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Old 01-07-2018, 09:37 AM   #1
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I have a new 2018 Fleetwood Southwind and the king mattress is horrible. I want to replace with a new firm king mattress. I have 2 questions: first the current mattress doesnt measure the same as a new king mattress. It measure 74 wide by 76. Seems to be an odd size. A new king mattress is 76x80. Seems to ne enough room for the additional length and width but wont know until I try to put it in. Do RV makers use a custom mattress size?

The other issue is how do I get the new and old in and out of the coach door? Door measurement has less height than needed. I though about putting ratchet strapes on it and crunching it down to get it through the door.
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We replaced ours with a Select Comfort RV mattress. You might want to consider checking them out. We love it.
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Have one of the 8" for a couple of years. Really like it. Took it out of the old MH and put it in the new one. We are out for 7-10 days at at a time. Unsure how it will hold under nightly use if your full time. If you have a slide that the mattress goes under a cabinet or such, make sure the height is OK.
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Went to Mattress Factory, gave them measurement and described what we wanted. They built it to our specs and it sleeps very comfortably.
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:45 PM   #5
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You probably have a Calif. King bed. I always replace every bed in a RV. Junk.
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:21 PM   #6
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Not a California King. Cal King is 72x84.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:23 AM   #7
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That 80 inch length ...may prevent the slide from closing. Better check that length before you buy.
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That 80 inch length may prevent the slide from closing. Better check that length before you buy.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:34 PM   #9
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As with everything with an RV nothing is simple. I will measure with it closed. That is my fear that it prevents it from closing. Then what, I have a mattress I cant use.
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We found that Thor was using a size different from all the others and called it an RV Ring. We went to a local mattress company, Custom Comfort and bought a custom for $750. Really a nice mattress.
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