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Old 01-04-2013, 09:34 PM   #21
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Blmitsch5, I have exact same Bambi as u. It is new to me, came with just mattress. So far i cut a 4" foam topper. I have a matress cover and pad to go on. Do u think the airstream sheets with be deep enough on the sides for all that? I have a quilt and down for blankets. Looking at the awesome siding that is so cold to the touch now,,,,does the AS get really hot inside in Summer? Think camping in tuna can...that is how hot the teardrop would get. Can't wait to go on the road.sbb
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Blmitsch5, I have exact same Bambi as u. It is new to me, came with just mattress. So far i cut a 4" foam topper. I have a matress cover and pad to go on. Do u think the airstream sheets with be deep enough on the sides for all that? I have a quilt and down for blankets. Looking at the awesome siding that is so cold to the touch now,,,,does the AS get really hot inside in Summer? Think camping in tuna can...that is how hot the teardrop would get. Can't wait to go on the road.sbb
I'm not sure if the sheets would be deep enough or not, we just have a regular fitted sheet and use the straps. The sides do get cold and on a 100+ day it can be warm in there but the AC keeps it around 20 degrees cooler than outside. At night it can get pretty cool in there! Have fun with your Bambi! We love ours.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:56 PM   #23
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Wow, guys, thank you so much! Especially blmitch, thanks for the awesome photo of the twin comforter on the full size Airstream bed. We just took delivery of a 2015 International Signature 19 after much planning and shopping, and the full/queen duvet cover and comforter we bought is RIDICULOUSLY large due to the lack of space around the bed. And the mattress fitted sheet straps?!? Amazing tip, I'm super excited! Ordering now.

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Old 10-02-2014, 10:39 PM   #24
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You're welcome! We added the memory foam topper and it's very comfortable. We also bought a summer weight down comforter from ikea and it's the perfect weight. Here in KS we have already switched back to the winter weight comforter.
Enjoy your new Bambi! 2015! Nice.


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Old 10-08-2014, 07:39 PM   #25
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@blmitch5,

We just got back from our maiden voyage to Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, and we had a blast. Found out some things about what we need to stock, etc. But the F/Q duvet and comforter were a massive PITA to make. As soon as we're recovered, we'll go buy a twin duvet and comforter.

For now we're loving the firmness of our mattress. In the past we've had problems with mattress toppers due to shifting and loose fitted sheets, but with the sheet straps we should be golden. We used to love down comforters until we got tired of the shedding, so we prefer wool comforters, as they breathe like down but don't shed.

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P.S. I didn't actually order the straps like I said I was doing... too many options! Two long cross straps? Two long cross straps plus two long straight straps and 4 short short straps across? Arrrrgh!
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Where did you look to get the garter? Maybe there worth a try. Making the bed in our Bambi is the only thing I dislike about it! And I really don't like it (as in HATE IT)!

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We sleep backwards in ours, with our heads towards the dinette. It puts your head into the warmer part of the trailer, makes it easier to climb out (slip out of the covers instead of having to fold them back, uncovering the other person), and makes it easier to make - the pillows are where you stand when you make it up instead of having to climb in over the covers. The only downside is that the reading lights are at your feet.
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The large straps are available at bed bath and beyond. Since we added a memory foam mattress topper from Costco we don't need the straps. We cut it to fit and then used safety pins to attach the matters cover and when I make the bed for the trip I just pull up each from corner and pull the fitted sheet under it. Then the fridge side is easy, then I tuck the comforter from the top of the bed along the wall and the the side by the bathroom then hop out and finish the rest. It's not that bad but it takes time getting used to it. On travel days I do pretty much the same. I'm a bit OCD and it always looks nice and neat.
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Where did you look to get the garter? Maybe there worth a try. Making the bed in our Bambi is the only thing I dislike about it! And I really don't like it (as in HATE IT)!

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Liz, I looked on Amazon. I think I'll try Bed Bath & Beyond too per blmitch's suggestion. I still haven't pulled the trigger, still trying to decide the right number of each length.
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We have been using these Blue Magic Sheet Straps: Bath : Walmart.com for the corner bed in our Safari. Our local BB&B does not have the straps in the store.

We purchased three sets (4 straps per package). One set of 6 straps holds the mattress pad in place. Another set of 6 holds the bottom sheet. In the rear corner against the wall where there is the large curved mattress edge, we use three of the straps snapped together to form a T. The three point connection keeps the sheets fitting better.

We use standard full size sheet sets like you can buy at any store, not RV sheets, over a 3" topper.
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