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Old 12-29-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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John & I are considering replacing the mattress in our rig, but are concerned about the clearance required for the mattress to tuck under the vanity when both rear slides are in. Our mattress is only 8 inches or so thick, which doesn't seem to give a lot of options in replacements.

Has anyone out there with a 40ft FDTS or FDQS replaced their king size mattress? If yes, what kind of mattress have you purchased?

Thanks for any help anyone can give us!!
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John & I are considering replacing the mattress in our rig, but are concerned about the clearance required for the mattress to tuck under the vanity when both rear slides are in. Our mattress is only 8 inches or so thick, which doesn't seem to give a lot of options in replacements.

Has anyone out there with a 40ft FDTS or FDQS replaced their king size mattress? If yes, what kind of mattress have you purchased?

Thanks for any help anyone can give us!!
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:35 PM   #3
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I am purchasing a new mattress for our coach and found our local mattresswarehouse.com store has a sale on Nature,s Dream mattresses. These are memory foam and 8" thick. The queen is under $400 and the king is under $600.
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:43 PM   #4
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We replaced ours right off the bat with a single sided pillow top. It doesn't go under the vanity, but just pooches up a little when we bring the slide in. We tried a double sided first and found it was way too thick and came above the window valence.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:11 PM   #5
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Thanks, John & Mary and Frank! This gives us a few ideas.

Would love more ideas!
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We have a Temperpedic at home, in King size, and replaced both the mattress in our previous motorhome and our current 36 MDDS with a Dormia memory foam mattress. The Dormia is a Temperpedic knock-off, and is about 1/2 the price.

You order the mattress off their website and they ship it to your site; you take it out of the package and let if naturally inflate over 1/2 hour or so, and it's as close to a Temperpedic as you can find. We have spent over 200 nights on the mattress in our current coach and 180 nights in the previous coach, and we don't think you can beat it if you have any serious spinal issues, or arthritis, or want something that feels good every night.

We bought the introductory memory foam in the first coach and a mid-level in our current coach (equivalent in our view to a mid-level Temperpedic), and we would really recommend it.

Here's Dormia's website--

http://www.dormia.com/
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Gail & John,

We purchased a memory foam mattress on line from myrest.com. It is 10" thick but still "fits" under and "around" the bedroom vaniety. It just flattens out and back when you put the slide in. We've had it for over a year now and have had no problems and love it. It is the same density as the Temporpedic but costs much less (under $800). Shipping was free but you pay shipping if you send it back. It works great for us.

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Hi Gail! I told you the new mattresses were not as good as the old ones!! (sorry for the "I told you so") We got the Memory foam topper at Costco as others had recommended it - However it is only marginal as far as improvement and we have to fold the Travasak & Comforter up when we pull in the slide because it is too tall to go under the vanity. Eventually, we will probably get a Tempur-Pedic to replace it or maybe one from Relax the Back store (which is pretty pricey).
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:09 AM   #9
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Hi Swans- There is a place in either Hawthorne or Lawndale, CA called Angel's that might save you some money on a Tempurpedic. That's where we bought one for our home.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:18 PM   #10
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Yep, Carolyn, you were right!

Thank you all for your input! It sounds like a memory foam mattress is the way to go, as it isn't so rigid.
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Has anyone tried the air mattresses?The sleep # beds.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:27 AM   #12
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We have a king size Sleep Number 7000. Like others it tucks under the vanity when we travel. We have been very happy with it, I did have to replace one air chamber but it was my fault and service was prompt.
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We have a sleep number. After reading these posts, I wish we had bought a memory foam. Ours is comfortable enough; but don't know what to do with the controls, so they are at the left side of the bed in front of the night stand.

Also, as we traveled in the West this summer, we had to let the air out each time we traveled as it would get so hard it is a wonder it didn't burst. It would even get pretty hard when we did let the air out. Sometimes it would not adjust back to what we like to set it on, and we would have to adjust it a second time.

If I had it to do over, I wouldn't buy the sleep number.

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Old 01-01-2008, 06:06 PM   #14
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Thanks to you all!! You are the very best source of information, and I really appreciate all of your comments.

We wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe New Year!!
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