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Old 01-14-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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Question question about lumpy bed

Our 2006 Airstream Parkway motorhome has a fold down bed mid-coach, made from the bench seats, so the made up bed has 3 dips and four firm lumps that run lengthwise. These are really uncomfortable for sleeping, and I wonder if anyone else has discovered a solution for the lumpy bumpy problem. (Foam strips in the dips are too squishy to hold up even with the firm mattress bumps. We currently push towels into the dips and cover the whole bed with a comforter, and it helps but is not great.) I'm no princess but this is worse than a pea.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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We have the same problem, when we use the dinette cushions to make a bed. We've been looking at the memory foam mattresses or a topper. They sell them at Target, and we're just waiting for a sale.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:40 PM   #3
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The Memory foam topper would be sort of a hastle if the bed has to be made daily, but we really like them. We use them at home and in the trailer. The 2" suits us.
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There is a sort of triangular foam insert available at Bed Bath and Beyond called "instant king" - which is supposed to turn two twins into a king mattress. I don't know if this would work, but it might be worth it.

I too vote for the foam topper, especially if you carry a small vacuum onboard. Most people don't realize that a plain large garbage bag will work just like a space bag if you vacuum out the air. That would compress the foam topper for storage.

Another option would be an Aerobed (or a coleman air mattress which is similar but much less expensive). Try an air mattress, which can be deflated and stored easily.

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I too vote for the foam topper, especially if you carry a small vacuum onboard. Most people don't realize that a plain large garbage bag will work just like a space bag if you vacuum out the air. That would compress the foam topper for storage.
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Thanks for that tip... I carry a foam topper and a small vacuum. It would be nice to reduce the size a bit without those expensive Space Bags!!
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We tried a memory foam mattress. It was much too much trouble and it took up a lot of space. We eventually settled on a pair of Thermarest sleeping pads. They are like very thin air mattresses and are used by backpackers. They roll down to almost nothing and are very comfortable.
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There is a sort of triangular foam insert available at Bed Bath and Beyond called "instant king" - which is supposed to turn two twins into a king mattress. I don't know if this would work, but it might be worth it.

I too vote for the foam topper, especially if you carry a small vacuum onboard. Most people don't realize that a plain large garbage bag will work just like a space bag if you vacuum out the air. That would compress the foam topper for storage.

Another option would be an Aerobed (or a coleman air mattress which is similar but much less expensive). Try an air mattress, which can be deflated and stored easily.

Paula
We have tried the triangular foam inserts from Bed, Bath, and Beyond ("Instant King"). It seemed like a good idea to us too, but the foam inserts are too soft and squished down into the dip, allowing the dip to remain. Darn . Probably the foan topper would work better, but hard to store in our little sprinter van. Thanks though. We'll try a backpacker's Thermarest inflatable pad next. Thanks everyone.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:23 PM   #8
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We finally have a solution that worked well on a two week trip up through Colorado. We used 2 thermalite sleeping pads side by side on the cushions. They are 2" thick and can be lightly inflated by the mouth and provide enough support that we no longer feel the grooves. In the morning we open the valve on the pad and place it behind the benches next to the wall (one on each side) then fold the benches into the upright position. They take up little space that way and only add one more step to set up the bed.
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