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Custom linens for the "Twin Size Beds" that are not really Twin beds.

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My wife spent a ton on nice Twin sized linens before we picked up the trailer. Then we found that they are way too big because the beds are 30 inches x 75 inches, not 39 x 75 which is a Twin. They are really Bunk mattresses. NOT THIS:

 

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I really wish that ALL the advertising was not wrong, it means I need to get better fitting ones. I started to cut the existing ones down but there are ten pieces, and that is a whole lot of screwing around, and the results will not be pretty. I have decided to narrow the covers and blankets lengthwise, and replace the other six pieces.

 

Here in the forums I saw mention of this place: ...  http://www.ablifestyles.net/camper-rv-bedding/camper-rv-sheets/road-ready-rv-sheet-set/

 

Since we have ten inch tall mattresses, their off-the-shelf sheets (7 inch) will most likely be too small. They do offer custom sizing if you send them the dimensions. They also make Airstream specific linens with curves, so I am probably going to have them make me pads, bottom and top sheets that will fit the odd Oliver shape so there is not a lot of extra material bunched under and beside the mattresses.

 

http://www.ablifestyles.net/special-order-camper-rv/

 

Here's some questions. Has anyone ordered custom linens from here, or another vendor, and were you happy with them? Do any of them have Oliver mattress dimensions on file, so that I would not need to measure the curve radius? Does anyone have that figure?

 

I am not very happy about having to do this.

 

Thanks for any help. And please ask Oliver Sales to change their literature so this does not happen to lotss more buyers.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

 

 


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

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You might also try Custom Linens Direct. No idea how they compare to the company you found but it's always good to have multiple choices. Though they do have the 30 x 75 with a deep pocket as one of their standards, albeit without the curve.  I think we're just going to start off with sleeping bags until we figure out what we want to do.


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Oh wow...so sorry this has happened to y'all!  Only because I have a twin bed in one of my bedrooms, I realized by looking at the dimensions that the   "twin" size beds weren't the standard  sized twin beds for homes.  Having slept for many decades on a queen size bed set, I doubt that I would adjust easily to a "mini twin" size.  I saw a post a while back where someone wanted to use either a queen or full size mattress in the Elite II King configuration.  This would be perfect for me and my pup!  In fact, a full size would be perfect still leaving seating space on either side.  But, not sure table size and holes in the flooring could be altered to fit a custom mattress and extra cushions for the seating be made.

 

I would think AB Lifestyles could make custom sheets for you.  And the material they describe should a great quality, albeit pricey.  Perhaps the Oliver folks could send the specs to AB for you.  I do hope your sheet woes are solved soon.

 

 

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I had no idea the Twin Bed Layout didn't actually involve twin beds!   You are absolutely right, the literature and sales people should help customers understand this. I just assumed I'd buy a set of twin sheets before I went to pick up my rig.  Thanks for the info and the link. I'm assuming most stores don't carry bunk size sheets so online ordering is probably the best way to go.

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We use standard twin sheets.  The bottom fitted sheet is a little too big and we use those elastic straps that connect to the sheets under the mattress which provides a nice tight fit.  For the top sheet, it's no big deal - just a little more to tuck in.  We have standard twin blankets that also tuck in nicely.  For the top quilt, Carol did cut off some material and hemmed the edge.

 

We also have a queen bed at home and find the narrow twin beds fine while on the road and camping.  We got the 6" optional mattress and have a 2" foam topper on that.  We've had some of our best sleep on our Oliver twins.  Mike

 

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Hi John,

I understand your frustration. I have just finished making fitted matress pads for our twin beds. I found some 33x75x15" microfiber sheet sets on Overstock but the fitted sheet fits poorly. We prefer cotton sheets so I will probably make our fitted sheets out of flat sheets.

 

The manufacturer that made our custom matrresses suggested using waterproof encasements in a boat or travel trailer application so I found 28x75x10" sized encasements on Amazon. They are soft & don't feel "plasticy", plus they fit our 9.5" deep mattresses perfectly. I am re-purposing a King-sized blanket (cut in half) that we are using in our current stick built. I will be using twin quilts on top - waiting to see if they will have to be modified or not.

 

Note: I ordered the 28" wide encasement by mistake but it fit perfectly. The mattress template Heather sent us is slightly under 29 1/2" wide.

Kathy


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I found high-quality sheets and mattress pad on Amazon that are for designated as Cot mattresses size (30" x 75") same as Ollie "Twin" beds less the radius angles on the corners.  We'll see how they work out.  Much cheaper than custom Sheets and Mattress Pad.

 

Mattress Pad $33 each:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JK0YEDU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Sheets 600 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton $57 each: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072L4N5Y7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

We'll see how they work out.  Nice little tip to look for Bedding for Cot Mattress dimensions and more accurate than RV Bunk bed dimensions (who knew)!!!

 

 

 

 

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Why not just buy "non fitted" twin sheet sets?

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John


"I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt."


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John,

 

The original owner of our Ollie had AB Lifestyles to build and ship mattresses to Oliver during manufacture of their Ollie.

 

We wanted thicker mattresses when we purchased the Ollie from the original owners, so we ordered 11" memory foam mattresses from AB Lifestyles.  They have a pattern for the Elite II mattresses.  We did not buy custom made sheets from AB Lifestyles.

 

If you want to order custom sheet sets from AB Lifestyles and they cannot find the mattress pattern, please send a PM, I have the order # and date for our order. We are very pleased with these mattresses!

 

 

 

 


Bill

LE2 Tundra

 

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My rationale is that if you buy a standard Mattress cover (oversized for bed), 2 Twin Flat Sheets (oversized), an oversized Blanket, and potentially a standard comforter --- then you attempt to tuck all that excess fabric from those individual bedding pieces under the mattress.  You could get raised edges all the way around that may start looking & feeling like a like a nest vs. a flat surface.  This will be especially noticeable when you use it as a sofa or for seating when it is all made-up.

 

 

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We use standard twin sheets. The bottom fitted sheet is a little too big and we use those elastic straps that connect to the sheets under the mattress which provides a nice tight fit. For the top sheet, it’s no big deal – just a little more to tuck in. We have standard twin blankets that also tuck in nicely. For the top quilt, Carol did cut off some material and hemmed the edge. We also have a queen bed at home and find the narrow twin beds fine while on the road and camping. We got the 6″ optional mattress and have a 2″ foam topper on that. We’ve had some of our best sleep on our Oliver twins. Mike orchhdm8nwxy2gys8yg3o9qtbpjcvbb9.jpg.6b9f1f525780529902a65d50def49ebd.jpg

I don't usually quote myself but with the twin mattress pad, sheets and blanket plus a comforter there are no raised edges, bulges or anything that is not normal looking. It works fine and looks fine. Mike

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Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram Rebel 4X4 5.7L Hemi

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These will work much better because the sheets are really only too wide and these will pull it taut.  We’ve use them quite nicely for years without resorting to expensive custom made sheets.
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Hey there Mike and Carol, I was wondering about the elastic straps that y’all use underneath the bed. Do they happen to be similar to these? Thank you !

 

 

We use the ones that Steve linked to above. They work well and keep everything tight and in place. Mike

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Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram Rebel 4X4 5.7L Hemi

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