I love RV camping! Being in the outdoors, the peace and quiet, enjoying time with those I’m close too. The only downside is the bed situation. Or to be more precise, finding RV sheets that actually fit on an RV mattress and that don’t make you wake up in a puddle of sweat in the morning.
I’ve tried a lot of sheets until the I found the one that worked for us.
Today, I’m presenting you with the 5 best RV sheets, along with a buyers guide and some tips. Let’s have a look at those sheets to start us off!
Our Reviews Of The Best RV Sheets
SGI Bedding RV Short Queen Egyptian Cotton Sheets 60″x75″
If you hate when your fitted sheet pops off at night, these RV sheets from SGI Bedding is a good choice for you.
The SGI short queen RV sheets are 600 thread count Egyptian cotton, a material that is incredibly soft and comfortable. The sheets are very breathable, so it will keep you feeling cool throughout the night. Egyptian cotton is also easy to clean, so you can just throw them in the wash after your RV trip, no special washing needed.
One thing I really liked about these sheets is that they come in a variety of colors, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding sheets that match your RV’s décor. They have a wide selection of sizes to choose from where RV sizing is concerned, so finding a set that fits your RV mattress should be easy.
Another plus is the fitted sheet. It’s elastic around the edges, so it won’t’ slip off the mattress during the night, and it has deep pockets. This is great if you tend to use a mattress topper on your RV mattress. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than waking up to sheets that have come off the mattress and bunched up around you.
The only drawback is that they cost a bit more than most sheets. However, SGI bedding is known for its quality and durable sheets and these are a good investment.
Rajlinen 600 Thread Count Sateen RV KING Sheets 72″x80″
These Rajlinen sheets are great for all of you hot sleepers out there.
These sheets are made from 400 thread count Egyptian cotton, which is known for its ability to keep you cool at night. The sheets are wrinkle-free and very easy to care for, and I like sheets that are low maintenance.
Another great thing about these sheets is that they are hypoallergenic. They are resistant to dust mites, bacteria, and allergens, making them a good choice for allergy sufferers. The sheets are free from the use of harsh chemicals making them great for those with sensitive skin.
The 400 thread count gives these sheets a comfortable softness you will enjoy while snoozing away in your RV. The fitted sheet is elasticated for a snug fit that won’t come off during the night. They have a luxurious look to them and they come in 22 colors, so you are sure to find a set that fits right in with your RV interior.
Gilbin 3-pce RV Bunk Sheets 30″ x 75″
If your RV has bunks fitted, these sheets from Gilbin are the perfect match.
Finding sheets that fit your standard RV mattress can be hard enough. Finding a set that fits the smaller bunks may feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. However, these cot sheets are 30″x75”, fitting the standard RV bunk mattress as well as camping cots.
Made from 200 thread count poly-cotton, the sheets are comfortable, very soft, and durable.
Poly cotton blends are known for their durability and economical price, making them a good choice for children’s bunk areas in the RV. They are easy to care for, shrink resistant, wrinkle resistant, and fade resistant. Another good property of these sheets is that they wick moisture very well, keeping you cool at night. You get a choice of 19 colors to choose from.
KP Linen Microfiber RV Sheets (All Sizes)
If you are looking for sheets that work in all seasons, KP Linen’s microfiber sheets will definitely suit your needs.
This 4 piece sheet set is made of 100% microfiber, double brushed for extra softness. They feel very similar to cotton sheets but with a 5- star hotel like bedding experience. They are also very breathable, so you can use them in both warm and cool climates. Microfiber is known for its durability and strength, being pill-resistant, and they wrinkle less than some sheets.
One great feature is the 6-inch deep pockets on the elasticated fitted sheet. Not only will the sheet stay on throughout the night as you sleep, but it will fit mattresses that use a mattress topper. They are really easy to care for and can be machine washed and dried. They come in 6 color options that will work with any RV décor, and you can get them for any size RV mattress you have, from standard to king. Fitted sheets range from a 6-inch to 15-inch deep pocket, depending on the size you choose. The best part is that they are very affordable.
