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Old 10-02-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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I need a very good mattress...

We just bought our first, used RV. It has a queen sized mattress. Where can we look for a good quality foam mattress? Bad backs. Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:00 PM   #2
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I am getting ready for a fourth back surgery and my wife has had four already. We found the mattress too hard in our coach so we covered it with a memory type foam topper from They have several brands and several thicknesses as well as densities. Their prices are good. We chose a medium density 3 inch topper and it is just enough to make the bed very comfortable. We were told to go by the specs on the toppers and not by prices. The $150 cover may have the same specs as a $400 cover. measure your mattress so that you get the correct size. has a lot of info on topper specs and what it means to the buyer. Happy travels, Joe

PS. I will need a deep pocket fitted sheet with the topper added. 12" to 14" depending on the mattress thickness.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:26 PM   #3
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You might also want to consider a sleep number bed. A little pricey but really comfortable.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:53 PM   #4
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We kept the 'in house' mattress, but added a memory foam topper (Walmart). It works really well. We have an air bed mattress in the stick house which is also great (sort of a sleep number, but no numbers) which we really like, too. Can't tell a lot of difference. DH has a really bad back. kkd
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:10 PM   #5
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We really didn't like the sleep number that came with our coach. A lot of folks swear by the foam toppers but we tried one and it didn't help enough.

We had a Beautyrest in our stick house at the time and decided to buy one for the coach. Certainly not cheap ($1600) but we love it.

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Old 10-03-2010, 06:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for all of your great advice on the mattress. We will look into the Have had a Sleep Number already and didn't like it at all. We need firm but soft if that makes any sense. It is a big priority. thanks agsain. Mia
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:43 AM   #7
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Another vote for We go both of our memory foam mattress pads from them and they have lots of memory foam mattresses.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:01 PM   #8
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My vote for a memory foam topper since a tempupedic is too heavy for our MC.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:56 PM   #9
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We built a queen size bed from scratch in our conversion van and used a combination of regular foam and memory foam in multiple layers. DW likes the bed a bit softer than I do, so we added a 30" wide memory foam topper to her side on top of the queen size memory foam. Her side is a bit higher, but we each got the desired softness/firmness balance we like.
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We just did some comparison shopping and decided to try the Isotonic mattress topper from Belks. And they are on sale now.

After just a couple of nights, we really like it.

The price was a few dollers more than the ones from Wally but the quality seemed to be better. The Walmart brand was memory foam but was just a solid sheet of foam where as the Isotonic was designed with different stress points.

We bought the mid priced one and paid about $120
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:25 PM   #11
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I have fibromylgia and joint problems so a temperpedic type was what we went with. It is a Sam's Club version and it is a bit big for the RV queen in the MH, but dh is 6'4" so it works out well. I just have to squeese my tushy abit to get to my side of the bed. Even dh finds it comforable and he has terrible pain in his shoulders and hips from joint replacments which forced him to sleep in his recliner for years. The memory foam for us was the way to go.

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