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Old 11-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Queen to Olympic Queen Bed Conversion

I am thinking about converting from a full Queen (60 X 80) to an Olympic Queen (66 X 80). I'm 6'3" and 230 lb. and, at home, we have a King. The Queen in the RV is long enough but not quite wide enough to allow us to get a decent night's sleep (not enough elbow room). I am aware the mattresses are limited choice and not cheap ... the cost is secondary to sleep comfort. Our HR Endeavor has a fore/aft configuration and no bedroom slide. Walkaround space is limited but not a real issue ... the bedroom, for us, is just a sleeping area. The distance between nightstands is 65" so the Olympic Queen should fit snugly with a modification to the sleep platform. I did a search but couldn't find anything regarding this conversion. I'm looking for any suggestions/comments and hopefully a link to someone's prior conversion. Thanks in advance, Bruce.
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I can't think of any issues besides installing stronger struts to support the extra weight for the under bed access.
If you haven't already , you may want to consider a foam mattress , trimming a king size foam mattress to the size you want could be a much cheaper alternative, to fitting in a coil spring mattress, and with considerably less movement transfer, from partner to partner, if one or both are restless sleepers.
I'm currently on foam , in both home and RV.
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I can't think of any issues besides installing stronger struts to support the extra weight for the under bed access.
If you haven't already , you may want to consider a foam mattress , trimming a king size foam mattress to the size you want could be a much cheaper alternative, to fitting in a coil spring mattress, and with considerably less movement transfer, from partner to partner, if one or both are restless sleepers.
I'm currently on foam , in both home and RV.
Thanks Skip, I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a 10" composite memory foam. This may entail cutting the box down a few inches in height ... the outer box for the platform is taller than the inner motor box so I have some ability to reduce the height. If I don't reduce the height I will have a mattress quite a bit higher than the side cabinets ... not a show-stopper but something to consider. There is no useable storage in the box anyway.
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Finally got around to this change. Ordered the Olympic Queen from MattressInsider. Arrived right on schedule and is high quality and comfortable. Widening the bed platform was a bit tedious but worth the effort.
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