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10 Clever RV Bathroom Towel Storage Ideas to Maximize Your Space

RV Bathroom Towel Storage Ideas

It’s no secret that RV bathrooms are often quite small, and finding enough space to store all of your essentials can be a challenge. One the items I find the most difficult to find space for, is my towels. I prefer large, fluffy towels, but there isn’t always the space for them so I’ve hunted out some great RV bathroom towel storage ideas to help us all make the most out of our limited space. 

From maximizing existing furniture pieces to creative solutions for smaller spaces, I’ll show you how easy it is to organize and keep towels within reach without sacrificing style or comfort. 

So if you’re looking for clever ways to save room in your RV bathroom, these RV bathroom towel storage ideas will come in handy.

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Maximizing Space with Towel Storage

When it comes to maximizing space in an RV bathroom, towel storage can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are several creative solutions that can help you make the most of your limited space.

Utilizing Wall Space in the RV

Making use of wall space is one of the best ways to maximize storage for towels and other items in an RV bathroom. Consider installing shelves or hooks on the walls to hang towels from, or look for over-the-door organizers that have multiple compartments for storing rolled up towels and washcloths. This will keep them off the floor and out of sight while still being easily accessible when needed.


If you don’t have much wall space available, consider hanging a few hooks near the shower or sink area where you can hang wet towels after use. This will free up countertop and floor space while also allowing them to dry quickly without taking up too much room. You could even install a hook rack with multiple hooks so that each family member has their own designated spot for their towel after bathing or washing hands.

Towel Racks

I love the towel racks because they seem to take up the least amount of room, but they still look tidy and they’re part of the decor instead of hidden in a cabinet.

There are a number of different types / shapes / sizes of towel racks available now. The simplest are the ones that are basically 2 rails fixed vertically and the towels can be either folded or rolled (I think rolled would work best) and slotted in on top of each other.

The ‘wine rack’ type, stores your rolled up towels where you would normally put bottles of wine. Everyone does always say that every item in your RV should have a dual purpose!

And adding a shelf above the towel rack just makes a lot of sense to me.


Much as I love the idea of wooden floating shelves (I love the minimalist, yet warm look of wood) I can’t deny that these shelves that are multipurpose, really make a lot of sense in a small bathroom.

With a shelf for storing towels, hooks AND a towel rail it really is multpurpose. But with all that weight on the shelves you would need to make sure it it well installed.

Free standing shelves

If you have the space in your bathroom, you might want to consider free-standing shelves. Baskets and tubs can then be used to store all the towels.

Over the door organizers

Over-the-door organizers are great for making use of otherwise unused door spaces in small bathrooms like those found in RVs. These organizers typically come with several pockets, which makes it easy to store extra hand towels as well as toiletries such as shampoo bottles, soap bars and razors – all within arm’s reach yet tucked away neatly behind closed doors when not in use.

There are quite a lot of over the door organizers to choose from, you just need to find something that has pockets or shelves that are big enough to hold your towels.

Swivel racks

I’ve left this one till last because it’s my personal least favorite. Swivel towel racks allow you to hang a few towels in a small space, but you usually have to fold the towel once to make it fit on the rack, and the arms always seem to end up sagging.

Making Use of Unused Areas in the RV for Towel Storage

Storing Towels in the Shower or Tub Area

One way to make use of unused areas for towel storage is by storing towels in the shower or tub area.

You can use hooks inside the shower stall to hang towels, or an over the door towel rack if there isn’t enough space on the walls.

Obviously this one is only for hanging towels that have just been used and are hanging up to dry out.

If I’m really stuck for space, I would consider storing my towels in a plastic storage tub that sits in the shower. When someone wants to take a shower, they’d need to move the tub out, but it’s light and easy to move.

Placing Baskets Under the Sink or Vanity

It’s kinda obvious that you would use the space underneath the bathroom sink or vanity for storing items, but it may be an awkward shape. Putting your towels in a basket or box in the cabinet may stop them from getting lost in the dark recesses!

Tip: woven / flexible baskets are good if the space is a bit awkward, they can be squashed up a bit to fit into a space.

Utilizing Empty Corners and Nooks

If you’re lucky enough to have an unused corner in your tiny RV bathroom, you could add in a corner shelf or cabinet specifically for towels.

Under bed or basement

If you just can’t find enough cabinet or wall space for your towels, you may need to store them under the bed (if you have a lift up bed with storage underneath) or even in your RV basement storage.

In that case, I would make sure they’re in a protective cover like this.

Types of towels for RVing

Another way of maximizing your bathroom linen storage space, is to change the type of towels that you use.

One of the problems with finding storage space for towels and organizing them in a sensible manner, is just the fact that they’re so big.

But if you were to use a different type towel, that doesn’t take up as much space, well, all your storage problems may be solved!

Microfiber towels

I think microfiber is one of those things that you either love, or hate. I’m firmly in the ‘hate’ camp because it makes me feel like my skin isn’t actually dry.

But I know plenty of other people that will happily use their microfiber towel and be grateful for how lightweight it is and how quickly it dries.

Turkish towels

Another product that has gained lots of popularity is the turkish towels. These are cotton towels that are lightweight and dry fast.

I was so determined to like these towels that I bought a whole set. But alas, I still have the same feeling from them as the microfiber, like they’re moving the water around on my skin rather than mopping it up.

However, I do think they’re absolutely perfect for beach towels. I’ve used a sarong for years and the turkish towels are somewhat similar. Sure, it’s not a big fluffy beach towel, but the tradeoff for me is that I don’t have to lug a heavy (especially when wet) towel too and from the beach.

And they look pretty.

Old, thin towels

For the RV bathroom, I have to admit that the towels that have been the most often packed and used have always been the old, worn and thin ones.

Not as nice as big fluffy towel, of course, but at least it mops up the water rather than moving it around.

These Amazon Basics ones (below) look like what I’m talking about.

FAQs in Relation to RV Bathroom Towel Storage Ideas

How do I organize my RV towels?

Organizing your RV towels is an important part of keeping your space tidy and organized. Start by sorting them into categories, such as bath towels, beach towels, kitchen towels, etc. Once you have sorted the items into categories, store them in a designated area that makes sense for each type of towel. For example, hang beach towels on hooks near the door or store kitchen towels in a drawer close to the sink. Finally, consider investing in some storage containers to help keep everything neat and orderly while also making it easier to access when needed. With these simple steps you can easily organize your RV’s towels.

How do you store bath towels in an RV or camper?

Storing bath towels in a camper can be done easily and conveniently. Towels can be hung on hooks or racks, folded and stored in drawers or cabinets, or rolled up and tucked away into storage bins. If you have limited space, try using over-the-door towel bars to hang multiple towels at once. Additionally, you can use vacuum bags to compress bulky items like towels for more efficient storage. Finally, if your camper has an outdoor shower area, consider investing in a waterproof bag specifically designed for storing wet towels outside the RV.

Is it a good idea to store towels in the RV bathroom?

It is generally not recommended to store towels in the bathroom due to potential mold and mildew growth. Towels should be stored in a dry, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight or heat sources. If you must store towels in the bathroom, make sure they are completely dry before storing them and keep them away from any water sources such as sinks or showers. Additionally, it is important to regularly clean and air out your towels to prevent bacteria buildup.