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Old 11-24-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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Smile Sleeping on the couch

I have a 33 ft 2003 Vacationer V10 w/ 2 slides. I have a couch that slides out and has a spring base with a 2" mattress on it. This is great when you want company to leave after 2 nights.
But, in the summer we like to go to different places in New England or nearby East Coast areas and bring our kids and grandkids. The grandkids will sleep on a bed of nails, but the kids are adults and they have their moans and groans like we do. The last two years, we used one of those 9 1/2 inch high inflatables. We don't put it on the slide out couch cause you would need a ladder to get onto it. We put it on the floor and keep the couch in. Still, thats not easy for the adults (kids not us). I was tossing around some ideas and at Walmarts in the camping section they have a 5" inflatable for that size of an area (5' x 6').
What I was thinking of doing is put the inflatable down on the springs and put the 2" foam on top of it. I should be able to deflate the "inflateable", leave the original mattress on top of it, and fold it right into the couch during the day.

Has anyone had any other solutions with this problem? We really like having the kids and grand kids (two separate families at separate times) around for a week or so with us at the beach. If this does work I promise I won't tell any prospective guests that it would work for them. They still get the "company couch".

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Joe we just spent about 5 weeks going to Maine from Texas and my sisiter and BIL went with us and they slept on the pull out couch--but we carried a futon mattress with us from home and they loved it. (They have previously slept on just the couch for 3 days at a time and said it was pretty bad). We just tossed the futon mattress on the regular bed during the day--not a big deal. Just a thought.

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Old 11-25-2010, 12:53 AM   #3
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We did what you are thinking of doing. We put a Coleman queen air matress (with large quick release air valve) on the couch with the 2" stock matress and put sheets right on over them. Fold the bed out, air it up, sleep, deflate the air matress and fold it back in. It works great.

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Old 11-28-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies, and the reinforcement. I think I will try the smaller air mattress and see how it works. I did try an extra 2" piece of foam last year and just rolled it up and left it on the bed. Problem was one of my daughters must be related to the "Princess with the Pea" and her back was bothering her. On to the air mattress.

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Old 11-28-2010, 03:17 PM   #5
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our Windsport couch has the air mattress and it works great. At home we have the # beds and the coach couch air is as good. I bought a foam cover at Walmart ant it took out some of the air mattress bumps.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
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Many of the Flex Steel fold out couches in newer motorhomes come with a blow up mattress which has a pillow top. Ours is a queen size and is comfortable. Just fold out the bed and blow up the mattress.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:39 AM   #7
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I have seen one of those new air mattresses. I didn't know that they had the type with the pillow top. I will have to look into that.


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