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Old 09-22-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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Question Mattress for Jack Knife couch?

We've got a 78 Trade Winds with a front dinette and a jack knife couch in the middle - we sleep on the folded out couch.

The original (believe it or not) mattress has to go, now that we'll be using the trailer more often.

Given that the mattress has to fold in the middle lengthwise, what's the recommendations? Should we try to have a folding mattress custom made, use a futon mattress with a foam topper, or get the best foam we can and make the mattress out of that?

We'll be having the couch reupholstered, obviously, in the process.

Opinions, thoughts and recommendations are welcome!

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Old 09-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #2
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Probably the best thing I can think of, and of course the most expensive, is to get a pair of twin RV mattresses, and extend the frame so when you open it, you will have an RV queen or king bed. Topping with memory foam would help as well, but having more room to sleep would be great. We've slept on an RV double in an Airstream, and it's--cozy.
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That would be a good plan, but we only have like 18" of walk space between the edge of the folded-out bed and the dresser. I don't know that the twins would fit, but I'll check it out....
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Have you tried a futon?
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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That's a pretty good thought, seeing as how that's about what this is. A place called MattressInsider.com will make us a hinged mattress....

Anybody dealt with MattressInsider?
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That would be a good plan, but we only have like 18" of walk space between the edge of the folded-out bed and the dresser. I don't know that the twins would fit, but I'll check it out....
The general idea is for it to be more-or-less folded up during the day, and only extended at night for sleeping. Most people can put up with the really narrow walkway at night.
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Looks like mattressinsider.com will make me a hinged mattress....
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I ended up having a hinged mattress made by a local upholstery guy. We used 2" of memory foam over 3" inches of heavy duty foam; we haven't slept on it yet, but I think it's gonna be a winner.

It was my plan, so I'm going to like it!
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