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Old 07-05-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
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When it's a 72 x 80 size bed in a motor home....

I've done my fair share of searching and before I order those "custom" sheets,or fold over a couple of inches on a "real" King sized sheet, I thought I'd ask....

What does everyone else do?
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:22 PM   #2
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When it's a 72 x 80 size bed in a motor home....

I've done my fair share of searching and before I order those "custom" sheets,or fold over a couple of inches on a "real" King sized sheet, I thought I'd ask....

What does everyone else do?
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Old 07-06-2006, 02:55 AM   #3
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Reb,

The first thing I would suggest, is get one of those King size TemporPedic or something like that, Foam Matress pads(at wally world) and not a cheapy either, and then king size fitted sheets. The foam pad on top the pellow top matress will make all the difference between night an day. We've done this in our coaches to match the comfort of our bed at home. Boy, if you don't get a good nights sleep, life can be a &#$@*, if you know what I mean.

We got the King Select Comfort bed in our new coach, just as we had in our other coach, which had a queen and as we have at home, and it's worked out great. As they say, "for the REST of your life". If you need more info, private e-mail my wife, she can give you the particulars.

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Old 07-06-2006, 03:37 AM   #4
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Thank you Sir.....Thank goodness there aren't any more "select comfort" air beds in our coaches....That had to be the WORST experience I've ever had sleeping...

Invariably,I travel alone to some of these RV events and sleeping alone on that air bed is the pits...
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I saw a tip once to use a pair of suspenders attached to the top end and bottom end of your bottom fitted sheet. This would keep a full size sheet tight on a short king/queen bed.

Me? A full size queen bed was on our must have shopping list.
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Tom....my "queen" wanted the King....

Thanks for the tip!!
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FWIW, I asked my other half this same question (where to find sheets for a 72 x 80 king), and she said it's really not that hard. You can find all different sheet sizes at Wally Mart, Bed Bath Beyond, etcetera...
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You can fold and SEW the king to fit. If you fold it along one end and then stitch across it shortens the sheet so it fits. I did that in our last rig and it worked well. We have a regular length queen in our present rig.
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a king is not a king when the queen is there
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This is a similar issue to when is a "Queen a Queen"? Many manufacturers claim they have a Queen bed, but if you look carefully it may actually be a "short queen". This was a major factor in our deciding on a Fleetwood rather than a Winnebago.

Sounds like you have the same issue; a sub-king sized bed.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by troth:
FWIW, I asked my other half this same question (where to find sheets for a 72 x 80 king), and she said it's really not that hard. You can find all different sheet sizes at Wally Mart, Bed Bath Beyond, etcetera...
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Thomas, I was in B,B and B the other night and struck out....I'll try Wally World but for now I bought the king sized sheets at Target'...... (Tar-jay)

I can promise you the sheets aren't that big o deal in the grand scheme of things.... I'm lovin' the new buggy!!
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We have the 72x80 king also. I went to Overstock.com and bought a 2" memory foam mattress pad in a cal king size (which they said was 72x80) and got a bonus mattress pad that stretches around all corners. It works great. I bought regular Cal King sheets and they fit fine, didn't need to sew the ends or buy those sheet anchors. We're taking our 1st real long trip next week to Canada so we'll keep you posted.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by alvinc:
This is a similar issue to when is a "Queen a Queen"? Many manufacturers claim they have a Queen bed, but if you look carefully it may actually be a "short queen". This was a major factor in our deciding on a Fleetwood rather than a Winnebago.

Sounds like you have the same issue; a sub-king sized bed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Winnebago makes many models with a full size queen and this year full size kings.
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Tom, Winnebago's King is sized 72 x 80, which is not a standard king size....been there,done that and have the t-shirt to prove it.

As seen HERE, a standard king is really 76 x 80 and a California King is 72 x 84
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