RV/Short Queen Bed Sheets Set Bedding Sheets Set for Campers
If you want some quality sheets for a low-profile short queen-sized RV mattress, Nestl Bedding has the answer for you.
What makes these sheets different from the competition? There are several things. They are made from a high-quality microfiber that is durable and tear-resistant, so they are sure to last for some time.
The breathability of these sheets also means cooler sheets that won’t make you sweat during the night. The sheets are stain, fade, and wrinkle resistant to keep the fabric in good shape and they are very easy to clean.
Another property of this sheet set is that it is hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria, dust mites, and allergens, making them a good choice for allergy sufferers.
Additionally the low profile fitted sheet fits mattresses up to 10″ inches- the perfect to fit your Motorhome, Camper, Travel Trailer or bedroom RV queen mattresses.
The sheet sets come in two options; 4-piece and 6-piece, which means you aren’t wasting money on an extra sheet that you don’t need. The only downside is that this set is only available in short queen size. They do come in 37 color choices though!
RV Bedsheet Buyers Guide
Some of you may be asking IF an RV sheet is anywhere different to a standard bed sheet and WHY there seems to be so much of a challenge with finding and using them. Let’s go over that first.
What Is An RV Sheet?
RV sheets are designed specifically to fit RV mattresses!
RV mattresses have a bit of a unique design and dimensions than your average bedsheet. You can try to put a regular bedsheet on an RV mattress, however, you will find that they either fit too loosely or are too tight, especially the fitted sheet. This means the sheet will keep popping off or bunching up as you sleep, which can be uncomfortable.
An RV sheet is designed to fit the mattress snugly and securely. Many companies make sheets that have been designed to fit the many dimensions of RV beds. While they may cost a bit more than your average bedsheet, it will pay off in the end when you are able to get a good night’s sleep in your camper.
As with buying any sheet set, there are things you will want to take into consideration when looking for a sheet set for your camper or travel trailer. Here are a few things you need to check before you start shopping.
- Dimensions – RV beds are not always the same size as a regular bed, so regular bedsheets won’t fit them properly. Make sure you measure the dimensions of your bed.
- Thickness – you will also need to take into account the thickness of the mattress, especially if you are using a mattress topper.
Ok, now that you have your measurements, let’s go over what qualities to look for in RV bedsheets.
RV Mattress Size Chart
I’ve mentioned mattress size above but not all RV beds come in the same size. They definitely won’t be the same size as your average house mattress.
In fact, some may not even be in the standard shape, especially those that have been custom-built into the RV.
You can run into issues with fitted sheets mainly. So here are the sizes that are common with RV mattresses.
Common Fabric Materials Used in RV Bed Sheets and Bedding
Mainly, you want a sheet set that is durable and easy to clean, while still being comfortable. Whether you are a cold or hot sleeper will also help in deciding the material that is best for you.
Each material is designed to do different things and there are 9 types of material they can come in: Microfiber, Egyptian cotton, cotton blend, Jersey knit, flannel, polyester, linen, silk, and bamboo. Let’s take a look at the benefits of each type. This will help you to determine which material is right for you.
Microfiber sheets are made from synthetic materials, such as nylon, polyester, and polymers. They tend to be very thin, making them good for summertime sleeping. They are also water and stain-resistant, which makes them a good option for RV sheets. They are also very durable and good for those with sensitive skin.
Egyptian cotton is extremely soft and very strong. Comfort and durability are a must for RV sheets. Egyptian cotton is also very breathable, which helps keep you cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cold. It’s a good choice if you tend to use your RV year round. The only downside is that they usually cost more than other materials.
Cotton blend sheets are made with a blend of cotton and another synthetic or natural fiber. This makes them both durable and affordable with some being more durable than a plain cotton sheet, budget-friendly and ideal for families. The only downside is that they are prone to wrinkling. Buy RV cotton-blend sheets with a thread count between 200 – 1000.
Jersey knit sheets are unique in that they are not woven like other sheets but knitted. This creates a long thread that, when made into a sheet, gives it more flexibility. It also makes them very soft. It is comparable to the feel of a cotton t-shirt and is a good choice for warm weather.
