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Old 03-17-2015, 05:54 PM   #1
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I HAVE to replace that awful mattress

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
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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Couple inch gel memory foam topper makes a big difference. Might be easier and cheaper than a new mattress you like. ;-)
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:51 PM   #3
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If you have the room, go with a regular house mattress....we did, much better sleep on it
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:57 PM   #4
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It took one night sleeping (or not) on the mattress that came with our new FW to give it to the Salvation Army and buy a $500 replacement. I feel sorry for whomever bought it.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:11 PM   #5
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We replaced the queen mattresses in our old TT, our current MH and 5er with memory foam from Costco. Very comfortable mattress.
Edit, they are 12" thick not just a topper.
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Duplicate what you have at home. We did that maybe 5 years ago. Best decision we made in a long long time
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Does it have to be a RV mattress? Wife and I installed a California King sleep number in our rv, like to have never got the original mattress out! Best decision we made.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:24 PM   #8
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My husband was the General Manager for a major trailer manufacture company that made the horse trailers with living quarters. Everything to the hilt until it came to the mattress.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:43 PM   #9
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Common problem. Replace with a good mattress....same as you'd get for home if you have the room for the longer queen. If not, you can replace with a full size mattress if the size isn't a problem. Otherwise, you may have to order a short queen. Shop around....mattresses are such a "rip-off" market and they have it manipulated that you really can't compare mattresses. All you can do is really try them out carefully, and if possible, purchase from a store that will allow returns.
To avoid any problems, you can leave the mattress completely wrapped as new...place sheets & bedding over top the plastic and try it for one night!
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Make sure you measure the length of the mattress. Some have short mattresses. Our first TT had a short queen.
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Half way through our first trip with our last MH we gave the brand new factory mattress away and bought a Select Comfort. We couldn't take another night of that uncomfortable mattress.
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Latex is the best, cool, and will outlast the RV. Just got one for the house. Like sleeping on a bed of baby ducks. Many places make them for RV's. The one in my ORV has not killed me yet so no need to spend the bucks there.
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Second on replacing it with a regular mattress.. Measure it first. We received $200 from Keystone for a sub-grade mattress in our new trailer. We then bought a new mattress for the house and moved the older mattress from the house to the trailer..
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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
Mattress Factory - Memory foam mattress in a bag. $200, you pick up at the store. Best thing I've done for my back in years. It comes all rolled and in shrink wrap. DO NOT OPEN outside the trailer! Remove old mattress, lay on bed and remove wrapper. Peal apart and allow to breath over night. Will go from about 1 inch thick to 6 to 7 inches.
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