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Old 12-15-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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Mattress - How Comfortable and what did you do.

Since I have been sleeping on my bed I am noticing that I just can not really get comfortable enough on it.What have all of you been doing to make it better?I am wanting to do something to sleep better than I am.Thanks All.

It just cant get any better than that.

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Old 12-15-2007, 07:07 PM   #2
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3" of memory foam.

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Old 12-15-2007, 07:14 PM   #3
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We started using an air bed on our houseboat 20 years ago. When we got our Airstream, we sold the boat and use an air bed in the airstream. We sleep on air at home as well. Fitted sheets etc. Would never go back to foam or any other conventional bed.
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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The front bed in my old safari is not the most comfortable. I tried a eggshell type pad (not bad but a pain to stow away). I found that what works well for me is a couple of self inflating Thermarest mattresses coupled together with a thermarest coulpleing strap. They roll up tight and anyone who has ever used them tent camping will swear by them. Good luck, I just used what I had. Robert
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:49 PM   #5
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Airstream best trailer in the world..with the worst bed. Howcome I hear this so often. I just looked at a camper with a full size queen bed (the queen in AS is NOT full sized queen. Airstreams foam is cheap...the camper I looked at Has a Simmoms pillow top a least a foot thick. Why o why does AS take so many short cuts is quality?
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:24 PM   #6
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We did the memory foam thing too, and it was a great improvement. Ours is 2 inches thick and I used a straight razor to cut it to the shape of the AS mattress. The only issue is that it has a tendency to slide around, so we bought a sheet of that stuff that keeps rugs and carpets in place but haven't tried it yet. On the other hand, we found the front bed (dinette) is very comfortable as is.
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:20 PM   #7
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We were in the RV Mattress business for a couple years so we pretty much had our choice. We chose a single sided innerspring pillowtop (with no fiberfill) mattress called Ultra Classic made by Prestige Mattress in Phoenix. It is a short queen and is very comfortable. The only alternative I would consider is a Talalay based latex mattress (Prestige Mattress's Latex Supreme). It's a little heavy for an RV but it has a life expectancy for 15+ years and is oh so comfortable. We sleep on one of the Talalay latex mattresses a home. Sweeeeeeet!
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:30 PM   #8
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I will add another vote for the memory foam "fix". I laminated 2 inches of quality memory foam to my high density foam mattress using spray foam adhesive from my local RV parts store. I now have what I call my poor man's Tempurpedic mattress and I'm very satisfied with it. I sleep on a Tempurpedic at home and have never had a better mattress. I did have to have a new cover made for the mattress to match the increased thickness, but that was needed anyway.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:43 PM   #9
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Would anyone happen to know if a heated mattress pad could be used on a memory foam topper?

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Old 12-15-2007, 10:49 PM   #10
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Hmm, never considered that, however our Tempurpedic at home didn't come with any warnings in that regard.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:50 PM   #11
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i'm not a fan of electric blankets or electric mattress pads...

i think that current passing so close to yer body is bad magic...

but i might put a pad UNDER the mattress on a timer and shut it off at bed time.

how 'bout a hot rock or hot water bottle and a night cap, of the hat variety?


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Old 12-15-2007, 10:54 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 12-15-2007, 11:26 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:24 AM   #14
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Had new ones made!

The Original Mattress Factory has a shop in Virginia Beach. On my 22 CCD I had an innerspring mattress made - and had all four corners curved so it could be flipped over. I used pillows to fill the void on the straight side. The thing slept great but weighed a ton - no fun to make or turn over.

I opted for a 7 inch foam mattress on the 25 FB - I thought I'd have a hard time getting used to it as I've always slept on an innerspring, but after about 2 nights, I was very comfortable. It only weighs about 35 lbs so it's easy to manhandle and make the bed.


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