Hello and Help Please

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  1. Mags

    Mags Read Only Funster

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    Hi from Newcastle upon Tyne.

    Just bought an Autotrail Chieftain and kitting out and cleaning at the moment. Looking forward to lots of fun travelling around the UK and eventually Europe.

    Need advice re bedding as our 2004 4 berth seems to have a longer than standard bed. Not sure if standard double fitted bottom sheets will fit or need to be adapted. Would appreciate advice from anyone re bedding.
    Also any general advice about kitting out would be appreciated too.
     
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    Don't have the same van but our bed is also longer than a standard double so fitted sheet doesn't fit. I just buy flat sheets and tuck in all round.

    Denise
     
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    Buy king size flat set ours is7ft long .
     
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    Thanks for answering. Was wondering about that option but not sure how easy it will be to tuck in as the mattress touches the walls on 3 sides? I suppose once on the sheet is more likely to stay on?
     
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    Welcome to Fun. I think Ikea have beds that are a bit longer than the normal size, so the sheets are a bit longer too!
     
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    Ours is 120 x 215 cm so just over 7 foot!
     
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    It's not easy getting it tucked in as you have to climb onto the bed to do it (at least I do as I'm only 5'). It stays reasonably in place as long as you don't move around too much but it doesn't take much to tuck it back in once it's in place.

    Denise
     
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    Thanks - I'll have a look.
     
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    We have dealt with Jonic on several occasions. They specialise in made-to-measure bedding for motorhomes and caravans. Everything from mattresses, bed linen, duvets and protectors.
    I couldn't recommend them too highly.
    Welcome to the forum and enjoy your motorhome.
    Stef.
     
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    Ikea sheets are 190 or 260 cm long.
     
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    Similar to above and welcome
     
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    When we tugged we bought bedding from these people for our round ended island bed

    They seem to have a huge range for all sorts of odd sizes


    edit just seen I have repeated Stefs post with same name, must type faster
     
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    When we went to the NEC show before Christmas Jonic let us take their books of fabric samples of to the Hymer stand so that we could select sympathetic colours and patterns. After the show they took all of the fine measurements themselves (most important because our MH has fixed single beds which are slightly different lengths).
    We now have the bedding; all we need is the new MH to put it in.
    Stef.
     
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    Hello! We are a bit further north than you in The Borders.

    I was going to say IKEA (try traders on ebay for the longer IKEA fitted sheets) or king size and alter the width. If you buy a king size flat sheet from one of the discount shops (TK-MAXX or Matalan) they are easy to alter to fitted sheets for the motorhome. There are lots of instructions on the web how to do it. I only did two corners as fitted (the far corners on the transverse bed) and tuck the nearer corners in.
     
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    Having had the same problem, and breaking so many nails trying to tuck sheets round, we now use a double mattress topper inside a single quilt cover spread directly on the mattress. Not sure why, but everything stays put and is v comfortable. For a king size I'd just up the size of each element.
     
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    We have an AT Scout, and the bed, made up, is superkingsize
    We have memory foam mattress topper cut in half (too big to handle otherwise) covered with single duvet covers, then 2 kingsize duvets - different togs - one on the bottom and one on top.
    Simples
     
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    Started to use a kingsize flat and sent hubby up ladder to tuck in but the past couple of trips we 've put on kingsize mattress protector/topper and have 2 kingsize duvets one summer and one winter, depending on weather we lie on one with other on top.(y)
     
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    Got there before me Dawn.:)(y)
     
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    I didn't hither with a sheet as it seemed so much hassle to try to make a bed that was up against 3 walls! I slept on one duvet, with another over me. Washing a duvet cover as easy as washing a sheet.
     
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