This is what we started with in our 1975 GMC Motorhome Eleganza II for sleeping quarters.  I loved the seating area and we had considered just reupholstering but after a night of sleeping on the pull out it was definitely a NO GO.

We saw photos of someone’s GMC where they had made a wall to wall bed and knew we wanted to do the same. After removing all the existing furniture and tearing up the carpet we built a bedframe that not only would become the base for a mattress but would also provide storage underneath. (Off topic but while the area was open we replaced the water pump.)

We bought a full size extra long  LUCID 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress from Amazon, which is amazingly comfortable  It reminds me of those old commercials when they would drop the bowling ball to see if the glass of red wine would spill (aging myself!) – it is firm, yet soft, has give but you don’t sink.  Anyway…. the bed is WALL to WALL, which leads to the challenge of making the bed.  Making the bed with a traditional fitted sheet is at best a work out.  I looked at a few options and decided to try the Quickzip sheets.  They are pricey compared to a standard sheet set, unless you buy fine linens on the regular, but they are so worth it.

quick zipThe fitted portion of the sheet is like any other, you have to tuck it under (and with a wall to wall bed, as I have said, it’s no picnic) HOWEVER when it comes to removing the sheet to launder, it’s a game changer.  You just unzip the top portion of the sheet, leaving the fitted sheet tucked in where it belongs.  When you are ready to make the bed again you just zip it back on!  No tugging and cramming and shoving.  I ordered a queen size sheet and it works well with our extra long full size mattress.

Life doesn’t have to be hard, sometimes the old ways are not the right way! I am not affiliated with QuickZip sheets but I highly recommend them.


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