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Old 06-09-2012, 02:44 AM   #1
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This bed is KILLING ME!!!

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So we have had our travel trailer for about 9 months now.......and I can't stand the mattress any longer. I suffer from a bad back and this thing is making my vacations miserable.


Can anyone recommend a good suppler for RV mattresses. My unit has a cut corner so it will need to be tailored custom.

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:28 AM   #2
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You might try a Perfect Harmony Mattress Topper. I did not like sleeping on the bed in our RV at all it was much to hard. We added the mattress topper last month and it improved our sleeping experience significantly. Here is a link to the one we bought.
Perfect Harmony Mattress Toppers - Product - Camping World
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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We had the same problem. Our mattress was of good quality, just too firm. I think it's difficult to get the right comfort in a 5-6 in thick RV mattress. Anyway, we had a large piece of the old "egg crate" type foam. I cut that too fit as an experiment. At the same time, DW bought a memory foam topper from CW.

We found using them both was perfect. Amazingly, we both found we sleep as well if not better than our expensive one at home.
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Ruptured disc here. I have a futon in my stick house and a memory foam in my roller..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. They both work for me.
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We had the same problem. Our mattress was of good quality, just too firm. I think it's difficult to get the right comfort in a 5-6 in thick RV mattress. Anyway, we had a large piece of the old "egg crate" type foam. I cut that too fit as an experiment. At the same time, DW bought a memory foam topper from CW.

We found using them both was perfect. Amazingly, we both found we sleep as well if not better than our expensive one at home.

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You might try a Perfect Harmony Mattress Topper. I did not like sleeping on the bed in our RV at all it was much to hard. We added the mattress topper last month and it improved our sleeping experience significantly. Here is a link to the one we bought.
Perfect Harmony Mattress Toppers - Product - Camping World

Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I probably should have mentioned that the mattress we have now.....if thats what you want to call it.......its not much more then a 3 or 4 inch foam pad. We also added 2 layers of egg crate pad. It offers no support what so ever. Within a hour or two I can feel the wood panel under the pad.

I think a complete replacement is in order.

DonDee......I am leaning towards memory foam. 8 years ago I literally broke my neck.....so my whole back can be tricky at times.
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Sympathies for your back pain. I suffered for years until I bought my Tempur-Pedic Mattress. I would think it could be cut to fit your space.
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You might try a Perfect Harmony Mattress Topper. I did not like sleeping on the bed in our RV at all it was much to hard. We added the mattress topper last month and it improved our sleeping experience significantly. Here is a link to the one we bought.
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was just looking at this topper, not sure if I have a queen short or full, anyone know what the measurements are for each. I have been desperately searching for something to help my wife. We really enjoy camping, but if I can not find something to make the bed more comfortable, we may be selling the camper!!
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Walmart sells a 10 inch memory foam mattress. I imagine it has a zippered cover so you should be able to cut the foam to fit your bed.

An electric knife makes a decent cut faster than anything else and leaves a cleaner edge.
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We added a 4" memory foam topper, it did the trick.
Make sure if you buy one that it is all memory foam, many we looked at were 2 different types of material glued together.
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We bought the gel memory foam topper and made all the difference.
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Memory foam comes in different densities. The larger the number, the more dense the foam. Avoid the low numbers if you want good ZZZZ.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I probably should have mentioned that the mattress we have now.....if thats what you want to call it.......its not much more then a 3 or 4 inch foam pad. We also added 2 layers of egg crate pad. It offers no support what so ever. Within a hour or two I can feel the wood panel under the pad.

I think a complete replacement is in order.

DonDee......I am leaning towards memory foam. 8 years ago I literally broke my neck.....so my whole back can be tricky at times.
Here is a link for RV matteress replacement. Google RV mattress and there are many.

http://www.exceldistributors.com/
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was just looking at this topper, not sure if I have a queen short or full, anyone know what the measurements are for each.
53 in x 74 in Full
60 in x 74 in Short Queen (RV queen?)
60 in x 79 in Queen
72 in x 78 in RV King
72 in x 80 in Short King
72 in x 84 in Cal King
76 in x 80 in King

We replaced the cheap stock mattress in our new Joey with a good EuroTop mattress from Sam's Club, without even sleeping on the stock mattress, and without measuring the stock mattress. The new mattress is perfect, except it's longer than the stock mattress, so it crowds the bedroom a bit. So the stock mattress was probably a Short Queen and the replacement is a normal Queen.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:46 AM   #14
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Well I ended up pulling the trigger and getting a custom fit mattress made. I found a company local to me in East Los Angeles and they made a mattress to fit my needs. Its almost as nice as the one I have in my home.

Its a eurotop innerspring. Cost was 440 delivered.

Anyone in Southern California that is looking for a new Mattress for there RV or home should check out Paramount Mattress in Los Angeles. Its a family owned and operated company that makes the mattresses on site.

I can't wait for our next trip!!!

Paramount Mattress
2900 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
(323) 264-3451
http://paramountmatt.com/

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