Originally Posted by KayDee
My husband and I just bought our first RV. It's a 2008 Forest River Salem Edge travel trailer. It's in great condition but all of the mattresses (one short queen and four bunks) need to be replaced. I've been doing some research and I can't figure out how to replace all of the bunk mattresses without breaking the bank. The measurements are 30" x 72" so the odd size is throwing us off as well.
Any and all advice appreciated.
Yah bunk sizes for RV's can be pretty odd. The most common size I come across is 30x75 which is a few inches shorter than your measurements. Anyone who can do custom should be able to do your size pretty easily.
You'll also want to take note of the height of the mattress as most bunks have limitations. The thicker the more comfortable but if it's too thick, you'll risk bumping your head.
In order to cut down on cost, the cheapest way to go without sacrificing in comfort or quality would be a 1 layer mattress made of polyurethane foam.
In regards to the upholstery shop idea, if you go that route, make sure they're using a fire retardant cover that in conjunction with the foam they use, passes CFR1633 and MVSS302. You can run into a potential lawsuit situation if you ever sell your unit, there's a fire, and your mattress doesn't pass. Most foams are highly flammable which is why the mattress industry is so regulated.
Also, make sure they're using Certipurus certified foams which are safe to sleep on (Google it). That's an independent laboratory that certifies that the foams don't contain chemicals that are harmful to your health.