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Old 12-12-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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We have this great coach w/ few exceptions.
Making the bed [sleep number] is close to impossible as the "end tables" dig into the mattress, you can't tuck the sheet, a blanket, the spread in.
Newmar tells me they make it tight so the mattress, won't slide around while traveling, our consern, the spread & mattress will be punctured with the sharp corners.
The slide is 75" wide, the trim on the end tables takes about 1"ea thus we are down to 1/2"/side. The mattress though is wider than the advertissed 72" [king size] Especially when it is "inflated".
My thoughts are, 1] live with it. 2] trim the "trim 1" off. 3 buy another Mattress, queen size would look funny?
Any one have the same problem, aside from my buddy who has the same coach.
Those looking at coaches need to look at things like this, this is our 2nd coach, but not something we thought to look at.

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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I believe this is a common problem with all brands and classes of motorhome. Our Bounder has sufficient space on each side of the bed, but many we looked at would have been impossible to make up the bed.

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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Well, that is a minor irritant, but not nearly as significant as 1) being underpowered, 2) Fridge too small, 3) Not enough cloths hanging space 4) Drives poorly or 5) it Leaks!.......etc.......if you get my drift. Sounds to me like you have a nice coach, many cannot make that claim. Rook
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:45 AM   #4
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I had the dealer order a custom made mattress 6inches narrower for that reason. Mine is regular mattress. Not sure sleep number can be custom made.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:37 PM   #5
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Our 2002 DSDP is the same even after a visit to the factory and revamping the side stands. Better but still hard to do.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:07 PM   #6
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On one of our boats we had that problem also. We had the top comforter modified (cut out) so that it fit properly without having to be tucked in. The sheet and blanket got a fold back onto the bed so they weren't lumpy.

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Old 12-12-2011, 07:40 PM   #7
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Making the bed

We have the same problem cause our mattress cover is a little bigger thank the mattress. When we make the bed, we pull the mattress down about a foot. We make the bed and tuck in the top end sheets and blanket. Slide it back up when done and then tuck in the bottom part. Not really any extra effort and the bride is very happy when the bed is made.
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