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Old 01-01-2016, 11:43 PM   #29
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I love your description of making your bed in your trailer and was rolling on the floor laughing!

I LOVE our bed-making plan for our 13' Scamp and have used it since 2011. You can refer to my many previous posts regarding bedding by going to the "Search" button on the FGRV forum, scroll down to the bottom for "Google Search" and put in the words "Gilda bed".

In short, I use "real bedding" and I don't need to "tuck it in" anywhere as the sides of the trailer keep the bedding contained. The 1 1/2" Thermafoam custom topper is cut into two long pieces, covered with a custom cover made of 100% cotton jersey sheets (or cotton knit fabric on the bolt) and a long zipper for easy removal for washing. The toppers can be each rolled up and stored in the bench. The comforters are standard queen size, generally 84" square, providing enough overhang so they don't need to be tucked in. I chose to connect two comforters using a loop and button method (see photo detail) because Velcro is scratchy and noisy and zippers are too confining. The loops and buttons can easily be connected in the dark. To "make" the bed for daytime simply fold the comforter in half (42" wide) and place on top of the topper. See photo.

I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:51 PM   #30
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Other threads have mentioned the following system, but at close to $300 for queen size I think I'd make my own. When you think of it though, 2 comforters plus bedsheets and 2 long zippers could easily equal $300. The most important part of an RVRoadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog You can find the RV Super Bag at RVSuperbag.com
You might be able to assemble an RV Super Bag of your own by shopping the bedding sales that are going on now, in January, at places like JC Penny, Walmart or Macys. Super deals can be had by purchasing "Bed in a Bag" or complete bedding sets that typically come with comforters, sheets, pillowcases, pillow shams and bedskirts. From the bedskirts and extra fabric from sheets you can make great curtains or curtain panels. Even with these sets though, you only get one flat sheet. I have found loose flat sheets (without having to purchase a set) at stores that specialize in bargain linens such as Linen Outlet in San Francisco and Westlake Shopping Center in Daly City, California. Extra long zippers and Velcro can be purchased at most sewing and fabric stores.

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While researching bedding and sleep in an RV I came across this video on one of my favorite RV websites, The Long, Long Honeymoon. Long Long Honeymoon | #Loloho » Search Results » sleep video
In answer to their statement; "you can never have too many pillows" I say, "yes you can, especially in a tiny FGRV"
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:57 AM   #32
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I make the bed for the climate I'm going to be in. My Oregon Coast in November bed was made from 4 yards of colorful fleece material that I folded over and sewed up on one side. An unzipped, cheapo 30 degrees (but more like 47 for me) sleeping bag could and was thrown over the top of that. I don't run a heater at night. This worked well. I have a "mattress cover" which is a fleece blanket that I do wrassle into place, and it seems to stay in place. That's it. The tortilla style fleece can be used alone when things are quite warm.
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