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Old 08-22-2016, 09:01 AM   #15
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You might want to think about this. It is highly rated, does not stink and is not hot like memory foam. If you buy it direct from the manufacturer they will cut it to the size you specify.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=AJ6G0OT6MN45P
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:07 AM   #16
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Bought a new 5th wheel and the mattress is a killer. Need suggestions for a good mattress replacement or topper.
We have a sleep number style RV King in ours and we love it. Putting a topper on a lousy mattress does not seem like a solution to me and in my opinion most of those things just make you hot. Good luck.
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We ordered our 5th wheel and eliminated the mattress and purchased our own. No way would I sleep on a regular RV mattress. They are bad for anyone's back!
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You might want to think about this. It is highly rated, does not stink and is not hot like memory foam. If you buy it direct from the manufacturer they will cut it to the size you specify.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=AJ6G0OT6MN45P
+1. Latex foam is wonderful. They're also more expensive. When we sold our 5th wheel, the latex topper didn't go with it. It moved to the MADP. It makes a totally useless bed sleep like the $3K bed in the S&B.
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+1. Latex foam is wonderful. They're also more expensive. When we sold our 5th wheel, the latex topper didn't go with it. It moved to the MADP. It makes a totally useless bed sleep like the $3K bed in the S&B.

Glad to hear that you're satisfied with it! We have a Sleep Number queen in the MH now, but the air bags are so narrow that we have trouble getting in the middle between them. Hopefully we can cut the latex foam to go inside the zip-up cover of the Sleep Number and even everything out!
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We originally put a 3" mattress topper on our OE mattress. It worked for awhile. Last year we replaced the mattress with a Brentwood 9" Gel Infused HD Memory Foam Mattress - 100% Made in USA. We love this mattress. It's more comfortable than the one we have in the S&B!

A quick update: what we didn't realize about the original mattress, was that the rigid bottom was part of the structural integrity of the bed platform. Without this rigid bottom mattress the platform was significantly weaker. I thought maybe the mattress had formed a dip in the middle, so I suggested to the DH this morning that we rotate it. Well when we pulled the mattress off, we discovered that the bed platform had broken in the middle. It was what was sagging. We were able to repair it temporarily pretty quickly, and the permanent repair will take more tools than we have with us this trip. We still love this mattress, but wish we had known how the bed platform was built. I see significant modifications on this in our future.
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When we bought our used motorhome it had the original mattress in it. Drove home and stopped at the curb and left the mattress with the rest of the garbage. We have a pillow top queen mattress that we had in the s&b it fits perfectly. Do some measuring chances are you can use any mattress, so go shopping and get what feels comfortable for you that's in your budget.
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Agreed, BUT, as I just found out and wanted to share, all bed platforms are not created equal and apparently the original mattress may have been made to self support to some degree. Had we realized this when we replaced our mattress we would have modified the platform as we'll rather than waiting for it to break. Also, it should be noted, we are not large people, well under recommended BMI.
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A quick update: what we didn't realize about the original mattress, was that the rigid bottom was part of the structural integrity of the bed platform. Without this rigid bottom mattress the platform was significantly weaker. I thought maybe the mattress had formed a dip in the middle, so I suggested to the DH this morning that we rotate it. Well when we pulled the mattress off, we discovered that the bed platform had broken in the middle. It was what was sagging. We were able to repair it temporarily pretty quickly, and the permanent repair will take more tools than we have with us this trip. We still love this mattress, but wish we had known how the bed platform was built. I see significant modifications on this in our future.

Take a look at the thread below and my solution in post #26. Might give you some ideas!

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Thanks for the link! Ours sagged a full 3-4" inches in the center at the headboard and it happened in 3 months of use after we switched out the original mattress. We'll certainly use your experience to help use determine our eventual modification. We are hoping to recapture some of the open space under the top of the bed for storage in the effort as well.
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