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Old 06-11-2015, 03:26 PM   #1
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Your experience with mattress replacement

We will be replacing the mattress in our Journey and I'd love to get your input on which mattress you are using. I've heard lots of negatives about sleep number system so input would be appreciated. Considering the 8" Gel max foam mattress.

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Old 06-11-2015, 04:18 PM   #2
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We have a10" memory foam. We both love it.

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Old 06-11-2015, 08:09 PM   #3
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We have the Serta version of the Temperpedic and love it. We originally got the softest pillow top model but traded it in on the firmest model. I liked both, but my wife needed the firmer version after back surgery. We had a sleep number in the house and sold it along with most everything else. Sleep numbers are good, but not as comfortable as the Serta version of the Temperpedic.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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Well, I love my sleep number so much so that I have one in my home. Actually home one came first. I can't handle being hot when I sleep and the gel foam mattress is plain hot. Power out had to sleep in spare bedroom one night- yuk! I had a memory foam mattress for two days and sent it back. Sink in and never come up for air. Sleep number was my answer in the end for both of our comfort. His side is softer than my side. We both win.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:14 PM   #5
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We got a 10" memory foam/gel mattress from Amazon and love it. Keep in mind it's very heavy and if your bed raises to get to a storage compartment it may be much more difficult to lift
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:25 PM   #6
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We also have the 10" gel/memory foam. Got it from one of the "S" mattress companies (can't remember which). We love it! \ken

PS. When the bedroom slides retract, the mattress tucks into the base of the dresser on our Winnebago. The 10" mattress is as large as we could go (in case your mattress needs to tuck into a dresser, too).
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:55 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by jondrew View Post
We got a 10" memory foam/gel mattress from Amazon and love it. Keep in mind it's very heavy and if your bed raises to get to a storage compartment it may be much more difficult to lift

We did the same. Amazon also has short queens and other odd sizes in their memory foam mattresses. Also have one at S&B. Don't let the low price fool you. These are near Tempurpedic quality at a fraction of the price!
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:19 AM   #8
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What have you heard bad about the Sleep Number? We have one in our house and would never be without it.
I'm curious because i was thinking of replacing our OE Denver mattress with one.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:21 AM   #9
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We have a10" memory foam. We both love it.
X2 Much better on our backs and we sleep very good. Ours has the cooling gel on top.
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:47 AM   #10
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It was a Parklane innerspring for us

Our 2014 Itasca 31KE came with a short queen foam mattress. I am one of those folks that just can't sleep on a foam mattress. To me I swelter in them and after I lay still for a while , the foam mattress- no matter what the make or quality- assumes my body shape and settles to the underlying plywood. By sunrise I feel "baked "on a foam mattress

So we replaced the foam mattress with a short queen innerspring with Euro- Top from Parklane. Oh life is so much better! Now I sleep like a baby and look forward to sleeping in the motorhome instead of dreading the experience!
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:57 AM   #11
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Also have 10 inch memory foam from Amazon and we love it. Ordered the short Queen and it fit perfectly.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:06 AM   #12
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I have a close friend that owns a large bedding store. Let me just say that bedding is a very high profit business. Temperpedic, Sleep Number and other comparable beds are terribly expensive.

My wife sleeps on an adjustable bed with a BedInABag.com 11" elastomeric gel foam mattress. There is a difference in the quality of memory foam, and their mattresses are of the highest quality. Prices are very reasonable and they offer a 90 day return policy. Few of their mattresses are ever returned.

Since we're rather frugal people, we bought a Beautyrest memory foam topper to go on top of our OEM "pillowtop" mattress. And we bought a very cushy mattress cover for protection. And the bed sleeps just great.

Many RV owners have gone the topper route as a way to make the bed sleep great for a budget price.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:08 AM   #13
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A number of years ago my wife and I tried the sleep number air mattress in our travel trailer. We used it for 3 weeks and went back to the original mattress plus a high density foam pad. The air mattress had two bladders with hard foam strips stuck between them. During the night I would migrate to my wife's side and end up sleeping on the foam strips.

In our home we have a Tempur-Pedic foam mattress since '07. The company replaced it 3+ years ago because it developed a sway or set in the middle. I dislike the mattress. It is very heavy. When you settle into the mattress, it feels like you are crawling out of a hole to change position.

I replaced the motor home mattress with a conventional double sided non-pillow top mattress made by a local mattress company. The company built their standard queen model that I selected into a short queen. My wife and I added a removable/replaceable high density foam pad to the top. We sleep just fine now.

My experience with pillow tops is that the foam top will break down with time. With a replaceable foam pad, if it breaks down, I will just buy a new pad.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:19 AM   #14
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It cost me close to $70K to replace the mattress for RV'ing this year.

We now have a "Trump Home Luxury Queen Mattress" by Serta with memory foam now.

We bought a new Cedar Creek 5er this year which we upgraded the mattress in the unit as a factory option.


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