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Old 07-15-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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Mattress replacement question

I have a 1979 31' with a full sized bed in the rear bedroom. There is a Sealy mattress on the bed, which may or may not be original, but it is uncomfortable if sleeping in late so I want to replace it.

Since the mattress accepts regular full sized sheet sets, I assume it is a standard off the shelf size. Haven't measured yet. Anyway I was just wondering what brand or type of mattress others had used for replacements.

Since the bed has storage bin drawers underneath and no box spring, I want a mattress that will work best for that arrangement. If anyone has removed the platform top and rigged it with a bedboard or something else for better comfort without sacrificing storage below, I'd like to know.


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Old 07-15-2009, 11:07 AM   #2
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I'd measure it and see if its a standard size. If not, check out custom mattress shops in your area.

My trailer has an unusually sized mattress with two rounded corners. I gave Custom Comfort mattress in OC CA. the old mattress to use as a template and they made a new innerspring mattress.

I used innerspring mattress without the box spring.

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Old 07-15-2009, 12:09 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by blickcd View Post
There is a Sealy mattress on the bed, which may or may not be original, but it is uncomfortable if sleeping in late so I want to replace it.
Two ideas for you:
  1. Don't sleep in late! or failing that,
  2. Get one of those fancy mattress toppers to add comfort.
The good ones aren't cheap, but they do an amazing job...
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:10 PM   #4
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Get a memory foam mattress. they feel great and don't weigh much.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:51 PM   #5
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My next mattress will be from K-mart.
I bought one of those rolled up three layer foam types in a box for a guest bedroom test.
Top 2" is the memory foam.
Liked it so much, swapped it for my main bed.

It could easily be cut to a reduced size if yours is below standard queen.

Takes about two weeks to expand completely.

I think was $200 for queen size
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:57 PM   #6
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I have now, and 86 with a rear full bed... 2 night stands on either side. A reguler full mattress works fine. Type of mattress is personal preferrence.

We got ours from Mattress Whse. It is a chain store that was running a sale. Seally pillow top... We tried all the mattresses, We did not like the memory foam because it will not let you move around, It actually made me clostrafobic, and was worse then a water bed to get out of.

Try a bunch of mattresses, go for the best price and comfort.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:53 PM   #7
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We've had the foam bed at home for a few years, can't live without it now. After about 7 nights in the Airstream we got a nice 12" foam mattress from costco. It isn't light, but weight well spent. We laid the old mattress on top to trace the rounded corners with a marker, then cut it with an electric knife. Heaven.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:20 AM   #8
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Costco has the memory foam types, we have one in the house. They are great. Walmart also has a "bed in a box" style. I think they are not entirely foam, have not tried them. They are $339 for a full size, $369 for a queen. Though you won't be able to cut to size if different from standard. They also have a large selection of foam type beds. They offer "site-to-store" pick up on many items. Here's the link: 12'' Euro Box Top iCoil Spring Mattress-in-a-Box: Furniture

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Old 07-16-2009, 05:24 AM   #9
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Sleep Number Bed

We love our Sleep Number Bed since we sleep on one at home; however, so many others seem to enjoy the foam mattress toppers as well and for so much less money which is nice in these trying times. Good luck and sleep well.
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