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Old 11-04-2016, 04:04 PM   #29
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Been there, done that. Many times. Never again.

That's what wife said. Me? Again for sure, but too old to backpack now.

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Old 11-04-2016, 04:12 PM   #30
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Thermarest pads are awesome. At first I was like, $100 for an air matress?!?!" Then I slept on one.
Used one for many years on the Bruce Trail, The Long Trail, The Rideau Trail, LaCloche Sillouette trail, and many others.
It was well worth the $80 I spent on it.

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Old 11-04-2016, 08:50 PM   #31
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Actually found one along the highway. Probably blew out of a truck. No name or address on it. Extra long thermarest. Used it for years--it's probably still around here somewhere.


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Old 11-05-2016, 09:27 PM   #32
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I can't say we were impressed with the stock mattress that came with our '14 Classic. But, in full disclosure, most "RV" accouterments are not made for someone 6'6" and 300lbs.

Upgraded this summer to a 9" 100% Latex (Dunlop & Tallalay) custom mattress from Rocky Mountain. Perfect. Better than our bed at home. I'd never heard of a latex mattress before my wife bought this. Of course, when I found out how much it cost, I decided that I was going to love it no matter what... Fortunately, it lived up to the hype.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:39 AM   #33
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I sleep just fine in my 2013 Classic, but...
When I roll over a knee or elbow can actually feel the coil springs even with a memory foam mattress topper.
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:04 AM   #34
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My queen in my 2012 25fb felt like it was made out of cardboard and coil springs. Bought one of those memory foam mattress off of amazon that comes vacuum sealed in a box. I couldn't be happier with it. It did take a few weeks for the chemical smell to go away.
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:10 PM   #35
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Late Model AS Mattresses

It's all a matter of personal preference. My wife is completely satisfied with hers, I hate mine and will replace it as soon as the season ends. We are accustomed to a relatively firm mattress at home. My AS twin mattress is entirely too soft. I find it necessary to turn as I sleep and the soft mattress makes this very difficult. One of the factory problems was that the mattress overhung the platform by 4 inches. This left 4 inches of the mattress unsupported! I asked a factory rep at the Lewisberg International rally and was told that this was done to keep users from bumping their shins on the platform, wow! I corrected this with a new wider piece of plywood on the platform top. I now have a mattress that is effectively 4 inches wider but it is still too soft.
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:34 AM   #36
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Ian, look forward to your report. Thanks!

I bought my heated mattress pad at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Went for the pricier Sunbeam version with the dual controls. Invariably, the mate, dog, parakeet or whatever one sleeps with has a different opinion when it comes to temperature.
FlyAtNight --

Well, I have failure and success both to report. First, failure - when I thought the Airstream Service Center had mattresses in stock to try; what they really had was a display rack with 1 ft^2 mattress samples to push your hand into. So as far as the special order luxury options at Airstream, it was a full, 100%, dud.

However, when I was on the factory tour on Tuesday, we walked by the mattress stations with enough time for me to dash out of line and investigate what's going into this years trailers closely. All of them seem to effectively be the same coil spring foundation we have in our slightly older trailers, but with pillow-tops added in every case.

I did not get to lie on one, but am thinking the result is effectively what you would get with the current mattress + 3" topper.

For myself, I think I'll bit the bullet on the 8" Rocky Mountain gel-infused mattress option; that or a tempurpedic full-size.

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Old 12-31-2016, 07:09 PM   #37
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Great information here! The queen mattress in my 2015 was just ok. Then sold and bought a 30' Serenity with twins. I think the mattress is worse! And, hangs over the support edge, unsupported.
At the dealer on Friday I noticed the mattresses seemed taller and firmer in the 2017 models, and were supportive around the edge.
I placed an order to replace them @ $625 each. I hope this works!
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:21 PM   #38
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I think we are going to replace ours next spring with a custom latex matress. I can get one made in Portland to fit, and I can pick the firmness after trying them at the store.

http://mulliganmattress.com

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Old 01-06-2017, 04:24 PM   #39
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We have a 2016Classic. Added a 3" memory foam topper and it is great.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:45 AM   #40
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We replaced the stock queen mattress in the 2013 25Fb International Serenity with a 8" Rocky Mountain mattress when we got it home. One night at the dealership was enough on the stock mattress.

We left the twin mattresses at the Airstream factory on our 2014 31' Classic and put in 8" Rocky Mountain twin mattresses when the unit arrived.

We replaced the stock mattress on our 2015 23D International Serenity with a 10" Rocky Mountain mattress when we got it home.

At some point, we will upgrade the 8" twins in the Classic to the 10" Rocky Mountain mattress.

The 600 thread Airstream custom sheets would have been loose on the 7" stock queen mattress in the 25FB but fit the 8" Rocky Mountain mattress perfectly. The same great fit happened for the 8" Rocky Mountain twins in the Classic.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:34 AM   #41
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This has been an interesting thread. There seems to are many folks here who have gone to the Rocky Mountain company for a replacement mattress. I just went to their website and see they have a section just for Airstream trailers and how to get the proper mattress schematic from the factory. I sent off the form to Airstream asking for the mattress schematic and with luck they will get back to me.
I know this might be a hard question, but is there any type of consensus as to what is the best Rocky Mountain mattress to purchase? It's not like one can sleep on these things for a week to decide.

Thanks in advance for any input

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Old 01-08-2017, 06:57 AM   #42
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In our 2014 31' Classic twin bed, the 8" Rocky Mountain mattress is perhaps two inches lower than the center night stand. The ten inch would be about level with the top of the night stand.

We have the 12" King Rocky Mountain mattress at home and like it very much. We have the ten inch in the 23D and would consider the ten inch twins for the Classic in the future. We sleep well on the 8" twins, but there is a perceptible change in comfort going to the ten inch.

With the twins, one can take the factory mattress drawing and actually measure the existing platform in the trailer. It would easy to add four inches to shove the head of the bed to the rear wall (on the Classic) and have the foot of the mattress even with the bottom of the board at the front. For taller folks, another six to 8 inches of length could be added before touching the wall. If one orders the longer mattresses, remember to change the sheet sizes as well.

It is still an arm wrestling match to make up either the twin beds in the Classic or the 23D corner bed.

I forgot to mention that the original factory mattress in the 2013 25FB International Serenity was a 7" mattress. We had ordered the 600 thread Airstream cotton sheets which actually fitted the 8" Rocky Mountain mattress perfectly. We also ordered the same 600 thread Airstream cotton sheets for the 8" Classic twins and they fit properly. These are really great comfy sheets in cooler weather. We ordered 600,mthread cotton custom sheets from Rocky Mountain since we ordered a ten inch mattress and they work, but are not the same fitment or comfort.
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