An RV is great to have because you don’t have to worry about booking a hotel room when you travel- you have your bed with you! Of course, one thing to keep in mind is that your bed is only as comfortable as the bedding that you use because, the truth is, the mattresses in an RV are not always the most comfortable.
That being said, many people use bunk size mattresses and ask the question: what size sheets fit RV bunk beds? RV bunk beds come in three sizes: 28” by 75”, 30” by 80”, and 34” by 75”. So, you’ll need to look for bedding that fits whichever size you have.
In addition to sheets and blankets, it’s recommended that you get a good mattress topper and pad. Unfortunately, many people are not sure where to start shopping for bedding for their RV. If you’re one of those who are wondering, keep reading to find out more!
What Size Sheets Fit On RV Bed?
When you’re trying to decide what size sheets you need, you must first determine what size bed you have. An RV bed is not always the same size as its “at-home” counterpart, otherwise, you could just run to the store and get what you need.
Here are the typical RV bed sizes:
- RV Twin: 28” by 75” or 28” by 80”
- Truck Size: (what you’d find in a semi-truck) 35” by 70” or 42” by 80”
- Bunk Bed Size: 28” by 75”, 30” by 80”, or 34” by 75”
- Three Quarter: 48” by 75”
- RV Full: 53” by 75”
- Short Queen: 60” by 75”
- Standard Queen: 60” by 80”
- RV King: 72” by 75” or 72” by 80”
Another thing to keep in mind is that some RVs have oddly sized or shaped mattresses, which you will need to take the time to measure yourself to make sure you get the right size.
If your mattress is close to the standard size, you may be able to use standard sheets, but you’ll also need to take into consideration the thickness of the mattress, including your mattress topper.
Where To Buy RV Bed Sheets?
Once you have determined the size sheets you need, you’ll need to figure out where you can get them. The first place to look would be online. Pay attention when ordering because sometimes there are several sizes in one listing.
If you’ve looked online and can’t find anything you like- or if you would prefer to be able to touch the sheets before you buy them, consider visiting a sporting goods store to find what you need.
If you still can’t find what you want, you can always purchase standard sheets and make adjustments to them or use the fasteners to hold them in place.
How Much Do RV Bed Sheets Cost?
Just like your standard sheets, the price of RV sheets will vary based on the quality, size, and where you purchase them from. For example, a king size sheet set is going to cost more than a full size sheet set.
Typically, you’ll end up paying more or odd sizes than traditional sizes. They usually run between $20 to $50.
Putting Sheets On Your RV Bed
Once you have found sheets that you’re happy within the right size, it’s time to put them on your mattress. However, this is not the easiest task. If your bed is in the corner, you may be wondering how you’re going to reach the side of the bed that’s against the wall.
Truthfully, it’s not easy and you’re going to end up using muscles that you didn’t even know you had, no matter how you try to do it. Here are a few tips to help you put the sheets on your RV bed.
First of all, you might want to add some tiles to the platform, which allow the mattress to slide. This will make it easy to reach the far side of the mattress. Another option would be to switch to a memory foam or lighter mattress that you can manipulate easier.
It’s best to start at the far side, which is usually the most difficult corner, and then moving to the one that is next hardest. Once you get the sheet on the far side of the mattress, the side that’s closest to you should be a piece of cake.
If you must add sheet fasteners to hold the sheet in place, this should be done after the sheet is on and smoothed out. Again, you’ll want to start in the most difficult corner, making your way around to the easiest.
Additional Bed-Making Tips
If you want to avoid making your bed, you might want to add several sheets along with a waterproof mattress cover and/or pad between each one. This way, you can pull off a layer when you need a clean set of sheets.
If you have RV bunk beds, you may find that you struggle with sheets popping off. If this is an issue that you deal with, you might want to consider making a mattress case like a pillow case. This way, you don’t have to worry about sheets popping off the corner because they won’t be tucked.
Another option is to choose zippered bedding. This way, you can just slide the mattress into the case and zip it up. Then you don’t’ have to deal with trying to tuck the sheets into the tight corners.
Bed sheets for your RV bed are just as diverse as the beds themselves. You’ll want to make sure that you know what size bed you have before going shopping for them so that you don’t have to exchange them later on. You can purchase sheets online or you can go to a sporting goods store, whatever your preference is.