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Old 09-02-2020, 10:09 AM   #15
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Doug,

We have been lucky as the last 2 MH's we have purchased have had pretty comfortable mattresses. In our TT and 5'ers, we had to have purchase more comfortable mattresses.

In our area there is a company called "The Original Mattress Factory". We have purchased all of our home mattresses from them, and had them make special sizes for us for the campers.

I checked to to see if they had anything in the Houston area and found this. It may or may not work out, but at least its worth looking into...

Actually I chose the wrong place that I listed above... This is what I intended to post...
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We had a Tempurpedic in the S&B for several years and loved it.


When we sold the house and went full time, the Tempurpedic ended up in our daughter's spare room (our room when visiting).


We decided we wanted the Tempur mattress in the RV, so swapped. It was a VERY tight fit which made making the bed difficult.


So, I took a knife to it and cut notches in the top so it would fit in the slideout better. So, the top section is about 4-5 inches narrower than the rest.
I'm not sure I would have wanted to do this to a brand new mattress.


The Tempur has a zip-on cover and another thin cover underneath, so I unzipped the cover, cut the thin cover and then cut the foam with a kitchen knife. Didn't bother sewing the undercover up. Just zipped up the top cover over it.
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Interesting, Paul - I hadn't thought of that. What did you do about the cloth cover? I'm really not sure if my wife's sewing skills are up to that or not.
We just used 2 flat sheets (Cal King) and it worked out fine
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Be advised, 80" X 70" is a standard queen-size mattress, regardless of what anyone told you. Visit any mattress store and ask.
I think you meant that queen is 60” X 80”. That's the standard for a queen across the industry, including the manufacturer you linked to.
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Broklyn Bedding in Phoenix AZ makes an RV King it’s a hybrid we got the firm one and love it. They ship in a box with a great guarantee. Google them not cheap $1600 but we love it
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EDIT - I see some on Amazon and they all seem to be memory foam and 72" wide. 72" will certainly fit our space.

I'm confused. If a 72x80 will fit, then why not just get a standard king in the thickness you need?
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I'm confused. If a 72x80 will fit, then why not just get a standard king in the thickness you need?
Regular King is 76" wide. That's too wide for my bed space. California King is 72" wide but 84" long, which is too long, the slides at both ends of the bed won't have enough room to close.
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Regular King is 76" wide. That's too wide for my bed space. California King is 72" wide but 84" long, which is too long, the slides at both ends of the bed won't have enough room to close.
Just sayin'

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I know, and I thank you for that. The One Who's Opinion Counts For All has decided that she does not want to sew the cover after cutting the foam, does not want to tuck the remainder under, and does not want to use flat bed sheets to make it up. In other words, Mama wants a new mattress that fits nice and neat from the get go and that's that!


I've learned form the years not to argue over things like this. You know, the whole "pick your battles" thing and all that.....


In her defense (and I kid, by the way. She's not quite that adamant about things), RV King beds are on Amazon and elsewhere fairly reasonably. My big thing is about the foam beds, which everything seems to be now. I have never slept on one. It could be a mistake buying one, or it could be the best thing since Wonder started selling sliced white bread. I have no idea and that's the rub, so to speak. We have to drop in a local store somewhere and see what these foam beds feel alike. I know on a spring mattress what medium and firm feel like. I have no idea if foam mimics the same feeling to the same degree.



If any of you have gone from spring to foam mattresses can you tell me what you felt the difference was? We both sleep a mixture of back and side, neither is a stomach sleeper.
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I know, and I thank you for that. The One Who's Opinion Counts For All has decided that she does not want to sew the cover after cutting the foam, does not want to tuck the remainder under, and does not want to use flat bed sheets to make it up. In other words, Mama wants a new mattress that fits nice and neat from the get go and that's that!


I've learned form the years not to argue over things like this. You know, the whole "pick your battles" thing and all that.....


In her defense (and I kid, by the way. She's not quite that adamant about things), RV King beds are on Amazon and elsewhere fairly reasonably. My big thing is about the foam beds, which everything seems to be now. I have never slept on one. It could be a mistake buying one, or it could be the best thing since Wonder started selling sliced white bread. I have no idea and that's the rub, so to speak. We have to drop in a local store somewhere and see what these foam beds feel alike. I know on a spring mattress what medium and firm feel like. I have no idea if foam mimics the same feeling to the same degree.



If any of you have gone from spring to foam mattresses can you tell me what you felt the difference was? We both sleep a mixture of back and side, neither is a stomach sleeper.
I totally get that and it's the key to us celebrating 37 years together in a couple of months

Curious though......if you do get that custom sized mattress on Amazon, don't you still have the same issue with the sheets fitting??

Alternately if you can buy the special sized sheets to fit those special mattress why not save $1000 and buy a standard mattress that you can cut to fit......then your lovely wife could spend that $1000 on anything she wants....sorry couldn't resist......I get it, Happy wife, happy life !!!

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I totally get that and it's the key to us celebrating 37 years together in a couple of months
I didn't learn that lesson first time around, so I'm trying to avoid making the same mistakes this 2nd go around. 12 years so far on this one so I guess this old dog learned at least a couple of new tricks.


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Curious though......if you do get that custom sized mattress on Amazon, don't you still have the same issue with the sheets fitting??
You're thinking logically. See paragraph one above.

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Alternately if you can buy the special sized sheets to fit those special mattress why not save $1000 and buy a standard mattress that you can cut to fit......then your lovely wife could spend that $1000 on anything she wants....sorry couldn't resist......I get it, Happy wife, happy life !!!
Actually, the RV sized mattresses on Amazon are very reasonably priced. Their best ones that they show are less than $600 for a gel/memory foam one. That's more than reasonable, I just worry if we'll find the foam type mattresses comfortable, having never slept on one.
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In our area there is a company called "The Original Mattress Factory". We have purchased all of our home mattresses from them, and had them make special sizes for us for the campers.
I was kind of surprised to see you mention Original Mattress Factory when you're in NC and I'm in Ohio. And then I learned that they do indeed have locations in both states. I thought they were Ohio only.

We, too, have bought our home mattresses from them and in fact are having one delivered to a relative next week. I checked their web site a year ago and they had no mention of custom manufacturing and they still don't.

We have a 72" x 80" "RV King" in the motorhome on a plywood platform. I just shot them a contact form so we'll see what they have to say.

Fingers crossed...

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Interesting, Paul - I hadn't thought of that. What did you do about the cloth cover? I'm really not sure if my wife's sewing skills are up to that or not.

I bought a foam mattress (cut it to fit) to add to dinette. It had a cover and I had to use full size sheets for it. I bought the sheet clips that attach to corners diagonally that holds everything together. I leave the fitted sheet attached to the pad when I store it.
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I guess I need to go to the local bedding store and see what these foam beds feel like. I'm afraid of getting one here from Amazon or wherever and not liking it, then what do you do?

2 complaints I have are they hold heat, some have cooling gel or holes to disburse heat. Also if you toss and turn a lot it wakes you up to lift yourself to turn, you don't just roll over if that makes sense.
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