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Old 07-05-2016, 08:24 PM   #1
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making the bed in a 19' Escape

Making the bed was an activity on par with my Functional Fitness class. Once I had wrestled with all four corners of the bottom sheet, they still popped off. Then an inventive friend sewed a channel around the four sides of the "fitted" bottom sheet, I inserted the elastic stretch cord, topped off with a grommet closure. The result: no more pop offs. Once I have the 4 corners on (I do the two bottom or two top ones first), I pull on the grommet, and the stretch cord tightens. Result: sheet stays tight at night.
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Making the bed was an activity on par with my Functional Fitness class. Once I had wrestled with all four corners of the bottom sheet, they still popped off. Then an inventive friend sewed a channel around the four sides of the "fitted" bottom sheet, I inserted the elastic stretch cord, topped off with a grommet closure. The result: no more pop offs. Once I have the 4 corners on (I do the two bottom or two top ones first), I pull on the grommet, and the stretch cord tightens. Result: sheet stays tight at night.
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neat idea, I know there are 2 sizes of "queen" sheets floating around, one is the residential and one is the rv size which is smaller and harder to install.
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neat idea, I know there are 2 sizes of "queen" sheets floating around, one is the residential and one is the rv size which is smaller and harder to install.
My temp trailer has a short queen, and it certainly is a pain to keep the fitted sheet on (and my feet covered).

In our 19, using a fitted sheet we never had a problem with it coming off.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:43 PM   #5
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neat idea, I know there are 2 sizes of "queen" sheets floating around, one is the residential and one is the rv size which is smaller and harder to install.
"RV Queen" means not really queen: it's the same width as a real queen (60"), but shorter... typically only 75" (like a single/twin or double/full) rather than the 80" of a real queen.
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With a bigger bed at home, we use sheets in the Escape that will fit it, so no problem getting them on. Makes it so much easier!!
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The RV Superbag was one of our best purchases. Kind of pricy but oh so nice.

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The RV Superbag was one of our best purchases. Kind of pricy but oh so nice.

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They don't solve the fitted sheet dilemma though.
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They don't solve the fitted sheet dilemma though.
Sure it does. You just don't use them.
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Sure it does. You just don't use them.
Is that a stock mattress? Mine never had a cover that nice.
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