Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400)

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  • Single line "reel" dryer
  • Extends to 40 feet L
  • Vinyl coated polyester line
  • Quick lock cleat keeps clothesline taut
  • High impact plastic case
  • Includes hardware
  • For use indoors or outdoors


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BUTTSSunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400)
 
2.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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46%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Efficient (4)
  • Simple instructions (3)

Cons

  • Weak function (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
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    • Homeowner (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Paid for itself in utility costs.

The line will sag badly if using the full 40' in a single run. I run out 19' of line, wrap it around a tree limb, then run it 19' back to...Read complete review

The line will sag badly if using the full 40' in a single run. I run out 19' of line, wrap it around a tree limb, then run it 19' back to a position 4' to the side the starting point. The complete line forms a Vee. That allows me to use almost the entire line with a minimum of sag, even when loaded with sheets and towel.

The plastic mounting bracket will break. It's just a matter of time. It should have been made of metal. You can salvage the unit:
1. Make your own bracket out of 1" by 6-7" mending strap. Bend to shape in a vise. Drill 4 holes. Use 2 bolts and nut to attach new bracket to reel unit tabs or 1 long bolt for easy removal. Mount to wall.
2. Replace the broken mounting bracket with a 3" boat/flag cleat. Attach the end of line (D ring). Run the line back to the cleat. Wrap the line in a figure eight around the cleat. Hang the reel unit on an L hook to keep it from dangling.
3. Use two sturdy L hooks. One on top and one on the bottom. Screw in the L hooks to mounting surface.
4. Use a 1 1/4" x 2 15/16" block of wood or dowel to fit between reel tabs. Cut off 1/4" along length of dowel. Predrill holes in ends. Predrill 2 mounting holes through flat side of dowel. Glue 1" washers to ends. Attach dowel between reel tabs with screws. Mount dowel, flat side to mounting surface.

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My plastic bracket broke off after a heavy wind day. (the clothesline was retracted at the time) This was after about a year of use. So I removed the plastic remnants and the...Read complete review

My plastic bracket broke off after a heavy wind day. (the clothesline was retracted at the time) This was after about a year of use. So I removed the plastic remnants and the pin that attached the housing to the bracket at the top. I hammered a nail through the hole where the pin was into a block of wood and then nailed the block of wood to my shed. Hopefully it'll last a while longer.

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1.0

Faulty

By Koi Dama

from Denver, CO

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Cheaply made

    Best Uses

      Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

      I've had a couple of reel clotheslines that have lasted a couple of years or more; however, this one is cheaply made as the line is thin and it would not reel all the way back into the holder. I had to return it.

       
      4.0

      Ok product

      By Marie

      from Indiana

      About Me Homeowner

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Might Break

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor For Hanging

      Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

      I use this to hang out some of my laundry, I love it but you have to take some precautions, like don't hang wet outdoor cushions, that's how mine broke. For normal laundry I've been using it for at least 8 years. I'm very satisfied too because it folds away. You do need a clothesline rod to brace it up when your done hanging.

       
      3.0

      good product fot the price

      By mandy

      from mt

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Efficient

      Cons

      • Weak Function

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

      This is a great clothesline for the price. The only problem we have had is it tends to sag some in the middle. Overall it works great for an affordable line for outside or inside.

       
      1.0

      Loved it until it broke

      By MK

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Homeowner

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Weak Function

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

      I've bought two and the brackets on both of them broke. I loved it, it was so compact and easy to use, but I'm not going to waste my money on another one. I would be willing to pay more for a sturdy bracket.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Paid for itself in utility costs.

      By Virgil

      from Grass Valley, CA

      About Me Homeowner

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Cost Effective
      • Easy to keep clean
      • Easy to Use
      • Efficient
      • Simple Instructions

      Cons

      • Mounting bracket breaks

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

      The line will sag badly if using the full 40' in a single run. I run out 19' of line, wrap it around a tree limb, then run it 19' back to a position 4' to the side the starting point. The complete line forms a Vee. That allows me to use almost the entire line with a minimum of sag, even when loaded with sheets and towel.

      The plastic mounting bracket will break. It's just a matter of time. It should have been made of metal. You can salvage the unit:
      1. Make your own bracket out of 1" by 6-7" mending strap. Bend to shape in a vise. Drill 4 holes. Use 2 bolts and nut to attach new bracket to reel unit tabs or 1 long bolt for easy removal. Mount to wall.
      2. Replace the broken mounting bracket with a 3" boat/flag cleat. Attach the end of line (D ring). Run the line back to the cleat. Wrap the line in a figure eight around the cleat. Hang the reel unit on an L hook to keep it from dangling.
      3. Use two sturdy L hooks. One on top and one on the bottom. Screw in the L hooks to mounting surface.
      4. Use a 1 1/4" x 2 15/16" block of wood or dowel to fit between reel tabs. Cut off 1/4" along length of dowel. Predrill holes in ends. Predrill 2 mounting holes through flat side of dowel. Glue 1" washers to ends. Attach dowel between reel tabs with screws. Mount dowel, flat side to mounting surface.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

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      By Manda

      from Royal Oak, MI

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Saves Space

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

        My plastic bracket broke off after a heavy wind day. (the clothesline was retracted at the time) This was after about a year of use. So I removed the plastic remnants and the pin that attached the housing to the bracket at the top. I hammered a nail through the hole where the pin was into a block of wood and then nailed the block of wood to my shed. Hopefully it'll last a while longer.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        1 year later have to replace

        By off to the store again

        from Gaylord MI

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

            Works well but the plastic housing breaks - just needs to be sturdy. Love the retracting when not in use.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Waste of money

            By Chris P

            from Western MA

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

              Bracket broke after one summer of use. Poor design, bracket made of plastic. waste of money.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              R400 Retractable Clothes Line

              By Mominhaiti

              from Haiti, West Indies

              About Me Homeowner, Parent

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Efficient
              • Powerful
              • Simple Instructions

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

                We live in the tropics & installed one of these lines on an outside porch about 5 years ago. I really like the strength & durability that it provides as well as how well it hides it's function! I use this product daily & just recently the line broke. After tieing a knot in it, I have continued to use it! I am now purchasing 3, 2 for me & 1 for a friend!

                 
                4.0

                This works for me.....

                By Barb S

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Homeowner

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Efficient
                • Powerful
                • Simple Instructions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

                    I've had this clothesline attached to our shed for at least 5 years and it still works perfectly.
                    My husband had to show me how to anchor the line so it wouldn't slip and have my clothes land all over the ground. Otherwise, I'm going to purchase another one so I have twice as much line drying space.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Plastic brackets broke after 1 year

                    By luke

                    from California

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

                          it worked well for 1 year; then the plastic brackets broke under normal use (2 sheets).

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Broke

                          By Gerbil

                          from Central, WI

                          About Me Homeowner

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Weak Function

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

                          We attached it to our garage and the bracket cracked and broke after one year. Maybe if the bracket was made out of metal (instead of plastic) it would have held up better.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Will not retract

                          By Dan

                          from Saklt Lake City

                          Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

                          The spring that retracts the line slips on the central post and the line no longer returns. This is after about ~20 uses.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This clothesline works ...

                          By Jennifer B

                          from AZ

                          Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Reel Clothes Dryer (R400):

                          This clothesline works great. It retracts smoothly and looks better than most other clotheslines I have seen. I would definitely recommend it.

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