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Old 04-21-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Best place to get custom mattresses for kids?

I did a general search and couldn't find anything. Please point me in the right direction if I missed some good threads....

We are removing the Queen in our 27FB and putting in two *almost* RV twins and a toddler bed (under the window) for our 3 kids (ages 8, 6, 4).

We need custom shaped mattresses for all 3 beds. We've heard of Rocky Mountain Mattress. Has anyone had experience with other mattress companies? Should we try a cheaper foam? Nicer mattresses? We are torn as to what would be the best option.

Any advice welcome! TIA!
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
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Ikea has great memory foam mattresses. They are reasonably priced, comfortable and non toxic. I cut mine with an electric knife before removing them from the plastic wrap. I have a twin bed Argosy.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:40 PM   #3
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I have made several custom sized beds from memory foam mattresses. I get them from Maw and Paw Bargains(spelling ?) on E-bay. They are very comfortable. They come in 8, 10 and 12" thicknesses. The 8" may work best in a trailer. I just get the next size bigger than I need, zip off the cover and cut it to size with a electric carving knife. Then cut down the cover and sew it back together to the size you need. I have found that you don't really need to resize the sheets. If they are a little big it really doesn't present a problem.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:22 PM   #4
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Also look at Bradd and Hall out of Elhart Ind. See the link below.

They offer a variety of mattresses on their website, and can custom size them. We've purchased RV sofa's (built to fold down to fit into a small door), both a sleeper and a jack-knife style and after finally thinking what we wanted the Airstream to be configured our current Villa U-shape. The attached picture of U-shape was a close out and they built the table, all for $1750.00. Shipped. They even built an ottoman that fits between the U-shape so this turns into 46"x78" bed if needed.

We purchased four mattresses from B&H over the last 12 years due to replacing the twin mid beds and needing the mattresses made with memory foam. Just as good as our Tempurpedic at the house, IMHO.
If their prices were not competitive or reasonable there would be no way we'd tried the many things we've attempted.

Great to work with and it will arrive very quickly.

https://www.braddandhall.com/productcart/pc/home.asp

Good luck.

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:27 PM   #5
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The Foam Factory

I like these guys:

foam mattress slow recovery, memory foam, latex matresses, toppers, camping pads, eggcrate convoluted foam,

Really good foam at good prices. Get it rectangular closest to you need, then shape it with a good carving knife (I use my J.A. Henkles) and you're there.

It really is good stuff. I built a custom bunk bed/couch unit to replace the front gaucho in my 34 footer that goes across the front. The lower bunk I put a reclining back rest on it so we can use it as a couch during the day to watch TV, and then my son sleeps on it at night. I used 5 pound density foam for the bottom since we would be sitting on it a lot, and 4 pound density foam for the back. For the upper bunk, I used 4 pound density foam. It's very comfortable! I've attached a pic of it; with the raw foam and no sheets/covers....

Based on this super positive experience, I recently bought a 4" thick mattress topper from them in the 5lb density foam for my King bed in the house.

These guys will take care of you. The sheets are another matter, but we just use normal sheets and tuck them in under it.

Best of luck!
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:45 PM   #6
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We ended up cutting an ikea memory foam mattress for our front bed. Then we made all of our rear bunks out of ikea foam futon mattresses, which are made of two slabs of foam w memory foam tops, hinged together with fabric covers. It was far more economical than any other way I found. Our airstream sleeps eleven, so that's a lot of foam. Here are some work-in-progress photos of ours.
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Coolio!

Wow! Now THAT'S what I call a bunkhouse!
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:07 PM   #8
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Thanks! With seven kids who are all preteens and teens, and Grandma who travels with us-- we needed a lot of room. We had to go entirely custom to get the prefect setup for our big gang. We sure love the new bunkhouses, too, though!
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Good design is simple and practical. Very well done! You must be creating some wonderful memories for your family. I wonder how many family members will be around your campfire in 20 years? And Airstreams! You may as well buy a campground now. Jim
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