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DeRenzy
I would like to hear pros and cons of anyone who has replaced their RV mattress with a home model. We have a queen size and have the room for a home model but it's heavier and stiffer so don't know if I can raise the lid over the motor with the new mattress laying on it. Any comments/suggestions would be appeciated.

Thanks

Daniel DeRenzy
2007 Bounder 38L
danel-ksc
We did it several years ago and the only thing is you can raise the platform over the motor, or storage depending on your rig, but because of the weight and stiffness the small hydraulic lifters are not strong enough to hold the platform open on their own. You need to either hold it open or jury rig a brace to hold it open.
nicki
If you are doing it for comfort, and decide not to go with a home model mattress, you might want to try a memory foam mattress topper over your regular RV mattress. I would suggest investing in a decent, thick one--I think they go up to 4" and I think I paid $200 for mine at Kohl's, and I'm sure there are way better brands available at better stores too. We have them on our RV mattresses after geting/loving one for my daughter's bedroom at home--she decided she wanted to sleep on her bottom bunk more often and that was just a full-sized futon mattress and I didn't want to spend the $$ for a new real mattress. Now her bottom bunk is the envy of the family, and guests even love sleeping there!
RV Camper
I agree with Niki on the memory foam mattress pad! We have one that is 3" thick and we love it.
silverjack
QUOTE(DeRenzy @ Aug 16 2009, 06:43 PM) *

I would like to hear pros and cons of anyone who has replaced their RV mattress with a home model. We have a queen size and have the room for a home model but it's heavier and stiffer so don't know if I can raise the lid over the motor with the new mattress laying on it. Any comments/suggestions would be appeciated.

Thanks

Daniel DeRenzy
2007 Bounder 38L


Hi,
I bought the Memory Foam 4" topper mattress for my 25' trailer and i love it. very very comfortable. i went and bought one for my home mattress too! got mine at a "Healthy Back Store".

Silverjack
keystonepassport
This is what the wife & I found. We are considering the purchase of this mattress to replace the original one that came with our TT. It also comes in RV Queen size of 60x75.

http://www.bedinabox.com/pacbed-original-p-28.html
weighit

We got a Bed In a Box just over a year ago and not only was it a easy transaction, but it is a really comfortable bed. We sleep much better than with the original upgraded bed that came with the trailer. It is lighter and easier to make, plus we have helped a few other folks switch to the same company after laying on our bed. We feel it was a great investment for us.
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