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Old 10-15-2009, 12:51 PM   #15
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Toppers come in soft, medium and firm. I have no idea how firm is firm. Maybe you could put a thin plywood board under it. Or take out the mattress, use a topper alone on the plywood that's under the mattress.

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Old 10-16-2009, 06:15 AM   #16
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Thanks for the advice. It looks like a mattress topper might be worth a try.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:27 PM   #17
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I too have a 2007 Safari FB. Tossed the matress. Gave me back pains that I never had before. Bought a Select Comfort "short Queen". Replaced the pump controllers twice before going with the remote controller. All under warrenty. I like it. No back pains; only it tends to scoot away from the head wall from time to time is the only complaint.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:33 PM   #18
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Well, people, our International CCD 23D has the curved mattress. I don't see any options for that on the site others suggested. So for NEXT summer it'll be either a topper or we'll find a replacement mattress with a curve in it.

Anybody found a curved replacement mattress?
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:17 AM   #19
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Jim,
Early on in this thread I posted a link to Americana Bear Beds. While I have no personal experience with them their website specifically states they make mattresses for Airstream travel trailers. Hope this helps, good luck. Here's the link:
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How much time are you going to spend on this mattress? If it is to be a nightly thing over a month or so, I think it would pay to get a good mattress.
I had a custom sized mattress made for the camper and sleep well every night. One of the conditions of sale was instalation. Did take some doing to get the mattress into and in position, but it was woth it.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:57 PM   #21
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We use a featherbed on top of our corner mattress and it makes all the difference in the world...and warm, too. We made a large duvet like affair to cover the featherbed...works great...
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:57 AM   #22
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How much time are you going to spend on this mattress? If it is to be a nightly thing over a month or so, I think it would pay to get a good mattress.
I had a custom sized mattress made for the camper and sleep well every night. One of the conditions of sale was instalation. Did take some doing to get the mattress into and in position, but it was woth it.
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Time on the mattress is not important, with 5 disc herniations comfort is important. If I sleep a total of two hours per night I consider it a good night. With the Airstream mattress 20 mins. would be a good night. Just does not make sense that a trailer with a sticker of 67,000 should have a mattress worth about 50.00. Some of the lesser SOB's that I looked at had sleep number beds installed from the factory.
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Has anyone totally removed the bed to open up the floor space and replaced with two recliners?
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:50 PM   #24
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OK, I know this has been covered somewhere on this forum, but I cannot find it. My wife and I agree ( does not happen often) that the factory mattress has got to go. I know it is a short queen and a regular queen will fit but other than going from mattress shop to mattress shop and trying them all does anyone have any suggestions? We need to sleep!
I found a local mattress shop/ builder which used the old mattress as a template for a quality innerspring mattress. It has two rounded corners. It was money well spent as I approach 6 years of ownership.
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A lot of big name mattress sellers speak in their gimmicky marketing terms to obfuscate the true nature of their product.

Foam Mattress Pads Memory Foam Platform Beds & More

Check it out. (You can trace the pattern of your RV mattress on a big piece of paper, fold it, and mail it to them. They will custom cut for a reasonable price.) I think this place equates price with quality.

There are 3 types of foams: conventional foam (petrol), visco memory foam (petrol), or natural latex (rubber tree sap, very durable but heavy).

All of them (whether cheap or pricey) can come in any level of INITIAL firmness and comfort. Usually, more expensive the mattress is more heavier and denser the foam is per cubic foot, which provides durability in long term.

The density, or weight of the mattress does not correspond to the softness or firmness. You can certainly have a foam that is light but firm -- the problem is a mattress like that won't last many duty cycles.

What's great is that you can create a mattress by specifying the firmness of each of the 3 layers.

When I learned that Tempur-Pedic is merely a visco memory foam top layer glued on conventional foam core albeit designed carefully, I felt being cheated.

Perhaps for many of you, the price for a quality mattress may not justify the utilization. In theory, cheap foam can save weight and can provide the similar comfort of expensive foam for the occasional RV camping.

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I too have a 2007 Safari FB. Tossed the matress. Gave me back pains that I never had before. Bought a Select Comfort "short Queen". Replaced the pump controllers twice before going with the remote controller. All under warrenty. I like it. No back pains; only it tends to scoot away from the head wall from time to time is the only complaint.
Update on the Select Comfort air bed experience; the outer shell fabric under the matttress containing the air bags has torn because the outer walls of the shell overlap the edge of the plywood and work to tear the fabric. In addition the new remote controller for the pump has the LED segments that have failed so you cannot accurately read the numbers. So I am done with air beds. I was willing to put up with the leting the air out when you travel to high altitudes, but all the other stuff going wrong is an unnecessary irritation.
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Having a Classic doesn't mean that you will get a good mattress. The original queen in my 2005 Classic was junk. My hip and shoulder always felt like I was sleeping on the board under the mattress. Even with a fancy $120 topper that I bought at International, it was just barely adequate.

I just finished replacing the queen in my trailer with twins. I bought two custom 8" thick 34x78 twins with the curved corner from Rocky Mountain Mattress Co. and used them for a short trip. They are really great.

The two custom twin mattresses cost $900 total with no tax or shipping. I sent them a drawing and a paper template for the corner shape. There are 3 layers of different foam plus some sort of membrane that adds lumbar support. The build quality of these mattresses is impressive. They are intentionally moderately firm, but they also have a 9" model with a softer top layer.
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