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Old 08-01-2020, 07:41 PM   #1
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Any tips for making the bed in a 5.0TA? It wasn't exactly a slam dunk in our previous 5th wheel, a 33 footer. I expect it to be even harder in the Escape.

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Old 08-01-2020, 07:44 PM   #2
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Make one side from the other, then move to the made up side and do the other. Takes a minute or so for me to do that.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:08 PM   #3
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Makes sense Jim, We will try that!

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Old 08-01-2020, 08:10 PM   #4
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"Assembling" the bed after laundry is a PIA, but then not too bad. At least compared to our prior Escape 19'! We make sure there is plenty of top sheet and quilt tucked into the foot of the bed. Then as each person gets out of bed, they pull their side taunt from the bottom. Then as Jim mentioned, the last person up finishes from side to side.

Note: I usually get up first, let the dog out, brush my teeth, make coffee. Paula gets up when she smells the coffee. Interestingly this is the opposite pattern when we are home!
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:21 PM   #5
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It'd be a heck of a lot easier if one could sleep with your head towards the back. Don't know how that'd work out for those midnight nature calls.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:50 AM   #6
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We have had a Trav-a-sac (bought by RV SuperBag a couple of years ago) since 1999, mostly in a truck back haulmark 9.5' camper with much less make the bed space. It still works well in our TA. The upper and lower sheets are one piece and Velcro onto the bag and are removable for washing.
The 2 sides are different weights one for summer and one for winter. We carry a blanket on the foot of the bed for very chilly nights or early morning chills.
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:38 AM   #7
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Any tips for making the bed in a 5.0TA? It wasn't exactly a slam dunk in our previous 5th wheel, a 33 footer. I expect it to be even harder in the Escape.

Tom
Hi: Tom&Joan... We keep a pool noodle on the floor against the front of the trailer. My wife pulls it out and tucks the linens in and unfirls them to the foot. Then replace the noodle to keep the mattress from creeping forward during travel. The foot and head stays tucked and we slip out of the sides and over the end to the stairs. Once the bed is made...well that's exercise enough!!! Alf
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:17 AM   #8
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Easier with foam

We replaced the mattress supplied by ETI with a high quality foam one for two reasons. First, the new one is light and easy to move around and bend upward when putting on the fitted sheet sheet. Secondly, it's about 2 inches thinner, so headroom is increased. Although it would not matter to many campers, the extra headroom also means slightly more available length because of the slope at the front of the 5er. That improves comfort for people well over six feet.
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