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Old 10-04-2016, 03:17 PM   #1
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Angry Bad mattress in new motorhome

Just traded for a new shorty motorhome and boy did we make a big mistake. The Isata 3 has 2 slides and the back slide is the bedroom. In order for the slide to come in, the mattress folds about in half. The mattress is an I-cool foam and is the most uncomfortable thing we have ever slept on. The mattress is joined where it bends and there is a dip which causes a bad backache. We can't replace the mattress as each half is a different thickness. Also the bed is not a walk around, very hard to make.
Anyone know a good renovator who could maybe fix this slide out problem
or have any other suggestions? We really love many features, but this may not be solveable.
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:31 PM   #2
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What about an dual chamber air bed? You could let the air out before pulling the slide in and re-inflate when out.
We bought a sleep number bed because my wife was paralyzed every morning when she got up. That solved our issue completely, but don't know if it could be "folded" without voiding the warranty.
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We have a Sunseeker with a similarly configured bed. Our mattress is also not the most comfortable but it doesn't fold. It is a 2 piece design and when the bed comes in one half of the mattress slides up and over the other half. The "seam" is cut at 45 degrees and overlaps the other piece when deployed, so no dip and is hardly noticeably when laying on it. I am hoping in time the foam will get broken in and not be so hard. Other option is a topper but would rather not have another thing to try lug around. You may find a local mattress company that can make a special mattress.
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. Dynamax says that mattress is the only one that fits. That's no help. We are looking at any and all options. May just have to trade for a different motorhome as we can't endure much more of this. Will post a solution if we can find one.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:15 AM   #5
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There is a custom bedding company in Elkhart Indiana that does RV special orders. They will custom make just about any size, thickness, and configurations.
There website is Elkhartbedding.com
The people there are very good to deal with, have had a lot of friends with RV's and Campers get work done by them,
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Thank you for the help. Will contact them ASAP. Chappie
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U bet Chappie!
Let me know what you find out....
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Any cost of a bed that you can get that will work to your tastes is far more affordable than trading your coach. Best wishes that it works out.
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Been looking at a lot of short MB motorhomes and the Thor Gemini or Compass seems to have the solution to the folding mattress we have in our Isata. I am talking to a renovator about this possible correction to our Isata so hope they can upgrade our bed and we can get a normal interspring firm mattress. I will post the solution as soon as we have one. Thanks to all the good suggestions.
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As an engineer, I just cannot understand why they would think that designing something that way would be ok.
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You might look into a quality 2 or 3" topper. You can buy a descent topper at big box stores and trim them with an electric knife or something similar. It may be a pain during the day, but it should help at night.
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We have a 2700RS Coachman . I don't know anything about other rigs.
This slide is backfacing and the mattress must be folded up for it to be pulled in.
I too have experienced discomfort because being a relatively tall man my butt falls right over the 45 degree break in the foam. One day I was looking in the side facing dressing mirror/closet fronts while I was laying there and was able to see quite clearly that the mattress doesn't completely close the bending fold when in position. In fact it leaves a couple of inches of open space at the bottom!
So at this time I am at the what to do about it phrase. I am thinking of getting a wedge shape of foam to close the open gap and try it. The wife wants to go with a topper but I see more problems folding it up. Am reading with interest any and all suggestions that appear here in this thread.
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