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Old 10-07-2014, 11:02 PM   #51
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I'm with Donna! Camping is great ... but sleeping in comfort is even better. (And I'm convinced there's a pea under my mattress somewhere ...)
Ok true confessions. After Sumas, we headed for Burlington and a target parking lot to get supplies and move all the 'stuff' from the Highlander to the trailer. We spent about an hour in the parking lot trying to arrange things before heading to Deception Pass, but it was pretty frantic. For the first week we had the trailer I was convinced there was a lump under the mattress or that it was firmer in the middle. Last weekend we lifted it to move it away from the wall a bit. Found three rolls of TP in the middle squashed pretty flat! Removed them and the lump is gone!

We are using a travasack. We like it, but no more than the arrangement we used to use in our Vanagon -- a pair of sheets sewn together at the bottom with a duvet on top. It was hard to get things arranged in the Vanagon bed because of the sloping roof on top.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:27 PM   #52
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Found three rolls of TP in the middle squashed pretty flat!

Oh, that's a story that can't be beat!!! LOL!!!
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:54 AM   #53
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I agree with Donna I like my Egyptian 600 sheets and my down comforter. I also get hot and then cold all night and like to be able to throw the covers on and off easily worked great for my first trip in the lark with plenty of room for Guinness the dog.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:39 AM   #54
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I'm with Donna! Camping is great ... but sleeping in comfort is even better.
Actually, that's one of the four major reasons I sold my Scamp 19 and have a 5.0TA ordered.....
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:15 AM   #55
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Ok true confessions. After Sumas, we headed for Burlington and a target parking lot to get supplies and move all the 'stuff' from the Highlander to the trailer. We spent about an hour in the parking lot trying to arrange things before heading to Deception Pass, but it was pretty frantic. For the first week we had the trailer I was convinced there was a lump under the mattress or that it was firmer in the middle. Last weekend we lifted it to move it away from the wall a bit. Found three rolls of TP in the middle squashed pretty flat! Removed them and the lump is gone!
My eyes are leaking! This is a keeper memory! ! !
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:16 AM   #56
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... but sleeping in comfort is even better.
Along that line, for the first 5 1/2 years we slept on the stock foam mattress, and found it not too bad. Recently I was finding pressure points on my hips indicating it starting to lose its loft, thus causing minor discomfort.

Soooo..... off to search for a mattress, and we ended up buying a 6" firm foam mattress, PLUS a 2 1/2" latex foam topper.

OMG..... we are in heaven. I never knew there could be so much comfort available for sleeping. It is like floating, rather than laying down. Not cheap at just over $1k, but in hind sight very worth it. In fact, even though we have a good coil spring at home, we are considering going with the same combo there.
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:33 AM   #57
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Jim, did you just spend a thousand dollars on a mattress for your trailer?
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Jim, did you just spend a thousand dollars on a mattress for your trailer?
Money well spent IMHO. You spend almost a third of your life sleeping.
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but you don't spend a third of your life in your trailer. haha

(if you live in Alberta that is)
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but you don't spend a third of your life in your trailer. haha

(if you live in Alberta that is)
Touché!
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