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Old 04-17-2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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Making the bed

I know that there has been a lot of discussion about making the beds on this forum, and I don't know what I do wrong, but I can almost never find threads that I'm looking for.

Meanwhile all our kids are coming at the same time which means we have run out of bedrooms and Terry and I are going to sleep in the trailer and I'm wrestling with the sheets and have decided I need to do something else for our 19. i know there's some system that people like so if someone could direct me to the thread that would be great.
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I know that there has been a lot of discussion about making the beds on this forum, and I don't know what I do wrong, but I can almost never find threads that I'm looking for.

Meanwhile all our kids are coming at the same time which means we have run out of bedrooms and Terry and I are going to sleep in the trailer and I'm wrestling with the sheets and have decided I need to do something else for our 19. i know there's some system that people like so if someone could direct me to the thread that would be great.
Search for "travasack" or "rvsuperbag" both online and in the forum. This is one avenue to pursue.
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Making the bed? Do people do this?

Though we never concerned ourselves with a really tidy bed, we did just pull the sheet and roughly into place. Not too tough at all. This is all we use, plus a wool blanket on those nights boondocking when the temps are quite cold.

We do use a light cotton sheet in the summer, and heavier flannel for the fringe seasons.

Some really like the all-in-one solutions like the travasack, but that is not an idea that appeals to us.
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We are going to try stitching the bottom of the top sheet to the bottom of the fitted sheet and see if that helps.
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I have got to agree with Bennett on this one. But if someone is going to look at the trailer, we try to make it look a little more presentable. When you're on vacation, I can think of a lot of better things to do than make a bed. Loren
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We are going to try stitching the bottom of the top sheet to the bottom of the fitted sheet and see if that helps.
Many, many years ago, my granny put a few diaper pins along the bottom of her bedding in their camper to keep them together. A forerunner to the travasack.
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This is not a situation of wanting to look like Better Homes and Gardens. Just now I literally could not get the mattress cover back on, but I got Terry out there and then it was fairly easy. But we both like to lie on a smooth surface -- It's the bottom sheet that's a pain -- I get one corner in and the other pops out, and I don't want to lie on a sleeping bag because then I have to wash said sleeping bag instead of a sheet. I'll look up travasack -- thanks.
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We just use a nice high thread count fitted bottom sheet with a down comforter and duvet cover. Super easy to make the bed. We have a selection of thin, medium and heavy down comforters for different times of year. Scott

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On our Scamp we went a different route. We used memory foam over the cushions. My wife made a "bag" for it out of sheets and it had velcro on one side so it could be easily removed for washing. On the bottom edge she attached a top sheet.

In the morning the memory foam with the sheets was rolled up. After a few days it could be flipped over to get a clean bottom sheet and the unused side of the top sheet. Sort of extended laundry time a bit.

If you have memory foam this could work for you. Much easier to slip the sheets on memory foam than the mattress.

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This is not a situation of wanting to look like Better Homes and Gardens. Just now I literally could not get the mattress cover back on, but I got Terry out there and then it was fairly easy. But we both like to lie on a smooth surface -- It's the bottom sheet that's a pain -- I get one corner in and the other pops out, and I don't want to lie on a sleeping bag because then I have to wash said sleeping bag instead of a sheet. I'll look up travasack -- thanks.
We just hooked the back sides while on the bed, but not the sheet. Climbed off, and did the front. Our 2009 had a 5" foam mattress, so this was likely easier than the new mattresses, where I could see using two might work better.
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We just use a nice high thread count fitted bottom sheet with a down comforter and duvet cover. Super easy to make the bed. We have a selection of thin, medium and heavy down comforters for different times of year. Scott

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We too have a light, and a heavier down duvet we use, along with the wool blanket when needed.


I imagine it will be a lot easier to make the bed when we get our 5.0TA.
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It's the bottom sheet that's a pain -- I get one corner in and the other pops out
Just get a sheet set for the next size up bed. that way the fitted sheet is plenty large and you tuck the excess under the mattress. I do that at home as the top sheets never are wide enough for me on whatever size bed they're made for. I use king on the queen, for example.
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I think travasak went out of business.....
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I think Tford may be right, they're not showing up on the websites when you click links to buy them.
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:45 PM   #14
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The superbag seems to still be available, but I think i have some good ideas now. The mattress cover doesn't have to come off that often and as long as i have Terry to anchor one side, that will be fine. I've been thinking about using a king sheet for the bottom and maybe I'll try that first. The memory foam idea is interesting and also the duvet cover. Thanks everyone.

Meanwhile, I think it's pretty funny that our first camping trip of the season will be in the driveway while our kids take over the house.
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Meanwhile, I think it's pretty funny that our first camping trip of the season will be in the driveway while our kids take over the house.
Yes, but it sure is nice to have it to use that way. We often take our trailer when visiting to use as our own personal bedroom, c/w ensuite bath. I can get up as early as I like, and I know where all the fixin's for coffee are.

Why do you not have some of your kids out there though, that is what we usually do at our house.
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This is not a situation of wanting to look like Better Homes and Gardens. Just now I literally could not get the mattress cover back on, but I got Terry out there and then it was fairly easy. But we both like to lie on a smooth surface -- It's the bottom sheet that's a pain -- I get one corner in and the other pops out, and I don't want to lie on a sleeping bag because then I have to wash said sleeping bag instead of a sheet. I'll look up travasack -- thanks.
Sleeping bags might be the easiest after all if you get one on those "liners". They're flannel and actually like a sleeping bag itself, as it zips. Then instead of the whole bag to wash, you just have the liner...which can also double as a light weight sleeping bag....Mine cost $9.00 and can be found at sporting goods stores..not sure if Wally World carries them.
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The Escape is literally less than ten feet from our neighbor's window so whoever uses it has to be really really quiet. Our kids have never spent any time in the trailer so they are not familiar with the workings -- the heat, the fire escape window , the screen door, the table, etc. Also, our house will be popping, the baby up at 5 A.M., the four year old having the occasional temper tantrum, the twenty somethings cooking food at midnight -- the trailer will hopefully be an oasis of sanity.

And this way we won't have to change the sheets that soon, which is why I started this thread in the first place
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Sandra, does the liner zip to the sleeping bag?
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Yes, but it sure is nice to have it to use that way. We often take our trailer when visiting to use as our own personal bedroom, c/w ensuite bath. I can get up as early as I like, and I know where all the fixin's for coffee are.

Why do you not have some of your kids out there though, that is what we usually do at our house.
No kidding! We have friends about 90 minutes south. We frequently take ou 19' and park in their driveway when they have parties. They have a 20amp dedicated circuit we can tap into for the AC and I don't have to watch my BAL () since my "bedroom" is just outside.
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I think travasak went out of business.....
They did and then Camping World brought them back as recently as last year (because we bought one) and then they were gone again, but the threads remain and she was looking for search words that would reveal lots of discussions on what people do about beds. Both are still valid search terms for lots of previous discussions.
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