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Old 09-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Mattress Advice

We need some advice about mattresses. We just purchased our first (used) motorhome and want to replace the mattress. Looks like there are several options available, but we're not sure what's best.

1. We are in the Chicago area. Is there somewhere we can go and test mattresses? I'm a little leery of buying a mattress on-line, especially our first one.

2. What are some pros and cons of foam vs. innerspring?

3. What is the optimal thickness?

4. Anything else we should be looking for?

Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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We opted for foam but if you test it beware that many people tried the one in the store so get one that is less firm than you think you want. Ours turned out to be very FIRM compared to the demo mattress.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Are you looking for a standard size mattress or do you need a special RV size? I sure wouldn't buy one on line. The feel is too important.

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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Our MH came with a toooo firm mattress, so we bought 2 memory foam mattresses and slept very good.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Are you looking for a standard size mattress or do you need a special RV size? I sure wouldn't buy one on line. The feel is too important.

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Thanks for your reply. We need a short queen. I'd appreciate suggestions as to where we can purchase a good quality mattress that we can test and that won't break the bank.
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You can order short queen mattresses from all the bedding chain stores. Sleepys, Mattress Giant, etc. Although they won't have the size in stock they probably have the style and firmness on the showroom floor.
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Our new coach came with a sleep number bed and I can't stand those. We replaced it with one we purchased at a local mattress dealer where we could go in to their showroom and test all models. We were full time then and went with a Beautyrest Pillowtop... but it was a bank breaker.

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Our new coach came with a sleep number bed and I can't stand those. We replaced it with one we purchased at a local mattress dealer where we could go in to their showroom and test all models. We were full time then and went with a Beautyrest Pillowtop... but it was a bank breaker.

Best of luck.

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We're looking at buying a used mh and one of the things we did was measure the bed in every coach we looked at, because we LOVE our sleep number & the first thing we're going to do is put a sleep number mattress in.

I like a fairly soft mattress, and hubby wants to sleep on concrete. It's the only thing that's ever worked for us.
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We're looking at buying a used mh and one of the things we did was measure the bed in every coach we looked at, because we LOVE our sleep number & the first thing we're going to do is put a sleep number mattress in.

I like a fairly soft mattress, and hubby wants to sleep on concrete. It's the only thing that's ever worked for us.
I know I'm really in the minority on this. Over the years, I have ended up with three of them (don't ask how ) and could never adapt at all.

I gave the one we removed from the coach to my DIL and she sold it on Craig's List for $1100 in ONE DAY!!!

I couldn't believe it.

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All the comments you are receiving are valid. My wife and I are fans of the Sleep Number bed that was added by our coaches previous owner. This is a very subjective choice and there are many that do not like them. An added benefit to the Sleep Number is that they are considerably lighter. If you have weight issues with your coach or need to lift the mattress to reach storage you might keep that in mind.

If you are happy with the mattress you have at home you might try special ordering that mattress in short queen.
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