We just returned from a 2-week road trip to Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks in Washington State. We drove from our home near San Francisco. In spite of relatively cold, damp and sometimes wet weather (what else would it be in Washington) my husband and I agree that sleeping in our 13' Scamp
was very comfortable. We have also slept in hot weather using the same bedding system.
The previous idea of using two sleeping bags zipped together, while a good one, does not work for me as I have never felt comfortable in sleeping bags and it feels too much like "roughing it". For me, they provide warmth needed in order to survive the outdoors, period. I find the slick nylon exterior to be uncomfortable to the touch.
Being a "glamper" I find the colors and prints (if you can find them) to be, frankly, ugly. Here's a previous thread on a similar topic that was posted on this FGRV Forum Fast Bed Changeover
. If you wish to find my other postings regarding bedding simply run a search for "Gilda bed (or bedding)". Click on the FGRV Search button, go to the bottom of the drop-down menu for the "Search Site/Google" window and enter the words you desire.
Basically, I cut a 2" thermal mattress pad lengthwise and to fit the bed space. I covered each piece with 100% cotton jersey fabric with a long zipper at the end to provide for easy removal and laundering. These custom pads roll up and fit nicely into the bench seat hatches.
I used two comforters for bedding, each approximately 80" x 90". When folded in half the comforters fit flat on the bed mattress. On one I sewed 1" buttons on the sides and on the other comforter I sewed loops. When I want two comforters I "button/loop" them together OR, for one layer, I sleep between the comforters. If I need more warmth I add a blanket (fleece, wool or other) on top. Since I sleep more warmly than my DH I simply unbutton the top comforter and fold it back for a lighter cover.
I understand that everyone needs to find which bedding system works best for them. I humbly suggest this one knowing that it only take minimal sewing skills. If you do not sew you could ask a friend or even your local cleaners/alterations to sew this system.