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Old 01-31-2013, 03:34 PM   #15
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Here is a thought for more LENGTH: Find a piece of foam the same width and thickness.......with the added length you need. Find a piece of bed platform with the added length you need, plus a foot.

Slide the new platform under your existing mattress. Find a place to stow your new piece of foam.

When slide is out, pull out the new piece of platform just enough to hold your new chunk of foam. Put foam on platform. (Guess you would have had to put on new sheets and blankets that were longer. They would have been folded back, all this time).

Hopefully, you left enough room to walk around the foot of the bed.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:53 PM   #16
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Here is a thought for more LENGTH: Find a piece of foam the same width and thickness.......with the added length you need. Find a piece of bed platform with the added length you need, plus a foot.

Slide the new platform under your existing mattress. Find a place to stow your new piece of foam.

When slide is out, pull out the new piece of platform just enough to hold your new chunk of foam. Put foam on platform. (Guess you would have had to put on new sheets and blankets that were longer. They would have been folded back, all this time).

Hopefully, you left enough room to walk around the foot of the bed.
This is a great, very workable solution. One suggestion. If you put the piece of foam at the head of the bed, it will be under the pillows anyway and very unobtrusive.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:07 PM   #17
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The DW and I purchased a new MH in order to get a King size bed as we now have 3 cats. Lots of cold nights that we have to throw another cat on the bed. deSanford
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #18
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I would LOVE to have a king-size in the coach, but it's not in the cards for us right now - we have a king at home and I like the space. That's one of the reasons we went with a coach that has a north-south bed. Yeah, it's a queen, but it's a residential queen, so at least have that. Plus if we do wally-dock for a night I don't have to worry about putting out the slide in order to access the bed comfortably. That was important to us.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:57 AM   #19
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Switched out our stock MH queen with a Tempur-Pedic queen. Definitely bigger more comfortable bed. Even though it was a larger mattress, being foam it was easy to manipulate in the coach. Also being foam it fit nice and snug between the bed tables. Over hang about 3 inches on each side of bed box but hasn't been a problem.
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Switched out our stock MH queen with a Tempur-Pedic queen. Definitely bigger more comfortable bed. Even though it was a larger mattress, being foam it was easy to manipulate in the coach. Also being foam it fit nice and snug between the bed tables. Over hang about 3 inches on each side of bed box but hasn't been a problem.
Did you replace the plywood underlay to suit the additional overhang? You may damage foam and sheets getting on and off the bed.
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Thought about doing that but we found that beause of the depth of the bed (about 14 in) that regular queen sheets were to tight so we went with king sheets that fit perfectly. The matress also comes with it's own jacket which helps with the fitting of the sheets.
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We are upgrading in the opposite direction. We have a "King" with a very poor motor home mattress. Want a good queen mattress and have more space in bedroom. One of two upgrades for the spring, adjusting the platform to fit the new mattress.
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When we purchased our new Winnebago last season it was on the show room floor with the king option already installed. Now that we have had it for a year we now understand some of the problems that come with the added option. The king (I don't know the measurments) takes up floor space that is at premium in a MH . When you walk around the bed it makes you turn sideways where it may not with the queen. It was hard to make the bed because the king was jamed in between the side tables. The first trip to the factory service dept I had them remove the side tables and plug the screw holes the kept them in place. This made it easier to make the bed without scraping up my hands when I tucked in the spread.
I understand that part of the process is a requirement that the plywood pedestal needs to be replaced with a larger one. This also makes it harder to get to the underside where there are circuit breakers. (just a minor inconvience)
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