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Old 07-30-2016, 09:57 PM   #11
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We also used full size flannel sheets. I modified them to take the extra fabric off the corner and sewed the top sheet to the bottom to maintain the maximum space the "hallway" at the end of the mattress.
I did the same thing with lightweight percale sheets. The mattress is only 8" thick or so which means that the sheets have extra length in the pockets to take up the longer mattress.
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:59 AM   #12
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Catherine,
What happened to your trailer? Your avatar mentions RIP May 2016?
If no longer camping, perhaps you may want to continue interaction with a sideline of custom made sheet sets for various models, I know there is a market for them.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:23 AM   #13
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They do make sheets called an extra long full. They fit well except for the little notch on the corner. We used a set of suspenders to keep that in check. We went to great trouble to find a mattress cover and a fitted sheet in brown. We use a Tavasak so the mattress is exposed and looks much nicer if in a compatible color.

That said, someone found a source for a brown water proof mattress cover in a extra long full and I'll be darned if I can find it again. The extra long full is exactly 54 x 80. We bought a full set of sheets just to get the bottom fitted sheet. The combo mattress cover would have been perfect.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:49 AM   #14
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All you guys on the forum have been such a great help in my decision making! I looked at two 21's last October and have not been in one since. I do wish I could see one again prior to signing my build sheet but it seems that just isn't happening.

I am now just days away from finalizing my build sheet and am trying to make plans for The Big Pick Up Trip. Thanks to all for letting me know that my current sheets and coverlet will work and I can decide after we get home if I need or want to shop for something different.

On another note, our hatch date is November 30. We have been struggling with when to go for pick up. We will have to drive across Montana and South Dakota on the way to Chilliwack. We want to go to the Redwoods in California, visit parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Utah on our way home. It seems the Northwestern coast starts to warm up a bit in February and we would like to be home by mid May. We do have 4 wheel drive on our tow and could allow extra days on our trip out in case of snow. I wonder how many extra days to factor in and if you all have any advise or knowledge to share regarding our trip out or back.

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Old 07-31-2016, 07:53 AM   #15
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You may want to take the southern route ( I 40 ) out and return and go up to factory on I 5 both ways. That way your exposure to road closures would be minimal and you would get in your California visit.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:57 AM   #16
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Good idea Jim. It looks like it will only add about 600 miles to our trip if we go that route. Then we can visit the Redwoods twice. I absolutely love walking through the Redwood forests! They are so quiet and otherworldly since they have almost no wildlife or insects in them.
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:10 AM   #17
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Catherine,
What happened to your trailer? Your avatar mentions RIP May 2016?
See Post #11 here: SOLD: 2008 Escape 17 B $15,000US
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:59 AM   #18
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Wow, hopefully they will get back into the camping game....
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We stopped at Redwoods on our way back from Chilliwack.
Just to wet your whistle....
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.......That said, someone found a source for a brown water proof mattress cover in a extra long full and I'll be darned if I can find it again. The extra long full is exactly 54 x 80. We bought a full set of sheets just to get the bottom fitted sheet. The combo mattress cover would have been perfect.
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