Originally Posted by Bobcat
I just joined this forum and hope to do things correctly. Please tell me if I don't. We recently bought our first Airstream....a 1964
28 ft Ambassador. It seems to be in really good shape and we will need only to do some cosmetic changes to it initially. We will go pick it up a week from today and want to camp in it on the way home. Does anyone know if regular twin sheets will fit the twin beds in the bedroom? The fellow we bought it from has been very helpful and we've asked tons of questions, but forgot to ask this one and since he is a busy guy I hate to bother him again. I just want to be prepared to sleep in the Ambassador on our way home. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
Congratulations, welcome to Airstreaming, and welcome to the Forums! You have come to the right place to find out everything you need to know about your new-to-you camper.
The twins in your coach are likely a few inches narrower than a true twin bed, but the fitted sheet will probably still fit, since the elastic makes it form-fitting. The flat sheet will be a little wider than normal, but nothing that can't be tucked away.
One warning, and not to dampen your spirits, but these vintage units usually need some floor repair/replacement and potentially some frame replacement, most often at the rear end under the bathroom, and sometimes at the front under the door and front window. Be sure you carefully check the perimeter of your subfloor right where it meets the walls-- use an ice-pick at the edges to test the softness of the floor. Again, I'm not trying to bring you down, but this is a critical safety matter for you and your family (and everyone else on the road as you tow).