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Old 02-28-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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I joined last Fall and then my husband and I bought a 17' Casita through the classified section. We are delighted with our camper and look forward to taking it out this Spring. We will leave the double bed set up most of the time. Does anyone have any good ideas for bedding? It doesn't seem possible to tuck sheets in and I don't want to use sleeping bags. This has probably been discussed before, but I couldn't find a thread on the topic.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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H Jennifer. This has been discussed before a couple times, and there are lots of different opinions.

I have camped with sleeping bags thousands of nights, but in my trailer I love the sheet, blank, duvet combination, dependent upon temperatures.

We use a fitted sheet on the mattress, then tuck the top sheet in on the end only (not like it stays there), and layer up as needed. Although the confinement of a sleeping bag is okay for backpacking as it provides light warmth, I much prefer the comfort from being able to turn over easy, and hang my feet out when I get too hot. Plus, it is easier to slip in and out of bed.

People who need to tear down their bed every morning have it way easier if they use sleeping bags, as folding up all the sheets and blankets would be a real pain.

Bottom line, just try a few things, and see what works best for you.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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Welcome, Jennifer!

We take set up our bed and take it down every morning, but we still use normal bedding. It doesn't take too much time to fold it up.

We put down the bench cushions, a blanket or two to even out the cushions and the fitted sheet over it all. Then we have our flat sheet and either a duvet or a couple light blankets depending on the weather.

We have some memory foam from a while back but haven't cut it to size yet! That will go directly on top of the cushions.

Enjoy your Casita!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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I use a fitted sheet over my 4" mem foam topper for the rare time I will setup the big dinette.


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Old 02-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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We killed two birds with one stone. We wanted a little more cushioning and to cover the slight uneveness between the cushions so we bought a 1" memory foam.

My wife sewed a cover for it from sheets, effectively bagging the foam. On one edge she sewed a second sheet. So we just toss it down, no need for awkward tucking in of sheets etc. and the top sheet stays in place, because it's attached on the wall side to the lower sheets.

Since the unit is reversable by flipping end to end we can use the bottom sheets on both sides to extend the time between washing.

In the morning the memory foam and sheets roll up as one unit into quite a small diameter unit that is easy to store.

Works for us.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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Ron: That's good thinking, that is...
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:30 PM   #7
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I still dont want to pack up my bed lol... have a side dinette to eat at... and would rather be outside eating anyway lol


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Old 02-28-2013, 10:32 PM   #8
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I'm with you Deryk. This is why we require a dedicated bed in addition to a dinette. But tucking the sheet in on a queen sized bed when you have to sit on the mattress to do it is always awkward. Ron's idea solves that problem.
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I guess Doug, but Ivegt deep pocket fitted sheets and they stay real nice on the memory foam topper even when I roll it up to put it away... those rare times lol


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Hi, Jen. I use old waterbed sheets, because they are sewn together along the foot edge. Then, I do tuck the bottom sheet in all around. (The bottom sheet is also on top of a quilt and a fiber-filled imitation "feather bed".) Ours is a Liberty, and during the day, we roll the bedding up from fore to aft, with the bedroll against the back wall/window, forming sort of a "sofa" effect. We leave the bottom sheet pretty well tucked in along the back side when we do it, which makes it easier to remake the bed at night. (It really IS a hassle the first night.) We did recently purchase a memory foam topper and it will be interesting to see how it works out during the day...

FWIW, we have discussed this before, and I know some people use sleep sacks.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #11
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Good ideas. I like the one by Ron of BC. Our trailer is in storage. Can anyone tell me the dimensions of the double bed? Thanks for all the responses.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:28 AM   #12
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Hi! I'm a new member. Nice to meet you all.
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Hi Kyle, What sort of trailer are you looking for? Since you are from Florida, I assume that air conditioning is on your list of required features.
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