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Old 07-15-2016, 04:25 PM   #1
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Sleep Number Mattress in a Travel Trailer

We have had our travel trailer for about a year now. Like many TT's the mattress that it came with is what they call a short Queen.

Well I am 6'3" tall so the first thing I did was extend the bed platform 7" and put a 7" block of foam spacer (the same thickness as the mattress) between the top of the mattress and the wall of the trailer. This pushed the foot of the mattress even with the platform extension. I then put a 3" foam topper over the mattress and the spacer. Now standard queen fitted sheets fit fine.

This made the bed long enough for me but the comfort level is still not up to what I prefer.

I was at Camping World the other day and saw that they sell Sleep Number Mattresses in the store. My question here is, has anyone installed a Sleep Number mattress in their travel trailer and if so, are you satisfied with it? Did you encounter any problems installing the mattress? And finally, how much weight did the mattress add?

Access to storage under the bed is not an issue for me. I recently rebuilt the structure under the foot of the bed to incorporate my earlier bed extension and to add two drawers to replace the open area. I no longer need to lift the mattress to access storage.

Thank you for any responses.

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Old 07-15-2016, 05:18 PM   #2
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We've had out TT for about 9 months now. We took it out the last weekend of October and absolutely hated the mattress it came with. So over the winter I made it my mission to be able to actually get some rest while in our camper. We've had a sleep number at the house for over ten years so that is where I started. Got it on sale at CW and can't rave enough about the value of the investment. We sleep as good in the camper as we do at home. I think you can't go wrong by getting one. It was easy to install. Only mod I made was a hole on the side night table to run the hoses from the pump (already had an outlet under the night stand)

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Old 07-15-2016, 05:45 PM   #3
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Hi Welcome,
Thinking back on some of the past trailer beds we've endured. Some barely better than sleeping on the ground, to seeming like a burlap sack filled with straw, lol.
Firstly I can't really help you much on the installation aspect of the Sleep Number. Ours was pre-installed from the factory. the main consideration would be the electrical availability in that location, under bed headboard area. The manufacturer had run a circuit there in preparation, then there was an additional couple of holes drilled through the platform for the air tubes.
Operation is pretty straight forward. Others have commented and we've noted also that elevation has an effect on the overall settings and mattress fullness. We try to remember to deflate it somewhat prior to travel, as it can swell / sag. Each location tends to need a soft-reset.
Comfort is excellent, being our first experience with this type product. I'm (6'2") a #80 she's a #55. We also have a memory foam topper on top of it the DW wanted. I didn't feel it was all that necessary, but have to admit we've slept far better than in recent yrs. heck decades, on any mattress. Worth the price of admission!
I'm guessing it's lighter than just about any mattress we've owned (S&B included)even with the topper. YMMV.

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Old 07-18-2016, 12:15 PM   #4
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I would recommend finding a hotel/motel that has the sleep number mattress and try it out for a couple of nights, I know many people that really love them and probably as many that can't stand them. I personally think they are the most uncomfortable mattress I have ever slept on. I am 6-2 and weigh about 300# and can not get anywhere near enough support from them. By trying one out you may save yourself from an expensive mistake, or find that you can't get one quick enough.
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Old 07-18-2016, 01:26 PM   #5
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what do they cost and how thick are they.

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