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Old 06-23-2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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Blankets or Sleeping Bags?

Which do you use?

I assume others like us with vintage trailers have to make up their beds and tear them down every day. Expecially when you have a family.

So, do you find it easier with blankets/sheets or sleeping bags?

We use sleeping bags and I find that I have the morning chore of rolling them up. Then they take a lot of room sitting on one of the twin couches.
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Old 06-23-2003, 02:40 PM   #2
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Right now a combination. The wife and I use sheets/blankets (see the thread about fastening them down) and the kids use sleeping bags on the dinette and couch.
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Old 06-23-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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We have sheets over the matteraces, then use sleeping bags, on the twin beds. They roll up and stow easily in the closets.
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Old 06-23-2003, 02:49 PM   #4
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Blankets or bags?

Currently we all use sleeping bags. But I am going to convert one of the opposing fold down couches to a bed. I use the trailer allot solo, and I want to have a 'real' bed to sleep in. You are right, storage of the sleeping bags is a huge problem. You could fill up one of the closets with the sleeping bags of the three of us.

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Old 06-23-2003, 02:50 PM   #5
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done both; but I think I like the sleeping bags better. less "tidy-ing up". not that its a big issue; our unit has center twins. Kid is too small for a bed just yet...he'll sleep in his stroller, if we ever get out there this year.
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Old 06-23-2003, 03:09 PM   #6
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We use a fitted mattress pad and sheet on the mattress and a duvet covered comforter. We store the pillows, mattress pad & sheet behind the gaucho's back when it's "up" and roll the duvet and store it in a bolster cover during the day. Works great and doesn't use up any precious cabinet space, the turquoise "tube" in the picture below is the duvet/bolster.

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Old 06-23-2003, 03:57 PM   #7
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Sheets now

All my four trailers have had permanent beds of at least double size. In the popup, I used a cheap summer bag. In the Scamp 5th-wheel and in the trailmanor, I used RV-specific sleeping bags from two different makers. In the Airstream, I use sheets and blankets. Sheets and blankets win hands down.

The bags were tolerable in the Scamp and TrailManor where access to the bed and headroom over the bed made bedmaking a terrible chore. OTOH, bedding usually wadded up uncomfortably before the night was out. Also, options were very limited as the seasons changed.

For the Airstream, I bought a "Bed in a Bag", coordinated sheets, comforter, and shams. For the summer, I use the Airstream supplied bedspread with sheets and a lightweight blanket. For winter, I replace the Airstream spread with the comforter.

The bed can be seen from the door and always looks nice. I'm religious about keeping it neatly made.
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Old 06-23-2003, 07:37 PM   #8
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Blankets or Sleeping Bags?

In my family, this has always been an issue of great debate - - I am the loner who refuses to go the sleeping bag route - - sheets and blankets win hands down in my coaches. My sleeping bags have been stored in the cedar closet in the basement and haven't seen the light of day since the Airstream was purchased in 1995. Avoiding the monthly trip to the laundromat (especially when at home and the trip is 60 miles - no laundromat in the town where I live) with the sleepeing bags is well worth the minor inconvenience of dealing with the bedding (I also realize a rather sizeable cost savings as washing and drying two sleeping bags was running $6.50 per month). For each of my coaches, I ordered custom sized mattress pads and fitted bottom sheets - - then use the nearest standard size top sheet and blanket. Since both coaches were recently refurbished by Fowler Interiors, I have shams for the pillows that allow them to stay at the corners of the lounges during the day - - in the Overlander the shams coordinate with the drapes and bed spreads - - in the Minuet they coordinate with the upholstery.

Good luck with your decision.

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Old 06-23-2003, 08:37 PM   #9
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the turquoise "tube" in the picture below is the duvet/bolster.
Shari, love the idea for the bolster/duvet cover...thanks for the tip!
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Old 06-23-2003, 09:29 PM   #10
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barbarians!

fitted sheets and proper bedding all the way around!

to quote my better half, the woman with more china and bedding than any other: "we do not camp like barbarians!!"

actually, it works out better. when we are done everything gets a run through the laundry.

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Old 06-23-2003, 09:32 PM   #11
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oh yeah i forgot. this is how it looks...

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Old 06-23-2003, 10:10 PM   #12
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Re: barbarians!

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fitted sheets and proper bedding all the way around!

Where do you get fitted sheets for a double be that is curved on one side

Also, are the twin a normal size twin?
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Old 06-24-2003, 05:48 AM   #13
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regular twins

we use regular twin sheets.

kathi came up with some elastic thingies at target. they hold the sheet under the curve.

the blankets are twin size also.

the front couch/bed has queen size sheets.

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Old 06-24-2003, 06:14 AM   #14
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We use sheets and mattress pads. We never used sleeping bags although it would make it easier in the AM rather than making the bed!

Nice teddy bears John, and don't try to play them off as your wife's either. I know you have another strapped on the ol Harley too!

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Old 06-24-2003, 10:04 AM   #15
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We use sheets and blankets in the AS. In the kids camper, they have both, and God only knows what they actually use. When we go, we usually have other family members in a caravan. For example, that time we went, we had our rig, my parent brought theirs, and my brother showed up with his. Next trip its us, my wifes parents and grandmother, her sister and family, and her brother and family. The kids are allowed to sleep were they want, in the kids camper, in grandma's rig, with the other kids in a tent. Lots of beds to go around.
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Old 06-24-2003, 11:25 AM   #16
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We are using Travasak's (Sorta both sheets and sleeping bag ;-). Great for the "guest" bed (the couch, then stuff it into it's bag), and the master bed (just cover with the bed spread). The sheets are then detached (hook & loop) for washing.

A 12 vdc heated blanket under the sac is great for those crisp nights where the forced-air heater might over heat the two siberian huskies!
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don't think so!

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We use sheets and mattress pads. We never used sleeping bags although it would make it easier in the AM rather than making the bed!

Nice teddy bears John, and don't try to play them off as your wife's either. I know you have another strapped on the ol Harley too!

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twink,

yes those bears are kathi's, she used to do daycare for 8 kids out of our other home.

she is like the universal mommy, wherever we go kids just gravitate twards her. the bears are for that.

this is my mascot, on the bike or trailer. her name is luci, as in lucifer!

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John,

You are too much man!

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sheets and blankets oh yes!

Do you use pillows or stones?
We like flannel sheets when it's cold and cotton ones when it's not. Everything for the couch fold out bed stores in a drawer under the couch. The twin beds have sheets ect. with quilts that can take the day use too. It's all so easy to wash and you can find primo bedding at places like Tuesday Morning and Ross.
I just enjoy the luxury of it all, seems so fitting for an Airstream. I think of them as lodges rather then tents, but that's just me????
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We used to use sleeping bags that came with a custom made sheet velcro to the inside of the bag. Made it easy to wash the sheets and not the bag.
Somewhere along the line we missplaced the sleeping bags and now we use sheets and blankets. I think I liked the sleeping bag best, no bed to make up and the velcro sheet made things much easer.

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