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Old 08-17-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Since Travasaks are no longer made, what do people use for bedding? Some "B"s like the RT SS Agile have a number of cushions which fill in, and I wonder how comfortable or uncomfortable that will be. I assume people use a mattress topper?
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:46 AM   #2
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We still use sleeping bags. If it is very warm I'll sleep on top of it. Today was 82F around here but it will drop to 57F tonight. (mid-August)

Our 7" thick cushions are very comfortable http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...hp?f=12&t=2574 We don't feel any seams or joints. The only probably with them is that they are very bulky and difficult to move around so the rear of the van pretty much has a permanent bed now.

We've used a foam topper in our RT Class B and also in our Trail-Lite B+. The problem is finding space to store the foam.

Traditional sheets / blanket / comforter as bedding is leading the bedding poll: http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...php?f=25&t=303
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:46 AM   #3
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I think that someone has started making a similar product to the Travsaks, which is what we use. There was always a very high priced second source, but this was a new one. I remember seeing some chatter on one of the other boards, I think. Might want to do a search and see.

This is the spendy version IIRC.

http://www.rvsuperbag.com/
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The RV Superbags are essentially the same as the old Travasak and the Travasaks were nearly as expensive. We use sleeping bags. We can make up our bed or put it away in under 5 minutes. We bought two Coleman Issaquah 36" x 80" sleeping bags a few years ago for only $30 each at a Costco. They have zip out flannel liners that can be washed frequently at home or on the road separately from the nylon insulated shell. Unfortunately, in hedging to eventually needing to replace them we can't find them anymore though they still have web pages under a search.

http://www.sportchalet.com/product/outd ... 8341606.do

Stored away on top of the wheel well of our Great West Van Legend


Stored in the carry bags our our previous 2005 Pleasure-way Plateau


Open on the bed fits almost perfectly on both our Bs. This was the Pleasure-way


We don't use any foam toppers. In very warm weather I just sleep on top of the sleeping bag and keep a flannel blanket handy for cool mornings or just climb inside in the morning. They are good down to 25F which is about as cold as I want to go. We've gone down to 20F.

I should also mention we always put the bed away in the morning and go back to the sofa.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:12 AM   #5
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We have a memory foam topper about 2" thick with flannel sheets and 2 fluffy comforters. They all fit in 2 5" high by 18" by 24" totes that store under the couch. I tried the vacuum bag thing but found the toted were great. I just sit on the lid and have a strap I put around the middle.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #6
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We use sleeping bags with a fleece liner as well. We do use foam toppers and have used the thin air mats from the camping stores. I found with the PW we did feel the seems so we went to memory foam, 2 pieces. We have the foam covered in a sheet made into a bag. We fold sleeping bag and foam in half together and store on the couch when traveling. When we stop for the night and want to sit, I move them sitll folded to the front driver seat. When time for bed, bring them out and unfold, bed is made.

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This topic is a matte of personal preference. We initially used the GWV sofa as a sofa, and converted it to a bed at night. The pressure points were ok for me but not my wife. We have since converted the sofa to be a full time bed. We have topped it with a gel foam topper. We have a king fitted hight thread count bottom sheet and a matching top sheet. We took a king size Eddy Bauer imitation down blanket, cut it in two and re-sewed it for our blankets. We keep a couple of antique quilts for the reall cold nights. All of this makes for great sleeping.

In addition, the storage space below it is tremendous since the space that was in front of the sofa is now always available for storage.

The downside of course is that we do not have the functionality of the sofa, nor can we carry additional passengers easily.

One hint if you want to do this...Go to target and try different mattress toppers in the Target parking lot. The first one that we tried was way to thick. The second one that we tried was way to thin. The third on (like goldilocks) was just right.
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Gordon,

There is so little room under the slide out bathroom lavatory that I tend to sleep with my feet angled away from it. With a topper making it shallower how do you deal with that space?
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:57 PM   #9
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There is someone on the yahoo board selling a queen sized Travasak with sheets for $100 right now.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/.../message/89019
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Since we mostly are in warm weather country, we ditched sleeping bags in favor of home-made 'sleep sacks' made from cotton sheets. A self-inflating thin foam pad fits inside a sleeve made from one folded-over sheet that is stitched down the long side. A separate sheet stitched to the same side folds over the whole thing, so you're basically 'between the sheets.' It looks a little like this Campmor product plus a built-in pad; total cost wayyy less than those 'superbags.' The pads deflate and roll up for storage. In cooler weather, just add a blanket. Credit my wife for design and construction!
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