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Old 07-31-2012, 03:27 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Naper View Post
Tempur Pedic or any other foam mattress is very hot. There is no air flow unless you use a good quality mattress pad. Foam mattresses are not for everyone and take some getting accustom to.
Well, not entirely true. We had an older latex foam mattress, and it was like sleeping in a rubber glove... didnt breath at all. However, the memory foam (not pure latex) mattresses do a much better job, particularly the Simmons we have now which is specifically designed to breath. Sleeps very cool, and extremely comfortable. I am about to replace the one in the Airstream as well, just need to figure out how to squeeze a king memory foam into a 19' Bambi and I will be all set.

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:37 PM   #30
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We sleep at home on a foam mattress from Ikea. It's never felt too hot. Just bought one for the Airstream - carved it to fit the corner with an electric carving knife. Looking forward to trying it out on vacation.

Just trying to decide if we keep the old original mattress in case we sell the trailer, or if it gets the send-off it deserves...


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Old 07-31-2012, 05:04 PM   #31
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I put a memory foam topper on my mattress and I've found it very comfortable. Like many of you, I was a little surprised at the chintzy quality of the mattress in my new trailer. Also purchased a topper for the L-shape sofa for the bed conversion. I don't think I'd ask anyone to sleep on it without accommodating the seam when you put the bolsters next to the seat.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:42 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Frank&Mike View Post
The mattress that Airstream places in these units is, in my opinion, one of the poorest quality components in the Airstream product. The cover has always had a buckled crease that sticks up across the middle, it sags in the middle, it provides little to no support and it is hot and doesn't breathe. Man, I am so excited to put this thing in the garbage.
Totally agree with you. I've found this to be the case with not just Airstream's, but the majority of RV's manufacturers in general. RV manufacturers are trying to hit a certain price point for their customers which are RV dealers and mattresses can be one of the most costly components for RV's. Usually they'll use a very cheap 1.2 lb density (the lowest high density foam) or a cheap bonnell innerspring unit with a polyester cover. Bunk mattresses can be even worse. The 2012 Airstream models, although they're not excellent, I think the quality of the foam is a fast improvement over previous years.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:47 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by JDS View Post
Where can one get a Tempur-Pedic for an AS? We have one at home & love it. We've got the "queen" bed in our 23' Int'l.

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Hi John,

Tempurpedic only manufacturers standard Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King. They can't to the radius, curved, and cut corners required for most AirStreams.

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:05 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Silver Otter View Post
Heck, we let the Tempur-Pedic hang off the end of the existing support board. The softness allows us to move around the larger footprint by merely pressing on the overhang with the side of our leg. We use all of our normal queen linens in AS or in house. That gives us multiple changes without purchase of special sized linens. It's a dream.
If you're ever in a situation where you have to file a warranty claim with Tempurpedic, I'd recommend first hitting Home Depot and extending the plywood so the mattress isn't hanging over the edge. Otherwise, Tempurpedic's mattress inspector will very likely deny the warranty claim. I've seen them do it before. :-)
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:11 PM   #35
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Tempurpedic's are notorious for overheating because they use closed cell visco elastic memory foam. You can get memory foam in both open cell and closed cell formulations. If you're going to go with a foam mattress, I'd stick to open cell as closed cell foams tend to trap heat.

There is also a new type of memory foam with a gel infused formulation. This type of foam is designed to keep you 1 to 2 degrees cooler than traditional visco elastic memory foam. That might be something worth looking into.

Something else the can effect temperature is foam density. Memory foam densities can range between around 2 LB to 8 LB per cubic foot. I'd aim for around a 4 LB density as it's a good mix between durability and airflow. The higher the density, the longer the durability but the trade off is lower airflow.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #36
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Our 75 is the twin bed configuration. We have Tempurpedic on our queen at home so we wanted the same for our AS. Luckily the Denver mattress store where we bought had 2 extra long twins that they had not sold before the new year models came out. Got a great price on them. The original mattresses were still in ours when we bought it. Double nasty!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:58 AM   #37
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Finally had the opportunity to try the new Select Comfort mattress we installed about 3 weeks ago. After the first night, my wife promptly proclaimed no morning backache. To me it felt perfect. Gave the old mattress away.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:25 AM   #38
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Wally and Costco toppers make a huge difference for us ...
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:39 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by Silver Otter View Post
We have the original Tempur-Pedic in both the AS and our Cabin. We don't find either of them any "hotter" than a regular mattress. We DO find that we feel 10 years younger when we get up in the morning compared to a "regular" mattress such as we experience in hotels. The old bones stiffnes is gone and we sleep so much more soundly. We love them and recommend them to our family and friends.
I am just getting into that getting old age feeling. So much so that in April/May i felt I was dying. I have a few ailments and I thought it was mostly that...but I also knew I needed a new mattress. Well, I was going the tempur-pedic route and entered a sleep number store. I ended up purchasing a combination mattress from sleep number that have the best of both world--air and memory foam. After spending a month on this mattress, I feel like a new person. A good mattress (air or foam) does make the difference when you are getting older and the body aches. It was the best money that I ever spent. I feel like a million bucks. I was aching so much and now those aches and pains are gone==no more. I still have the pains from my cancer....but the new pains--the back aches, the aches in my arm, shoulder, and stuff are no more. I feel like a new person. A good mattress does wonder. My mattress at home was so pathetic....that my A/S mattress was heaven in comparison. I know I am digressing....but I had to put in my two cents worth.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #40
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Even though we haven't purchased our AS yet, I know that I won't sleep one night on the factory AS mattress from everything I have read. Looking forward to your review. A good mattress, IMHO, is one of the most important components of staying happy and healthy :-))
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:22 PM   #41
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We had the opportunity to sleep on the Rocky Mountain mattress. I can report we are completely satisfied with the comfort and we didn't experience any problem with the mattress retaining heat. I can report however that as part of their Independence Day special we were provided two of their custom pillows. Those pillows were very, very hot. The pillows are way overstuffed with remnants that remain from where they cut the mattress. I picked the seam of the pillows, removed about 15 cups of filling from each pillow and sewed them back up. Reducing the filler solved the problem of overstuffed pillows ... but the pillows are still very hot. I think I'll just cut the pillows down further and make some decorative pillows out them.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #42
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So a youngen's point of view, my better half and I ( we're in our early 30's) sleep on our factory mattress( full time ) with a memory foam topper. Its a place to sleep but the quality of sleep just isn't there. We have been considering a bed in a box from Costco for quite some time now. After reading the comments I'm glad to know its just not us. May be at Costco first thing in the morning. Anybody else went this route?

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