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Posted: 01/30/22 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As we age, making the over head bed gets more difficult...... My wife thinks only fitted sheets like at home; nice but getting to hard to make..... I'm purposing sleeping bag with or without liners...or some other combo..... What's the first hand experiences ...... ADVICE.
ages of 77 & 84... still going to try to keep getting up into the bed.... Thank You


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Time to buy a small motorhome with a queen walk-around and larger bathroom.

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We use fitted sheets. We put them on front corners near the wall first. We also use Duvet covers and different thickness feather tickings depending on the season. My wife usually keeps an extra blanket in case she gets too cold while I'm usually too warm. [emoticon]

I do agree that the small motorhomes are pretty nice if you are having problems getting up into the bed and making it.


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Posted: 01/30/22 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Large, washable, inexpensive sleeping bags are one idea.


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We use two lightweight sleeping bags zipped together. If it gets too hot, I keep a flat sheet handy for a top cover. Much easier to make a sleeping bag bed than layers of sheets and comforter. Those Beddy's zip together sheets look interesting, but really expensive.


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It's not even hard for me to make a TC bed, just a pain in the @ss.
We still used typical household setup sheets and blanket, but were it up to me, I'd slap a couple sleeping bags up there and call it a day.


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Fitted sheet on the mattress and a comforter/duvet on top. I start with the two corners at the head of the bed and do the foot of the bed last. I never thought it was much of an issue with a fitted sheet - Now if you asked me to make hospital corners with a flat sheet, I would probably laugh at you...


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Or I can tell you what they told me when I asked:

Suck it up buttercup. (paraphrased)

Making the bed in my TC is a spelunking expedition. I have to crawl UNDER the mattress to get the sheets and blankets tucked under the far side. I wrangle the fitted sheet on while on the bed, then throw the flat sheet and blanket over the far side, then crawl under the mattress and pull it under.


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https://sierradesigns.com/frontcountry-bed-20-queen/

Sierra Designs Front Country Bed sleeping bag. Comes in full and queen sizes, with a fitted section that attaches it to the mattress. Bed is made in <5 seconds. We keep a lighter blanket for covering up with on warmer nights when the full 20* rating of the bag is too warm. Saves on fuel/furnace usage as well.

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