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Old 07-07-2019, 09:43 PM   #1
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17B making permanent bed - is there an easier way!

We have a 17B with permanent twin bed. Does anyone have any tips on an easier way to make this bed up. We seem to struggle on this task!

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Old 07-08-2019, 12:27 AM   #2
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I have a 30 inch wide bed in the front of my 17A, which I believe is the same as what you're addressing. I altered a twin fitted sheet so it fits (easy sewing), covered the inflatable mattress with a flat mattress pad with elastic sewn in the corners so it stays put. I have a sleeping bag in a duvet cover on top...it's folded in half lengthwise during the day with a small quilt on top, and unfolded as a blanket at night. To make in the morning, fold duvet in half and cover.
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My bad - the mattress is not a twin it is a full I believe it’s around 54”. It’s really tough to get the fitted sheets on the side near the back window. I’m sure someone has come up with a great way to fit the sheet properly.

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With the queen bed in the E19 we bent the edges to install the fitted sheets.
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Check out 3/4 size sheets.
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My 17b doesn’t have the permanent bed but my friend’s 17 b does and she had a terrIble time with the fitted sheet. I tried to help and gave up. She finally opted to use a flat sheet instead and just tuck it in around the sides without worrying about getting it under the mattress. She says that the sheet stays put because the mattress is tight against the wall and holds it in place.
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My bad - the mattress is not a twin it is a full I believe it’s around 54”. It’s really tough to get the fitted sheets on the side near the back window. I’m sure someone has come up with a great way to fit the sheet properly.

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Unless they changed the dinette space from what it was in my 2011 17B, the widest permanent bed that fits is 48" wide. 3/4 sheets are 48" X 75". I made a permanent bed and used these.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:08 PM   #8
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In my Hauley, I use a 2" memory foam topper on top of some other foam (total 6") in lieu of a regular mattress. So I put the fitted sheet on the 2" thick topper and that's it. It stays put just fine, although it fits a tad loosely of course. Very easy to move the topper around or bend it back on itself to attach the sheet & then flop it into place, and no need to crawl back on top of the bed for that sheet.
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Re the Escape website, beds in current 17A and 17B

Front bed 52"X77" (Plan A)
Front bed / dinette 30"x77" (Plan B)
Rear bed / dinette 52" X 77"
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We have a 17B with permanent twin bed. Does anyone have any tips on an easier way to make this bed up. We seem to struggle on this task!

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When using fitted sheets, start by climbing on the bed. First tuck the fitted sheet around the far corner, stretch sheet to put around other far corner. Climb of the bed and pull fitted sheet toward you. Fit sheet around hardest to reach (3th) corner. Final corner: lift up mattress a bit to get sheet around the last corner.
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