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Old 09-21-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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Hello All!!!

I was wondering if anyone can give me some suggestions for a new mattress for my RV.

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Old 09-21-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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Hello All!!!

I was wondering if anyone can give me some suggestions for a new mattress for my RV.

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Old 09-21-2008, 04:50 PM   #3
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What size? Some have "short" queen size which may require a mattress specifically for and RV. If it is the full lenght tpye, 80"'s, then you probably can get a really nice one from a mattress retailer and not be limted to CW or other RV type retailer.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:51 PM   #4
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By the way, welcome to irv2.com. This forum has been a great source of information for me. I look forawrd to your input and suggestions on this and other topics.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:01 PM   #5
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Go for the Sleepnumber.

I fought with my wife for a year thinking I preferred the posturepedic. As always, she won out and we got the Sleepnumber for home. After about 6 months, I love it! I always thought I was a firm mattress person and she was a soft mattress person. Quite the opposite as I set my side at 40 and she is up at 80. We also have one for our coach so we get the same rest wherever we go.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:48 PM   #6
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We tried a SleepNumber type bed at home and liked it at first, but eventually (9 months) came to hate it. Kept waking up with a sore back.

We tried the bed topper on the cheap RV mattress and found it very comfortable, but it had issues too. They are very heavy and make it difficult to lift the bed if you have under bed storage. They also retain heat and can be very hot to sleep on.

Finally, we bit the bullit and bought a nice pillow top mattress. We use our coach a lot and a good night's sleep is important to us. If you decide on a pillow top type mattress keep in mind that you want something a little less firm than what you would normally use. The reason for this is there is no box spring to soften up the mattress.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:57 AM   #7
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Bobby C - It is a short queen. We have a the mattress that came in the motorhome on the bed with a memory foam topper & it is very hot. The mattress by itself is very uncomfortable. It is very hard.

RVThere - Don't you have to have 110V plug for the sleep number bed? I don't have a plug at the bed but, could possibly have one put in.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:34 AM   #8
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We went with the Serta from the wholesale club and have not regretted it.

It dissapoints me that even though it is not lawful where I live to sell a second hand mattress without having it sanitized first that RV dealers in my area sell rigs with old, stained, used mattresses on the bed without even considering these health regulations.

The Serta has the added draw of being a highly fire resistant mattress which after you have been through a motor home fire becomes a very important consideration.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:31 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> RVThere - Don't you have to have 110V plug for the sleep number bed? I don't have a plug at the bed but, could possibly have one put in.
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Mine came with the coach so I'm not sure where it is plugged in.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:07 AM   #10
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One of the first things we did was replace the junk mattress with a pillow top. Nothing like a good nights rest.
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Try bear beds just as good quality and much cheaper than sleep number, we have had ours for a couple of years and love it, you might also like the memory foam topper that is optional.
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I would go with the Sleep Number if you can. I have a bed back and tried the Tempur-Pedic mattress. I found it uncomfortable. The room temperature must be cool for the mattress to respond to your body heat.

I returned it during the trial period and purchased the Sleep Number. All the difference in the world. If you don't have an electrical outlet near or under the bed you can locate the pump unit in your basement storage and run a couple of airlines through the floor if necessary.
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We had a short queen in our 28 ft TT. We purchased a Aero Bed (air matress ) some years ago. We recently removed the short queen mattress and replaced it with the Areo Bed. The bed gives us the needed support. The bed is light weight and is easily manuvered. Because my DW and I are not skinny individuals, I also reinforced the bedframe with 2X4's to support our wieght. If you do not have a 120v plug by the bed, just run an extension cord from a nearby outlet to air up the bed(takes about 60 seconds) then remove the extension. The Aero Bed is a full queen size, which makes it a little longer but it works just fine.
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Spring Air will actually make your matress to size for no extra cost. I was looking at doing that, but decided to wait til next year. Last year I bought a good spring air for at home, I got one really firm and got a 4 inch nova foam topper for it that is 1 1/2 inches of microfiber and 2 1/2 inches of memory foam. It makes the absoulutly perfect matress for me. And only cost $400 for the bed and $120 for the topper. This is what I'll do in my camper for next year, but my TT is a regular full so I have plenty of options if I found something else.

BTW I've slept on sleep number beds in hotels and I HATE them! They are not comfortable at all and you can feel the air chambers sliding around against and over each other.
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