If the RV’s a rockin’, don’t come a knockin,! The RV bed is where all the magic happens!
And by magic I mean that is where I settle in to snuggle Blitzen The Camping Cat, watch The Great Outdoors on repeat, and drink a nighttime cocktail. In order to have an almost walk around queen bed in a 24′ motorhome, we had to settle for an odd arrangement. Our mattress consists of two pieces, and the back piece (or the head of the bed) slides up over the front piece (foot of the bed) during travel.
Having a split at hip level wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, and thanks to putting a quilt under the sheets, I didn’t really feel it. Unfortunately the mattress is about as soft as a rock. A little research showed me that I could put 2 inches of memory foam down and still pull in the rear slide without taking off all the bedding. What a huge difference!
Once we achieved comfort, I had to figure out a way to make the bed that didn’t involve me becoming a contortionist or learning to hover, because making that bed is no easy task. It involved a lot of cursing, sweating, and desperation for alcohol. I gave into temptation, grabbed a beer, and set about conquering the hell bed. I’ve made a handy dandy guide for future reference.
I know it looks like a lot of work, but it only takes a couple of more minutes than making up my bed at home which is free of obstacles and has lots of clearance all the way around. I fix the covers every morning when we get up, and it stays pretty tidy. One of my favorite things is when we camp somewhere warm enough to open the windows on either side of the bed. We get an amazing cross breeze while we listen to the night sounds.