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Old 05-06-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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Dadgum uncomfortable sofa/bed.

We're taking Granny (Mom. 87 and looking for a rich boyfriend) on a trip in the MH. Or "Wheel Palace" as she calls it. Granny will occupy the bedroom. We will sleep on the fold out sofa/bed. Or so we thought. I pulled that thing out and we laid on it. First of all, with our head toward the sofa we laying downhill. So, turned around with feet toward sofa. Now I have a bar right under my ribs. Dayem. Did we actually pay for this thing? We've decided to put the sofa/bed mattress on the floor at bedtime for this trip.

Anyone have this experience with your Sofa/bed? Is there a comfortable sofa/bed on the market that won't break the bank?
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Replace your mattress with an Air Dream mattress designed for sofa beds. Air Dream Mattress - Sofa Sleeper Replacement Mattress

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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Replace your mattress with an Air Dream mattress designed for sofa beds. Air Dream Mattress - Sofa Sleeper Replacement Mattress

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Now that looks like what we need. Thank you.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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The back-breaking bar in a sleeper sofa is a common problem. Maybe it's designed to keep house guests from staying too long. If you are going to replace it, you don't need to buy an RV-specific one. Look at furniture stores and try them out for comfort before buying. And you need a way to tie it down to the floor so it doesn't visit you in the driver's seat when you put on the brakes.

Have you tried putting a couple pieces of plywood under the mattress after unfolding it? If you can hide them inside the sofabed or under it when not in use, that can sometimes work.
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or a memory foam topper? we needed one on the full-size bed in the back. the factory mattress was awful! now its great!
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Good Luck finding that rich boyfriend - that could solve ALL KINDS of problems!
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As was previously suggested, a couple of pieces of plywood placed between the mattress and the frame solved the problem for me. I like a firm mattress though, and this might not work or those who like a softer mattress. I store the plywood panels under the sofa cushions when the bed is folded up. This adds support to a soft and sagging sofa seat, and makes it much more comfortable to sit on.
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RV sofa beds

As far as I know there isn't an OEM sofa bed for an RV worth a damn . The memory foam sounds interesting let us know if it works out. I would like to throw mine out the door except it is so awkward and heavy.
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You mean the rich boyfriend for Granny. Sorry. Thought you meant for me. That would just tick Mrs. Whats Her Name to no end.
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Took are first trip with father in law for 12 days, and we slept on the couch with are 2 dogs. My DW got a 4" memory foam that we used on top. All I had to do was put my feet on a chair , worked well.
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