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Old 09-11-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Best source for replacement bunk mattress for 63 Tradewind

I am looing to replace my bunk mattresses in my 1963 Tradewind - don't want anything fancy - any suggestions. Ideally it would be very much like what was originally there.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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Check out your yellow pages for local foam suppliers. They can make a template and you can test out the different quality, density, content & combinations available.

Foam Source happens to be close to us...they have a good website to help you get educated a bit about the options. I would first look close to home so you don't have to pay shipping...although some "include it" in their online pricing.

Both our '64 & '56 had latex foam...which is one of the more expensive & heavier materials. Especially compared to the synthetics that are available today, which weren't available in the 50's - 60's.

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Old 09-13-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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foam

hey sigv, I bought a 1963 bambi this summer. Shopped all over for foam. After I got over sticker shock. Bought a cheap mattress for a platform bed at a discount store. Found it was good for back cushions and side ones, use a electric knife to cut into shape. But when it came down to seating and bedding I went to a foam shop and bought a nice firm 6 inch firm that they cut to match. At about 250 bucks each it was (is) money well spent. happy camping have a blast! christopher
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:34 PM   #4
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I used Knox foam to replace some of the soft goods during my Overlander's refurbishment. They now have a new website:

Memory foam mattress, rv mattresses, memory foam pillows, memory foam, foam, bed wedge, bolster, pillow, bed wedge, leg wedge, rv mattress, cushion covers.

I was happy with the products they shipped me.

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Old 09-13-2007, 03:42 PM   #5
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Foam Mattress

I called a local upholstery shop - much more $$ thank I expected:

For 2 34" * 74" * 4" mattresses with covers - $860 or $360 for just the foam.

I am keeping my eyes open.

Thanks for the reply!
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:05 AM   #6
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that must be some nice foam at that price!!!
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:07 AM   #7
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I made a bunk for my 71 Tradwinde this summer. Suitable for a child. Basicly the same as the optional bunk for this era. I was planning on posting it but don't have the photos ready yet. Basically the frame is aluminum tubing, bracketed to wall and hung from ceiling with bimini top boat hardware. sides are clamped together with display booth clamps. Canvas for mattress part, as in a cot. Cost me about $200 to put together, but could be done cheaper. Installs and can be removed in <5 min. Stows invisible and out of the way under gaucho.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:53 PM   #8
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Google something like "foam cushions" and you will find a number of sites. Check them out because prices vary dramatically. If it is for occassional use only, a reputable dealer should steer you to a mid-grade foam. I did find one that was significantly cheaper than the others, but don't have that info at my finger tips. I will post tomorrow when I have access to that particular information.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:59 AM   #9
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I got them

I ended up finding a good mattress at Knox Foam.


Paid $191 for the 74*34*4 with cover. Very nice.
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