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Old 07-02-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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Overhead Bunk - how do you guys make the bed?

The Mrs. was wondering how you guys prepare the overhead bunk for actual sleeping? I have two little girls that will be sleeping up there soon.

We're moving on from the bunkhouse model I currently have - so her question was a good one (at least to me).

I know this isn't a particularly manly question.

But you know; gotta keep the Mrs. happy right?
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Its a pain in the butt, but we climb up and make the bunks just like any other bed. When/if we have adult guests, we let them sleep on the sheets and like normal. When the kids are sleeping there, we throw the sleeping bags up and they use those.
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How old are the kids? My 7 year old will put the fitted sheet on with some directions. If I do it, I pull the mattress off, put the fitted sheet on and put the mattress back. The kids don't use a top sheet, just a blanket for cover.
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How old are the kids? My 7 year old will put the fitted sheet on with some directions. If I do it, I pull the mattress off, put the fitted sheet on and put the mattress back. The kids don't use a top sheet, just a blanket for cover.
This is how I do it too. Sometimes even in the bottom bunk. Those mattresses don't weigh anything and getting them out or down where you can work with them makes it SO much easier. Then you just toss the mattress back where it goes and add whatever bedding you're going to add. Easier than pie!
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:29 PM   #5
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The Mrs. was wondering how you guys prepare the overhead bunk for actual sleeping? I have two little girls that will be sleeping up there soon.

We're moving on from the bunkhouse model I currently have - so her question was a good one (at least to me).

I know this isn't a particularly manly question.

But you know; gotta keep the Mrs. happy right?
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:42 AM   #6
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We use child labor. It's their bed, they get to make it.
They spread out a thick blanket on the bottom, a sheet, and their blankets from home to cover up with. It's their "chore" when we stop to get all their stuff ready.

Their other "chore" is they are the all time pushers of that little cable/antenna button that resides behind the big TV.
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My girls are 7 & 9 but closer to 8 & 10. I will pass this along to DW. Thanks all.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:57 PM   #8
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Travasak from Camping World. Glorified sleeping bag with removable sheets for easy washing. Top and bottom of bag are different quilted weights creating a "summer" side and "winter" side.

Had one for years for cabover bunk in last Class C and moved it to our new unit. Spread it back out after waking up and bed is made!
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Travasak from Camping World. Glorified sleeping bag with removable sheets for easy washing. Top and bottom of bag are different quilted weights creating a "summer" side and "winter" side.

Had one for years for cabover bunk in last Class C and moved it to our new unit. Spread it back out after waking up and bed is made!
Travasak unfortunately went out of business. There is an alternative vendor, but queen is close to $300! However, this isn't rocket science - try making one OR create a sheet sack (with Velcro or tie-downs) for under a quilt or sleeping bag.

FYI, like others, DH pulls off the mattress (that is already in a mattress protector) and puts on a fitted sheet, then shoves it back into the bunkhouse. We toss the person's unzipped sleeping bag or quilt on top - making it easy to launder later.
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You guys pull off the mattress, but aren't they all two piece matresses?
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