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Old 10-14-2016, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,
As you may know, as the Gleeful Glamper, I have great interest in making my trailer attractive AND comfortable AND functional. I think we can all agree that a good night's sleep is essential to a joyful camping experience. Most of us "tweek" the standard "beds" that come with our trailers to suit our comfort requirements. I have posted many photos explaining my bedding solution which requires some customized sewing. Because I'm a skilled sewer this is relatively easy for me but I understand not everyone has this skill.

Today I found a website that offers customized bedding for the RV and home and I thought you might like to know of it. I have NO affiliation nor experience with this company. The photo below is called the "Zipper Bed". They can be found at https://www.bunkbedsbunker.com/produ...edding-bunkie/



I'm always looking for attractive, comfortable and functional bedding solutions and encourage you to post photos here, even if you have previously posted so that we can all learn to make our bedding better.
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:33 PM   #2
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This seems like more work. If you put a sleeping bag on top of a fitted sheet you would only have to occasionally wash the sleeping bag. This thing you have to remove in total to wash and then fit back onto the mattress. I don't get it. Am I missing something? It would make sense if just the sheet lining and top came off to wash but not the whole thing.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:08 PM   #4
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This seems like more work. If you put a sleeping bag on top of a fitted sheet you would only have to occasionally wash the sleeping bag. This thing you have to remove in total to wash and then fit back onto the mattress. I don't get it. Am I missing something? It would make sense if just the sheet lining and top came off to wash but not the whole thing.
Well, it seems to be something you leave in place all day, but that looks less like a bed and more like seating. At bedtime you don't have to make the bed, you just unzip it. True, laundry looks more complicated. Just depends on when and where we want to expend our bed-making energy!
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Well, it seems to be something you leave in place all day, but that looks less like a bed and more like seating. At bedtime you don't have to make the bed, you just unzip it. True, laundry looks more complicated. Just depends on when and where we want to expend our bed-making energy!
That makes sense, I guess.
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Using lightweight, washable, all cotton upholstery fabric, I made fitted covers for our mattresses and dining seats. These stay on full time, and are tight enough to appear like some kind of upholstery. I used a black and white plaid much like the original scamp fabric. THEN, I made long duffels/bolsters out of a contrasting fleece with a drawstring close at one end, into which we put double/queen sized "fuzzy blankets," the kind that are warm enough by themselves, and are washable. Paul's is a double one (two fuzzy layers joined at the hems). At night, we open the duffels and lay the blankets sideways on our respective "twin" beds. We get between the upper and lower halves, warm top and bottom. That's it. In the AM we roll them back up and put them back into the duffel/bolsters, which I set along the wall-side edges of our now "twin" daybeds. It's about as simple as we could get it. When anything gets soiled, we wash it when we get home, including the bolster/duffel covers. We use matching/blending pillowcases and zippered pillow covers which we also use to create daybed-style sitting areas front and back.


I never liked sleeping bags much--I feel a bit trapped when they're zipped, plus the darn zippers are either rough, cold, or irritating. The folded-over blankets have no zippers. We sleep under the same kind at home.


If it is very hot, we would bring cooler flat sheets instead, or just toss the blankets open.


So far Paul has refused to leave the blankets out even when no one was going to look inside and we were leaving right after breakfast. He says it's about as easy to put it away as to leave it out and he likes the bolster look well enough to be worth the small effort to put the blankets away even if we'll open things up for washing when we get home.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:03 PM   #7
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Kai can u post a photo of ur duffel contraption as a bolster and also when ready to sleep in. I can't picture it but sounds like a great solution.


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Kai, how did you do the fitting for the covers? Elastic, box corners?
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These are our beds, made up for sleeping. We like to leave them made up during the day. It isn't super convenient to put it all away, should we need the table, but everything on the big bed fits under the driver's side bench and the bunk stuff all fits under the sofa. I keep rethinking how to do things, and sometimes we just pull out the sleeping bags instead of the blankets and sheets, but this works for us!

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As a result of my computer going to the computer hospital three times in the last month, I'm currently unable to upload any new photos.


Picture, if you will, a tube of fabric about ten inches longer than your rolled-up blanket.


To one end of the tube, stitch in a fabric circle, making a kind of "elephant's foot" end. On the other end, fold over the fabric to make a casing. Thread something sturdy through it for a drawstring.


You slip your rolled-up blanket into the tube, and pull the drawstring tight and tie it with a bow--and tuck the bow inside the tube. Voila.


Stuffed tube with bedding blanket inside, makes a nice bolster.


I'll work on getting a better photo program.


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Another way to think about it--picture a rolled-up sleeping bag in a storage bag. Now picture the storage bag twice as long and half as fat. Making not a fat pillow shape but a longer bolster shape. Drawstring close at one end. Like that.


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Thanks Kai, now I got it. For some reason that last explanation is the one that took! Appreciate you taking the time to reword it. Sometime (maybe at the first SAG?) I will see it in person!

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This seems like more work. If you put a sleeping bag on top of a fitted sheet you would only have to occasionally wash the sleeping bag. This thing you have to remove in total to wash and then fit back onto the mattress. I don't get it. Am I missing something? It would make sense if just the sheet lining and top came off to wash but not the whole thing.
Also, sleeping bags tend to wrap around your body, leaving you and the bag all knotted up. With this solution the bag stays put.
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No, I mean the fitted bed cover, not the bolster. How did you fit the corners? I have trouble getting a cover to stay on.
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