RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-14-2018, 05:14 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 336
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
__________________

__________________
2017 London Aire 4519
2016 Wrangler Rubicon Hardrock
resullivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-14-2018, 05:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
zman62's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 976
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.
__________________

zman62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 05:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Podivin's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 2,781
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.
__________________
2013 Winnebago Sightseer 36V
Podivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 07:03 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Eclectic, AL
Posts: 90
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
__________________
Dr Donny
2012 King Aire, 2020 London Aire
Eclectic, AL 36024
drdonny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 11:28 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Dan McMartin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,420
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.
__________________
2018 Newmar Bay Star 3113 - "Chewie"
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon - "Battle Born"
Dan McMartin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 12:18 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
rewillia's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Lake Charles (domicile)
Posts: 1,064
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.
__________________
Finding The Roads That Await Us
Rick & Lydia Williams
2018 Newmar Essex 4553
NKK Member 21619 / FMCA Member 465836
rewillia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 03:27 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
NWLanding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: South Puget Sound
Posts: 195
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.
__________________
6/20/2016 - 2016 Dutch Star 4369
"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned
so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell
NWLanding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2018, 10:02 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 336
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
__________________

__________________
2017 London Aire 4519
2016 Wrangler Rubicon Hardrock
resullivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
mattress



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gorgeous LADP! NealC Newmar Owner's Forum 17 09-27-2017 06:59 PM
Treating H20 Tank in '15 LADP NH Dave Newmar Owner's Forum 5 08-18-2017 07:54 PM
Narrowing choices MADP. Or LADP, any thoughts? Hmf23 Newmar Owner's Forum 30 12-29-2016 09:50 PM
Actual Length of LADP redbaron73 Newmar Owner's Forum 13 04-10-2016 05:23 PM
Looking at 98 LADP cptngym Newmar Owner's Forum 4 02-03-2013 09:33 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×