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Old 03-14-2005, 08:17 PM   #1
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Bedding Ideas

i just removed the front bed and the dbl bed in a 73 Soverign and was wondering what suggestions people may have for replacements. The foam covered with fabric beds that are currently in the coach don't seem to comfortable and the foam seems kinda gross after 30 years. I was thinking of just recovering them but then I thought there may be a better solution out there. Something more comfey? Any ideas?
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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Have you thought about using the same frames and purchasing double size inner sprung futton mattresses ? fairly close to the same size of the originals bed configurations, and probably a little more comfy. Jeff
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:43 PM   #3
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Beds Direct made custom made mattresses to fit my trailer. They are very comfortable and the price was very reasonable. Nothing like having a good night's sleep while away from home, the brick and mortar one, that is.

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Old 04-08-2005, 04:55 PM   #4
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Try an air mattress

My wife and I sleep on a SelectComfort Sleepnumber air mattress - it was prescribed by her back surgeon and I have to admit is the most comfortable bed we have ever had. Each person can choose his/her firmness level, from soft to very firm. Since we are going on a long trip, a good bed was VERY important to us. Thus, we are replacing the standard mattress provided by AS with a Comfortaire mattress. They make a Queen Short (60x75) perfect for an RV queen. Check out http://rv.airbeds-online.com/products.php.

I think they make twin sizes also that should fit in an RV.

It's a bit more than a regular mattress or futon, but for our purposes well worth it.

Good luck!

btw - flyfshr (FF), are you also a flyfisher? My wife and I met fly fishing...I was her fly fishing instructor... If you are on the road this summer, maybe we can meet, cast, and hopefully experience tight lines! See our itinerary at the following thread: http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=16062
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:40 PM   #5
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i just removed the front bed and the dbl bed in a 73 Soverign and was wondering what suggestions people may have for replacements. The foam covered with fabric beds that are currently in the coach don't seem to comfortable and the foam seems kinda gross after 30 years. I was thinking of just recovering them but then I thought there may be a better solution out there. Something more comfey? Any ideas?
When I did my twin to queen conversion, I purchased a custom mattress from a forum member who happens to be in that line of business, Bob Thompson. Needless to say, it's been a great one, same quality you would expect from a mattress in your home. Cut me a very fair deal on shipping as well. I'm sure if you PM'ed him he'd be happy to talk to you.
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Old 04-22-2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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twin bed conversion

We just purchased a '73 Airstream - rear bathroom and twin beds. We want to convert the twins to a full or queen. Any suggestions?
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Any ideas?..........
Before you write to Bob Thompson read his primer on foam mattresses in this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=15121

I found it very helpful.

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Bedding

I took out the orig. sofa/bed set-up in my '75 Sovereign and am replacing it with a new RV sofa bed sleeper. It's going to add some weight, but will look much nicer and probably be a little more comfy. I'm also pretty sure that I kept the sliding mechanism, and the tambour door set-up.

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Old 04-23-2005, 05:32 AM   #10
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Talking Twin to Queen conversion

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We just purchased a '73 Airstream - rear bathroom and twin beds. We want to convert the twins to a full or queen. Any suggestions?
We have a 75 Trade Wind with Twin Beds, What we decided to do, although it is some what of a pain, is to make a bridge with 3 pieces 2' x 2' x 3/4" plywood. At night we place them between the beds, slide the mattresses together and use a Queen sheet. (we found a foam strip to eliminate the space between the mattresses) In the morning slide everything back together. I can take some pics if this sounds confusing?
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