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Old 12-05-2011, 08:34 PM   #15
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We had the same problem, what I did was bought those old fashion curley que pins, the ones you have to twist to fasten. After I put on both sheets (fitted and flat) I lift the mattress up, fold the ends in and put atleast 6 around the bottom. They work like a charm........I also put cabinet rubber with double back tape on the bottom board to keep mattress from slipping. Hope this works for you. Have fun.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:22 PM   #16
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We have a satin looking blanket as our top blanket. It wouldn't stay tucked in. I took about three feet of an old blanket and sewed it to the end of the satin blanket. You can't see where I sewed it and the extra length lets me tuck it way under the bed. You could do the same thing to the fitted sheet. Just sew about 2 feet of an old sheet to the new one and tuck it under the bed.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:59 PM   #17
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We don't find short beds acceptable. Our previous RV had a 74" long "queen" mattress which extended about 4 inches past the end of the plywood. I extended the plywood platform to 78" which we had room for. Then we added a 5" thick piece of dense foam cut to the height and width of the mattress. This was placed at the head of the mattress which gave a 79" long length, just short of a regular queen to make installing fitted sheets easy. With a good mattress pad covering all, the transition from mattress to foam was not noticeable under a pillow.

If you have a slide out that leaves no room for a 79 or 80" long mattress, you could lay a sheet of plywood on the lower half of the bed platform that you just slide out to support a longer mattress. Then, using the foam extension I described above, just fold the foam up from the head, and push the mattress and the plywood extension back to the shorter length for retracting the slide-out. With a fitted pad and sheet, you wouldn't disturb your bedding much, and then when you set up for sleeping, all you have to do is pull the plywood extension and mattress out and flop the foam back into place at the head. I will do anything to have the full queen length because of my height.
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