Altering Sheets to fit 13' Scamp Bunks? - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-10-2015, 09:01 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Gilda's Avatar
 
Name: Gilda
Trailer: 2011 Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 1,226
Registry
Gilda, fellow "glamper" here...do a search on the FGRV forum for "Gilda bedding" and you will see my previous posts regarding bedding. Note: remember to go to the "Search" button and at the bottom of the pull-down menu you can do a "Google" search. This is the best way to do a search on the FGRV forum.

In short, I cut 1 1/2" thermafoam to fit the bed in two lengthwise strips and covered them each with a cotton jersey fabric and a long zipper around the end. Each piece rolls up and fits under the bench. For the top layer I have comforters or a comforters with a cover (duvet). I fasten together the comforters with buttons and loops so they can easily be layered or removed without the need for a zipper or Velcro and it can be done silently in the dark!

I suggest that, for the big bed, you have a comforter twice the width of the bed to allow for two people and plenty of coverage for both people.

There are sleeping bags that do not slide. Look on the LLBean website for children's sleeping bags. Camping Gear for Kids | Free Shipping at L.L.Bean
Attached Thumbnails
SCAMP Interior October 2011 023.jpg   SCAMP Interior October 2011 022.jpg  

SCAMP Interior October 2011 032.jpg   SCAMP Interior October 2011 025.jpg  

__________________

__________________
The Gleeful Glamper
Gilda (Jill-da)
"Here we go again on another amazing adventure"
Gilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 08:19 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Roger C H's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300 "Homelet"/2014 Subaru Outback "Rosie"
Washington
Posts: 2,172
Registry
Smile Water vapor

Don't forget to include a water vapor barrier. A plastic sheet or other impermeable material ABOVE the cushions. A person exudes an amazing amount of moisture during the night.
__________________

__________________
A charter member of the Buffalo Plaid Brigade!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Roger C H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 08:34 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Name: Gordon
Trailer: 2015 Scamp (16 Std Layout 4) with '15 Toyota Sienna LE Tug
North Carolina
Posts: 1,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger C H View Post
Don't forget to include a water vapor barrier. A plastic sheet or other impermeable material ABOVE the cushions. A person exudes an amazing amount of moisture during the night.
I have never seen a water vapor barrier on a regular bed mattress unless the sleeper was an infant or incontinent. Why would it be different on camper mattress / cushion?
__________________
gordon2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2015, 10:57 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Borrego Dave's Avatar
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Casita SD17 2006
California
Posts: 2,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by gordon2 View Post
I have never seen a water vapor barrier on a regular bed mattress unless the sleeper was an infant or incontinent. Why would it be different on camper mattress / cushion?
My bedroom doesn't have condensation in the morning but the egg does.
__________________
Borrego Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 06:15 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Name: Sue
Trailer: Scamp 13'
Florida
Posts: 6
Thanks everyone. D Davis, that's exactly what we did. Downsized to twin jersey sheets for the "full" and they for like a dream with no alterations. My husband and I even crawled under the covers to see if they were going to be big enough and they seem like they are going to work well. My next issue to tackle is the bunks. The jersey sheets seem much easier to work with, so my plan is to get a set of full jersey sheets and cut them in half, and just run new elastic for the fitted sheet.

Thanks for all the great suggestions!! For mattress pads- any suggestions there? For the full, the twin is too small but the full is too big.


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV
__________________
suzuz22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 02:31 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Gilda's Avatar
 
Name: Gilda
Trailer: 2011 Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 1,226
Registry
For mattress pads see my posting on this thread at #15. You could just cut the padding to size and put your sheets over it without making the custom casing that I made.
__________________
The Gleeful Glamper
Gilda (Jill-da)
"Here we go again on another amazing adventure"
Gilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 10:25 PM   #21
Junior Member
 
Name: Sue
Trailer: Scamp 13'
Florida
Posts: 6
Thanks everyone for all your help and suggestions over the past couple of days. I finished up tonight and all 3 beds now have bedding that fits! For the "full" I ended up just using twin jersey sheets that fit like a glove, a twin quilt, and a cutting down a thin mattress pad from IKEA. For the bunks, I got the same jersey sheets in full, and cut the top and bottom sheets exactly in half. Then just ran a row of elastic on the new edge of the fitted sheet. They fit perfect! Did the same thing for mattress pads for the bunks, but cut them to the correct shape as I trimmed. They are held in place on the back side by the snug fitted sheet I ended up with. Just regular twin quilts on the bunks as well, but they are folded in half. Thanks again for the suggestions! Hope this thread can help someone else in the future!
__________________
suzuz22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2015, 10:53 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Gilda's Avatar
 
Name: Gilda
Trailer: 2011 Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 1,226
Registry
'Sounds as if you have found the perfect bedding solution for yourselves.
Here's a tip, if you choose to use it. Fold over your comforters and install a "separating" zipper along the one long side and one short bottom resulting in a "sleeping bag" that can be used open or zipped up. In colder conditions you will appreciate having a closed "sleeping sack".

