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Old 06-14-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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I need a new mattress - HELP!

Apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong forum -- please feel free to point me elsewhere!

The Mattress in my 2011 Forest River Crusader - is not at all comfortable!
I wake up with a sore back and so on and so on!

I'm looking for a replacement - but I don't want to go Sleep Number because I plan to upgrade to a new Rig (larger) and the bed will likely be larger too!

Does anyone have any recommendations - for a quality 'short queen'
that won't break the budget or my back?

Thanks
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Air mattress?
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Air mattress?
Thanks! Air mattress is a possibility but for this round I'm kind of thinking more traditional interspring mattress.
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I had the same problem with our Dune Chaser. we found a mattress pad at Cost Co and it made a world of difference.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:42 AM   #5
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I wake up with a sore back and so on and so on!

I'm looking for a replacement - but I don't want to go Sleep Number because I plan to upgrade to a new Rig (larger) and the bed will likely be larger too!

Does anyone have any recommendations - for a quality 'short queen'
that won't break the budget or my back?

Thanks
Susan,
Good Luck in your quest. We too are looking for a replacement mattress for our 5-iver. We've had Sealy Posterpedic's for over 40 years and only had one that didn't fit our needs and that was one we purchased with too thick a 'pillow-top'.

We found that Sealy DOES MAKE a 'short queen' for the RV industry but only for manufactures of RV units, NOT for the general public. So far, dealers are telling us that they can not order just a mattress.

I'll be watching this thread as we're still in need of a new mattress also.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:18 AM   #6
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Can't help with a replacement. We have a decent stock RV mattress, it just wasn't doing the job. After trying a few things, we found using egg crate foam topped with a memory foam mattress topper really did the job! I actually like it better then the one at home.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:57 AM   #7
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We did the same thing as Clyon51 shortly after getting our mh. We didn't do egg crate and memory foam, just memory foam. It made a world of difference. It won't make up for a mattress that's springs are shot, but it does add quite a bit of comfort otherwise.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:43 AM   #8
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The matress in our Itasca was a real bone bruiser, so the DW went to Walmart and bought a memory foam topper for about $130.00; sure made a big difference.

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:06 AM   #9
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yep, memory foam. the mattress in our rv was horrible. a foam topper made it great!
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #10
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Almost every town has a mattress company that custom makes mattresses. When I had a bunkhouse motorhome the mattresses were about 2" of soft foam and not much better than sleeping on the plywood base. I had a local company custom make a 32" x 75" bunk mattress. 6 inches of interspring and 3 inches of memory foam on the top. Ended up being the most comfortable mattress in the coach.

Had I not sold the coach to get my new one I would have had one made for the short queen in the bedroom!
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #11
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The mattress in my coach was like sleeping on a sheet of plywood. DW bought a 2" memory foam topper for it, and it made all the difference in the world. So, add me to the memory foam bandwagon.

As an aside, I was worried about putting something in the bedroom called 'memory foam'. I didn't really want my bed remembering anything, but nobody makes a 'denial foam' topper yet.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #12
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in search of new mattress

my wife and i are also looking for a new mattress, the one we have is the original one in our 92 hr. talk about being hit by a truck in the morning when u get up. it's rough. hope to get one today.
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The mattress in our Sunline 5th wheel was horrible also. We went to Wal-Mart and purchased the 4" memory foam topper and WOW what a difference. I am glad we tried that BEFORE we went and purchased a new mattress, that topper saved us quite a few $$$.
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We did it also, bought the 4" memory foam topper. For the price I would recommend trying one before going with a new mattress. You never know how a new mattress will work until you sleep on it for a few nights or weeks.

We bought the 4" topper which made the bed a little higher than I would like, so I would rather have the 2" topper, but it is much more comfortable than the cheap mattress underneath.
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