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Old 12-23-2015, 12:21 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Murphalex View Post will solve you dilemma!
Link in Post No. 5.

A simple solution . . .

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Old 12-23-2015, 12:52 PM   #16
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"Is it even POSSIBLE to do this without breaking your back...or arms... Or legs...or all of the above?"

Nope. That's a big reason I "graduated" to an RV who's bed was accessible on three sides.

If you think it's hard to do now, wait until you get older.....

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Old 12-23-2015, 12:53 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Murphalex View Post will solve you dilemma!
well, the sheets will fit, but you still have to put them on.

If you're ordering from them and use a topper, let them know in advance and for $10 extra they'll make them big enough for the topper.
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:06 PM   #18
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We replaced the stock 23D mattress with a 10" custom Rocky Mountain mattress. We had them make a fitted mattress cover and bottom sheet and top sheet. The top sheet has a foot that goes down and under the bottom of the mattress so it will not pull out.

We also have a custom sized comforter we had made in Vietnam.

I put the mattress with outside edge up and leaning in the opening and install the bedding and then lay it back down. Then I work on the inside edge by the shower. The comforter goes over the top and the edges pushed down between the wall and the mattress.

Not a favorite activity, but just slightly more challenging than the twin beds in the Classic.

We had 8" Rocky Mountain twin mattresses made for the Classic and used the Airstream custom bedpad and 600 thread sheets which fit well. We also have similar comforters we had made in Vietnam.

We also carry the proper size Pendleton wool blanket(s) in case of a heater failure in cold weather.
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:18 PM   #19
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This is easy. The Mrs. just tells me to do it. We are thinking a bit of custom work will help. New mattress certainly helped the comfort part. This is one area where using the stuff around the house comes up a bit short. Pat
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:12 PM   #20
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I don't have so much problem making the bed, but I do have problems with the matteress sliding. It moves around some while I'm traveling but it's worst just from getting in and out of bed. And maybe a frisky dog who likes to jump on it doesn't help. I have a think pad that's supposed to keep area rugs from sliding but that doesn't do much.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:15 PM   #21
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I make the bed everyday whether we are in the house or in the AS because it makes me feel as if something has been accomplished even if I do nothing else the rest of the day. It just looks nice to me. Because I make the bed everyday and I do laundry, (I like doing laundry), Chris chose to be the one to put the sheets on the bed after laundry is finished. He hates it but he does it for me. One of many things to love about this man He says that we should sew the top sheet to the bottom sheet so that it's easier to make and stays tucked in. He is the one who pulls the sheets and blankets apart when he sleeps so I'm not sure how this would work for him. I think that perhaps he finds sheets around his feet to be bothersome. I know I don't like sheets tight around my feet and for this reason I only tuck in the top sheet loosely. On the other hand, since I switched over to flannel in the house for cold weather, he is not tearing the bed all to pieces as he usually does. Hmmmmmm....

We refitted our Airstream with a fullsize Memory Foam type mattress, 10 or 12 inches thick. To sleep in is WONDERFUL! (cue choir of angels) To put sheets on one, heavy & tiresome, but in the back of a 1988 AS 325 Motorhome Classic? It's like dressing a dead Kodiak Bear in zippered footie pajamas while you are both locked inside of a 12-boy Bear Box.
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:32 PM   #22
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It is quite a challenge but there are a few tricks - maybe we'll write a book about how to do it or demo it at a rally. I bought the custom mattress pad and sheets from the Airstream store - not sure if AB was the manufacturer but let me save you the trouble!!! Cheap!!!! Quality was not good and mattress pad and sheets will set you back a few hundred dollars or more!!! I have the bed with rounded bottoms and clipped head on one side so I thought the custom sheets would be the ticket - wrong! Not much better than the jerseys. The mattress pad was so thin it reminded me more of an interface type fabric - you would get a thicker one at Wal-Mart. I make the bed every morning - it's a good way to get hubby up and out the door - he goes far, far away for fear he might have to make it! Actually it's my trade off for having 'too many' decorative pillows!
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:49 PM   #23
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If you are talking about the corner bed that is surrounded by walls on mostly 3 sides, it is indeed wrestlemania! Best advice I got is first, ditch the bedspread. ...there's no way to cram it into the space between the long wall and mattress if you have any other bedding . Second, jersey sheets do help, but I , too, still would like to know how you can lift that back corner while you are on hands and knees on top of the mattress!!??😁 I generally use a mattress pad that's like a fitted sheet that I don't change often, then use a flat sheet crammed in next to the walls and tucked under on the front corner with whatever comforter , blanket , etc. that is seasonally appropriate.
I don't understand how others are lifting up the mattress from underneath to put on the fitted rear corners....?
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:25 PM   #24
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Well....I thought since I was NEW to all of this...IT MUST BE ME!!! But now I feel better...I am not alone! I will keep working at it and somehow come up with a workable solution since I can't keep sleeping on the same sheets forever. I made the mistake of taking them OFF after our FIRST I HAVE to change them now. I ordered the special AS mattress pad and special 600 Thread Count sheets but gave up after 15 minutes of trying to put them on myself....and burning at least 1,000 calories (YEAH!!!!) I will try again tomorrow after I have rested.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:39 PM   #25
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Seemore2006, I believe that the AS Store and AB Lifestyles are entirely different suppliers. I am very happy with my AB sheets and mattress pad. See links in Post No. 5.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:13 PM   #26
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It is a camper. With that in mind and for those that the struggle is overwhelming, I have seen a sheet and blanket assembly not unlike a large sleeping bag. I don't think anything was tucked in, just laid out on the bed over a fitted sheet that might be in place to protect the mattress and look somewhat decent.

There is a full time Airstream couple who occasionally post here that were using something like this.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:57 PM   #27
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We have a 20ft Flying Cloud so the bed is tucked away between a closet and dividing wall. It is a real challenge. I get on the bed and tuck the outside side and corners in as well as I can. Then I get off and lift the long side of the mattress (side facing me) upwards to the over bed cabinets. This makes it easier to reach the underside of the outside corners so I can grab and pull the sheets to the right position. The front, long side is easy after that. This is doable because the mattress is light weight.

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Old 12-23-2015, 08:45 PM   #28
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We use a double-size mattress pad and sheets, To change the sheets, I turn the mattress up on its side while still on the bed frame and place the fitted sheet around the mattress. I end up standing on the bed frame to do this,, but I find it a lot quicker than trying to get the sheet around the mattress while it is laying flat. We don't worry much about the top flat sheet and any blanket, just that it covers us!

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