Short Queen Beds

April 1, 2013
Filed under Quick Tips

With otherwise excellent RV equipment, there are still frequent complaints by tall people about short queen beds (60 by 75 inches). As a 6-foot 1-inch person who likes to sleep flat on his back, I found the 75-inch bed caused foot cramps and toe pressure problems. My wife and I teamed up for an easy solution.

Realizing that the way I lie on a normal pillow wasted about 6 inches between my head and the wall, we made a narrower pillow. We opened a fiber-filled pillow (shredded foam, feathers or other filled pillow will also work) enough to remove about one-third of the filling and then sewed it back to about two-thirds of its original width, while keeping its original length and thickness.

Now the top of my head is about an inch from the wall and I sleep as comfortably as in our regular queen-size bed at home.

Paul Binder | Sarasota, Fla.

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