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Old 07-17-2003, 05:54 AM   #1
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Hi All!

My '94 Limited came with an original inner-spring RV queen mattress with blue ticking that has "Airstream Silver Cloud" embroidered on it. It is a terrible mattress; it sags in the middle, and the seams are coming apart. We're investigating getting an airbed mattress. As soon as we do, the old one has GOT to go...

But... it's EMBROIDERED with AIRSTREAM!!!! As silly as it sounds, I'm having a tough time tossing it out...

Anybody interested in a used, sagging, split-seamed embroidered Airstream mattress?

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Greetings Roger!

Just a thought.

Have you considered excising the embroidered section of the mattress and using it as a decorative accent? A seamstress with a quilting machine could add a border and make a pillow sham - - or it could even be incorporated into a bed spread or something along those lines.

Another possibility would be to use the embrodered design as a pattern. One of the upholstery shops in my area had a computer controlled embroidery machine that could duplicate such designs for use in interior products - - an acquaintance had the embroidered Cadillac Crests from the front seats in his Eldorado duplicated and embroidered on custom lap robes for the rear seat passengers.

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Hi, Kevin...

I had considered cutting the logo (and a large area of covering) out before I trash it. I will undoubtedly do that... I just hadn't decided what to do with it after I did.

Those are excellent ideas... Thanks!

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if i was getting a mattress i would get one of the new nasa sponge ones . will cost a few pennies but you cant believe how comfortable they are. i have the sponge 4inch topper over a airstream mattress and im going to go up to knoxville to a company and get a set of mattresses made for my motor home. if you spend a lot of time in the coach it is worth it. if the old cover is in god shape i would try to reuse it. lol
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foam v. airbed

We want a bed that will be just like what we currently have. We considered the foam ones, but opted instead for the airbed as we have a Comfortaire at home and are very pleased with it.

Believe me, I've considered having a new mattress shoved inside the old cover, but it's coming apart at the seems. Sorta like me I guess !

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my neighbors trew away their $1000 dollar air matress after sleeping on the nasa foam. it is a preference thing. what ever you have adjusted to. lol
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Where do you purchase the nasa mattress.......is it available in twin size?
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the airstream version will have to be custom made. i have planned a trip to a company in knoxville tn to get a couple made cost unknown at this time i will post when iget them. i m using a 4 inch nasa foam pad over a airstream mattres sealey poisturpedic. the mattress by itself is not very comfortable. but with the pad i sleep great. lol
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you can get the sponge from ebay. search seller reigle3 and you will get a look at the items he has for sale. he only sells bedding products. read his adds and that is what you will get. not a rip off seller. i plan to buy the 4 inch memory foam and a three inch talay latex core that would make a seven inch mattress or two three inch cores for ten inches and cut it to the airstream size. only problem is the cover. need to get a tight fitting cover made. with the airstream corner . a airstream mattress is only 24 inches wide . that is the plan.. the four inch pad im using now will be the top layer for one of the mattresses. lol
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