What Are QuickZip RV Bed Sheets?
Zip sheets are a relatively new innovation that simplifies the process of making a bed by letting you just wash the center flat section of the fitted sheet while the bulky sides, with the elastic and fitted corners, remain on the bed.
The whole system will be a welcome addition to many RVs because this novel idea makes the task of making hard-to-reach beds easier. QuickZip Sheets keep the bottom fitted sheet in place on any size bed from cribs to kings.
Many seniors and people with disabilities have commented on how easy it is to change the bedding with QuickZip Sheets. These zippered sheets are particularly helpful for difficult-to-make beds, such as RV corner beds, bunkbeds, Class C over-the-cab beds, retractable beds in toy haulers, and wall-to-wall beds in Class B motorhomes or van conversions.
How do QuickZip RV Bed Sheets work?
The basic concept of a zip sheet is this: The bottom sheet is a fitted sheet much like a typical fitted sheet, but the portion that goes under the mattress is wider and has vertical elastic at the corners, and a 1-1/2” elastic band all along the edge, so that it stays in place better than a typical fitted sheet.
Once this fitted sheet is in place, there is a zipper that goes all the way around the top edges of the mattress, which allows for the removal of the top center portion of the sheet, while the fitted sides stay in place. The zipper is covered with fabric to provide separation between the cold hard zipper and the bed’s occupants.
The only portion that goes in the laundry is the flat center portion of the bottom sheet, the flat top sheet, and the pillowcases (both are available in some sets or sold separately). The bulky elastic side panels remain on the bed, and it is this feature that makes it so popular among people who find it difficult to make beds, and for people with disabilities.
Once the fitted sides are in place, they stay there, and most people report that the bottom sheet stays tucked in better than other sheets.
What bed types are compatible with QuickZip Sheets?
However, there are some bed types that are not as compatible with QuickZip Sheets, like waterbeds (you probably won’t find any of those in an RV), and Sleep Number beds. These bed types are not as ridged, are prone to shape shifting in the night, and some mattresses just don’t have the square defined edges like foam or traditional mattresses.
Additionally, Sleep Number beds have air hoses attached at the top of the mattress that could interfere with the heavy-duty sections of the bottom sheet that are designed to tuck under the mattress.
Zip sheet bed sizes
The manufacturer of QuickZip Sheets has created them for all mattress sizes from cribs to twins, full, queen, king, California king, and split king beds. They have also developed a line of QuickZip RV Bed Sheets designed specifically for campers and coaches. But before you order these sheets, be sure to measure your mattress and compare the length, width, and depth with their size descriptions, or the whole concept may not work correctly on your bed.
Bed sheet types
All the QuickZip Sheets are made of cotton, but you can choose between sateen, percale, or flannel to give you a warmer or cooler feel. The Basic package comes with one fitted bottom sheet that includes the zippered center section and the fitted side. The Classic set also includes a top sheet and two pillowcases.
There are other bedding packages, plus a host of products sold separately including mattress pads, extra zippered center portions, extra flat sheets, pillowcases, blankets, comforters, duvet covers, and pillows. The cost of QuickZip RV Bed Sheets will depend on the size of the mattress and the package, but it would be reasonable to expect to pay $130 to $260 for a matched set.
Colors and patterns
The main complaint about this product are the color choice limitations, which the company is trying to address with new colors being added to their line-up often. Some mattress sizes have more limited color choices than others. For example, RV Queen zip sheets in a flannel finish comes in only two colors, while King zip sheets in a sateen finish comes in seven colors.
Other zip sheets for RVs
There are additional manufacturers of zip-style bedding. The QuickZip RV Sheets described above only uses a zipper between the fitted side panels and the center of the bottom sheet. However, there are other manufacturers like Beddy’s that offer bedding with a similar idea, but they take the zipper idea to a whole new level. They include a zipper between the bottom and the top sheets and a blanket, making this bedding option more like a sleeping bag than traditional bedding.
Frankly, this makes me claustrophobic just thinking about it, but it might have an application for top bunk beds, or children’s bedding to keep them from rolling out of the bed. Additionally, some people might find the extra confinement provides an element of comfort, coziness, or security, for a more restful night’s sleep.
Perhaps someone is sleeping in an Alpine pop-up trailer on a foam mattress and there’s a persistent draft on one side of the bed. With the Beddy’s blanket, you could just zip up the drafty side for a warmer night’s sleep. In the morning, just zip up the other side and the bed is made.
With the Beddy’s covers, you can unzip one side only, both sides, or neither side. Now this might be just what you’ve been looking for. A way to keep your own bed buddy from stealing all the covers.
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