Many sewing stores (or online) sell "zippers by the yard". While installing a zipper might sound intimidating it is pretty easy if you pin and baste the zipper in place before sewing it with a zipper foot. There are lots of tutorials online. If you prefer not to sew the zipper yourself or if you don't know of anyone who sews zippers you could hire the person who does alterations at your dry cleaners.

More bedding/decor tips: Your bed pillows can serve as decorative pillows too, thereby saving space. My favorite is to make covers for 16" pillows out of cotton novelty fabric (of course my curtain panels match this fabric). I install a zipper opening so the covers can easily be "changed out" and/or washed. You could also keep the pillowcase empty and stuff it with a jacket or clothing thereby further saving space.

To keep the cushions of my bunk clean, when in the sofa configuration, I cover them with fleece (or other decorative) blankets. When we need more layers of bedding we simply layer the fleece blankets on the bedding. I even lay a decorative fleece on top of my "double" bed during the day (when we don't set up the dinette) to act as a bedspread.

See attached Southwest theme photo.

Happy Trails to You!
Attached Thumbnails
SCAMP Southwest Decor 2013 009.jpg  
__________________
The Gleeful Glamper
Gilda (Jill-da)
"Here we go again on another amazing adventure"
Gilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2015, 05:13 PM   #23
Junior Member
 
Name: Wendy
Trailer: Scamp
California
Posts: 26
Lucky girl to have an awesome dad.
__________________
SactoWendy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2016, 12:06 PM   #24
GRF
Junior Member
 
GRF's Avatar
 
Name: Gary
Trailer: Casita--Independence Standard
Missouri
Posts: 12
Simple slipcover/sheet for bunk

I needed a good looking sheet that I could wash for the dog's bunk bed.
This is what I came up with and it looks and works great:

https://zenandtheartoflittlehousetra...e-slip-covers/
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg  
__________________
GRF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2016, 01:04 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Jon Vermilye's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2017 Escape 21
Oswego, NY
Posts: 1,408
Registry
I'm not sure of the width of the Scamp 13 bunk is, but a sheet size I've found useful for my 48" wide bed is 3/4 size. You will probably have to order them on line - I've never seen them in a store. I purchased these from Amazon.
Jon Vermilye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 06:03 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Bernese Bunch's Avatar
 
Name: Diane
Trailer: still shopping
Delaware
Posts: 119
Sheet Straps!

Try some sheet straps (garters). They can be placed to make a sheet fit and will hold an ill fitting sheet in place. Bed Bath and Beyond has them so search for sheet straps.
__________________
Bernese Bunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 07:04 PM   #27
GRF
Junior Member
 
GRF's Avatar
 
Name: Gary
Trailer: Casita--Independence Standard
Missouri
Posts: 12
Sheets

I made my own sheet garters not knowing there were others out there. Great name. I'll look that up. Making them was the easier part of this system.

Thanks for the info!
__________________
GRF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 12:20 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
Name: K C
Trailer: 1980 18' Sunrader Motorhome and 1971 Trailswest Campster
Washington
Posts: 1,379
Cut a flat, unfitted mattress pad down to size and sew ready made seam binding around the edges. Reuse the old corner elastic on the newly resized corners. No one is going to pull the sheets up to inspect your stitching.

Just remember sewing a sheet is also really very easy. To make the sheet smaller you make a cut at the bottom edge of the sheet at the size you want and start tearing. Fabrics tear in a straight line along the weave. You will only have two sides to modify You will need to cut the folded over head of the sheet part in line with the torn edge. As far as turning the edges of the sheet under for that narrow hemmed edge that is pretty easy too as they make a rolled hem presser foot that does that work for you. One of those might even have come with your sewing machine. Here is a tutorial about it. Flawless Finish: How to Use a Rolled Hem Presser Foot

If you want a corner on a bottom sheet that is gathered.... Use a plate as a template for the curve and draw the line on, cut and be sure to hem it with your rolled hem edge foot right along with the rest of the sheet's modified edges. Then stretch out tight some elastic along the curved line. Pin the elastic in place every few inches and stretch it back out flat tugging on it while you sew. Sew the elastic on using a zig zag stitch.
__________________

__________________
k corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
scamp


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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Fitted" Scamp Sheets Thee Jimbo Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 14 11-04-2013 09:11 PM
SHEETS TO FIT CAMPER BED Karalyn Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 7 05-29-2009 08:29 PM
Casita Fitted Sheets Donna D. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 20 11-21-2008 10:50 PM
Altering the front bunk of the scamp.. mcnick Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 08-07-2008 01:20 PM
Saran Disposable Cutting Sheets Legacy Posts General Chat 6 07-08-2003 09:58 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.