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Old 11-17-2010, 04:59 AM   #1
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Short Queen Mattress replacement

I am contemplating purchasing a 2005 Suncruiser 37B motor home. I currently have a Winnebago 35U. The 35U has a sleep number full queen mattress and the Suncruiser has a short queen regular mattress. Has anyone replaced a short queen mattress with a full queen (Sleep number)? I am wondering if when the slides in the bedroom are in would it scrunch up a sleep number full queen and possibly damage the mattress. I would contemplate adding a appropriate width board with a hinge on the edge of the existing platform that would allow the extra support to fold down when the slides are in.
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We have a 37B and our bed was too short. We bought a piece of foam about 8" long, the width of the mattress and the same depth. We put it at the top under the pillows and remove it when we bring in the slide....most of the time. It works fine and now my feet don't hang over the end of the bed.

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Using a couple of those styrofoam "noodles" (pool toys) at the head of the bed works to extend it as well.

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Originally Posted by codgerbill View Post
... I am wondering if when the slides in the bedroom are in would it scrunch up a sleep number full queen and possibly damage the mattress.
Are you able to get to the Suncruiser so you could measure the space with the slide in? If you can, that'd answer your question once & for all.

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With the slides closed there is NO extra room on the 37B. You would have to make a longer mattress foldable or something. We put 60K+ miles on our 37B Suncruiser and loved it.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:49 PM   #6
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We replaced original short queen with a Memory foam mattress and were going to cut it down. When we put it in the MH we realized that if you lift the bed platform there is room for the full size queen. Hydraulic lifts hold it just fine and we lift it before bringing in the slide. No additional support was necessary. I am over 6' and really like the additional length not to mention the availability of bedding is much better.

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