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Old 06-14-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
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There's been a lot of discussion on the hide-a-bed mattresses but not much on the queen size mattress in the bedroom. After lying on the factory mattress for about 30 seconds my DW said "that is not coming home with us!" It really was poor quality and not worth dealing with. Now the hunt is on for a good replacement mattress.

I don't want to add a ton of weight to the bedroom in our 5er but want something comfortable. We'd be interested in experiences from others on what they may have replaced theirs with.

The adjustable air mattresses type with the air two pockets and individual controls sounds interesting and appear to be a lot lighter than regular mattresses but I've read a lot of bad reviews about them on the internet, plus they are expensive!

We know mattresses are a very personal item where one works for one person and not the next but good and bad feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 06-14-2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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Your DW is quite correct about the mattress. It's like sleeping on a board with knots in it. We purchased a memory foam mattress pad that made a considerable difference although not perfect. It 's our aim to buy a mattress for our 5vr this summer that is firm and comfortable. We want to be able to rotate the mattress so I'll be covering the plywood bed base with some type of fabric to protect the mattress from chaffing.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:33 AM   #3
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We added a 2in. memory foam topper the first year. It's still firm, but in our opinion, very doable. I actually sleep quite well on it.

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Old 06-14-2010, 10:35 AM   #4
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We went to our local Industries for the Blind and had a custom sized mattress made of our firmness choice for a very reasonable amount. Works great.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:35 AM   #5
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We bought this one from Camping World last year,

when it was on sale and they were having a free shipping promo.The wife and I both like it a lot. I actually prefer it to the pillowtop mattress in the house.

It is kind of surprising because itships fully compressed and rolled up.Doesn't seem like it could be as comfortable but cut the wrap and it unrollsand expands to full height and we find it to be verycomfortable.

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Old 06-14-2010, 10:46 AM   #6
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100% in agreement about the factory mattress being uncomfortable... We started out with a feather bed for improvement, but it wasn't enough.

So we now have a 3" foam topper thingy with the feather bed on top of that. Much, much improved, but heavy.


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Old 06-14-2010, 10:51 AM   #7
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Try We love ours. We have the one with a down feather cover and sleep great on it. It adds a little weight but we can still get under the bed. Plus it's really easy to get into the camper bedroom since it comes rolled up. Just set it on the bed unwrap and unroll.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:47 PM   #8
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We upgraded two weeks ago to one from After reading the reviews at, we picked up the 8" memory foam queen from there. It was $200 and 90 return policy.

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Old 06-14-2010, 01:34 PM   #9
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Pillowtop mattress it works for us.

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Old 06-14-2010, 02:17 PM   #10
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Our 2011 queen is very comfrotable and we have a Select Comfort (sleep #35) in the stick house.We did add a 2-3" egg crate foam topper though.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by LGMI_Camping
We upgraded two weeks ago to one from

Good luck
Looking at the web site it seems the Spa Sensation is no longer available as a queen - but the Slumber 1 is... which is yours ? Wondering just how firm the foam is ? Thanks !

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Old 06-14-2010, 06:17 PM   #12
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Memory foam topper here too... goes on top of the mattress. We didn't like the stock mattress either but this is a significant improvement.

This is the one we have... 4 inches thick and 4 lb density. Beware of the toppers that are less dense as you'll sink right through them. Try to look for 3-5 lb density.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:52 PM   #13
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We just replaced our mattress with a Nova Foam Pure comfort Deluxe from Costco and it is great. It is a complete 10 in mattress with 3 in memory foam on top and is not much heavier than the original POS that came with the trailer. If you have all the comforts of home in the trailer why not have a good mattress!


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Old 06-15-2010, 01:11 AM   #14
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Our first mod was to replace the mattress. Since our headboard area is sloped - it's facing the front of the unit, I needed to install a california queen for a little extra length. I extended the frame about 9-inches to support the mattress. The pillow top mattress is a little heavy and we do not try and access the under bed storage anymore but the comfort is well worth it.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:37 AM   #15
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Foam is first option as any size can be cut. Second way is go to a reputable mattress store and buy a real mattress. I am in the business and we sell Simmons Beautyrest in the rv queen sizes quite regularly. Allows even the folks with a short queen to sleep on a real bed while you travel. I always tell customers, what is wrong with getting a good rest while on vacation or on your weekend trips.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:54 AM   #16
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Vacation isn't vacation without a good night's sleep

We bought a 4inch topper from Kohl's, the DW likes it better than home. It's a combomemory foam/feather.

If you have a problem with weight, you could replace the struts with "High performance heavy duty" struts (really) Auto parts store !
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:58 AM   #17
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Even before TRYING to sleep on the original Queen mattress, I removed it, removed the two side storage ares, and modified base platform to accept a King sized Sleep Number bed.

MUCH BETTER and it keeps the wife happy - if the wife is happy, you are happy!!!
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:04 AM   #18
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Ditto on the 4 inch memory foam topper. We sleep well on it and it was far less expensive then a new mattress.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:21 AM   #19
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+1 on the POS factory mattress. We've only had ours for a month and the first thing we did was put a doubled up egg crate on top. It's an improvement, but nothing like our memory foam bed at home. The problem is the bed being in the corner. No way to add a full size queen. Most of what we have found in the stores aren't available in RV queen.

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Old 06-17-2010, 02:16 PM   #20
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Yep, horrible stock mattress. We purchased a memory foam topper from Now it sleeps great!
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