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Old 07-20-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
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Question Question for all Bambi owners.

If any of you have a Bambi with one of those double beds that has the rounded rear corner.....

HOW THE HECK DO YOU KEEP SHEETS ON THEM???

I have to say that this is the one issue we have with our new Bambi that drives me nuts. No matter how I put the bottom sheet on, it never stays tucked. I've thought of purchasing some of the elastic straps with the clamps, but I'm thinking those would be kinda hard on the sheets after a while.

Anybody know if Airstream makes fitted sheets for the Bambi with the corner bed?

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(who's sure the problem can't possibly be that two adults and two dogs are all scrunched into this bed at night)
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Old 07-20-2003, 08:32 PM   #2
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Well ...

I don't have a Bambi, but I wonder if the trouble is that you have a 48" bed and the sheets are oversize so that the elastic doesn't hold. I have a 52" bed (it actually measures 54" with a thin waterproof cover and a padded mattress top on it) and in 14 months of using the trailer, I use standard 54" full sheets and I have never had a bottom sheet come untucked.

There are vendors that specialize in rounded corner and odd-width RV beds. Here is one URL of such a vendor and I'm sure there are more.
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Kentucky Girl,
As a quick fix, those elastic straps with the suspender type finger do work and I really don't see how they can wear the sheets. The other solution is to custom fit the sheets. We did this and it is not all that difficult. We did all four corners of the bottom and the end of the top sheet. This keeps the sheets in place and makes the morning bedmaking a bit easier. We also have found that the rod used to unroll the ZipDee awning makes a nice tool for reaching the far edge of the bed while making it up. As part of our Bambi makeover, we re-enginneered the bedspread to make it fit better and easier to put on. We also separated the pillow shams as separate units from the bedspread. The long one along the wall holds two kingsized pillows and the end one, two regular pillows. We use the kingsize pillows for sleeping and the regular ones are for use on the sofa bed should we ever have the need.
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Old 07-20-2003, 08:44 PM   #4
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Bambi bed covers

Kentucky Girl

we have a 2001 Bambi and this is how we cover the bed.
We have put a mattress pad over the bed. We don't use the bedspread at all. We have a queen size sleeping bag that comes with sheets that velcro inside the sleeping bag. We have found this to be the easiest way to treat the bed as well as to make it up. the sleeping bags (you can find them in camping world) have a side for winter and for summer. They fit our needs. Hope this helps. We have not looked into rounded sheets or any custom sheets for the Bambi. If you do find some, please let us know.

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Old 07-21-2003, 03:35 PM   #5
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So far I haven't had any trouble with bed sheets. I used an older set of Full-Sized sheets that I had in the linen closet and they seem to work fine. They are the kind with full elastic banding on both the head and foot ends. Even though the Bambi bed is a bit narrower than a standard full, it is also a bit longer and this seems to take up the slack. I have to say, though, that I tend to be a "toss and turner" so I generally end up remaking the bed every day anyway. So far, though, I haven't had any trouble with the bottom sheet at all.
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RV Sleeping Bags

I used first a hacksack and then a TravlSak in my previous SOB trailers. I gave away the Hacksack and sold the TravlSak when I bought the Airstream. The TravlSak was, by far, the best of the two brands since the velcro is continuous.

Personally, I found the sleeping bags uncomfortable since they bunched up. Also, even though they had a summer and a winter side, it was very hard to regulate the amount of cover. i find the sheets many times more comfortable.

Another drawback was that I had to bring the bags into the house to change sheets on the den floor or else struggle with their bulk in the confines of the trailer.
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Old 07-21-2003, 05:53 PM   #7
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Custom sheets for Airstreams!

https://secure.dns77.com/cart/www_sh...i%3E%3C%2Fb%3E

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Thanks

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Thanks for the post on the custom fitted sheets. I just order two sets to have in addition to the set we made. Price vs doing it ourselves was a a no-brainer.
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Nice. Thanks Jack!

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I haven't ordered any of these products for ourselves. We have the curved twins in the Safari and use some Walmart fitted sheets. We have no problems in keeping the sheets on the mattress but we also have a fitted mattress cover which may be the key in helping keep the sheets on.

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We don't have any problems either, however making the bed is a whole different story!

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Yes, when changing the sheets Patty leaves that chore to me....I find that its an interesting exercise.

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Yes, when changing the sheets Patty leaves that chore to me....I find that its an interesting exercise.

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What...???? You mean you're supposed to CHANGE the sheets???
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What...???? You mean you're supposed to CHANGE the sheets???


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