Sleeping Bags or Duvets

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  1. The Dude

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    Getting a motorhome with U-shaped lounge and planning to use the single bed configuration (as opposed to making up the big double bed). Would you recommend sleeping bags or duvets?
     
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    Many motorhomers including us use the Duvalay >HERE<
     
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    We use duvets in our u-shaped lounge. 1/2 under & 1/2 over like a sleeping bag but without the zip. If we make the bed then we have one under and one over us.
     
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    I bought 2 quite expensive sleeping bags and when I took them to be dry cleaned I found I could have bought Duvets for cheaper than the cleaning, in the future I would buy Duvets and throw them away when grubby
     
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    We use sleeping bags in winter, or colder weather and lightweight duvets in the summer, Ah yes, I seem to remember that word, Summer.!!
     
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    Duvets always - we are not camping.:thumb:

    We have a fixed bed but in the past when the bed had to be assembled out of seat bits we used two duvets - a light one and a heavy one. In cold weather the light one went underneath as a sort of mattress toipper with the heavy one on top. In warm weather the other way round.

    Duvet covers are a pig to put on but easily washed.
     
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    We use a double sleeping bag which unzips for easy laundering.

    I've sewn a sheet on to one of the sleeping bags so we can put an extra duvet in for the cold nights.

    The advantage of sleeping bag over a duvet on its own? My OH can't nick it and leave me with cold bits :Laughing:
     
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    DUVALAY!! :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Expensive, but in my opinion well worth it.
     
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    We use sleeping bags :thumb:
     
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    We use sleeping bags in the winter with a duvet as well.
    Just a sleeping bag in the summer.
    We have zipped two together to make a double.
    this way we have cheaper ones but we can wash them easy in the washing machine.
     
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    if you cant decide try the cheaper option first.
    duvets have advantages and disadvantages as do sleeping bags.
     
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    2 duvets.....one thick one thin ..........in summer sleep ON the thick one..and cover up with the thin one..........and in winter the other way round.......bed making takes 2 mins
    and its a very simple and cheap solution.

    barry
     
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    Duvet every time.
     
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    duvalay, but expensive:thumb:
     
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    We tried memory foam but found it too hot so got rid so the duvalay I think would feel the same so I have a normal sleeping bag on one single in our rear u shaped lounge and Tez has a single duvet, we do make the bed up but just for Susie on her cushions in the middle of us :RollEyes:
     
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    Two sleeping bags zipped together, OH has sown two double sheets together along their bottom edge only and sown 3 ties along the bottom edge and same along inside bottom edge of sleeping bag. Two sets of sheets so we can change and launder them easily.:thumb:

    Works for us, tried duvet's both thick and thin but without success.
     
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    Duvalay expensive but worth it:thumb:
     
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    And so to Bed

    Over the years we've tried most combinations,- sleeping bags, duvets, fitted sheets etc etc. but couldn't get it quite right. Now we use Duvalays. They are SUPERB. Pros: V easy to use, just unroll and zzzz, no "cold side" draughts, easy to wash on site (removable cover), mask poor bed design by smoothing over matress joins. Cons: Not cheap, Can be a bit bulky to store. Sleep Tight!:yawn:
     
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    We use neither - we like to have several different layers so that we are very warm when the weather is cold but not too hot when it gets warm. So its sheets and a few blankets for us.
     
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    Duvalay topper and duvet...

    Why rough it?
     
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