Storing bedding in CT while not in use?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:12
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This would be helpful but will the bedding (doonahs/blankets - not sheets) get really stale smelling? It is a hard top camper so can shut tight. Anyone have any ideas? It would clear some space in our small flat and we plan on going away about once a month.
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Reply By: Member - RFLundgren (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:20

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:20
We have a soft floor Trackabout camper, and usually after a trip we will air sleeping bags etc out for a day or two and then pack back into the camper ready for the next trip.

They are all placed on top of the matress then the camper folded down. That means that when we do decide to go on a spur or the moment trip, all we need to put in the camper is food and clothing.

Keeping the bedding in the camper has not given us any issues to date. We just want to get some new pillows for home so that we can retire the existing ones into the camper to be ready as well.

Keeps eveything in one place and doesnt take room up in the house.

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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:27

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:27
Whatever you do stick to a system - either in or out. We have arrived at a destination without pillows which is not nice. All because we would normally leave them in but didn't on this occasion.

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Reply By: Squizzy - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:59

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:59
imopa

We have our bed made up just like at home, and if we are away for a couple of days we leave it as it is when we return.

But if we go for an extended trip, we strip the bed when we get home and remake it with fresh bedding ready for the next trip.

So in answer to your question, we do leave our bedding as it is when it is in storage.

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:05

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:05
We do exactly the same.
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:23

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:23
Just make sure everything is properly dried out before you close it up... otherwise the mould on the sheets might not impress ;-)
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Reply By: imopa - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:04

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:04
Thanks so much everyone. It sounds like it won't be a problem and it really will help at home with our storage problem. I like the idea of only having to put clothing/food in the car to be all ready to go.
THANK YOU TO ALL
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:45

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:45
Gday Imopa
It is a good thing to leave your bedding in the trailer . Little Wes and i went to Walhalla one weekend and guess who didn't pack bedding because we leave it in the trailer? Yes it was me. I had removed it to clean up and was distracted, and that is the story i am sticking to. Walhalla is a cold place as well....
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 15:29

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 15:29
We have come across hard floor camper users who reported mould under the mattress - they were mainly sub tropical residents though as I recall - if in doubt, once everything is confirmed as dry and has been put back in, you can 'break the seal' on the camper and leave it open just a little - we prop ours open with a small plastic tub etc - to allow some air circulation.
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Reply By: Member - Tom V (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 17:24

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 17:24
Hi Imopa

the kids use a special plastic bag with a oneway valve on it. not sure where they get it from.
pack all the bedding in one & clothes in the other one. use the vacum cleaner to suck all the air out. compresses down quite nicely & then packs away in the CT until it needs to be opened.
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Reply By: landed eagle - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 07:14

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 07:14
You can purchase the vacuum sealed bags from Big W. Come in various sizes. We store three queen size doonahs in one of the large ones easily.Once the air is removed they take up about 1/4 of the original space .
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