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Old 05-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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We just ordered a 2013 GWV Legend SE. We're new to RV'ing. Anyone have recommendations for appropriately-sized bedding (mattress pads, sheets, or anything else)? Would appreciate any help you can give.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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We use Coleman Issaquah sleeping bags with zip out flannel liners that can be washed separately from the bag. This is how it was set up in our Pleasure-Way Plateau but our Legend is the same. The sleeping bag size is 36" x 80". We sleep with them individually but they can also be zipped together. We store our pillows in the back upper cabinet. We roll up our sleeping bags and store them on top of the wheel wells and often use them as foot stools when sitting on the sofa.



A lot of people use the old Travasack (out of business) or the similar Superbag. Bedding like this can be rolled up and stored away easily. It takes more than 5 minutes to set up or put away.

Somef people resort to foam mattress pads and sheets. They are difficult to store away so they tend to then leave the bed made up. I think that defeats the multi-functional purpose of having an electric convertible sofa. If it ever came to that for me I would go to a fixed bed.
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Thanks for the info. I guess I was imagining more traditional bedding, but I can see how your system would work. I'll start checking into the Coleman bags.
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We don't have a Great West Legend trifold bed but, like Davydd, we use individual sleeping bags. We always have in a Class B. We have fleece bags and regular bags. DW, if she is cold, will put the fleece bag in the regular sleeping bag. I've never needed the two bags. At first we tried one large queen sized sleeping bag but it was hard to store in the van

In a larger RV we used traditional bedding but sleeping bags are easy to setup and store so, in a Class B, they work well for us.

This poll http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...php?f=25&t=303 indicates we are slightly in the minority. Approximately 60% use traditional bedding and 40% use Travasaks or sleeping bags.
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This is the sleeping bag we bought at a Costco store for $30 each. It appears to be out of stock or no longer made. This size, though, should fit in your B and this web page kind of gives you an idea what to look for.

http://www.sportchalet.com/product/outd ... 8341606.do
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We use a sleeping bag which has two separate thicknesses, a summer and a winter side. With a washable liner that is held in place with Velcro. it is very comfortable. We also use a foam pad to help even out and soften the tri-fold sofa. It is a bit cumbersome, for we travel with two duffel sized bags. That being said, I think I sleep better in Peggy than at home!
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Thanks so much. It seems the Coleman Issaquah is no longer available, which is too bad. The removable liners sound awesome! But I think our Slumberjack sleeping bags might work well, along with the neat idea of the bed sheet insert. That link to the poll was very helpful. Our RV won't be available until late June, but with my sewing skills, I'd better get started now!
I am actually wondering if those Travasak replacement sheets might work in a regular sleeping bag, if I'm not successful in making the bed sheet inserts.
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Google "sleeping bag liner" or "travel sheet" and you'll find some ideas. There are cotton sleeping bag or slip inside liner sheets people use. I've heard people travel with the cotton liner sheets to sleep in hotel rooms when they don't trust the linen.

I'm not sure why Coleman dropped the Issaquah bag and did not come up with another removable liner sleeping bag. We have used our probably for more than 300 nights now and they may be getting old in the tooth with some rips in the bags and flannel liner pils. We also learned right away the liners were not interchangeable between the bags so we had to mark which was which.
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Hi Riverlady,

We have the GW Legend SE as well, and we were new to RVing until our first trip a couple of weeks ago. What we found is that you don't need a whole lot of sleeping bags/bedding. We just throw a matress pad over the tri-fold couch and lay on top of it with an open sleeping bag over us as a comforter. It seemed to work well, but we were out in mostly colder weather. A Class B motorhome doesn't have a lot of air-flow around you, so you won't feel the cold as much. If there are two of you, your body heat will provide a lot of your heat. Your LE will have a couple of heat options as well, if it does get cold.

Good luck with it.

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Thanks Davydd. I will check into the cotton liners.
And thanks for your input too, Rocky. Sounds like we're in a similar situation in similar vans. We're really excited to actually get our hands on ours. Good luck to you too.
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