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Old 04-27-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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Question help making up top bunk bed in Jayco Ultralite

Trying to put linens (mattress protector, fitted sheets and fitted comforter) on the top bunk of our 2015 Ultralite X213. Wrestled the mattress out of the bunk, got the linens on. Wrestled the mattress back into the bunk (took forever) and all sheets came undone with all the pushing and pulling to get mattress back in. There must be an easier way!!!! Any ideas? Thanks!


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Old 04-27-2014, 01:01 PM   #2
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We are rookies, too and making up the beds in TT is a hassle.....we took the mattress off each of our 4 bunks....got it in the middle of the floor in main part of trailer...wrapped it in sheets, spreads, etc. and then carried them back to bunk house...making up the queen isn't easy either.....waiting for those better ideas, too.
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I use a couple of bed sheet straps to keep the sheets/protector nice and snug. I run them from side to side rather than at the corners. I remove the mattress to do it. When I put it back...everything stays in place!

Works nicely on the larger bed too.

The beds are difficult to make with the limited space...but this keeps them nice and snug once everything is put together.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:13 PM   #4
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Have not gone out with our trailer yet but I wasn't going to do any of what was mentioned. I have two sleeping bag liners. Son in scouts so they put them in the sleeping bag on really cold nights. I was just going to put these in the bunks and then toss a blanket or throw over the top. If the kids get chilly they can climb in the sack or just sleep on top.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:46 PM   #5
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I think using sleeping bags is probably a good idea. I was using specially made RV sheets where the bottom sheet is fitted all the way around, the top sheet is fitted at the two bottom corners, and the comforter is also fitted at the two bottom corners. The only way to use them to make up the bed was to remove the mattress completely to put them on. It was soooo hard to get it back up there and in position. The same system worked well on the bottom bunk....could get to the bottom, one side, and the top easily using the main door and the bike storage door. Wish I had used sleeping bags on the top bunk. When these sheets have to be washed, they will be replaced with a sleeping bag. Thanks for the idea.
Ordered a Superbag for the king bed in the slide. It hasn't come yet but will let you know how that works out!
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:48 PM   #6
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Saw an article once in Trailer Life magazine that suggested using normal mens/boys suspenders under the mattress. I imagine still a pain to set-up but will keep everything in place and hopefully help avoid buying RV linens that can be so costly. When our kids were younger they always used sleeping bags in their bunk racks. So much easier to deal with.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:20 PM   #7
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We had the same problem. Watch this YouTube video about using cheap suspenders from Walmart to take up the slack in the sheets. We also use one set to hold everything together while we stuff the mattress with sheets, blanket & comforter back into the bed frame. <br />
http://youtu.be/qjL-MU0dalE
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:03 AM   #8
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Great idea! Thanks for posting the video.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:55 AM   #9
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Love the suspenders idea! Guess I'm making another trip to Walmart! Thanks for the video
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:49 AM   #10
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Yes, it is a pain. I like the suspender idea. Maybe I'll put one of the grandkids up there and have them do it. LOL
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