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Old 03-22-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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I have a Safari 25 FB with twin beds and am looking for a source that can custom make a wider mattress with the curve.

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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I have been working on purchasing twin beds for a planed queen to twin conversion on our 30 foot Excella with a company called ArtisansMattress.com.

They seem to be able to make any shape or size required.
I Can't really recommend them since we have not made a purchase yet. They may be A good place for you to start.

They use www.tempurpedic.com mattress and are certified to modify mattress and still preserve the full 20 year factory warranty.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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We bought a generic 8" memory foam queen mattress and carved out a pair of fat twins with our trusty electric knife. Bride then sewed up a pair of covers and we were good to go.

So far, a vast improvement over the standard mattresses we replaced.

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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We had a boat upholstery shop replace the foam in our Airstream. They build mattresses for boats and are accustomed to requests lime these. We got the same mattress back and the only way you can tell is that it is heavier and way more comfortable.
Great addition to the Airstream!
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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I found this place to be the most reasonable. I lost the battle however and we got a memory foam mattress pad from Costco and cut it to fit. So far it seems pretty comfy.


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Old 03-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #6
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As another possibility, check out:

rockymountainmattress.com or call 866-733-3132

You can download their catalog. They have bedding and comforters as well. I just checked their site and there is a promotion in place.

We ordered their 8" mattress (range is from 7 to 14" thick) and pillows for a 25FB where the front right corner tapers due to the radius in the front shell. They can make any shape mattress if you send them some measurements and the thickness determines the dent in the wallet. My wallet lost $635 for the mattress with no shipping or taxes.

We ordered custom sheets from Airstream when the trailer was ordered. I slept (really tossed and turned trying to get comfortable) one night on the Airstream mattress at the dealership. I knew my wife would not be pleased. Thus I ordered a new mattress. We were constrained on the thickness of the mattress due to the sheets ordered to fit the 7" Airstream stock mattress.

If there had not been the custom sheets, we would probably considered a thicker mattress. However, the mattresses get heavier as they get thicker.

YMMV
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We had one made at Rocky Mountain Mattress and we LOVE it. It was kind of spendy, but my opinion is that it's always money well spent if it brings a good night's sleep! They were great, really easy to work with, and I wouldn't hesitate to order from them again.
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Greetings Denis4x4!

I don't know whether shipping would make it prohibitively expensive, but I have been very well satisfied with the custom twin mattresses I had made for my Overlander about ten years ago. I went through Lebeda Mattress Factory . . . a comparatively large manufacturer in the Midwest. The mattresses that I chose were from the Legacy Extra Firm series. Even after ten years, I am thoroughly satisfied with the mattresses and would not hesitate to recommend their products. I believe that there was a $75 up-charge over the base mattress that you select for custom sizing. While it has been ten years ago, I believe that the price for my pair of custom twin mattresses was about $725 and I picked mine up at their DuBuque, Iowa location so my cost didn't include shipping/delivery.

Good luck with your investigation and research!

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I have the twin beds and our only complaint is that the mattresses hang over the plywood bases by about 5" causing the mattress to slide toward the center of the trailer when sitting on it or sometimes during the night(no edge support). Has anyone replaced the plywood with wider material and perhaps a 1" raised lip? Seems like a good fix.
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Greetings voremus!

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I have the twin beds and our only complaint is that the mattresses hang over the plywood bases by about 5" causing the mattress to slide toward the center of the trailer when sitting on it or sometimes during the night(no edge support). Has anyone replaced the plywood with wider material and perhaps a 1" raised lip? Seems like a good fix.
What you describe is exactly how the original twin beds in my '64 Overlander are designed. I think that the original design was such that an owner could choose to have a wider than standard mattress as the base has ample vertical supports for the mattress in addition to the sliding "tray" that the mattress sits upon which has a 1" oak lip to hold the edge of the mattress. The setup has worked beautifully with my custom mattresss (but they only hand over the side of the bed's base by about 3").

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I have the twin beds and our only complaint is that the mattresses hang over the plywood bases by about 5" causing the mattress to slide toward the center of the trailer when sitting on it or sometimes during the night(no edge support). Has anyone replaced the plywood with wider material and perhaps a 1" raised lip? Seems like a good fix.
Just today I placed an 8 inch wide piece of 5/8 inch OSB below the mattress, I used 2 - 1 inch screws to hold it in place so that there is a 4 inch overhang that will support the mattress and keep it in place. It made a big difference in just sitting on the bed.



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We bought a king size 12" memory foam mattress at COSTCO, and cut it with a bread (serrated) knife and later with a power turkey knife to fit out twins. Easy and VERY comfortable.
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I ordered two slabs of 6" foam online and two slabs of 2" memory foam for toppers. Cut with a knife to fit. It's not pretty but covered all with elastic edged fitted sheets and a couple of fitted mattress covers from AB Lifestyles. Very comfortable and about a third of the cost of custom made mattress.
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I ordered two slabs of 6" foam online and two slabs of 2" memory foam for toppers. Cut with a knife to fit. It's not pretty but covered all with elastic edged fitted sheets and a couple of fitted mattress covers from AB Lifestyles. Very comfortable and about a third of the cost of custom made mattress.
What site did you order your foam from? Do you recall the density that you used? Thanks!
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