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Old 05-21-2016, 08:30 AM   #1
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Mattress upgrade?

I think my next upgrade will be a new mattress, since I really don't like memory foam. My preference is a fairly firm, pillow top spring mattress like the one I sleep soundly on at home. Must be 60 x 80.

If any of you have ordered from Camper Mattress.com I'd like to hear your feedback as they seem to be using the construction I prefer. Of course the problem is I can't give it the lay down test if I order online.

Any other recommendations for a firm spring mattress would be appreciated.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:26 AM   #2
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Our Rushmore came with a Denver mattress.. Ok , I'm going back to sleep... . Two thumbs up.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:45 AM   #3
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I just went to a bed place and tried out a bunch. Found the one I liked and bought it. A normal queen sized mattress.
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We've found that most regular sized mattresses will work just fine. No need to buy something "camper-sized".

Our Hill Country came with the queen sized ICool mattress and we love it. I tend to sleep warm and this mattress has really good air circulation. We like it so much that we're planning on getting the same mattress for our SOB fifth wheel.
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I just went to a bed place and tried out a bunch. Found the one I liked and bought it. A normal queen sized mattress.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:51 AM   #6
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We replaced our "from the factory" memory foam mattress with pillow top inner spring one from Denver Mattress. The only problem we have now is that it's a 2 person job to get under the bed, one to lift and hold and another to pull stuff out. Since we really don't keep much under there to begin with it's really not much of an issue.
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:38 AM   #7
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We replaced our "from the factory" memory foam mattress with pillow top inner spring one from Denver Mattress. The only problem we have now is that it's a 2 person job to get under the bed, one to lift and hold and another to pull stuff out. Since we really don't keep much under there to begin with it's really not much of an issue.
Phil, you can replace the standard gas struts which are probably 80 pound with something stronger. We replaced ours with 120 pound struts. Now we have no problem lifting the bed and it staying up.
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Phil, you can replace the standard gas struts which are probably 80 pound with something stronger. We replaced ours with 120 pound struts. Now we have no problem lifting the bed and it staying up.
I have thought about doing that but right at the moment it's not high on the priority list since we don't use the under bed storage that often.
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:21 PM   #9
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We use the ICool mattress with a three inch topper. Really comfortable for us. I like the idea of the two stronger struts to lift and hold the bed up to access underneath. For now I use a 1x2 between the floor and plywood to hold it up.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:15 AM   #10
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I checked the Denver Mattress website-it appears they are selling regular mattresses and not something RV specific. If that is the case, why a Denver Mattress as opposed to just getting something locally?
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:36 AM   #11
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I checked the Denver Mattress website-it appears they are selling regular mattresses and not something RV specific. If that is the case, why a Denver Mattress as opposed to just getting something locally?
We looked at some of the better "RV" mattresses at a show and they were comfortable and considerably lighter but also considerably more money (the one we liked was around $1000.00 ). As for us using a Denver mattress, we have a Denver mattress store locally and we had purchased one for the bed in our home. The mattress we put in our camper was the mattress we were using in the house. We upgraded the mattress on our bed in the house so we decided just to put the old Denver mattress in our trailer. And since our mattress in the trailer was a 60 x 80 it was an easy swap and plus the standard fitted queen sheets fit much better.

Like another person posted you could go to any place locally that sells mattress's and pick out something you like, it doesn't have to be a Denver mattress. If you are looking for the "RV" or what they call a short queen (60 x 75), you might have a hard time finding that in a regular mattress store unless they can custom make it.
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Those of you who have replaced the RV mattress with a regular, was your RV bed already the standard length or do you just let the mattress overhang at the foot? We have a the short queen in our 5th wheel.

Currently we use the RV mattress, but know we'll want to replace it within a couple seasons. We purchased the mattress extender from CampingWorld for this season. Since I'm 5'7" and my husband is 6'1" we need the standard length, but are afraid letting it overhang when in storage or driving would somehow cause damage to the mattress or the bed platform. Plus for now the bed extender was the cheaper solution.
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I checked the Denver Mattress website-it appears they are selling regular mattresses and not something RV specific. If that is the case, why a Denver Mattress as opposed to just getting something locally?
We bought a Denver mattress, a few months back. RV King. $800.
It is a piece of... well you know.
Have been trying to decide how to fix the problem, just can't afford to burn it.
Suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:19 AM   #14
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Our Seville came with a mattress that we replaced before ever sleeping on it. You could feel every spring. I put in an IKEA memory foam (not one that could be flipped over, that's a whole different story) and added the IKEA springs. That required pulling out the original bed frame and building a new one.

I like the idea of some 120 lb lifts as it's a bit of a hassle to put the bed up.
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We bought the Sleep Master 10" pillow top spring mattress through Amazon. Sold by The Sleep Revolution and made by Zinus. Short Queen, for the camper. The Amazon page shows a picture of a Class 3 RV. We paid over $300 for it, though I now see it listed at $230.
The good news is that it is very comfortable, just like at home. You're on a real mattress, like you're looking for, not a pad.
It is very important to watch their video, and make sure you have the rolled-up mattress positioned the way you want it before you cut the strings. Turning it over after it's expanded could be difficult.
Downside? Only two. As mentioned, the under-bed compartment struts just BARELY have enough strength to keep it up. It does, but it is precarious. The other downside is that this makes the bed pretty tall. I had to position a stool so my wife can get in, and I sit on the edge with my legs dangling!
But once on top of the bed, and under the covers, it is ALL we hoped for!
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