Duvet or sleeping bags to sleep and store? (1 Viewer)

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Hi Guys,

Just starting to embrace my new motorhome, and buying all kind of space and collapsable items, for dollie. Just wondering what is the best thing to sleep in, Duvets are far too large, and where do you store a 15 tog duvet in a motorhome for 2, without overhead sleeping to store them ? sleeping bags, far too restrictive for my irritable leg syndrome, so anyone out there with suggestions, on a new camper lady. Also, sleeping bags, need to be washed, and their huge, I like a bed linen twice a week at home ! hahaha thank you so much guy s
 

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Duvets are far too large, and where do you store a 15 tog duvet in a motorhome for 2,
Why on earth would you want 15 tog, we use 4.5 tog most of the year and 9's if we are going somewhere really cold.
As for storing them they just stay on the beds but we have got fixed beds.
 
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Duvets for us - we normally have 13.5 tog and 4 tog on board to be used for our fixed single beds, which caters for cooler weather and hot.

It takes a bit of innovative planning to store the heavier quilts when not in use, but all doable.
 
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Why on earth would you want 15 tog, we use 4.5 tog most of the year and 9's if we are going somewhere really cold.
As for storing them they just stay on the beds but we have got fixed beds.
Sadly Dollie, is an old girl, and back lounge, so don't want her bed up all the time, as im a neat freak ! hahah
 
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Duvulay but remember the quilt is just a single quilt so buy the low tog one and if you need a higher tog quilt get it from Dunhelm.
Because my feet get cold we bought a flannelette single sheet and stitched it along the bottom and placed it into the Duvalay, so toasty 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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sweet caroline
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Thanks guys for all the advise, but no one has suggested Where all the above is stored ? Lockers in the peugot Boxer 2 seaters, Stardream, are very small, one large cupboard, where the table etc is stored, but i suspect that is the only place left for a duvet or sleeping bag
 
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Thanks guys for all the advise, but no one has suggested Where all the above is stored ? Lockers in the peugot Boxer 2 seaters, Stardream, are very small, one large cupboard, where the table etc is stored, but i suspect that is the only place left for a duvet or sleeping bag
Is there no storage under the bed?
 
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Thanks guys for all the advise, but no one has suggested Where all the above is stored ? Lockers in the peugot Boxer 2 seaters, Stardream, are very small, one large cupboard, where the table etc is stored, but i suspect that is the only place left for a duvet or sleeping bag
Ours 2 are just left on the bench seats when travelling and placed either on the drivers seat or footwell when parked during the evening before bedtime. You won’t find a cupboard big enough.
 
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Do you have any storage under the rear lounge seats?

If not maybe look at using something that you can store under the seat cushions during the day and then bring out to sleep on at night.

As per Otter Spotters post above :giggle:(y)

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Do you have any storage under the rear lounge seats?

If not maybe look at using something that you can store under the seat cushions during the day and then bring out to sleep on at night.

As per Otter Spotters post above :giggle:(y)
there is storage,but solar plum water is one side, and shallow cupbard on the other, whcih will never take a duvet sadly haha. looks like a thin duvet
 
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Sadly Dollie, is an old girl, and back lounge, so don't want her bed up all the time, as im a neat freak ! hahah
We have a rear lounge and I can highly recommend the Duvulay system as mentioned above .

 
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there is storage,but solar plum water is one side, and shallow cupbard on the other, whcih will never take a duvet sadly haha. looks like a thin duvet
Go for a Duvalay and use Otter Spotters suggestion of it sitting on the rear seats when travelling and placed either on the drivers seat or footwell when parked during the evening before bedtime. Or you could just sit on it and have that extra comfort on the seating ;)

A Duvalay has a memory foam cushion in the base section of the cover and a duvet in the top section.
 
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We use night owl sleeping bags, easy wash and store in a small overcab area, you can get a double too...

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My bedding, 10.5 tog duvet, pillows, sheets can be stuffed into the overhead space above the front cab area in my PVC. But I note that stowage space has been taken out of some of the latest designs especially if you have a PVC with the front cab sunlight overhead thingy. But without that overhead space in a small 5.4 long PVC I really would struggle.

Much prefer the comfort of the duvet arrangement with a standard mattress protector and fitted sheet that matches a double bed size laid out over the transverse rear end bed arrangement to using any form of restrictive sleeping bag / duvalay wraparound thingy.
 
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sadly no drivers overhead storage on Dollie, which would be great, but have a skylight instead, and all thelockers are very small, so putting any beddingwithin the lockers are totally out !. so i think a sleeping back is the only thing really.
Butthanks guys for all the advise
 
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sadly no drivers overhead storage on Dollie, which would be great, but have a skylight instead, and all thelockers are very small, so putting any beddingwithin the lockers are totally out !. so i think a sleeping back is the only thing really.
Butthanks guys for all the advise
The Dululay compact doesn’t take much more space than a sleeping bag to store . Sleeping bags are for tents ⛺😂
 
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You can get expensive sleeping bags that pack into a really small bag.

Years ago I slept on my sisters couch one night and her son gave me his tiny sleeping bag, I was like what the hell's THAT! 🙄 I don't want to freeze to death tonight.. Anyway "wait til you get in it" he smirked. Sure enough I woke up sweltered after a while 😏
 
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Duvalay mattress topper, plus 2 single sleeping bags, with a hand made throw over the top on cold nights when needed or like when the Mrs has a headache.:rolleyes:;)
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I have a duvet and a mattress topper and they’re folded in the day and packed on the back part of the seat. I have a VW van so have to be careful with the storage.
 
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You can get expensive sleeping bags that pack into a really small bag.

Years ago I slept on my sisters couch one night and her son gave me his tiny sleeping bag, I was like what the hell's THAT! 🙄 I don't want to freeze to death tonight.. Anyway "wait til you get in it" he smirked. Sure enough I woke up sweltered after a while 😏
But they do cost a few hundred quid. :LOL:
 
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We bought Duvalay mattress toppers and I hated them. For some reason they made my hips ache. Very odd, the minute I stood up it would go, I never have trouble sleeping. We have a PVC and make up the bed with a double duvet on the bottom and then another on the top. We can store ours under the bed during the day but if we couldn’t I’d roll them up shove them in a pillow case and stick them in the front of the van in the footwell behind the turned around seats.
 
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