Eco-tourer- Bed

Submitted: Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:48
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Hi all,
Just returned from our first trip in our tourer, Melbourne to wollongong via the hume hwy then south back to melbourne over two weeks. The tourer preformed better than expected , only issue l have is the bed! Being an offroader with shower n toilet so the bed is a tight double. is has a inner spring mattress of good quality and is comfy to lay on but we cant keep to sheet and blankets in place. With the bed being confined between walls the doona cant hang over the edge so it doubles up and then you get cooked, Have tried blankets with much the same result. When we awake in the morning the bed looks like a war zone, l'd like to say its caused by our love life but who am l kidding. In the 2 weeks away l had 2 good nights sleep fitted sheets that could be tied underneath to take up the slack would be good but think the blanket could be another issue. Has anyone else had these problem or someone got some ideas how l can get some more sleep other wise am contemplating selling the van
Regards red eye Theo
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Reply By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 13:00

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 13:00
Hi Theo, maybe a double-sized sleeping bag?

Cheers
Allan

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Reply By: jeep cherokee - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 13:41

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 13:41
Hey Theo " i'd like to say its caused by our love life but who am l kidding."
Hope your wife does'nt read these post's :)
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 15:48

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 15:48
We too have an Eco tourer s/t off road. We have not experienced much trouble with the bed clothes. We have a fitted sheet which takes care of the bottom one. The top ones get tucked in at the sides and seem to stay put. Maybe we have to go to bed to sleep and don't romp around in the bed. The only hassle is making the bed in the small confines.
If you aren't aware there is an Eco forum here Ecotourer Group You might get an answer there, there are other with the same van.
Rod
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Reply By: Marny - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 21:02

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 21:02
Ditch the top sheet and just run a doona you will find it is much easier to control and heaps easier to make. Cheers marn
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 17:30

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 17:30
G'day Theo. This from another Eco owner,

"When I make our bed I have a fitted sheet on the mattress plus a sheet and
doona. I tuck the sheet and doona in between the side of the wall and mattress,
plus I tuck the doona under at the end of the bed. If he has access to a sewing
machine may be he could sew the top sheet to the fitted sheet on that side and
this might help with movement. I had thought of doing this just to make it
easier to make the bed. It could be a problem when washing because of the size
but if you loop it over a few lines it should be OK? Or another possibility is
good old Velcros, then it could be separated for washing (thought the hook
Velcro sticks to anything so may have to washed separately). If it is hot we
fold the doona and put it at the bottom of the bed."

Another solution is to only travel to warm places, as we seem to manage, and then you don't need bed covers.
Rod
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