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Old 01-14-2018, 05:14 AM   #1
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Changing Mattress in 2017 LADP

Would like to hear from those of you who have changed out your mattress. I currently have the "king" size Sleep Number bed. My concern is that given this mattress is 72" wide and the vertical dimension between the door header and the top step is about 65", and mattress has to be "bent around the curve to get in/out Is there enough vertical flexibility in the mattress to remove it through the door? The next step will be to determine if the replacement mattress will fit back in! To those of you that have done this swap, any bits of info you can share on this swap out are greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 01-14-2018, 05:50 AM   #2
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We have replaced ou LA sleepnumber with a normal size temperpedic king. We were able to get it in the coach no problem. Very happy we did it and have done the same to our MA.

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Old 01-14-2018, 05:58 AM   #3
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A deflated sleep number mattress is VERY flexible and squishy - you won't have any trouble getting it out.

It's also only held together by one big long zipper around the top.
So if nothing else you can unzip the top, remove the air bladders and take it out in pieces.
These things are delivered in relatively small boxes. Of course you or I could never get them back in to those boxes, but still they are just a combination of 'small' sections.

As for getting the new one back in, you bend/curve the mattress in the doorway to get it in. Put a blanket or pad of some sort on both top and bottom of the mattress as it goes through the door. That way you can push and pull as you need to work it through the door without worry of damage to either mattress or door frame.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:03 AM   #4
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Hated the sleep number. Had a mattress made. It came compressed in a box that easily fit through the door. Amazing how the mattress decompresses when you take out of box and unwrapp the plastic around it
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:28 AM   #5
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We took the stock RV king out of our Bay Star and replaced it with a California king Comfortaire mattress. If we can get the mattress out of our Bay Star and get a bigger one back in, it shouldn't be a problem. I suspect Newmar puts the mattresses in after the MH is assembled, not before.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:18 PM   #6
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We have the OE Sleep Number King in our new Essex and similarly found it not to be as comfortable as our Pillow-Top in the S&Bs so as a resort, we purchased Sleep Number's 2" Coolfit Topper and Bingo, we now find it (Sleep Number) to be quite comfortable.
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We ditched our stock queen in our DSDP and ordered a Helix custom mattress. We both have different preferences for firmness and our Helix is blended to meet our preferences. It was about 1k delivered to our coach. After 14 months we’re still pleased and would order from them again.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:02 AM   #8
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OK, maybe another option, upon unzipping the top cover on the SN there is about a 1/12 to 2 inch foam pad right on top of the air chambers, this is not a solid pad but kinda of corrugated and is very soft, I am wondering if this pad could be replaced with a higher density solid foam pad, sort of like using a topper but putting it inside the cover. Has anyone done this? Thanks

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