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Old 09-25-2016, 08:42 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:04 AM   #2
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Are you planning to use the dinette and make the bed each night?
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:30 AM   #3
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My wife and I are the proud owners of a 70's Compact Junior. Our issues were a)time and effort needed to make up the sleeping area with multiple layers b) tendency for bedding to twist during sleeping so therefore 'cold feet'

The solution we chose was to go to Walmart and buy identical full zip open light adult size sleeping bags. Zipping them together as a large bedroll we now are content.------- No twisting bedding. -------Lays out in mere seconds----------seperate temperature control as we each have a zipper on our side --------------proximity of the other person as a bed heater is not only cozy but could lead to many other imaginative activities!

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I have found that sleeping bags work great for us. Easy to make up the bed, easy to put away. No need for lots of bedding to deal with.
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Sleeping bags seem the simplest to us and we'll start using them again as cool weather appears. First they need laundering ... what type of laundry soap is good? Maybe this should be a different thread?
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:45 AM   #6
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Are you planning to use the dinette and make the bed each night?
I'm not really sure. I'll start out by wanting to use the dinette. I can see that getting old quickly though. I'm making something that uses a range cover for a table in front of the bunk. If that works out I'd probably not use the dinette.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:02 PM   #7
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The solution we chose was to go to Walmart and buy identical full zip open light adult size sleeping bags. Zipping them together as a large bedroll we now are content.------- No twisting bedding. -------Lays out in mere seconds----------seperate temperature control as we each have a zipper on our side --------------proximity of the other person as a bed heater is not only cozy but could lead to many other imaginative activities!

Enjoy your future camping

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I like the sleeping bag idea. I didm't know you could zip them together. i'll be by myself so imaginative activities will be limited. I'll probably want to sleep on top with a light cover unless it gets cold.
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You get two bags of different weights. I have a 3lb on the top and 5lb on the bottom. In cold weather, the 5lb goes on top.
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You get two bags of different weights. I have a 3lb on the top and 5lb on the bottom. In cold weather, the 5lb goes on top.
that's brilliant!
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:37 PM   #10
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that's brilliant!
Ditto!
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:06 PM   #11
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We had a mattress company make a one inch memory foam topper that fits on our dinette/bed perfectly (it has two rounded corners and is odd dimensions). Had them make a custom zip case for it as well. But then I took a duvet cover, sewed it to fit in top of that, and that is now our "bottom sheet" that folds/rolls up or rolls out in 2 seconds, and when it's laundry time, we just pull the duvet cover off and launder that. Don't remember what company we got the mattress from but can look it up.
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I did something similar with a feather bed (instead of memory foam). I put it in a duvet cover and sewed a flat sheet to the bottom edge. Makes it so easy to roll out and nothing needs to be tucked in around the sides.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:36 PM   #13
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Another thing that works well, especially in warm weather it to sew a top sheet to a bottom sheet at the bottom. Voila, no more cold feet!!
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We keep the dinette "bed" in the Lil Bigfoot made all of the time now. I use an eggcrate mattress topper (double bed size), which we trimmed to fit the round corners of the trailer.

I plan to use a mattress pad to create a zipper cover for this, but in the meantime keep it covered with two flannel double bottom sheets. These just go onto and around the topper, they are not tucked down around the dinette cushions. (I tried that first; it was impossible and thankless) The friction between the foam and the flannel also seems to keep the sheets well in place.

But I do tuck the top sheet and blanket and/or quilt down between the cushion and the trailer around the foot of the bed, next to the sink area, and partway up the other side (leaving enough room for the late-to-bed partner to get the covers back and get IN).

The tension between the cushion and the carpeted side of the trailer does a great job of keeping the top covers tucked in, so this is pretty easy and has worked really well.

I'm using a double bed comforter on this right now, but it is too big (IMHO) and I think a twin comforter would fit this space just right.

That's my bedtime story, and I'm sticking to it.
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