Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #21
Contributing Member
Pahaska's Avatar
2018 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,164
Images: 4
Originally Posted by BJo View Post
The problem I had with the sheets I ordered from ABLifestyles was with the fabric, not the fit. The fabric was so soft that it was like trying to put a large piece of gauze on the mattress - it was so limp that it wrinkled & wadded up something terrible. The mattress pad was wonderful, but the sheets were not good at all. I prefer a sheet with more body.
I'm surprised. The two sets of sheets I bought from them are quite stout and have held up well for several years of frequent use.
John W. Irwin
2018 Interstate GT, "Sabre-Dog V"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #22
Rivet Master
rodsterinfl's Avatar
2006 25' Safari
St. Augustine , Florida
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,572
Images: 8
I am with you pdozanne. I too went to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought those sheet suspenders and just use regular sheets. I got some really nice soft all cotton too- high quality fancy shmancy ones!
rodsterinfl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:22 PM   #23
Rivet Master
rodsterinfl's Avatar
2006 25' Safari
St. Augustine , Florida
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,572
Images: 8
Wow Pep, how do you get in and out of those strings?
rodsterinfl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 04:42 PM   #24
Rivet Master
blkmagikca's Avatar

1987 32' Excella
Nepean , Ontario
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,407
After being tutored by an old friend who does a lot of sewing, I ended up keeping the Elna Lotus sewing machine. The first project was to take a flat percale cotton king sheet (purchased at Walmart), fold it in half sandwiching 100% cotton quilt batti, and sewing it together (trimmed to the exact shape of the mattress). The pad was pinned and quilted every 4 inches. Elastic was sewn as loops on the corners - voila!

Then I took good quality queen fitted sheets (again from Walmart - some were percale cotton, and I did also use the cotton-poly ones too) and resized them to fit, including the curved corner. I also bought the elastic attachment for the sewing machine and sewed 3/8-inch elastic around the bottom so it would hold the fitted sheets in place.

While there is some roughness in what I did, it fits well and holds its fit. I made the last pair of fitted sheets while I was camped (actually hosting) at Mystic Springs in Pensacola. The place was very quiet so I took two of the long tables in the clubhouse and put them together to layout and sew the sheets.

In order to lay out the sheets, I did make two templates using cardboard: one was for the curved corner; and the second one was for the 4 darts making up the round corner.

All-in-all, it was well worth the effort to learn to do this, and the results are very acceptable.
AIR 12148
1987 Excella 32-foot
1999 Dodge Ram 2500HD Diesel
WBCCI 8080
blkmagikca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 04:52 PM   #25
4 Rivet Member
2013 28' International
Bozeman , Montana
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 466
Images: 3
Has anyone else had experience with the Airstream sheets sold through their store? I was planning on ordering a set of the 600 thread count ones but am a bit concerned if the top sheet is too short on all or if this was a one time fluke mentioned earlier.
HeadWest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 05:43 AM   #26
3 Rivet Member
Hoonanea's Avatar
2012 23' International
Sevierville , Tennessee
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 231
I did not have the same experience BJo had with ABLifestyle sheets. I found them to be very well made and comfortable. Perhaps they've changed fabrics? Mine were ordered about 1 year ago. The fit is spot on and I have the ultra-weird rear corner 48" bed. Hands down, I'd order from them again before getting another set from Airstream's supplier.
Ho'onanea -- to pass the time with peace, ease, and pleasure.
Hoonanea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 06:23 AM   #27
Rivet Master
2008 27' International FB
1999 19' "B" Van Airstream 190
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 514

I just received a set. We're heading out for a two week trip on Friday and I'll change to the new sheets mid- way through. I'll try to come back to this post to let you know what I think.
karenjude is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.