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Old 10-04-2006, 01:47 PM   #29
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:32 PM   #30
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Another fan of memory foam topper over mattress

We decided to add a 2 inch "mattress topper" of 4 pound "visco foam" over the curved edge inner spring mattress (full junior..) in our '88. I also discovered that Overstock.com sells them for half the price or less of any store in our area, including several bedding and bath giants and Costco... Price for full size piece was less than $50.. Trim to fit with metal shears, and it works great. Warmth or coolth, and soft without that sinking feeling... In fact, we liked it so much we did same for 12 year old King mattress in house... May not last more than 3 to 5 years, but price much more reasonable than other options...

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Old 10-26-2006, 08:43 PM   #31
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We just purchased a 75 Landyacht last week. It stinks from mothballs, smoker, and dust from the last 10 years or so. I need to replace the front pull out sofa - not sure what to replace it with, we are going to have to be very tight on spending. I was considering using my bissell shampooer to clean the old mattresses, and then buying zipped mattress covers - extra long. And then trying out the t-shirt type knit sheets and see if they fit over the curved mattresses. (Back bedroom). For the front sofa-sleeper, it is in terrible looking shape - maybe need to rip off the upholstery and clean and recover - but I really don't think it makes out to be a very big bed - is there any other solution? Is there a place I can buy a sofa/sleeper that will fit in the trailer? Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:31 PM   #32
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Front Sofa

We have the front sofa or rather had one. The mattress was one of the most comfortable things we ever slept on, even though it folds in half. Small but sweet. If money is a concern, and when isn't it, you might try to clean.

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Old 10-27-2006, 08:48 PM   #33
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Sorry to hear about reeking trailer.. Assume odors are in the carpet and curtains and other fabrics, in addition to Mattresss and couch..

Couches are well fitted into fronts of Airstreams, and worth trying to save rathern than replace. They disassemble pretty easily, and once disassembled, can be taken to variety of upholstery options (cheaper than RV upholstery specialists..) for new foam and fabric. I'd urge recover and replace foam rather than try to replace entire couch, though it might also be time to consider building in dinette and losing sleeping place, if you don't need it. That is another popular option.

As for rear beds, mattress cover won't fully contain odors, but would be a start. You might find local cleaner who could clean them and get rid of some of the odor. Safety pins on back side work wonders for fitting to curved dimensions... Unfitted single sheets can just be tucked under as needed...
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