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Old 03-29-2015, 09:28 AM   #1
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hybrid tt bed mattresses

hi everyone new to posting but read a lot of great info on this forumt. im upgrading from a pup to new hybrid 2015 23ikss. im picking it up at the end of April and was wondering about the bed ends. do you have to fold the mattresses in 1/2. or can i leave them flat with all bedding on and then fold the ends up. thanks for all info.

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Old 03-29-2015, 09:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Musk. The DW and I looked at your same unit and loved it. What a nice camper. I chose another pop up because I was too scared to tow it. Just me. Many people tow much larger things. lol.

Others will be chiming in soon. I think you can keep the sheet on but all the other covers might make it difficult. You might also consider getting a memory foam mattress pad. many have mentioned that it is a great addition.




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Old 03-29-2015, 10:11 AM   #3
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I have the same camper, musko. Congrats on your purchase! We just got ours on Wednesday, and have been checking things out and learning how things works since then. You do have to fold the mattresses before your fold up the bunk ends. We plan on using a mattress topper on ours, so we will have to remove the bedding before we pack up. You can leave sheets on, but the other bedding will make it too bulky for folding/storage. You could just remove the mattresses and put them on the dinettee (while folded down) for travel if you want to leave the bedding on, but that seems just as labor intensive to me as making the beds. It seems as though I'm just a few steps ahead of you in this purchase, but I'd be happy to answer any questions for you. It finally stopped snowing here in CT, so I'll be out there today to fiddle with things, measure cabinets for shelving, start packing her up, vacuuming, cleaning, etc. We got our 2014 used (3 times) for a steal and it's in MINT condition. They left a ton of stuff in there for us, so today is inventory and clean up day. We're taking her out early April for her maiden voyage.

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:40 AM   #4
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Hi muskoka01, they should go over that (and make sure they do ) in the PDI. The mattresses kind of fold 60/40. Not a fan of sheets (but it sounds like you're familiar with struggling with tent bunks since you had a popup). We use sleeping bags opened up for top and bottom. Light blankets when the summer comes. One of the things I learned on these forums (had a Starcraft htt for 5 years before the 23ikss) is when you're ready to close the bunks, turn on the ceiling fan, and close the windows and door. It pulls the canvas in so the canvas doesn't get caught in the seals. Makes it easier to close and prevents the possibility of the canvas sticking out a seal and then you get a leak.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:49 AM   #5
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thanks. four weeks till we do our pdi, bought ours at the rv show in Oct. been in storage at the dealer since. mattress topper is what we used in the pup. made it much nicer for sleeping. also a sleeping bag opened up was much easier to make the bed up. ya i have a few mods i want to make all ready, stinky storage, baskets in cloths closets .
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:53 PM   #6
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Hybrid TT mattress

We have a Palomino hybrid. We have a memory foam topper on it and use sheets and a light blanket. We can leave everything on and still close up to travel. Just lengthen the straps that hold the mattress in place while traveling.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:11 PM   #7
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We have a 233s and you do have to fold the bed to put up the bunk ends. We use a set of bedding on each bed but leave them off except when camping. Sheets probably would not be problem if you need to fold up the ends during the day or if you are moving to another campsite but anything else would probably interfere with the ends folding up - maybe. We use sleeping bags for blankets but will probably get some heavy blankets for the cold nights - one day.

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Old 03-30-2015, 08:29 AM   #8
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We take the sleeping bags or blankets & pillows off, but the sheets and 2" foam topper stay on. Hasn't caused any issues and saves a lot of extra work.

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thanks everyone. happy camping
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:36 AM   #10
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The older you get ........ the thicker the foam topper. We are up to 4 in now... we roll it up and stow in the shower while traveling.

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