do you keep your pillows and blankets in your pup

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  1. mkayy

    mkayy New Member

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    Jul 25, 2007
    all the time , or do you take them out when you get back home .
    i was just wondering if the beds would slid back in if i left them on the beds .

    this might sound like a dum question but remember i am a newbe at this lol
    and this is our first pup .

    next week our new pup will be comming from the factory and heading to our dealer we are so ready and excited !!!!!!
  2. Lost in Space

    Lost in Space Active Member

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    Yes, we keep the pillows and blankets in the popup, but not on the beds. The pillows would keep the top from closing down all the way.

    Dana & Claudia
    The Happy Campers
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    '04 Palomino Pony 280
  3. wbsloan71

    wbsloan71 New Member

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    We like to take them out and wash them after each trip, so they are fresh for the next one.

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    DS Joshua 99
    DS William 03
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  4. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    I put them in the upright wardrobe cabinet.


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  5. moll672

    moll672 New Member

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    Has anyone tried using a 12 volt powered electric blanket to take the dampness out of the bed? Cant convince DW to dry out my side first. Really noticed the stickyness in the bed last week when the evenings cooled down. Canadian Tire (eh) has one for $35. Would like opinions or reviews before buying though
  6. jpawlishn

    jpawlishn New Member

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    Jul 3, 2007
    Ok Joe... just rub that upright cabinet in! LOL. I keep everything in sterilite totes when not in use. I bring everything in and wash it and then into the totes with dryer sheets they go. I keep them in the totes in the camper. Minus pillows... I am picky about my pillows and take the ones from my bed.

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  7. kreich

    kreich Member

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    We keep our bedding in the house and put in before each trip.

    2007 Rockwood 2302
  8. AK and sons

    AK and sons New Member

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    moll672 do you have electric mattresses? We just read an article about dampness and mold do to the electric mattress and coldness outside. It was in this months pop-up times. It said to make sure you air out the mattress and let the wood on the bunk dry before putting away.

    We store some pillows in the pup in a cabinet. Sleeping bags stay on the beds layed out flat and blankets go in the cabinet unless they need to be washed first.

    Have a great day

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    2007 nights camping 7
  9. slackerjaw

    slackerjaw New Member

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    Apr 5, 2007
    We leave the sheets on the bunk, last trip we laundered before we left, not every time though. We (I) forgot our pillows last trip so now we have a set we can leave in. I stow them in the dinnette seats when we pop-down. One less thing to remember.
  10. Girl-Trapped

    Girl-Trapped New Member

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    Mar 7, 2007
    We bought a variety set of the Vacuum-Seal space bags that are big enough to hold all the bedding and pillows. After taking out the air they are quite small and don't take up much room.

    I know these bags have come up in other threads, but they make two kinds: one that rolls up to squeeze out the air and the other that uses a vacuum cleaner nozzle to take out the air. We went with the vacuum version because we made it a rule to only put clean stuff back in the bags, which means that one of our home-unpacking jobs is to wash all the bedding, fold it up and vacuum it back in the bags. Then I store it back in the camper for next time. We bought sheets for the camper at garage sales and some new pillows at Big Lots that didn't cost much (used pillows. . .yuk!)

    Reminds me--just bought a used set of the roll-up space bags from some friends at a garage sale. Yeah, baby!

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  11. jacquevan

    jacquevan New Member

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    Feb 17, 2007
    For weekend trips I leave the linens & pillows in for 3 trips. that's 6 nights of sleeping just like you wash linens at home once a week.

    Jacque '53
    Frank '51
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    Bruno (Lab Mix) 2yo
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  12. Bobbie Scott

    Bobbie Scott New Member

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    We keep some blankets inside the pup, but, in summer, I take them out, wash hang out to dry, store in the house till winter. Well at least the last fall campout of the year. I like our linens to smell as clean in the pup as I do in the house. Now, PILLOWS...... gotta have MY own pillow, so they go in and out, in and out. Should have seen the DGK's last trip. They were in back seat, with a pile of pillows between them coming home. LOL..... Kept them seperated to say the least.

    DW Bobbie
    DH Sonny
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  13. TX-CAMPER04

    TX-CAMPER04 New Member

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    We keep our pillows in the PU in the dinette storage. Linen and blankets come out every trip for washing and then put back into the PU for storage. Last trip, DW made all of us take showers each night so the sheets would not get dirty the entire week trip. Do others bother with this or do you have more than one set of sheets for longer trips? We are still green at PU camping but DW wants same rules applied as if we were at home. I'm working on changing that but thinking it may take some time.

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  14. mommadukes

    mommadukes New Member

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    We are new to this also. Made up the beds before the first trip out in May for 3 days. Left our sheets on the bed for the next time, quilt and extra pillows from home, stored in space under the couch and dinette. Washed the sheets after our second trip, 4 days in June. Works for us! A quick spritz of Fabreze now and then helps keep things smelling fresh.

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    Sharon & Dan

    2007: 3 days in May, 4 days in June, 4 days in July, waiting for Labor Day!
    2000 Coleman Utah
  15. NYgranny

    NYgranny New Member

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    western NY near Rochester
    We leave sheets and sleeping bags on bunks, if we've only slept in them a couple of nights. Pillows go on the floor under where the bunks slide in. We use a sleeping bag open as a blanket when the top sheet is not enough. We also have a couple fleece blankets, if needed, that store under the dinette bench to cushion the lights and lanterns while traveling.


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  16. Luv2ridebikes

    Luv2ridebikes New Member

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    We use sleeping bags and air them out a few times each season. Pillows stay in the camper, but the pillow cases are laundered after each trip along with camper towels and other linens. Clean linens are put in a cloth sack and returned to the camper. Each trip, the sack is emptied at set up and used for dirty clothes. Camper linens are added to the sack at teardown, then washed and returned in the sack.

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  17. sewserious

    sewserious New Member

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    Jun 4, 2007
    No way will I leave them in there here in the hot humid south!. We use sleeping bags on top of the mattresses and then a top sheet to cover up with. I won't even leave the pillows, as they draw too much dampness and then smell musty.
  18. pjbellue

    pjbellue New Member

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    I bring em in the house, otherwise I wouldn't have a pillow to sleep on.

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  19. PaulasPup

    PaulasPup New Member

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    I only leave the egg crate pads on the bed. I take the sheets and pillows, and quilt home to wash. I like fresh smelling linens! I keep the sleeping bag rolled up in the pup. After every other trip I bring it home and air it out. I am afraid to leave much in there that might collect moisture and get musty smelling. I usually have one load of linens, towels, and dish cloths to launder at home after each trip...and one load of clothes. Of course, it's just me and my Boston Terrier....haha.

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  20. 5happycampers

    5happycampers New Member

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    Jul 16, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    I have a set of pillows for the pup. I put them on the bench that is under the beds when they are pushed in. I am glad someone brought up the vacume bags because I was wondering about them if they worked well for the camper. I only use a fitted sheet on the bunk ends with fleece blankets each for the kids and a comforter for DH and I. I take off the sheets almost every trip as well as the pillow cases because they always seems sandy or dirty. Getting back to the vacume bags, are they reusable? I have a comforter for the dinnette bed that I would like to store in the pup but would need to vacume seal it to make it smaller. I also put a small laundry basket that I put all the clean sheets back in the camper instead of worrying about popping it up. That fits righ inside the door so it is not a problem to slip them back in when they are clean.

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