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Old 12-16-2007, 04:27 AM   #15
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Memory foam cures everything.

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:31 AM   #16
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2" memory foam here also. Tried 4' and thought it was too cush.


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Old 12-16-2007, 06:04 AM   #17
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All these responses and nobody said the magic word?


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and yes the queen is about 6 inches to long, but foam cuts easy.

We went with sultan forestad w/sultan torsmo.

Forestad is 6" foam, fine with me, but was overruled and had to add 2" torsmo.
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:08 AM   #18
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:17 AM   #19
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memory foam. I put a 2" memory foam topper from Camping World. You can get on from Wal-mart too but you will have to trim it.
I have slept on my bed for about 550 nights in the last 20 months. I never slept on the bed without the topper.
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:22 AM   #20
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We put a memory topper on ours as well. Bought it at Costco and trimmed a few inches off to fit.


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Old 12-16-2007, 06:34 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Bob Thompson
About memory foam.....because it wraps around you a bit more than some other foams, it tends to sleep "hot" for some people. The warmer memory foam gets, the softer it gets. Get it too warm, and the support will be diminished. This is more of a problem with the 3 and 4 pound density memory foam. It's less of a problem with 5 pound density.

Some people have a bit of a hard time adjusting to the "valley effect" of memory foam. They find it harder to roll over in the middle of the night from the "valley" body impression they've made.

Durability: 3 pound density has a life expectancy of about 2 years.
_________4 pound density has a life expectancy of about 5 years.
_________5 pound density has a life expectancy of about 10-12 years.
That is one thing I hate to do is feel like I am being trapped.I hate the valley effect.I do like the smoother bed though.So you are saying that the 5 pounder has more density and would keep me from sinking in and getting that hot feeling.Plus I am a very light sleeper and tend to roll around a couple times.I would want to roll instead of climbing out of a valley.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:16 AM   #22
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Are there different grades of foam mattresses then? I mean, aside from the different densities?

I recently stayed at a hotel that had the Tempurpedic mattresses. I hated it. I thought the thing was initially too hard and then you sunk down in it, like sleeping on a bag of frozen jello; hard when you first jump on it then you sink down. That's the only experience I have with Tempurpedic other than the little sample kit they sent me when I inquired. Do they make different levels of them?

My bed at home is a King Koil king size, inner spring, with pillow top on both sides. I like it a lot. I'd like to get something similar for the trailer. Just not sure where to look to find a guy who will make one with rounded corners. I saw from the one post above that a guy in Phoenix must do it. I'd like to find somebody closer to home as the shipping on a big mattress would probably be as much as the mattress.

All I know is, the mattresses in my trailer now are horrible!
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:16 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by cosmotini
The mattress in our '08 A/S is much more comfortable than the one that came in our '04 unit. I believe the new mattress is an innerspring where the old one was just foam over bags of cement.

When we had the old A/S, we bought a memory foam mattress topper from the A/S store that is fitted and stays in place pretty well.

We kept the topper when we got the new A/S and the bed in the new A/S is now very comfortable.
We found the same thing with our '08 Safari. In a previous life with SOB we used a Costco Foam Topper (similar to the Temperpedic - 4" Grade 5) and had the valley effect to the point of needing a crane to get out of bed. Fortunately our new bed sleeps wonderfully. Had it not, we would have considered having a camper queen made by Stearns and Foster out of their latex material but as someone has said, it would have added to the tongue weight (FB) fairly significantly.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:25 AM   #24
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I have a bad low back and there is no way I can sleep on memory foam (tried it--waking up crippled is not my cup of tea). I am wondering about the Sleep Number bed, but had an older one at home a while back and wasn't too pleased with it.

Those of you with foam (not memory) mattresses--are they heavy, dense foam where it doesn't give a lot, or do you sink in like memory foam?

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Old 12-16-2007, 07:39 AM   #25
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Our 75 Trade Wind has (I think) the original foam cushions that make into the bed. They are slightly firmer then oak. With the memory topper we do sink a little, but we like it. At home we still sleep in a water bed...


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Old 12-16-2007, 07:47 AM   #26
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Would anyone happen to know if a heated mattress pad could be used on a memory foam topper?
We just put a heated mattress pad under our 1.5 inch memory foam and it's GREAT!!! I'm bad at getting to sleep and also waking up aching somewhere... so I'm pretty impressed with this set-up! (Especially last night at 36 degrees with rain in Asheboro, NC ^_^) I can't stand being COLD!! We do have a pretty sweet pillowtop that the PO had put in I'm sure... bless their hearts.

Toair... we have it on for a good while before bed and then turn it off so the "non-magical" beams leave us alone!

Hope you find your solution! I wouldn't go with the thicker memory foam but the slimmer one works great for us!

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Old 12-16-2007, 07:52 AM   #27
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Select Comfort, hands down!

We have a Tempur-Pedic adjustable king at the house - sleeps terrible for me unless I raise the head a lot and and the knees a bit, then it turns into a really comfortable sleep. Mary likes her side flat.

We slept on water prior to the adjustable foam and she had reoccuring back problems.

The installation of the Sleep Comfort was one of the best things I did during the rebuild of the '78 Sovereign. As you increase the air pressure, all of a sudden you get to a point where everything relaxes. Her side is set on 60, mine is 85.

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Old 12-16-2007, 07:58 AM   #28
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