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Old 04-03-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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Replacement Bunk Mattresses

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.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:54 PM   #2
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If the bunk mattreses are just foam you may want to find a uplostery shop. I just had our seat cushions redone for our table and they have different types of foam. So they could Mabey help you out.

And our factory queen mattress we took out and replaced it from one from sleep country. I believe it is a sealy mattress.

Hope this helps you out.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:58 PM   #3
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I love my Tempurpedic mattress and installed one in my trailer also. They can be cut to any size you want. There is probably someone in your area who can do this. Either a hot wire or long blade. Looks like a factory edge. With queen mattress you would get two bunks out of it and then trim to length. The expense would be considerable but you will sleep like a baby!
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:51 AM   #4
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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.
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Get some of these for $3 and put it under the mattress.

The kids will thank you when you camp at the lake!
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:23 PM   #6
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I bought a 5" memory foam topper at Sam's Club and cut two bunk mattresses out of it and had some left over so I stuffed the dogs bed with the rest. Took a couple of cheap white flat sheets and had the wife work her magic on the sewing machine to make slip on covers for them and put them right on top of the old mattresses. My daughter, her friends she brings and the dog all love me now ;-)
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:22 AM   #7
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I may be able to help.....Several years back I was facing the same problem with our popup mattresses. Very uncomfortable. I bought camping foam mats which are only one inch thick but compliant dense foam. I just put them under our existing mattresses and they made a world of difference. They come precut from single person size thru king size price ranges 6$-$16 for the king so they won't break the bank. The sizes they have may be slightly longer or wider than the camper sizes but are easily cut with heavy scissors or razors for an exact fit and they stay where you put them.
I ordered them from a place called the Foam Factory. Here's the link:
Welcome to Foam Factory
They also have a variety of foams if you want to do a total replacement.
Worth a try and hope it helps...
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We had the same problem or decision to make last year. We end waiting for Kohls to put the Home Classics 3in gel memory foam on for 50% + a 20% coupon. We are glad we made this choice.

Home Classics 3-in. Gel Memory Foam Reversible Mattress Topper


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