Flannel sheets are usually made from synthetic fibers, wool, or cotton. They are knit loosely to create a soft high-pile that makes this sheet perfect for cold nights. When looking for a high-quality flannel sheet, you need to go by weight. The higher the weight, the better the quality.
Linen is perfect for those of you who are hot sleepers. They are made from natural fibers of the flax plant. They are breathable and moisture-wicking to help keep you cooler during warm nights – making them the ideal sheet material for the summer. You also get good breathability with linen because they are more loosely woven than some materials. This means moisture won’t build up and cause you to sweat. Quality RV linen sheets have a lower thread count than cotton sheets and the ideal thread count is around 200 TC.
Silk sheets are on the more expensive side of RV sheets. Silk is known for its high moisture-wicking abilities, making them great for the summer months. They also have a silky smooth texture and are perfect for those who have allergies because they repel dust mites, mold, and mildew. Silk is known for its hypoallergenic properties. A cheaper alternative to silk sheets are sateen sheets which also has a silky yet luxurious weave and still is resistant to mildew and allergens.
Bamboo is created from the soft pulp of the bamboo plant – a great choice for eco-friendly RV sheets buyers. They are hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, making them a good choice for sensitive skin and allergy sufferers. Bamboo also makes for a really soft textured sheet. Because its threads are longer, they are more durable, as well as being able to regulate temperature. The best RV bamboo sheets have a thread count of 300 or higher.
Many people think that the higher the thread count, the better the sheet. This isn’t always true though. What you should really be looking at are sheets that are made from higher-grade cotton, like Egyptian, Supima, and Pima. So, when you are choosing a sheet set, use a combination of good cotton and thread count, not just thread count alone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about RV sheets that buyers ask.
1) What are some of the good brands of RV sheets?
The 5 that I talked about at the start are the best products and brands on the market. However, a lot depends on your own preferences and needs. You want to look for brands that specialize in making RV sheets because they know the sizing requirements needed and the qualities that people look for in a good brand.
2) How do you put RV sheets on?
It’s really no different than putting sheets on your own bed. Most manufacturers will give instructions on the best way to get your sheets on. Saying that there are always one or two companies who try to be different, making it a bit tricky to get those sheets on, especially where fitted sheets are concerned. It also depends on how your bed is situated and how easy it is to get to the edges. Here are some great tips on RV bed making:
Putting On and Taking Off Sheets
If you have room to partially get around the bed, it’s easier to pull the far end of the mattress away from the wall, headboard, or window, depending on where you can access it. Start off with the hardest to get to corner and then work your way around, counter-clockwise with the fitted sheet. You can then put your flat sheet on, tucking it in along the bottom and the bottom sides of the mattress.
Corner RV beds can be harder to make up than others. If you can get the mattress off the bed, it will be easier to get the fitted sheet on. For flat sheets, you may want to consider sewing the foot of your sheet to the foot of your fitted sheet. It can help keep the sheet on the bed and makes it easier to make up.
3) How do you clean RV sheets?
As with any sheet, this will vary from one product to the next. Most RV sheets can be machine washed and dried. Pay attention to the cleaning instructions given by the manufacturer though. You don’t want to find that the cleaning process is a bit more involved than you are willing to deal with.
4) How can I make my RV bed more comfortable?
This usually starts with the mattress you are using. Many of these issues can be sorted out by getting a mattress topper, foam padding, or good bedding. Another option is to use one or two good quality sleeping bags on your RV bed.
Check the bedding
This will be the first thing to check. You may need to invest in some better bedding, especially if you are using the bedding that came with the RV bed. Getting some comfortable pillows, sheets, and a blanket may be just what you need.
Use a mattress toppers
if the issue is down to the mattress being too thin or uncomfortable, you can sort this out with a mattress topper. Mattress toppers can range between $50 to $150. You just place the topper on the mattress and put your sheet over it.
The downside, it isn’t always easy to find a mattress topper to fit an RV bed. You may want to look for a trimmable topper or buy one that is a bit bigger than your RV mattress, and then trim off the necessary inches. You also need to take into consideration your sheets. Adding a topper may mean having to buy a fitted sheet with deeper pockets.
