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Old 10-04-2018, 05:54 PM   #1
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Difficulty Making Bed in 2016 22"Sport Bambi!

We own a 2016 22' Sport Bambi and we love it except when it comes to making the queen sized bed. We purchased a mattress pad to fit the unique mattress shape but use standard queen sized sheets on the bed. If we don't use clips on each end of a 4"x1" elastic strip to hold the sheet corners together at each corner, the sheets and pad slip around and bunch up. Does anyone have a solution to this challenge when making the bed? Thanks muchly!

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Old 10-04-2018, 07:23 PM   #2
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We purchased a made to fit mattress pad, and specific sheets to fit. The bottom sheet is fitted, and stays put. The top sheet is fitted at the foot of the bed. Works great.

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Old 10-04-2018, 07:51 PM   #3
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My wife is making a custom fitted sheet for our 19’ CB
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Old 12-15-2018, 12:03 PM   #4
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We also have constant problems with making the bed in our 2018, Sport. It has a very good mattress. We have factory sheets and mattress pad. I have to set the mattress on its side to put them on and the sheets soon come off.
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:00 PM   #5
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I did what you described in your post. I bought from WalMart those adjustable sheet and mattress pad keepers. It's a bit of deal to put them on in if you're working alone...I raise the mattress until its standing almost on it's window side edge. Then hook the keepers in place. The ends of them look like clips on a pair of suspenders. It's cheap and it works well. We don't have the custom sheets but use a regular queen size fitted lower and it's fine.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:42 AM   #6
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When we had our 2015 22FB, we ordered a set of the super expensive, waste of money, custom fitted sheets and ended up using the aforementioned bed suspenders. One clipping the mattress pad and fitted sheet from top to bottom and two across the shorter side. PITA.

Wife found some sheets with stretchy elastic end caps that really hug the mattress that worked much better, were easier to use and didn’t require suspenders on the 22FB mattress. Although not necessary, we still use them on the queen bed in our 2018 27FB.

I will ask her where she got them and repost later today.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:14 AM   #7
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The brand of sheets with the stretchy ends is Sealy. She could not remember where she got them. I googled “sealy sheets with stretch end panels” and found several places to obtain a set.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:51 AM   #8
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Yes. We bought the bed suspenders. It took two of us to put them on but now I (next to the front wall) don't wake up with the fitted sheet off the rounded edge and my feet balled up in same.

Suspenders are the most cost effective solution. Even 'rounded' sheets will likely pop off.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:29 AM   #9
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Suspenders work well but you can just buy elastic, safety pin in place on the corners and once adjusted to your liking Sew it in where the clips would go. To easily identify the cursed curved corner, use a different color elastic.

No worries about clip popping off or losing one of the suspenders.... but neatly folding the sheet? Meh.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:50 AM   #10
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Get a standard queen sized sheet set made for deep mattresses. That's what we used with our 22 and never once had any issues.

For a mattress pad, I actually took a pair of scissors to the airstream bedspread and used that. Worked great. We even kept it and cut it in 2 when we changed to a 25 twin.

Secret is to get the sheets for deep mattresses so you have adequate elastic and enough fabric to handle the curves.

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The challenge of making the bed is not something unique to the sport 22'. We have a 25' six sleeper with a corner bed which has two contoured corners. Changing the bedding is not easy, but we found that having sheets made for these odd shaped beds makes things much easier. We buy all of our bedding from



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