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Old 11-17-2014, 10:47 AM   #1
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Making the bed in a 21

My wife and I are picking up our new 21 in late February. Perhaps now that we're recently retired we have too much time on our hands, but we've been wondering if any of you clever people have come up with good solutions for making the bed.

The mattress in the 21 has the corner cut off which makes fitted sheets difficult. How about the Travasack-Superbag option? If so, what would you cover the odd-shaped mattress with when the Travasack is rolled up?

Maybe we should just resign ourselves to going old school with flat sheets, blankets, a comforter, and be done with it, even though crawling around trying to make that bed is a job better left to circus monkeys.

This is a tiny, tiny challenge that I'm sure will be solved before we pick up our new trailer. Thanks everyone.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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Why do you want to roll up the Travasak? We leave ours spread on the bed. Very simple to make up
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:21 AM   #3
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Maybe we should just resign ourselves to going old school with flat sheets, blankets, a comforter, and be done with it, even though crawling around trying to make that bed is a job better left to circus monkeys.
This is what I would do. If you like the idea of the bottom of all the sheets being one, you could easily replicate the Travasack by using a few large safety pins along the bottom of the sheets you use. This is something my mom has done for 50 years in their RVs. Plus, you get the bonus of using better quality sheets. I love love our soft, cozy, plush flannel sheets in the colder weather, and the thin high thread count linen in the hotter months.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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I would not think that a fitted or flat sheet would be any problem since either can be folded under a little. Something is probably going on top of the sheets anyway. And you won't even have to crawl around to do that corner.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:18 PM   #5
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We use a fitted sheet on our 21,and Lindy just tucks it in a bit. She is the "circus monkey" who somehow manages to get the bed made every morning. We used a travasak on our trip in Sept/Oct I liked it. Lindy not so much. She thinks we will be better off with a couple of sheets and a comforter. Since she makes the bed, it is her decision!.

But to answer your question, no problem folding the corner of a fitted sheet under the mattress
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:56 PM   #6
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I find this thread to be a bit confusing. I struggle to make the bed on my 21 with a fitted sheet, but I always struggle with a fitted sheet anyway, I guess because I'm clumsy. Would a flat sheet as the bottom sheet work better? How?
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:17 PM   #7
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You don't have to get the flat sheet on, exactly in the right place, as you do with fitted corners. If you use flat, however, you need to put plenty of sheet up top because it can pull out of there since there is no elastic. Having more sheet up top helps to prevent that.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:54 PM   #8
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Thanks. I may try a second flat sheet, because I just make a mess with the fitted sheet. It is frustrating.
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:15 PM   #9
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We don't worry about the droopy corner - just tuck it in. More intrigued by adapting one of those long wand helper sticks for picking stuff up off the ground into a "hang on to the head end of the sheet to get it up into the corners" device........
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:09 PM   #10
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we had escape make us a cover for the mattress out of the same material used on the other cushions. We just put our blankets away and the bed looks neat.
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