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rutzbeck

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I have a topper. I pull the end of the topper to me and then put the fitted sheet on. Then let it flop back. I throw the top sheet and blankets to the top and stuff in the amount I would like at the foot. The bed isn't neat but it is made. I have lots of blankets as I go from hot to cold to hot again.

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We're about 30-40 odd years separated based on the ages listed.

We still do a fitted sheet, top sheet and a blanket, with a king size sleeping bag unzipped as a comforter on top, but we have an East-West style bed and are a good deal younger, so crawling in and working from the corners on the window side and backing out till we reach the step would likely be a bit more challenging for you guys.

Since the mattress sits in basically a bowl, the flat sheets and blanket easily tuck under the polyurethane foam mattress easily enough and stay put because they're being somewhat clamped in place by the snug fit of the mattress in the cabover.


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jimbow2 wrote:

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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Just turned 80. Had my TC for 16 years and solo travel 5->6 mo/yr. Have always used a sleeping bag. Can't imagine trying to make a bed. [emoticon]


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rutzbeck wrote:

I have a topper. I pull the end of the topper to me and then put the fitted sheet on. Then let it flop back. I throw the top sheet and blankets to the top and stuff in the amount I would like at the foot. The bed isn't neat but it is made. I have lots of blankets as I go from hot to cold to hot again.


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I'm 80. Still do fitted sheets. Making the overhead bed isn't fun but it's doable. We're starting to look at class C's or B+'s with walkaround beds. Getting a little tired of slithering in and out of the overhead but we'll miss the offroad possibilities.

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markchengr wrote:

I'm 80. Still do fitted sheets. Making the overhead bed isn't fun but it's doable. We're starting to look at class C's or B+'s with walkaround beds. Getting a little tired of slithering in and out of the overhead but we'll miss the offroad possibilities.



We went to a motorhome, the wifes back just can't do the overhead bed any longer. I will get another TC after we finish moving.


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For me making the bed when I changed the sheets it was HARD! With a lung issue then bending over, stretching, etc.. But I love real sheets. I hate sleeping bags. So how I started doing it was to make part of the bed then take a break. Then come back and finish it. Sure may not be done in 3 minutes like at home but who cares. In the morning it was never a problem to remake it. Just pull the sheets back and done.


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We bought some quick zip sheets, make it a whole lot easier.
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Thank You everyone that sent their comments; all were interesting & helpful.... Since my wife has had two injuries last six months we are reluctant to, but think it's the best plan to change to a trailer whether bumper pull or SMALL 5th wheel with walk around bed...... Truck camping has been wonderful........


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