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Old 06-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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making the corner bed

I bet lots of us have a corner bed that has to be remade occasionally.... I'm a newbie RV owner who accepted this challenge when we took the leap, but didn't realize just how heavy our supremely comfortable Serta mattress is or how intimately close to the walls it is nestled! I scrape my fingers, break nails and cringe at the thought of doing this repeatedly over the many years of enjoyment we hope to have in our new motorhome.... So I am hoping to come up with a better approach or tool to help me get those bottom sheets snug enough to not bunch up in the night.
I was hoping maybe some of you have better ideas than I have come up with to save time in this long term endeavor? Today I am remaking the bed (my third time ever)... I have a thin cutting board with an open handle in hand... I am going to try hooking the edge of the sheet around this and poking it down toward the board beneath...chop, chop..along the wall side edges. Wish me luck. I'll be back to report on my success and see if anyone recommends a better way in the meantime!
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Whoohoo... this little cutting board is now officially reassigned! At one point in the process there was a loud plastic "SNAP", and I was afraid I had broken it...but, no...it remains unscathed, as do my more delicate fingers! YAY! Still looking for backup ideas... will consider sleeping bags when the nights cool down, tho.
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A difficult to access bed like that would be a deal breaker for me, especially with my broken down body at my age. One of the criteria for the TT I'm looking for is a fairly easy to make bed.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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Sleeping bags laid open. One on bottom & one or two on top (depending on how cold it is and if anybody is a blanket hog! lol)
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I should mention that we've only had to deal with the bed over the cab (in a class C) and the motorhome we are hoping to buy this weekend has a rear bed that is centered, so we can walk around both sides.

What about a back scratcher? Do you think that would work?
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What about a back scratcher? Do you think that would work?
I needed something flat and thin... as the space is too narrow for even the thickness of my fingers. A clipboard was another thought
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Our queen bed is in a slideout with "nightstands" on each side. When at Newmar in 2004 I mentioned how tight the clearance was and they were able to shave some off the sides of the nightstands, but it's still tight.

OP, I don't see any way to get more clearance other than to have a slightly smaller mattress made ($$$). I'd look at sleeping bags or the Traversack type bedding. Traversack might not even be in business anymore.
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The designer/s of those corner beds must have had a streak of cruelty.
However, is it possible to take the furthest corner of the bottom sheet and hook it around and under that corner (having the rest of the sheet bunched up in front of you) as you kneel on the bed, then do the diagonal corner (the easiest to reach) snug those, then do the other two? The top sheet with the foot towards the front of the coach? should be easier. Maybe not even tuck it under, just 'jam' it, with other blanket/quilt or whatever.

Our '81 Winnebago had what was called a 'walk around - if you were short and really skinny, for the far side, maybe. I used the above the method to make that bed.

Possibly attaching the foot of the top sheet to the foot of the fitted sheet, might be an option. Bigger wad in front of you as you work that most difficult distant corner.

I hope someone comes up with a much better solution.

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Whoohoo... this little cutting board is now officially reassigned! At one point in the process there was a loud plastic "SNAP", and I was afraid I had broken it...but, no...it remains unscathed, as do my more delicate fingers! YAY! Still looking for backup ideas... will consider sleeping bags when the nights cool down, tho.
have you tried using a ''fitted'' bottom sheet?
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Exactly the reason we will NEVER own a "corner bed" (again)
Been there, done that, got the T-shirt!
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anybody know the name of the designer/engineer. Lets ask him/her what they were thinking. Probably never spent a night in an rv.
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