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Old 09-27-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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Firming up the mattress

OK, we love our queen size bed in our 25' CCD. I've read many threads about people who have altered the mattress by adding foam or memory foam. They indicate that their actions make the mattress more comfortable. I'm not quite sure weather this increases the firmness. I would like to increase the firmness of my mattress and avoid the cost of a new mattress and still utilize my existing fitted sheets and liner. All Advice would be greatly appreciated,

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Old 09-27-2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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...not sure that the memory foam topper we have on ours has added any firmness ... but it is more comfortable.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:37 PM   #3
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I suggest researching and reading about the dozens of mattress makers referenced in this forum.

We ordered the 8" Rocky Mountain Queen Mattress for our 25FB. The Airstream 600 thread fitted sheets for the stock Airstream 7" mattress fit the 8" mattress perfectly. We ordered the 8" twin bed mattresses from Rocky Mountain for the Classic and also the Airstream 600 thread twin bed fitted sheets fit well.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:46 PM   #4
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We get along nicely with the original mattress. I really dislike memory foam, but there are other toppers of different density foam that may make it firmer. The old trick of back sufferers to put a sheet of plywood under the mattress wouldn't work because there is already plywood there.

With all the replacement of the near-new originals going on, maybe someone here can make you a heck of a deal if yours is a bit worn out?
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. Switz, I have noted your referral for a new mattress. I am using the Airstream 600 count as well as the AS liner now and would like to possibly avoid the cost of a new mattress before I go for a new one. When we decide to go looking for the Lost Dutchman mine again I'll be sure to look you up. One of the scariest roads I've been on was the Superstition Mountain road in your backyard.

Keep the dirty side down,

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Old 09-27-2014, 01:54 PM   #6
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You could always put the plywood on top of the mattress. 😜


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Old 09-28-2014, 09:14 AM   #7
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I think I remember some folks in India sleeping on a bed of nails standing point up out of a piece of lumber - kind of like getting acupuncture while you sleep. But you sure could scratch your back itches when you wiggle!
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Lou and Dana,

Thanks for your "helpful advice". I am out of nails and I don't have that large a piece of ply. Research has found that there is a product, sold by amazon, that might be the answer. http://www.amazon.com/sleep-better-2...ss-topper/dp/b... Based on the feed back form users it appears that this might work. Listing name is "Sleep better 2 inch extra firm mattress topper". A lot less than a new mattress.

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Old 09-28-2014, 11:18 AM   #9
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Smile mattress

FYI in the future,
Camping world is an authorized dealer for Sleep Number Beds and have killer sales from time to time. We purchased an R.V. Queen with rounded/diagonal foot. Make your mattress as firm as desired with ability to change firmness when you want to, if you choose.
Ended up buying two more from them, a king for the house and another queen for the Teton, I guess one could say that we love them !
I think that your desire for firmness would be solved.
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:03 PM   #10
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I did not like how my original mattress in the 2000 Safari sagged under my body weight. And the springs poked at my hips and shoulders. I knew I did not want a memory foam mattress since I sink in deep and wake up every time I need to turn over. And I know foam is too hot for me to be directly against in the summer. I decided to add a topper.
I live in an area where mattresses are built locally. I went to a local manufacturer and asked them to make a custom topper for me. I provided a sketch showing the mattress's lines and curves. They cut foam and cloth to fit and sewed it all together. The quilted mattress cloth is is lined with 1/2" foam. My topper is a 1 1/2" foam filler with the mattress cloth on both sides. They gave me the option to use 1 1/2" or 2" foam as the filler (the same they use on their pillow top). I chose the 1 1/2", fearing that the sheets would not fit. That turned out to be a non issue since the edges are sewn together and taper to about 1" total at the edges.
Because of the multi-layer construction the bed is now firm, the topper does not allow me to sag down into the mattress as deeply. I guess about half as deep as before. I am extremely happy with this. I was so pleased I had a second one made for my 99' Excella queen using the 2" foam.
Cost was ~$130 for the standard bed and ~$150 for the queen. There was no shipping because I picked it up. If you are interested, PM me and I will send contact info to the guy who made mine. I asked him and he told me he would ship anywhere.
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