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Old 06-16-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
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Best Bed Replacement?

I've been full-time in my 25 Safari for over a year now. And I've hit "that point" where I really need a "real" bed. The original bed that came with my Safari Six Sleeper is too soft.

So, what do people do for a bed replacement that has the rounded corner like the beds in the Safari??? Please tell me somebody out there makes a tempurpedic or something similar that will fit the Safari bed area.

Thanks in advance for any and all thoughts on this. I need a better night's rest.

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Old 06-16-2007, 10:08 AM   #2
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There are lots of "custom matteress makers" out there, any of which can do the custom shaped corners for an Airstream.

We found one here locally (Boulder, CO) we plan on using when the time comes for our '56 Safari. It's called The Foam Source and they will make a custom mattress out of any combination of foams you want - latex ($$$$), posturpedic ($$$), polyurethane ($$), other synthetics ($) - you name it they have it all different thicknesses, firmness levels, etc...any shape you want - give them a template, pick your materials and in about 3-4 weeks you have your mattress. They also have their most popular mattress compositions made up so you can kick the tires a bit too. Their prices weren't too bad - no, they aren't gonna give them away, but at a slight premium over a standard, ready-made mattress, it's definitely worth it, especially if you full-time!

They even have "free shipping", but then you can't kick the tires....I'm sure there is a place nearby you that's similar, get out those yellow pages ~


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Old 06-16-2007, 10:38 AM   #3
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Interesting. We find the mattresses in our 25 FB to be too hard. We prefer some softness so we put 3 inches of memory foam on top of the existing mattresses and, for us, that is a huge improvement. The discussion may be found here:
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:39 PM   #4
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Try a mariine outfitter. There are companies that make custom beds for boats in any size, price or comfort level.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:01 PM   #6
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Hey, Rich!
Long time no see...

check out "the vap" home page. Tim's got a link to a new contributor to his project, that makes custom mattresses. there's some info about them in the latest podcast...and I think there's a dicount for anyone that says they found it on "the vap"

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Old 06-16-2007, 07:11 PM   #7
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Just remember to ask for the best grade of memory foam should you go that way. A normal foam bed will last about two years with normal use unless you get a high grade foam.

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