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Old 01-12-2015, 02:59 PM   #15
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Mattress topper

We purchased a (blue) gel memory foam topper from costco & cut it to fit the 2 twin beds in our 28 foot safari. We placed them on top of the mattresses that came with the airstream. They work fine for us. They do come on sale as well.

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Old 01-13-2015, 04:02 AM   #16
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More great ideas!

Thanks very much for pointing out the weight issue. Something I hadn't pondered on a -5 degree night, while the Airstream rests comfortably in a heated garage miles away...

I'll check out the Costco option - hopefully, I can get one of those allergy encapsulating mattress covers to seal in the grossness - and perhaps a topper alone will be good. I've got to hand it to Tempurpedic... maybe it's their marketing, but my back swears by my bed!

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Old 01-13-2015, 07:09 AM   #17
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I got an awesome queen size foam and memory foam mattress from Ikea, in the clearance area, still rolled up in the package (they had a skid of them, twin, dbl, qu, k), $126 CD. That would be a good place to check if you have an Ikea near you.
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We have a Costco topper as well. When you trim them to fit the bed contours, an electric carving knife does a great job. Much easier than scissors.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:28 PM   #19
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Source for new mattress? Better yet, Tempurpedic??

A Tempurpedic queen weighs 25-30 lbs more than a conventional mattress.So that weight is not a issue for us but comfort is... Lol

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Old 01-16-2015, 06:08 PM   #20
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Foam Topper on mattress.

Originally Posted by Doc Foster View Post
We bought a quality memory foam topper for a queen bed (around $140 or so) and just trimmed it to fit with a good pair of scissors. Much cheaper and very comfortable. WAY better than the factory mattress. My wife and I are picky about our bed and this suits us fine. It all depends upon how "gross" your mattress is at this point
We find that an 'electric knife' cuts those foam toppers about better than anything. We marked ours and trimmed it with an electric knife as we held the topper just high enough to keep from cutting the actual mattress. Worked great!

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