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Old 06-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Mattress..... spring vs. foam - need help!!!

So...we picking up our second Airstream -- a new to us 2012 Serenity 28 --- and we know something has to be done with that mattress. I strongly suspect the PO either had a topper or a different mattress as this one is pristine but it's the typical skinny foam mattress.

I've dug through this forum and it seems that most people are getting either foam mattresses (such as Temperpedic or Rocky Mountain), the air beds or toppers.... I have an open cell foam topper (from Rocky Mountain) on our other Airstream mattress and like it a lot but the full memory foam mattresses do not work for me.

I don't see a lot of people putting in a traditional spring mattress in and I"m wondering if that's because of the cost of a custom size (we have a short Q) or if there's a reason we should go with foam and not the spring?? Are they hard to get into smaller spaces (we have to get in the door and down the hallway but once in the door it's a straight shot to the bed)??

Thanks in advance for the help...
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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Het Suzzeee, I got a custom HD foam mattress and topped it with a gel topper. It sleeps very well; however, I will tell you that I went on a long hunt for the perfect mattress for my home and ended up with a fantastic organic latex. I would have gotten the same for the AS but the cost was higher than I could go with all the changes I have been making. Latex gives you many pros and is quite adjustable depending on your preference. You may wish to look that direction.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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Our Classic has a spring mattress. It is only marginally more comfortable than the spring mattress in our previous SOB trailer. We have a topper on it and it sleeps pretty good.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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We bought a new mattress for our 2005 about a year before we traded it in. We had them move it to the new trailer. It isn't fancy and didn't cost a bunch, but we like it.
Eurotop Innerspring Mattress - Short Queen, 60" x 74" x 8" - Parklane Mattresses PSR6074 - Bed Pads & Mattresses - Camping World
From Camping world and is a Eurotop Innerspring Mattress. On sale now for under $400.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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Sleep by Number is our choice. They are bit costy but they have a custom RV short version and fit... and is quite manageable to get in without twisting, turning and prying into place as you may find with regular spring mattresses...
http://www.sleepnumber.com/eng/categ...attress-deluxe
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Since we have a Tempurpedic at home, we got it for our Airstream so it would be the same.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:05 PM   #7
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We never even took our mattress out of the wrapper in our trailer. Went straight to Costco for a 12 inch memory foam mattress. Cuts easily with an electric meat knife to shorten it a little, and round those corners for the island bed.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone....

ASWifey..what brand did you get at Costco - was it Novaform? I've slept on a couple of Temperpedic's in hotels but that was before open cell became more common -- I wasn't a fan but I do like the 2" open cell Memory foam topper we have on the old foam mattress with a nice cool mattress pad over it in our other Airstream.... What did you use as a cover after you made the mods on the mattress -- modify the cover it came with or use a new mattress pad that fit? Sheesh...who knew buying a mattress would be so complicated
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Yes, it was the Novaform. We have a Tempurpedic at home, and like it just as well.

The cover is just a little loose now. We didnt even take it all the way off. Just rolled it back a bit, trimmed a few inches off, and rounded the ends. Then zipped it back up. We've used Novaforms in both our Airstreams, and the motorhome that we had.
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I did a mattress topper and it's fine. If I decide to change it out, I'd go with memory foam.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #11
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I just replaced the miserably hard mattress in my 2009 Flying Cloud last month with a great 8" foam mattress from MattressInsider.com It's 6" of soy foam with 2 top layers of Talalay latex. Incredibly comfortable and they did the custom radius cut on it. You'll need to measure or get the drawings of the original mattress from Airstream. They had the best price I found for Talalay at only $713 for a short Queen.

We tried every type of topper with the old mattress and nothing helped. Good luck.
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We purchased ours from Bradd and Hall in Elkhart Ind. They custom made our mattresses to size 32 x 76, all foam with (4") memory top (9") to include 2" pillow top for $325 ea. We've had them three years so the price may have gone up. They are great!

You can go to their website (BRADD&HALL) and check out the variety that they have as they are connected to the AS community and can make it happen.

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