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Old 08-28-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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Memory Foam Bed?

We live full time in a 38 ft. Newmar Mt. Aire. It's a 98 with one slide. Our old mattress cover /box spring arrangement is toast. We can get a great deal on a memory foam mattress from HoMedics via Walmart. They weigh about 75 pounds. Anyone see any problems with this? Will I be able to lift the bed platform to get to the storage beneath,etc? Is there something I"m missing?

Anyone else sleep on memory foam?

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I switched to memory foam , in my last 5er and current coach, ( no bedroom slide) the bed lift struts are at their max capacity, but I already have an adjustable support for the engine cover in the storage area , so I use it to support the platform ; if I need to be in the storage for more than a moment.
Support is available at most hardware stores.
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:47 AM   #3
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Here's a link to one of many posts on the subject.

Pic Request: 03-ish KS bed and engine struts needed!
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We bought a memory foam mattress pad from Sams Club. It had a strong smell when we opened it. We left it outside in the sun for two or three days and the smell never went away. We returned it!

This is what we are going to buy!

https://sleeponlatex.com/products/na...attress-topper

They also make latex foam mattresses!
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We sleep on a memory foam topper from Costco. It sets on our coil mattress.

Seems to do the job for us.
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We have a memory foam bed and lifting is not an issue.
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We have the memory foam king option from holiday rambler, it's 72" X 80" X 12" thick and lifting the bed is no problem, it came from the factory with spring/ gas assist pistols that lock in the up position so the bed won't fall.
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if you have not already gotten rid of your original mattress, you may be able to just put a 4 in memory foam on top of it. save money and weight.
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Okay folks, is “memory foam” closed cell like the pads I used way back when for winter camping? If so do you kinda sink into it? I like a firmish mattress.
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We bought a memory foam mattress for our fiver years ago and it was very comfortable. We let it go with the fiver when we bought our motorhome.
The mattress in the motorhome was upgraded before we bought it and was heavy and hard as a rock. We got rid of it in Yuma and bought another memory foam and it was lighter. After sleeping (tossing and turning) on it on our last trip we bought a 4 inch topper from Costco. It is like sleeping on a cloud.
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shopping for the foam

Our bedroom has no slide and the bed size is full, or 54"X75". Our budget permits the Walmart HoMedic memory foam bed, which has 265 reviews, most of them overwhelmingly positive. Everyone talks about how heavy it is to unpack but, hey, it's a mattress. I haven't been able to get a weight spec on the Full but the Queen is 88 lbs, so I figure we'll be considerably lighter than that.

The bed upon which we sleep is so collapsed as to be worthless. It's messing our bodies something nasty. The HoMedics is a 12" mattress, and I think before it collapsed our old bed was about the same. I appreciate all of your responses.

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we are going to put our temperpedic in the newer coach..we have about 3.5 - 4" topper in our '97. its ok but nothing like the temper...and the smell that happy campers experienced is very noticeable and many of the foam pillows are same thing.
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RV stock mattresses are pretty lacking. I have a bedroom slide out with a power gear mechanical slide. We added a Intelibbed gel topper to the existing mattress. This mimics well our home bad which is intellined. It is weighty but the slide has had no problem dealing with the extra 50 pounds or so. Although Tempur-pedic is found by us to be warm. I can't imagine it weighs too much more.
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We add the 3" topper but he weigh required New gas struts from the old 80# to 140#. A great nights sleep with the plus of warm in winter and cool in summer.

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