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Old 01-20-2014, 07:39 PM   #15
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Another vote for rocky mountain mattress and a suggestion...

If the mattress you currently have is in decent shape (but uncomfortable) you might look at one of their 3 inch latex mattress toppers and just add it to the top of the existing mattress. The Latex is amazing to sleep on and you would save a bundle of dough. You can order them cut to shape and with a cover or you can cut it yourself pretty easily with an electric carving knife. The latex is NOT like memory foam. It's soft but supportive without the body pitting that you get with memory foam.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:08 AM   #16
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Thanks…agree that the coil spring is the way I need to go..the foams are just to hot for us.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:34 AM   #17
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...the latex has been harder to cut. Still working on that... So if anyone has advice on cutting latex, please let us know!
The factory uses a bandsaw with a guard that exposes just the edge -- hard to duplicate.

I've had good luck with a sharp electric knife, the kind used to carve turkeys. Go slow and separate as you go.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:41 AM   #18
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Thanks…agree that the coil spring is the way I need to go..the foams are just to hot for us.
Too hot may mean that the foam layer is too thick and not able to breath adequately in warm Florida weather. If you have a spring base, it should allow a 1-2" topper of latex foam to breath properly and significantly improve the feel of your mattress.

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Old 01-24-2014, 05:07 AM   #19
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The factory uses a bandsaw with a guard that exposes just the edge -- hard to duplicate.

I've had good luck with a sharp electric knife, the kind used to carve turkeys. Go slow and separate as you go.
Thanks for the help. We've tried the electric knife, but maybe we'll try the band saw. And, like you mentioned, separating the foam as you go does help!
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:59 AM   #20
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Thanks for the help. We've tried the electric knife, but maybe we'll try the band saw. And, like you mentioned, separating the foam as you go does help!
Sorry if I wasn't clear -- the factory has a guard that exposes only the edge of the bandsaw because a standard bandsaw blade will NOT work. It will pull the foam down into the base.

A reciprocating kitchen knife will work well, if sharp. If you don't have luck with that, a sharp hand saw will work.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:15 AM   #21
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Anybody carved out a Temperpedic? I have one at home and would love one in the trailer...
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We bought a 3" foam topper, king size, on clearance, and cut it down tofit our two twin beds. Cut it with scissors, and it made a world of difference. Our beds are now comfy cozy.
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We used an Aerobed topper on our short queen. It has dual air controls to control the comfort level. Biggest issue is the air pump and controls. We just fill it to a comfortable level and then cap the air inlets and put all the hardware away. Usually we need to add some air mid season. We found one of these at an outlet store for $100.

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Memory foam (doubled if you can spend the $$) ... as primary or as a topper.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:40 PM   #25
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Sorry if I wasn't clear -- the factory has a guard that exposes only the edge of the bandsaw because a standard bandsaw blade will NOT work. It will pull the foam down into the base.

A reciprocating kitchen knife will work well, if sharp. If you don't have luck with that, a sharp hand saw will work.
You were clear, but I just did not read carefully. We'll be working on this tomorrow, and we'll leave the bandsaw in the garage! Thanks again...
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We got a memory foam topper from Costco and cut it to fit with a. Electric knife - works well!
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We bought the Sleep Number Queen with Radius cuts. This is my first sleep number, and there are pros and cons.

Pros:
- His / hers own mattress setting
- VERY Comfortable (we bought the extra memory foam topper)

Cons:
- Not good when a 80 lb retriever decides to sleep on the bed too. The Air gets redistributed from the weight of the dog, and no longer is your sleep number working correctly
- Not good if you decide to meet your significant other for "fun" in the middle of the bed. There is a foam divider between the 2 twin sleep number air mattresses that make up the queen bed. You will discover this during the "fun" visits
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:06 PM   #28
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Thanks to everyone for all the info..happy to report I have located a new 2014 Airstream mattress. Now just working the details of getting it shipped from Dayton to Tampa, have recommendations to use USHIP.com. Will probably use the foam topper on it that everyone seems happy with. Thanks again for all the help.
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