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Old 07-19-2014, 09:03 PM   #31
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Thanks to everyone for so much useful information as it will greatly help us in setting up a trailer. As for making a bed on vacation, only if someone wants to see the inside of the trailer.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:43 PM   #32
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Revisiting this post. I was searching the internet for someone selling something like the Travasack when I was directed to Camping World. According to their catalog, Travasack is being made again and is on sale. I ordered one but didn't expect much (the skeptic that I am); however, it arrived today, with the Travasack packaging, and, while I don't know what the "original" was like, this looks pretty darn nice. Travasak, Full/Queen 62" x 80", Sand - American Recreational 1660114 - Sheets, Comforters & Blankets - Camping World
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:20 AM   #33
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We have just returned from a two week trip using the travasak. Loved it--I do put an old comforter down under the travasak as we used to have a foam topper---but it was all very comfortable--we had the "winter" side down..

Takes 3 minutes in the morning to fold up the bedding and put the table into position--and we loved the big table... The small table at the front was made into a couch or a spot to have a nap during the day...
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:42 AM   #34
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Revisiting this post. I was searching the internet for someone selling something like the Travasack when I was directed to Camping World. According to their catalog, Travasack is being made again and is on sale. I ordered one but didn't expect much (the skeptic that I am); however, it arrived today, with the Travasack packaging, and, while I don't know what the "original" was like, this looks pretty darn nice. Travasak, Full/Queen 62" x 80", Sand - American Recreational 1660114 - Sheets, Comforters & Blankets - Camping World
I think the real question is if CW has revived the Travasak, how long will they continue it if it doesn't sell real well? There are alternatives such as the RV Superbag, but it is about $100 more. After Travasak went out of business, this company started making replacement sheets for the Travasak. My wife purchased a set of Travasak replacement sheets from them. The RV Superbag, like the Travasak, has a hot weather side and a cold weather side. Again, however, a bit pricey. This type of bedding is versatile, easy to clean unlike sleeping bags which have to be aired out, and eliminates the "struggle" typically associated with making the bed in an RV. I like it so much that I would pay the extra money for an RV Superbag if I had to replace my Travasak and CW was no longer selling them.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:53 AM   #35
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This new Travasack is advertised on the CW site as made by "American Recreational Products". Did some searching and found a company with that name actually makes playground equipment out of New York. The actual Travasack label indicates it's made by American Recreation Products (AmericanRec) located on Lookout Road in Boulder, CO, and, according to their web site, they make all kinds of outdoor gear. Maybe they saw an advantage to reprising this brand through CW since the RVSuperbag seems to be doing so well. The Travasack came with the Winter/Summer bags, 200 count sheets (w/pillowcases), two slightly-contrasting-color pillow shams and a cloth "carry bag".
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:53 AM   #36
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I'm not sure I understand how the Travasack works? Is it like a sleeping bag but velcroed together?
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It's two sleeping bags, zippered together. One side is thicker (winter) than the other (summer), with Velcro along the inside edges. The sheets are actually one long sheet with soft Velcro on the edges. You then open up the bags and attach the Velcro on the sheet to the Velcro on the bags. The only kicker is that this whole unit lays on top of the mattress so, if you're like us and didn't order a cover for our mattress, the mattress shows. I'm hoping I've solved that problem as I found a company which sells colored mattress covers (RV Ultimate Mattress Encasement). Will let you know how that turns out.
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:44 PM   #38
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Ruthe - There's a YouTube video on the RVSuperbag which explains the system(s).
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:02 PM   #39
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If it's just like a sleeping bag...then why not use a sleeping bag?
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Much, much better than a sleeping bag, even the sleeping bags that zip together. You sleep under sheets, and it's very easy to wash and keep clean. We bought the RV Superbag, since there was no Travasack at the time.
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