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Old 05-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #29
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BTW, who's going to tell us what "glamping" is?
Urban Dictionary: glamping
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #30
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can't tell you what "glamping" is, but can tell you that the sheets I got were NOT egyptian cotton. Maybe you received something different and I'm happy you're happy. I'll just bump along with my beautiful Wamsutta egyptian cotton 200 thread count sheets that feel luxurious but are too big for my airstream twin beds. Was hoping to get the same quality from Airstream AND have them fit the beds better.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:00 AM   #31
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Maybe one of the seamstresses on the forum could develop Airstream bed patterns with layouts and instructions for cutting down and sewing a proper fit for the various sizes. Actually it may not be that difficult and who would now if the job was less than stellar? Right...it's on my to do list too. Until then, we use the suspenders with the elastic to take up the slack under the mattresses, works like a charm and keeps sheets taunt and in place. I had wanted to try the fitted sheets too but I thought they were too high in price for me. There is such a good selection if you don't rule out conventional sets. I have even made a sleeping bag pocket out of larger flat sheets sewn across the bottom and up the sides a bit and turn the extra length down over the top of the bag. I have wondered if one could make their own "Travasak" system with a larger size comforter folded in half and inserts. Making closures are the only difficulty I can anticipate but probably isn't even necessary for the Airstream interior environment.

Here's some glamping examples in Montana at Paws Up. Someone takes you on hikes and makes your campfires and turns down your beds.
Luxury Camping Montana - River Camp at The Resort at Paws Up
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can't tell you what "glamping" is, but can tell you that the sheets I got were NOT egyptian cotton. Maybe you received something different and I'm happy you're happy. I'll just bump along with my beautiful Wamsutta egyptian cotton 200 thread count sheets that feel luxurious but are too big for my airstream twin beds. Was hoping to get the same quality from Airstream AND have them fit the beds better.
H TWO,

If you are not happy with them, in your place I would contact the Airstream Store and tell them you want to return them and why.

Why keep something you seem to absolutely not like? Hopefully they want you to be happy (and I imagine that they do).
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:30 PM   #33
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I was amused by the first three definitions, but #4 is way out there. BTW, I get it now.

Another couple questions: Exactly what is Eqyptian cotton, anyways? Is it really supposed to be from Egypt?
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:58 PM   #34
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We bought two sets of sheet holders, I think from Wallyworld or kmart. On the normal corners using one, they work fine. Where the mattress has those rounded and cutoff corners I fashion three of them into a T. I am a big guy and the sheets stay on now. We use regular store bought square corner fitted sheets on bottom and flat sheets on top
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Egyptian cotton

Yes, Egyptian cotton is actually grown in Egypt and has a silky, cool and luxurious feel. And, it gets even more so with washing.
Appreciate the sheet suspenders tip and I have already ordered some to take up the slack! Thanks for all the input from all the posters.
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Tonight I made up the bed in preparation for this weekends trip. I'm a fan of my color co-ordinated 400 thread count percale, the bottom (double sized) fitted sheet fits perfectly with the help of the bed garters. Very cost effective.
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i have a double bed that has corners on both sides one end and i use regular sheets. i just tuck excess under. but i have a truck camper.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #38
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I solved the bottom sheet problem by sewing 3 twin flat sheets into a mattress "case". Like a pillow case only for the mattress. When it is time to change the sheets we just remove the cover and turn it over. Less sheet washing bonus.
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AB Lifestyles Sheets

We just received fitted sheets and mattress pad custom made for our Safari 25 queen from AB Lifestyles. Our mattress has 45 degree corners at the foot and the head is curved. The sheets and mattress pad fit perfectly and the fabric is very nice. The price was very reasonable and the fabric and the sheets are made in South Carolina by a family owned business. Worth checking out.

I am not associated with AB Lifestyles in any way other than being a satisfied customer. I just wanted to share my experience.
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Yes, Egyptian cotton is actually grown in Egypt and has a silky, cool and luxurious feel. And, it gets even more so with washing.
Just fyi, gossypium barbadense, also known as extra long staple (ELS) cotton, can be grown other places than Egypt, but cannot technically be called Egyptian cotton. Other ELS cottons are known as "American Pima, Egyptian Giza, Indian Suvin, Chinese Xinjiang, Sudanese Barakat, and Russian Tonkovoloknistyi."

Pima cotton is an equally good cotton (and of course thread count is important) and is grown in the US.
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and they work even better than the elastic garter type straps that I've tried before. I'm completely happy with them and I can recommend them for keeping the bottom sheet taut.
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Road Ready Airstream Classic Travel Trailers sheet sets by AB Lifestyles
Sheets made specifically to fit beds in Airstream CLASSIC model Travel Trailers! AB Lifestyles' Road Ready sheet sets are made of 300 thread count 100% cotton. We specially cut these sheets to fit the curved corners of mattresses in Airstream Travel Trailers. Available in 4 great colors! Superb quality. Reasonable prices. FREE shipping!
I found this company that makes the curved corner sheets I boughta set of the twin sheets from Airstream and while nice I don't think they're worth $160.00
After reading this thread I decided to try AB. Got my AB Lifestyle "fitted" sheets today. The bottom sheet does appear to be fitted. I am washing them before I put them on the bed, so don't know yet how well it fits.

However, the top sheet appears to just be a regular queen size sheet. It is 78 inches WIDE for a bed that is only 48 inches wide. I laid it over my queen size bed in the house and it covers it completely. That means I will have 15 to 20 inches hanging awkwardly out of the exposed side of the bed. I know how bad it will fit because I am using regular queen size sheets on it now.

AB advertizes that the TOP sheet has elastic sewn in the bottom edge for a snug fit. There is NO elastic anywhere on the top sheet.

These sheets were more expensive than Airstream's fitted sheets. The material is nice, but it's the fit that I was more concerned about.

I have emailed them about this and will share their response. BTW this is the 2d email I have had to send them. First was after several days and no word about shipping my sheets. They claimed they tried to email me unsuccessfully regarding the color I ordered being unavailable.

That's 2 strikes. I should have just ordered from Airsteam.
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