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Old 01-22-2008, 10:50 AM   #15
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We added an Aero bed topper to our queen. It uses a pump arrangement and dual controls, much like our Select Comfort at home. Cost was about $100. It adds significant comfort to the factory mattress. I've seen lots of Aero beds but not the topper. I'm not sure if it's still in production.


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Old 01-22-2008, 11:03 AM   #16
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Would also like to hear about the Tempurpedic for the A/S - Queen. Has absolutely been the best bed we've ever had at home. Heck, they say NASA developed it... I can see why those guys like to fly the shuttle... not a bad ride.
I never understood why NASA would need a mattress for a zero gravity enviroment...
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:16 AM   #17
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Thanks! Maybe 2004 was a bad year for mattresses? Do you have any suggestions for where I can get a memory foam topper? And do I just trim it to fit the corners or is that even possible?

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Toppers are a good way to go. It gives you the feel without the weight of the full "Tempurpedic" - they are HEAVY!.

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Old 01-22-2008, 11:17 AM   #18
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I have Safari SS with two rounded corners on mattress. I had Custom Comfort in OC CA. make an innerspring replacement. They used the factory mattress as a template. I had no problem getting the innerspring mattress through the door and onto the bed.

And BTW the factory mattess was awful-sunk in and bottomed out after a night. All the cushions in the trailer use the same foam and have a slow sinking feeling till you hit bottom. The new mattress was a big upgrade. I may look into opening up the sofa cushions and replacing the foam with something better.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:56 AM   #19
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We just purchased a 3" memory foam pad from and trimed the corners. It was $99 and it gives a excellent and very comfortable sleep. Every size is same price, so if need twins, just buy king and cut in half, otherwise buy queen. The mattress we covered with the memory foam is in excellent condition, just that is normal low end Airstream hard type type.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:31 PM   #20
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I called Tempurpedic and had a mattress custom cut for my A/S was the best thing I have even done works like a champ. Make a templete of the shape and they charged $100 more to cut it to shape.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:16 PM   #21
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Who did you contact at Tempurpedic to get a mattress cut to size?

We're spoiled when it comes to a good night sleep and are considering the Tempurpedic topper, did you look into that before you purchased a custom mattress?

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Old 01-24-2008, 04:11 AM   #22
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Thanks for the mattress replacement advice

Thanks to everyone who is contributing to this thread. Some great info and leads!

If I choose to go with the topper vs. replacement mattress, what's the recommended thickness?

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Old 01-24-2008, 04:53 AM   #23
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The ebay store for mrs. foam used to show the recommendations. I believe it was up to 3" for back or side sleepers and up to 1 1/2" for stomach sleepers. We went with 1 1/2" and it was just enough to do the job - our mattress was pretty comfortable before - Airstream product from around 1990.

ON Edit here is the site information: Which topper thickness should be used?
Side and back sleepers would benefit from a 3”or 4”pad Back sleepers will benefit from a 3”or 4”pad Stomach sleepers should not use more than a 2”pad Sleep Systems
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:47 AM   #24
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Any thoughts about if a "topper" will help resolve the dreaded sag in the middle of the mattress? Ours, a queen, has a definate sag and both people definately end up in the middle............
Also, ours is quite heavy and am wondering how heavy a therapeadic is......Dennis
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:22 AM   #25
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Ikea mattresses

I was just just in Ikea(the HUGE swedish warehouse style store)and noticed that they had many choices for foam mattresses in various degrees of firmness and as with everything that they sell, the price is right! They also have some very cool cabinet designs , made to order. Might be a good resource for cabinet doors for an AS redo.? Ikea offers a lot of style for very little money IMHO.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:49 AM   #26
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new mattress

I replaced my mattress on our 1979 28 ft Ambasador..It is like a temperpedic but a a great reduced price.. It is a standard double size.. We love it.. I got it from Merit Mart great prices...
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:15 AM   #27
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I have a Select Comfort with 4" of memory foam in our home and it is OK. When I was looking to repace the twin mattresses in our 78 Argosy I called around and found a dealer who sold Serta Perfict Sleepers with pillow tops @ $185.00 each. They are very comfortable and even though the width was @1-1/2" wider it was worth the loss of space. Most mattresses, unless custom made, will vary in size. I measured 5 different mattresses and got the two slimmest ones. I was just at Costco and they have the same twin on sale for @$125.00 each and Queen's for @$185.00.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:32 AM   #28
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Original Mattress Factory makes custom mattresses - I believe they are pretty much located in the eastern part of the country.


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