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Old 08-21-2014, 12:29 PM   #15
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When I had a Jayco trailer witha 'short (RV) queen' we got a mattress from 'The Original Mattress Factory' as we have 4 of their mattresses in our home. They will sell you a mattress w/o a box spring (three queen beds in our home are from Ikea and they are slats and do not have box springs.

We had them make it 75" long and chose firm as our bed is a queen on a box not slats. This was a mistake as we should have chosen a softer mattress when it is not on a box spring.

Our current Fleetwood has a Serta one sided mattress (cheaper than one you can flip) and we will probably get one from 'The Original Mattress Factory bfore we go to Florida in January. Our choice will be a softer mattress than what we have on the box here at home as it will be on a solid surface.

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Old 08-21-2014, 08:08 PM   #16
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Another vote for memory foam. Ordered ours through Amazon for $350 and we love it. Ours is 10 inch memory foam. It was a little firm so we added a soft memory foam topper from Wal-Mart.

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Old 08-21-2014, 08:20 PM   #17
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Sleep number,you can't go wrong,set it where you want it.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:40 AM   #18
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We're looking on-line at a "Night Therapy Elite" for our home bedroom. Is it ok to place a foam mattress like this on box springs? Another question is: how do we get rid of the old mattress which weighs ton.
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:59 AM   #19
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Sleep number is our choice. I like that it is light weight for a mattress, independent left/right settings, and the fact of the matter is some nights I like a firmer setting and other nights I like it softer - depends on the days activities. It is easy to move with you when you change rigs and we just put the "new mattress" from the new rig into our old rig when trading. It is a little pricey, but well worth the money and you won't have to ever buy another. I guess you could say we are happy we spent the money.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:30 AM   #20
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Another vote for sleep number. My DW has had 2 back surgeries and sleep number is the only mattress that doesn't aggravate it. Bought the premier rv mattress from camping World on sale a MD then put a 1 1/2 in memory foam topper on it. Sleeps great. Just remember to set it on a low setting when climbing up mtns.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:02 AM   #21
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we bought ours from Walmart a queen size memory foam with pillow top was around 285.00 - wife says it is more comfortable then our 1200.00 temper at home.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:14 AM   #22
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A topic with so many "correct" opinions! Best advice... try as many as you can especially if you're going to spend big bucks

IMHO, the trouble with mattresses is that each day they get weaker and weaker and eventually sag to death. We've had a sleep number at home for the last 10 plus years and it still sleeps like new because air simply doesn't wear out. We also have an Ideal Rest brand air bed in the MH and I like it even better than the Sleep Number because of the internal foam grid. I prefer a slightly stiffer bed.

To each his own. I only wish you could sleep at least a week on a bed before purchasing. Anyway, that's my mattress of choice. Hope you find yours, too!

Here's a secret. Buy from a store that has a 60 day return policy. If you buy a mattress topper from them and use it, they will allow a return for a different bed as long as no stains or marks on the mattress. That's what we just did with Sleep Country.
It difficult to make a long term decision on a 10 minute test!
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:22 AM   #23
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We have the RV Sleep Number (king) in the MH
and my wife loves it. See their website for the info. We bought the Sleep Number for the S&B and she actually liked the one in the MH better. I don't explain them, just pay the bills. The home version has a thicker pillow top. I think the RV version is responds quicker when adjusting pressure, but after driving all day I can sleep pretty much anywhere
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:27 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by stan5711 View Post
Sleep number,you can't go wrong,set it where you want it.
Totally agree, our coach came with the sleep number, nothing more comfortable. Easy to make the bed a ours is a king and space is limited, it's light to lift. Also had one in the s/b. Note: if purchasing don't buy the cheapest, go to the premium series it has a very nice pillow top.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:25 AM   #25
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Thanks everyone for your input, I realize these are subjective opinions and a matter of preferences ? Narrowing the field helps, so now we can put on our PJ's and head down to our local mattress retailer for a afternoon nap
Wish us luck!

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Old 08-30-2014, 05:39 PM   #26
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We actually purchased an RV mattress from Mattress Insider at this web address
MattressInsider.com | Custom Size Mattress

We were limited in how thick the mattress could be...did not want it to exceed 8inches. And I knew we wanted a coil spring mattress. We are very pleased. We did put a foam topper on it. Hubby was perfectly happy, but I thought it was too hard. The topper solved that problem, and since it's foam, will squish down under the cabinet when the slide comes in.

Mattress Insider has a fantastic return policy. And the price was very good, with no shipping.
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:13 PM   #27
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Our Itasca came with a short quean air mattress. Hated it. I extended the platform by 5" and night a Serta memory foam mattress and couldn't be happier. We have a tempurpedic at home and this one is just as comfortable.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:58 AM   #28
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We just finished 22 weeks on the road (and 7K miles) and have decided the sleep number mattress that came with our used RV isn't for us. Our problem is we are cuddle sleepers and sleep close, and the sleep number has that "slump" in the middle where the two air mattresses meet (and no support). And ours seems to exacerbate the problem by being high on the outside edges, which rolls us against each other. Do we have a defect in our sleep number system? or is it just us?

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