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Old 08-17-2015, 10:49 PM   #1
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AI: rear twin beds - comfort and linens to fit?

All - had my 2011 Interstate for a few months, and been out quite a bit. LOVE it. But find myself - and my sister - both having the rear mattresses moving or sliding a bit. My questions are:
1) anyone else have this issue?
2) anyone put foam or memory foam toppers on the rear twins? If so, a certain brand or clues to making one fit?
3) place to buy linens that fit these (much) smaller-than-a-twin mattresses?
I LOVE my AI - but have to get this bed figured out:-) Any help would be appreciated...thx, MJ

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Old 08-18-2015, 02:24 AM   #2
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I have a 1998 Excella with back twins. I bought 2 inch memory foam and simply cut it with heavy scissors to fit the shape of the mattress. No biggie.
My slide a bit while towing. I thought about bolting a small railing like you see on bunk beds to keep them in place.

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Old 08-18-2015, 05:19 AM   #3
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Airstream sells the sheets that fit these mattresses
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:08 AM   #4
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AI:rear twin beds - comfort and linens to fit?

I converted my queen sized rear lounge bed into U-shaped twin beds. Memory foam topper cut to fit as mentioned by dacantu. For bedding I went to twin sized RV Superbags. They are pricy but work well to simplify the bedding arrangement. You can also just use a basic sleeping bag with a DIY sheet bag inside - that's all an RV Superbag is anyway.

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Old 08-18-2015, 09:17 AM   #5
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We have twins in our Safari. PO had fiberfill mattress pads/toppers on the OE mattresses. They shifted a lot during the night. We got twin size memory foam toppers (Sharper Image brand from Sam's Club) and cut them to fit. Much less movement now and a lot more comfortable.


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Old 08-18-2015, 11:16 AM   #6
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We bought the Airstream Twin sheets and were not pleased with the quality, sent them back. My wife bought regular twin sheets that were 550 thread count and they were much cheaper.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:29 AM   #7
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Mattress toppers and sheets

There is a company AB They make everything to fit Airstream beds. I have purchased sheets, memory foam mattress topper, and now then even have great polartec blankets with elastic on the bottom to fit and stay put. Love ours. Prices are good and customer service is great about calling you back if you have questions.
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:08 PM   #8
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I purchased the sheets sold through Airstream and was disappointed in the quality for the cost. The mattress pad is very chintzy. The elastic on the sheets was not good quality and the fabric was not a nice crisp cotton but felt more like a blend. Airstream jobs these out - if you deal directly with that company don't expect the same high level of customer service as you get with Airstream. I will buy quality sheets and modify them to fit - you can get the pattern of the bed - I believe - from Airstream. Costco has foam toppers at a good price and once you have your pattern for cutting - use your electric knife to cut it out - you get a nice clean cut on the thicker pads.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:19 PM   #9
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I use the memory foam topper from Sam's Club and cut it to fit with an electric knife (which I cleverly borrowed from an elderly neighbor).

I am super picky about the quaility of my sheets, so I bought great fitted sheets and just tuck the excess under the mattress. I do not want to buy the Airstream sheets..IMHO, no need to do that.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:21 PM   #10
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We put a camping rubber waffle pad under the Airstream mattress, There is much less slipping. You have to cut the pad to fit. The mattresses in our Airstream were foam pads and very uncomfortable. We took the mattresses into a factory and they made inner spring ones with radiased corners. Most larger cities will have mattress factories which will custom make mattresses.
Likewise we put a memory foam top on the mattresses. It slides quite a bit but is worth it because the bed is much more comfortable. If anyone has a solution for the sliding problem please post it.
We use regular sheets on the beds and tuck them in a bit to fit.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:41 PM   #11
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Agree with Murphalex. We have been happy with sheets from AB They are made to fit the Airstream twin.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:19 PM   #12
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We put foam toppers from Costco on our twins in the 2004 Classic. They were easily cut to fit using an electric meat carving knife. My husband was happy but I was still not comfortable. Just before leaving on an extended trip I called Mattress Insider which I found on the web. The very nice man who answered my phone call on a Friday afternoon told me how to measure the radius corner, and the following Thursday a wonderful foam mattress was delivered that fits perfectly. It has a coolmax cover and there is no slipping. I love it. It cost $400 which I think is a steal. I use twin XL sheets from Lands End that have elastic all the way around. The foam mattress is much easier to put the sheet on, and i use some grippers underneath to keep a taught fit.

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Old 08-19-2015, 07:41 AM   #13
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:53 AM   #14
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