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Old 09-27-2016, 05:50 AM   #29
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As a bed topper for the table/bed I use a Thermarest mattress . My wife sewed 2 slip-on covers for it ; one is flannel for colder weather , & the other is knit for warm weather . I was lucky & years ago I purchased a 48 " Thermarest which I use for the front bunk . I've searched for but unable to find another as this has probably been discontinued .

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Old 10-03-2016, 12:52 PM   #30
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We have a 16' Casita Freedom in which we camp totally off-the-grid in Baja for 3-4 months at a time each winter. We turned the dinette into a full time bed, therefore we eat, read, relax etc at the captains chairs / table configeration. I modified a euro style slatted bed frame from IKEA w/ a 2" memory foam mattress on top of the Casita dinette base. After 30+ years of camping this is IMO the most comfortable option. Not only is it comfortable but it breaths and retards moisture build-up under the mattress.

Since we don't have to re-assemble the dinette each day we use sheets and comforters but in the past we have also used a double wide sleeping bag. Big Agnes makes some great bags which feature a sleeve that accepts an air mattress so as to never slip off. It's great. Here's a link:

Here's a picture and link to the bed base (which is currently in my van). Sweet dreams.

LÖNSET Slatted bed base - , Queen - IKEA

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Old 10-03-2016, 06:22 PM   #31
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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.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:28 PM   #32
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I have a 13' scamp and am about to try it out. One question is, what is the most convenient bottom part of the bedding. I was thinking of something like a twin quilt would be comfy. I think a sheet would be a PITA. The cushions themselves are comfy enough for me.
I'm planning on full timing but not until I practice a bit. I'll be spending some time on this forum.
We highly recomend using a "RVSuperbag" which is similar to the now defunct "Travasak"

One side for winter and the other for summer with velcro attached fitted sheets. We have used these fulltiming on our cruising yacht for 10 years and RVs for another 10. They will also make custom configurations on request. Expensive but well worth the money.

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Old 10-05-2016, 09:40 PM   #33
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Here's another sleep solution that just popped up in my Facebook page. A bit pricy, though.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:52 AM   #34
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Hi Michael,
You'll figure out what works best for you when you get more nights spent in the Scamp.
I full-time in a 13' Scamp, and modified the living space to work for me. The dinette stays a bed always (I took out all the hardware that interfered and injured when accidentally bumping it). On top of the cushions is a 2" pad cut-to-size for comfort. The couch/bunk area was of no use to me, so I tore it out and built an executive desk. The photo was taken in 2014.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:06 PM   #35
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Hi Michael,
....... I tore it out and built an executive desk. The photo was taken in 2014.
I love it. Great idea. Is that a stool or a chair w/back?
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:15 PM   #36
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It's a mechanic rolling stool picked up at Harbor Freight. The tray works great to hold a pair of shoes (esp. when they're wet or dirty). While underway, the stool is laid down to keep it from rolling.

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