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Old 06-14-2015, 11:01 AM   #1
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Is you rv bed to short?

Here is a suggestion for you. I am 6'4" and my feet hang over the short queen mattress. I put a regular mattress in which worked well except of course I could not fully close bed slide and had to keep the mattress box open when on the road. I measured the difference between short queen and regular queen and sent these dimensions to foambymail.com and they shipped me a piece of foam for under $100 to Canada. I ordered firm and placed the foam at the head of the bed. There is no discomfort as your pillows fit over this area. If properly measured foam sits flush with mattress. When it's time to pack up I lift the foam out and push the mattress back in. Foam stays in fitted sheet and there is no need to keep the mattress box open. Works like a charm. I was going to buy a newer RV with a full mattress but this solution was much cheaper and I get to keep my RV.
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Had to do the same thing in my last 5er, but was lucky, there wasn't a slide to worry about.
RV, queen size beds are a real ...., for most all people over 5'6".
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:20 AM   #3
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Had to do the same thing in my last 5er, but was lucky, there wasn't a slide to worry about.
RV, queen size beds are a real ...., for most all people over 5'6".

Totally agree thanks for the welcome. Cheers
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:11 PM   #4
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Yep, lots of "Short" king and queen beds in the RV world. I was just looking at Fleetwood's web site, all Class A gas coaches have 75" beds.


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When it's time to pack up I lift the foam out and push the mattress back in.
What an elegant solution!
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And I thought it was just me. I have a short king (72" X 76") but I'm going to try your suggestion. Perhaps I just might change it to a queen and see how that fits. Can you provide the measurements. tks/Mikey
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Good application. The foam block has helped cure many a short bed problem. My first application of this idea was back in '89 to an '87 Toyota Dolphin micro C. I replaced the narrow overhead cushion mattress bed with a 3/4 inch sheet of plywood and regular size mattress and installed an oak fascia to hide the repair and the sheet of plywood. Ended up with a several inch gap so I used a cut to fit firm foam block as a filled at the head of the bed.

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You would want a foam bloke 72"x4" by the thickness of your mattress which vary so do the best you can with a ruler r tape measure. Make sure you order your foam soft medium or firm to match your mattress good luck. Mine works like a charm. Sheets actually fit now.
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