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Old 12-24-2015, 02:21 PM   #29
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I don't understand how others are lifting up the mattress from underneath to put on the fitted rear corners....?
That's why I sewed elastic diagonally across the corners rather than using sheet garters. I get on the bed on my knees and use the elastic like dental floss sliding it between the mattress and the plywood underneath it. Once the top two corners are under they can't pop out. So I can get off the bed and tuck in the bottom two corners. I then snug the whole far side under the mattress by using another elastic strap I sewed in across the middle. The bottom and open side of the bed I can finish tucking in the sheet by hand.

Oh and to keep the mattress from sliding on the plywood - two lengths of the padded shelf liner - crossways - one above the hinge and one below. It becomes a LIFT and move the mattress rather than just sliding it. I thought I'd have to staple it to the plywood, but that isn't needed.

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Old 12-25-2015, 04:39 AM   #30
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We use the rv superbag

Basically a large rectangular sleeping bag with sheets velcro'ed to the comforters. Toss it on the bed - done!

They recommend purchasing a king size for a queen size bed. We did that and we're not sorry.

They are expensive. If you're handy with a sewing machine and can source some long zippers, you could make one.


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Old 12-25-2015, 07:59 AM   #31
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mens suppenders with alligator clips work wonders get them heavy duty kind. they elas

[QUOTE=Darsey;1726265]Can someone please tell me what is the TRICK to changing the sheets on the full sized bed in a 19 foot Safari??? Is it even POSSIBLE to do this without breaking your back...or arms... Or legs...or all of the above? We just got our Airstream and love it...but really...HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE SHEETS ON THAT BED????
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:24 PM   #32
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I make my kids do it for me. Seriously
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:14 PM   #33
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OK this is how we do it. First this A/S has twins? I could not sleep in them. Too narrow. So we made a Queen on top of them. Then we got a 2 in temper pedis style "topper". We got queen sheets that came with elastic garters on the fitted bottom. So Harry gets up at the far end and puts the corners on and then I put on the other two corners. Then we put on the top sheet. And then we use on of the twin down comforters in the twin duvet. The material of the top sheet is rather clingy and sticks to the Duvet. The sheets are LIKE microfiber but are not. Anyway with this warm Decmber, we have not needed to put the other twin duvet comforter on top but I keep it handy just in case. This system has worked well this winter. We don't try to make the bed "perfect" in the morning. This ain't no king size bed in a house. I just fold the sheet and comforter down in a half to air the whole mess out all day. I wish I had converted to the queen bed three winters back. Hope that helps somebody. Remember: the hassle of bed making is worth the ability to walk to the beach anytime we want and be there in a minute.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:23 PM   #34
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We have the 22 FB, so the bed is 54 wide, 84 long at the edge, and curved at the other side.

Cut up the u-g-l-y white AS bedspread to use as a mattress pad. The 2015 Sport factory bedspread looked like a mattress pad, with the dumb fold over pillow cover. I just hacked it up with scissors to cut off the fold over pillow cover part. The remaining is used as a mattress pad under the bottom sheet.

I use regular queen sheets. A set we had that was from JC Penney and all cotton. Not that slick wrinkle free finish either (I am allergic to it). Just regular all cotton probably 300-400 thread count sheets.

Put on the bottom sheet. Just spread over the mattress. Tuck in the top and bottom on the edge while standing. Get on the mattress on your knees, tuck in along top bottom and curved sides.

Stand back up on the floor. Spread out the top sheet. Tuck in the bottom on the edge while standing. Get on the mattress on your knees and tuck in the bottom and side by the window.

Add comforter. An old Lands End pima cotton queen size. Again not that slippery wrinkle free kind. Pull up to the top where you want the edge to be. Tuck under on the side by the edge. Get back on the bed and tuck under the bottom and along the side by the window.

Now just add the pillows.

This seriously takes only a few minutes and isn't that hard.

I wonder if folks who are having trouble are using that newer slippery no-iron finish.
(Read about what's in that and you may not want to sleep next to it for 8 hour a day.)

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Old 12-27-2015, 07:43 AM   #35
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I was thinking about this but then you cant poke your toes out when your feet get hot...
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:38 PM   #36
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I gave up on making the bed after a few trips. Instead, I bought a featherbed which ended up around the same size as the mattress and has the added benefit of providing more padding/support than the mattress.

The underlying mattress is made permanently with a fitted sheet held underneath by the elastic straps. The featherbed has a washable cover but I cover it additionally with a fitted sheet that is easily removed and washed. I then just use a regular duvet on top.

Making the "bed" is now a total breeze and it's quite cosy. In fact, this past week in 40-ish temperatures, I didn't even turn on the furnace.

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