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Old 10-07-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Foam mattress replacement

Hi Everybody, we're replacing the foam mattresses in our "new" '66 Trade Wind. Does anyone know of a good mattress wholesaler? Any suggestions as to firmness or type of foam for 2 twin sized beds would be greatly appreciated ad well. It looks like the current mattresses are 4"-5" thick. Thank you in advance! -Ben
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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We've just got a new mattress custom made to fit our trailer with the large radius corners for $535. It's made of foam and is about 9" thick. I called an airstream dealer, and apparently a new 'airstream' mattress was about $550 and about another $500 for shipping. So if you have the same experience as me you'd be better off finding a local mattress shop that can make a custom order and specify exactly what you want, and you'll get it quicker, mine only took 5 days.....
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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Where did you buy???

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We've just got a new mattress custom made to fit our trailer with the large radius corners for $535. It's made of foam and is about 9" thick. I called an airstream dealer, and apparently a new 'airstream' mattress was about $550 and about another $500 for shipping. So if you have the same experience as me you'd be better off finding a local mattress shop that can make a custom order and specify exactly what you want, and you'll get it quicker, mine only took 5 days.....

Where did you have your mattress made?
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:39 AM   #4
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I had it made in Tacoma WA. I don't have the address or phone no. right now, but I'll look it up when I get home and post it then.

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:03 PM   #5
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We bought a twin memory foam mattress at Ikea and took some scissors to it. Then the hot glue gun. Quite comfy, relatively inexpensive and it only took a few minutes.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:13 PM   #6
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Could you send me more information DaveAbad. I will be purchasing my mattress' soon. Please let me know what you mean about "Took scissors and then hot glue gun. Thanks

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:20 PM   #7
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Hi Everybody, we're replacing the foam mattresses in our "new" '66 Trade Wind. Does anyone know of a good mattress wholesaler? Any suggestions as to firmness or type of foam for 2 twin sized beds would be greatly appreciated ad well. It looks like the current mattresses are 4"-5" thick. Thank you in advance! -Ben
Try here. Twin Foam Mattress Search Results | Overstock.com, Page 1. Free shipping right now. Use an electric carving knife to cut to right size if needed.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:56 PM   #8
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Lee is right - an electric carving knife does an excellent job trimming a memory foam mattress or a topper. Only suggestion is if the memory foam is packed in a compressed state, to make sure that the memory foam is allowed to expand/relax fully before making the cuts. We picked up a memory foam topper for our Airstream mattresses and it makes a huge difference.

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I think I will go for a regular twin mattress and topper. Don't use them that much. $50.00 for the mattress and $22.00 for the topper is better than Over $170.00 for foam mattress. IMHO
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Thanks Everyone for the great ideas! Overstock and Ikea weren't on my radar. -Cheers!
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Hey Mel, where do you buy the mattress for 50 bucks?
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We bought a twin memory foam mattress at Ikea and took some scissors to it. Then the hot glue gun. Quite comfy, relatively inexpensive and it only took a few minutes.
We bought our mattresses at Ikea also. We haven't cut them up yet. We just let them hang over the edge a bit. Worked great!
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We took our original Airstream spring mattress to a local mattress company, and had new foam mattress' made. (6# density) We then bought a California King memory foam topper and cut it to fit the two twins. The mattress was about $200, and the foam another $90 or so. we will never sleep directly on the mattress since the topper is on it, so they won't wear out in our lifetime. Should the memory foam start to degrade, we can just toss it and cut new ones.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:19 AM   #14
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Check out this thread posted by Pahaska who has converted a queen to twins and ordered custom mattresses from Rocky Mountain Mattress Co. He has also done a lot of other customization to his 2005 Classic as you will see in this thread.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f296...-17610-12.html

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