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Old 08-04-2010, 10:22 AM   #1
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Mattress topper

I have a 31' Classic and the foam mattress on our short queen is not very supportive and it is killing my back. Does anyone know where to find a 2-3 inch firm mattress topper? Also, if you have one, how is it working out?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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We bought a memory foam mattress topper for the bed in our new 25' FB. I got it at Kohl's, and although it's sized for a normal queen-sized bed, it fits with no problem on the A/S short queen bed. We have a Tempurpedic mattress at home, and this makes the bed in the A/S just as comfy! I'd say it's about 2" thick.

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:31 AM   #3
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:42 AM   #4
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We bought this from Overstock, and the wife now says the bed is better then the one in the house. I wouldn't go less then 3" if you want something you can actually feel and give you more support. Buy the Queen and it's a perfect fit, we only had to cut the corners to match the mattress.

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:58 AM   #5
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I don't mean to hijack this thread at all; however, should your topper selection not solve your back issue try for a mattress that will most likely solve your problem for a bit more $$$$.

We replaced that rock hard thing Airstream called a mattress with this one and she sleeps in her comfort hardness and I in mine. They sell RV Short Queen sized. It's wonderful I guarantee you.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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For those with twin bunks, we bought 3" queen size at Sam's club, cut it to fit, and have very comfortable beds. Liked it so much we bought memory foam mattress for the house.

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Old 08-04-2010, 01:07 PM   #7
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Found a great use for electric carving knife, cuts foam, with ease.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:41 PM   #8
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I have a 31' Classic and the foam mattress on our short queen is not very supportive and it is killing my back...
how'd u end up with a foam mattress?

these units came with an INNERspring mattress as standard issue.

the inner spring mattress happens to be VERY FIRM perhaps overly supportive.

and a mem/foam topper helps THAT a lot (many sources i got 1 at camping world 5 years ago)

IF the issue is a SOFT/"not very supportive" primary mattress,

a TOPPER will not solve that issue, unless the topper is somehow FIRMER.

mem foam tends to be SOFTER than base mattress foams.

lots of ways to ADD firmness (plywood under a thin top mattress pad) but none are very good.

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We bought a "California" King 3" topper from Overstack, then cut in in half to make toppers for each of the twins in our Excella. The underlying mattresses are 6# foam which we had custom made using the original innerspring mattress as a guide. They are great!
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:15 AM   #10
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Maybe someone who hates their OEM mattress because it is like lying on a piece of plywood will trade with you. Why not make that offer? Or, at least, see if anyone wants to sell their OEM mattress. Otherwise, you'll have to have a mattress custom made if there are any curves at the head.

We hated the OEM mattress and solved it with a memory foam topper, but your issue is different.


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