RV mattresses don’t have a box spring, so it can make it feel uncomfortable. You can fix this with foam pads placed under the mattress so you aren’t feeling the plywood flooring through it. Most local hardware stores have foam padding.
5) Can’t I just use my mattress from home?
Yes…and no. The mattress you use on your own bed will be bigger than the mattress used in an RV. Your typical Queen sized mattress will be a tight squeeze in your RV. There is also the problem of weight. Your standard mattress is thicker and heavier. RV mattresses are a lot lighter to keep the weight down. The reason for this is that less weight in the RV gives you better fuel consumption overall. If you aren’t too bothered by fuel consumption, then you can use a regular mattress.
6) Where Can I buy RV Sheets from?
You can get RV sheets in shops that specialize in RV and RV accessories, or camping shops. One of the easiest ways to buy them though is online, such as through Amazon, Target or Walmart. You get a more extensive selection of brands and products this way, and the prices can be a bit cheaper than buying from specialty stores.
One thing you don’t want to do is buy directly from the manufacturer. You will find the prices exceed what most places sell them for online.
Tip: Look out for end of season sales from camping supply stores.
RV Bedding Tips & Techniques
I came across a lot of great tips that relate to RV bedding that I think many of you will like. Making up an RV bed can sometimes be frustrating and time-consuming, so anything that helps make it easier is a plus for me!
Having to remove your mattress every time you make up your bed can be a nightmare at times.
One camper shared that she would double up on her bedding, putting down 2 or 3 fitted sheets, sometimes with a foam topper in between. When it comes time to change that top sheet, you already have a fresh one on the mattress, ready to go. No having to struggle with taking the mattress off!
Use Zippered Bedding
I wasn’t even aware that zippered bedding was a thing until I came across this tip. You can buy zippered fitted sheets that will help keep your sheet in place at all times. Or, you can a fitted and flat sheet combo, where the top shit is attached to the bottom one via a zipper. It makes it easier to make up the bed each morning and keeps your sheets from coming off and getting tangled around your legs at night.
Sheet Lined Sleeping Bag
Many RV’s have couches and tables that turn into beds at night. But, this means you have unmake and make up the bed each day, which can be a real hassle. You can make life easier by taking a sleeping bag and sewing a flat sheet into it (see video below).
Get some snaps or velcro to hold the sheet in place and you have a cozy and comfortable sleeping cocoon that you just need to roll up in the morning.
Odd Shaped RV Sheets & Mattresses
Some RVers are only too familiar with some of the “unique” issues facing RV bed linen. One of the biggest issues is the non-standard sizes for both sheets and mattresses. You also have the issue of access, not being able to get to all sides of the bed when making it up. This is why you want to get sheets that are going to stay put when in use.
You may be able to pull the mattress off the bed to make it, but you run the risk of getting the mattress dirty. Or even worse, having the sheet pop back off as you are putting it back in place.
One trick that you can use is using bed sheet grippers. The best grippers are elastic straps with grips on each end. You can get some large enough to stretch the width of the mattress or to stretch over each corner.
Some RV’s have mid-bunk rooms and making the bunks up can be a challenge because of limited maneuverability. The mattresses can also be a bit uncomfortable. So, to make things more comfortable, using a mattress topper will make it more comfortable. Latex toppers tend to be better than foam in these instances because the consistency of foam will change with the temperature, whereas latex won’t.
Odd shaped beds
Some RV’s will have beds that have an odd shape, such as rounded corners or angled edges. You may be able to use sheet grabbers for some of these, but in other cases, a bit of sewing is needed. One thing to do, to lessen any confusion, is to label which odd sheet set goes to which bed/bunk if you have several different ones.
We’ve learned a lot about RV bedding, ways to make that RV mattress more comfortable, and how to get a better night’s sleep when you’re using the RV. There are definitely a few things I am going to try on my next RV trip.
As for sheets, out of the 5 we’ve reviewed, the SGI Bedding was my choice because I just love the feel of Egyptian cotton sheets. It’s really down to personal preference though and what your needs are. You can find RV bedding in a number of materials, all of which have their own properties and benefits.
Hopefully, all of the information here will help you find the perfect set of RV sheets and help you get a better night’s sleep when you’re on the road!