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Old 12-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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Question Up Grading from a Queen to King Size Bed - Possible?

Just imagine. You are walking the high end used coach of your dreams...great shape, all the options that you're looking for, complete records...and then you see the bed in the bedroom...and discover it's a Queen.

First, I think that RV beds don't match residential sizes very closely (usually overstating size compared to actual dimensions) ~ correct?

We're both tall, and if the coach is 45' long, we really want a king size bed. Is it possible to change it? Is it only on a "coach by coach" basis? We're most interested in the Country Coach line, if that makes a difference.

Any insights would be really appreciated!

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Sure, lots of people have done this. Often there are nightstands on each side that might have to be removed, plus installing a larger platform. Careful measurements will be your friend. And yes, most RV mattresses are slightly narrower than regular ones.
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It 's been done. Just do a search in irv2.

That's why we're selling ours. Can't get used to a Queen after our King at home. Next coach will accommodate and be retro-fitted with a King bed!
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:18 AM   #4
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Isn't a RV king just like a home queen?
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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We just changed mattress' in our MADP from an RV king to a house king and the house king is about 6" wider and 3" longer. We actually now have to squish the mattress between the window valances and this is on a 4304 coach. But it will work, just makes making the bed harder.
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Not all manufacturers use standard size beds and not all models and floorplans are necessarily uniform.

It's been my observation that you need to verify the bed size in the exact model you are considering.
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Our Fleetwood Bounder 33U came with a king bed from the manufacturer, its finished dimensions are 72" x 74", try finding sheet sets...
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As most mfg's mattresses are junk anyway and we bought a used motorhome, a new mattress was in order. A new Beauty Rest queen
was the exact same size as the original Monaco.
As to the original question, pull all the slides in and measure....
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Here is a link to a thread of the same question I asked. In it is a member who did this in his RV and posted some photos.

From Queen to King
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There is, or used to be, a mattress size called a California Queen for residential purposes. You might try a search for that, too.
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We had considered this to get more width, not length. RV service folks said one nightstand (mine) could come out to get the width we wanted. Two nightstands out was even better. We did not do this. Bed is OK/

Length is another thing. Our bed slide runs side to side. When all the way in, the existing mattress bumps up against the closet. Open, you have 18 inches of walk-around-room.
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Just imagine. You are walking the high end used coach of your dreams...great shape, all the options that you're looking for, complete records...and then you see the bed in the bedroom...and discover it's a Queen.

First, I think that RV beds don't match residential sizes very closely (usually overstating size compared to actual dimensions) ~ correct?

We're both tall, and if the coach is 45' long, we really want a king size bed. Is it possible to change it? Is it only on a "coach by coach" basis? We're most interested in the Country Coach line, if that makes a difference.

Any insights would be really appreciated!

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If you can live with the width of a queen but need more length, there is an easy fix. The length is usually a problem because when the slide is in, the foot of the mattress is physically up against the opposing slide or wall. Have apiece of foam custom cut the width and thickness of the mattress. Push the mattress down on the bed pedestal and insert the foam block above the mattress. This block does not support any substantial weight and the bottom sheet will keep it in place. When the slides come in, just pull the block up and push the mattress back up to the head of the bed.

Most Monaco diesel coaches use residential size mattresses and many are king size.
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We were concerned about moving from a true King (75"x80") to a queen as we're both tall. Our queen is 60" wide by 80" long and it turns out it's not really that big (or rather small) a deal.


We found some pretty bizarre measurements for "Queens" most often being 60x75 or 60x74, we put "real queen" on our must have list and found a coach with a true 60"x80" queen. My feelings were if I could have a full size 60"x80" queen in my truck camper I sure as heck was going to have one in our coach. In searching it there seemed to be a trend of having short queens in East/West orientations with a better chance of a full size in North/South beds. We did buy with an eye to modifications if necessary but have not found it necessary, we find the nightstands convenience and storage to far outweigh the narrower bed.

As always YMMV and what's right for one may not fit another's needs.

Good luck in your hunt.
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We were concerned about moving from a true King (75"x80") to a queen as we're both tall. Our queen is 60" wide by 80" long and it turns out it's not really that big (or rather small) a deal.


We found some pretty bizarre measurements for "Queens" most often being 60x75 or 60x74, we put "real queen" on our must have list and found a coach with a true 60"x80" queen. My feelings were if I could have a full size 60"x80" queen in my truck camper I sure as heck was going to have one in our coach. In searching it there seemed to be a trend of having short queens in East/West orientations with a better chance of a full size in North/South beds. We did buy with an eye to modifications if necessary but have not found it necessary, we find the nightstands convenience and storage to far outweigh the narrower bed.

As always YMMV and what's right for one may not fit another's needs.








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We just changed mattress' in our MADP from an RV king to a house king and the house king is about 6" wider and 3" longer. We actually now have to squish the mattress between the window valances and this is on a 4304 coach. But it will work, just makes making the bed harder.
[QUOTE=Steve Ownby;1393643]If you can live with the width of a queen but need more length, there is an easy fix. The length is usually a problem because when the slide is in, the foot of the mattress is physically up against the opposing slide or wall. Have apiece of foam custom cut the width and thickness of the mattress. Push the mattress down on the bed pedestal and insert the foam block above the mattress. This block does not support any substantial weight and the bottom sheet will keep it in place. When the slides come in, just pull the block up and push the mattress back up to the head of the bed.

Most Monaco diesel coaches use residential size mattresses and many are king size.[/

We are seriously considering a 2003 Monaco Executive, but the biggest issue is that it has the same problem - queen instead of a king bed. I love the night stands and would hate to give them up, but we need the width. I wonder with a select comfort if there's a way to just squish it in there. Since you have a Monaco, I thought you might know. Thanks!


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