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Old 05-28-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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RV queen mattress question

So the stock RV queen mattress that came with our TT is not the most
comfortable mattress I have used.

Any suggestions on replacements or adds on, with out adding much more weight? As there a large storage directly under the bed which one lifts up
the bed to access.

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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On a budget I'd suggest a memory foam pad from Costco or the like. That's what we did and it made a world of difference. We're limited to thickness, because when the bedroom slides goes in it slides partially under the closet at the foot of the bed. Thicker pillow top mattress isn't an option for us.

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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2X, we added a 3 or 4 in cool air memory foam mattress from Walmart. The height for us was a little bit a problem because one of the closet doors will not open completely, but not a big deal. Much more comfortable now.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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We bought a ComferZen foam topper from Sam's Club. It does make sleeping on the mattress in our motorhome better; however, it is still not like sleeping on a pillow top mattress. I have back problems and the best thing that I have slept on in a long time is the air mattress on the motorhome sofa.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #5
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Thanks folks,

These are all great ideas.

I need to look at costco and wally world.

Thanks again.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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We bought a used class A a few years back. The mattress was not too bad but a bit firm. We added an "egg crate" foam cover from a previous RV. Then DW added a memory foam mattress cover. To me, the RV bed is more comfortable than the $1200 one we have at home. DW says I'm not far off.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:39 PM   #7
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We bought an 8" memory foam mattress at a mattress shop at a cost of about $150. Super comfortable esp. for the two of us with back issues. We bought it while camping one weekend and shortened in with a kitchen knife on the picnic table. Never have had much success with memory foam toppers.

The ones that come from the factory seem like medieval torture devices.
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I prefer my select comfort air bed. No back aches for this full timer.
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Just finished maiden voyage

We just finished our maiden voyage and noted before hand that the mattress was less then comfortable. We added a thin foam mattress topper and then got a thicker one and put it under the mattress (on top of the pile wood). Luckily we don't have a thickness issue to contend with. It really helped give it more comfort and homey feel.

And yes we survived the first trip...minus a few arguements w/DH while setting up and breaking down. But otherwise a success!
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Stock RV mattresses are the cheapest thing available - unless you pay the big bucks for a "luxury" brand RV.

For our last two RVs, we replaced the cheap stock mattress with a Serta EuroTop from Sam's Club. I don't want an air mattress nor a foam rubber mattress. I want a real EuroTop firm mattress with 2"or so of memory foam included in the Euro top layer.

But measure your mattress before you spend the money. Most queen-size RV mattresses are 74' long by 60" wide. "Normal" queen size is 80" x60". Several sources for "RV Queen Size" mattresses of all types. We paid about $500 for our Serta EuroTop at Sam'sClub. But Sam's Club doesn't offer an RV Queen size, and the same mattress in a custom RV Queen size would run $700 to $800 or more from a discount internet source. Here's one such custom mattress shop:
SALE price on Queen Short Mattresses
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After the first trip, with my back killing me, we switched our rv mattress with a regular queen mattress from our seldom used guest bedroom,,,, FANTASTICK... As to lifting the mattress to get to the underbed DH put a lift on it that makes it easier than before..... Yes it is a tad too long, but that is ok too, it did fit and is a sideways bed with a full wall slide with cabinets opposite....
Also like that my sheets are regular ones....
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we got one of the memory foam mattress from here Simmons Beautyrest+Recharge+World+Class Denver Mattress Company 1-866 727 6494:
best purchase for the motorhome so far.
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Originally Posted by SmokeyWren View Post
Stock RV mattresses are the cheapest thing available - unless you pay the big bucks for a "luxury" brand RV.
Our 2000 Dutch Star had a poor mattress, when we ordered our present 2002 we opted for the "luxury pillow top" mattress. No complaints from either of us after 11 years. Cost was about $300 as I remember and well worth it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:23 AM   #14
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For those that are satisfied with an air mattress, Camping World sells the SleepNumber bed in an RV queensize:
Sleep Number RV Deluxe Bed - Short Queen - Select Comfort LM2161 - Bed Pads & Mattresses - Camping World

For those satisfied with a memory-foam mattress similar to a Tempur-Pedic, but need the RV-Queen size, here's one:
Amazon.com: DynastyMattress Deluxe 10-Inch Memory Foam Short Mattress for RV, Camper-QUEEN Size:(H)10"x(W)60"x(L)75": Home & Kitchen

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