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Old 03-18-2015, 04:42 PM   #15
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Were happy with ours now...

I'm 6' 4" and have the standard queen bed as provided in our new TT. We saw this to be an important issue so here is what we did. We purchased some kids floor cushion tiles and lined the floor under the mattress. Then we added two layers for egg crate type foam rubber to the top. Lastly we moved the bed about 6 inches our from the "headboard" and put some bolster pillows there to take up the gap. This really changed the comfort level from unacceptable to very comfortable. The cost to do this was not too much to absorb and was certainly less costly then replacing the mattress.

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Old 03-18-2015, 04:49 PM   #16
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Should it be a 80x60 standard queen, COSTCO has a 14" memory foam for about $500. We replaced our mattress with one 4 months ago. Smartest thing I've done in years.

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Old 03-18-2015, 07:37 PM   #17
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I have a bunk that has a corner cut out of it to make room for the bathroom door to swing open. I had this company make me a custom mattress and am very satisfied with it. If you need a custom foam mattress give them a look.

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Old 03-18-2015, 07:48 PM   #18
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In a Gulf Stream Streamlite trailer with a crappy original short queen mattress which was 74" long was replaced with a mattress from Camping World. The mattress came rolled tight and was difficult to get into the trailer. But once wrestled into place and un-rolled was very comfortable.

We read the comments before we purchased.

It is easy to get a bad mattress. Try to read the comments.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:44 PM   #19
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We found a 4" memory foam topper at Walmart for about $100. We just put it on top of the awful mattress that came with our trailer and now we love sleeping in our RV. We did have to trim it a bit but did it because it was a bit too long for the other mattress. It sure has helped us.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:13 PM   #20
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Two words. Tempur Pedic. If necessary you can have it cut to the size you need. Any foam shop can do it.
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:11 PM   #21
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I recently purchased a Gulf Stream Amerilite with a queen bed. The mattress is making me miserable. Looking at RV catalogs, upgraded mattresses can be pricey. Are they worth it? Any suggestions for modifying what I have?

Help! I love my RV, but I can't take the back pain
There was an article in Trailer Life last year about this mattress
Innerspring Pocketed Coil RV Mattress it was very highly recommended, complete with a 100 night free trial.

While on the subject I will mention this as well for future searchers on mattresses;

In the Nov 2014 issue of Trailer life a reader wrote in about replacement mattresses for a sofa bed Air Dream Mattress - Sofa Sleeper Replacement Mattress. The writer said it "...is a dream to sleep on."
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:09 PM   #22
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Big lots is a good place to go my new campers mattress was horrible
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:31 AM   #23
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I went with a 4 inch topper to put over the crappy matress so I wouldnt add more weight to the front of my trailer. Some matresses can weigh quite a bit.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:29 AM   #24
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Exactly what I did to our took out that uncomfortable couch out to and replaced it with a pretty nice one from big lots don't even ask how I got in the door I'm still figuring that out myself

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Old 03-22-2015, 05:45 AM   #25
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This is the one we ordered, and we love it!
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:57 AM   #26
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I wish the manufacturers would allow us to upgrade things like mattresses and tires before we take procession of these RV's. All it does is drive up the price of the RV and fill our landfills with next to new junk. Dw and I bought a Dutchman 242RESL and I would rather sleep on a rock pile than that mattress. Purchased a foam topper from Costco but that didn't work (we've now had less than 8 sleeps in the RV and most of those sleeps were on the couch in the living room). Purchased a mattress from Camping World near Seattle but it was worse that the original. In Minneapolis we purchased a Sleep Number bed and tried to give our old mattress away to Goodwill - they didn't want it. That evening DW and I took a walk around the campsites and started a conversation with a young family from north of Edmonton, Alberta Canada. They had recently purchased an old beater of a MH and were in the process of fixing it up (they were doing a great job of putting new life into that MH). When we offered them the mattress for their two boys they accepted in a minute. This will be the last mattress we purchase in an RV.
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:43 PM   #27
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We put a foam topper on our current trailers bed and it helped some. We have a new trailer on order and I'm thinking sleep number for it. That's what we have at home and it has spoiled us.
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The best we have and ever owned is a Tempurpedic!...
The worst ever! ...A Sleep number!

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