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Old 04-29-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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How to make the hide-a-bed more comfortable?

Hello:
We have a 38 Bounder with the hide-a-bed in the couch. It has a little 2 in mattress and frankly the bed is not that comfortable. If anyone has ever slept on a fold out bed, you know about the "Bar in the back" trick and a poor night sleep.

I am looking for ideas on how to make that fold out bed more comfortable. I did buy a blow up mattress, but it is like 13" tall and if there are two people on the blow up, you kind of sink to the middle.

Any ideas would be very helpful.

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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We used a 2" memory foam topper, and it compressed enough to fold up with the couch. Made the couch firmer too. Worked ok for lighter people, I could still feel the bar. (280lbs.)
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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4" memory foam topper. Made a big improvement. Will depend on your couch if it will compress enough. We roll ours up and stash it in the overhead bunk when not in use (class C), and it's out of the way.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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4" memory foam topper. Made a big improvement. Will depend on your couch if it will compress enough. We roll ours up and stash it in the overhead bunk when not in use (class C), and it's out of the way.
I tried all of the foregoing and ended up at Bradd and Hall's in Elkhart IN and spent big dollars and ended up with a nice sofa (fabric-not plastic) and a great bed.
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We've tried the memory foam toppers as well but that fold out bed is totally uncomfortable no matter what. Short of going the expensive new sofa route, I'm looking for a solution as well.

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Dismantle the couch and throw out the door and put in two euro recliners. That way you don't have to have overnite guests.
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Dismantle the couch and throw out the door and put in two euro recliners. That way you don't have to have overnite guests.
Yeah, but when one of the two of us snores (& I'm not saying who), the other needs a place to go & sleeping in a chair, even if it reclines, isn't very comfortable either.

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We've never used ours, but I wouldn't want to sleep on it with that 2" mattress! We plan to take the grandkids camping soon and I thought about buying a good air mattress from Wal-Mart. Young kids are not too picky about what they sleep on!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I haven't gotten around to doing this because we don't have over nighters but you might do a search on air dream mattress in the forums. Lots of favorable comments.

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Mattress

We had the same "not fit for a dog" mattress on my previous RV, a 2003 Monaco. We tried air mattresses, memory foam toppers etc. None worked well. I ended up trading the RV and my new Entegra has a Flexsteel folding couch bed with a pillow top air mattress and that mattress is great! I have been banished to sleep on it a few times and it is comfortable. I don't know where you can find one but call Entegra RV and their Customer Service is great. I'm sure they would tell you where they get them.
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