroom door. It could make a stylish RV towel holder.

Click to see this impressive towel rack on Amazon.

My sister uses a similar product in her 5th-wheel trailer as you can see in the picture below.

11) Over the Bathroom Door Towel Hooks

Over the door towel holder makes a convenient RV towel rack.

This is what we have at our house, and many people use it in their campers too.

It is such an easy way to hang towels in your camper and makes a great camper towel rack because no drilling or screwing into walls is required.

12) Tension Bar Shelf for Extra Towel Storage

Here is a clever idea on how to store towels in a camper – and it doesn’t require screwing or drilling!

If the dimensions of your bathroom allow it, you put two tension bars between the walls, or between the wall and a cabinet.

Then once tightened into place you can set baskets of towels upon your tension bar shelf.

**And take down on travel days and set the baskets on the floor. ** (This RV towel storage idea is particularly well-suited to those with a seasonal site where they don’t travel very often.)

RV towel rack using tension bar shelves to support a woven basket full of towels.
Click to pin to Pinterest

Or another, even simpler way on how to store towels in your camper is to just drape a towel over a tension bar. Put a tension bar wherever you can in your RV bathroom and just hang a towel from it. Done. Easy.

13) Over the Toilet Organizer Shelf

Spirich Home Bathroom Shelf Over The Toilet, Storage Cabinet Over Toilet, Bathroom Organizer Space Saver (White)

Here is another way to store folded towels that makes use of vertical “wasted” space. The space above the toilet is usually under-utilized.

If you have enough room in your RV’s bathroom to fit an over the toilet organizer, they can be a great way to organize towels and other toiletries. It is especially good for long-term sites.

If you are traveling a lot, you may want to keep your toiletries and towels in baskets so you could easily set the baskets on the floor during travel days.

And you’ll need to secure the shelf to the wall somehow. (This may not be a great option if you don’t want to screw into the walls and can’t secure it to a wood cabinet.)

The over the toilet organizer is available Amazon if you want to see more details.

But will it fit in your RV?

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14) Suction Cup Towel Holder

YOHOM 2Pcs SUS 304 Stainless Steel Vacuum Suction Cup Hooks Shower Holder - Removable Bathroom Shower Hook Suction Towel Rack and Kitchen Organizer for Towel Hook, Bathrobe and Loofah,Brushed Finish

Are you hesitant to screw into your walls and are worried about potential damage from an adhesive?

If so, then suction cups may work for you.

If you have a smooth surface in your RV bathroom like a glass shower door, tiles, or a mirror then you could try suction cup towel holders.

These particular towel holders are made by the company Yohom. They’re made of stainless steel and the manufacturer claims they can hold up to 11 pounds.

So it should hold your wet beach towels.

Do you have a spot for these in your RV bathroom?

15) Command Hook Towel Holder

A Command Hook can work well to hold small towels in an RV bathroom
Command Hook near RV bathroom sink

My sister also has a small Command Hook mounted near the sink in her 5th wheel camper.

Because it is mounted just above the countertop, It works well to store hand towels and face clothes.

But it wouldn’t work well to hold larger towels.

You’d need to choose a wall space where larger towels can hang down and dry out.

This is a super simple towel storage ideas.

You can buy Command hook towel holders at most retailers, or you can click here to see some on Amazon.

10 Organizers people love in their RV bathroom

Here are some organizers that people love to have in their RV bathroom.

1) Wall-mounted toilet paper holder (uses an adhesive to stick to the wall)

YIGII Self Adhesive Toilet Paper Holder - Bathroom Toilet Paper Holder Stand no Drilling Stainless Steel Brushed

This stainless steel toilet paper holder sticks to the wall using an adhesive…no screwing required.

2) Wall-mounted toothbrush holders (by iHave)

iHave Toothbrush Holders, 3 Cups Toothbrush Holder with Cover RV Bathroom Accessories Set, Camper Organization and Storage Must Haves

A toothbrush and toiletry holder like this helps get clutter off the bathroom counter and frees up space in drawers too.

3) Shower Corner Storage Bar

RV Camper Travel Trailer Bathroom Stick On Shower Corner Storage Bar RV Accessory Toiletry Storage White

This stick-on shower bar is intended to help keep shampoo and conditioner on the shelves in your RV bathroom.

*** Click here to see the rest of the popular RV bathroom organization ideas. ***

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I hope you’re enjoyed these RV towel storage ideas.

Storing towels in an RV generally involves trying to make use of 3-dimensional space, and using “wasted space” (like the back of your bathroom door or above the toilet) to hang your RV towel rack.


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Tim worked in construction for a few years before going to university. Then he worked as a community pharmacist for 10 years and now works as a full-time writer and online publisher. He has experience in several different, far-reaching lines of work.
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YOHOM 2Pcs SUS 304 Stainless Steel Vacuum Suction Cup Hooks Shower Holder - Removable Bathroom Shower Hook Suction Towel Rack and Kitchen Organizer for Towel Hook, Bathrobe and Loofah,Brushed Finish

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