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Old 07-11-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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Have you purchased a custom/new mattress? Any suggestions on type of mattress and/or a quality vendor?
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:33 PM   #2
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We bought ours from The Original Mattress Factory, one of the Temperpedic style ones. We like it so much we replaced the house one with the same thing too. Not a cheaper option but sleep is a necessary thing at our age! Besides we think it will last as long as we have the trailer....

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Old 07-11-2014, 09:53 PM   #3
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Archie,

I have 11 mattress stores, have been selling mattresses for over 20 years. If you want the best I recomend a latex mattress with a wool mattress pad, you will be warm in winter and cool in the summer. I try to sell everyone on latex, my entire family sleeps on them, it is expensive though. As to one brand over another I dont think it makes a diffrence if it's 100% natural latex. More economical would be pocked coil construction, again with a wool pad for moisture management. Shop around your area and find something you are comfortable on is the most important thing, and make sure the store makes them in rv sizes. That is 60x75 for a queen size.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:16 PM   #4
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Thumbs up The best mattress

The best mattress IMHO is a sleep number mattress. They make rv sizes and Camping World is an authorized Sleep Number dealer. Authorized Sleep Number folks are the only ones that sell them.
I purchased mine when they were on sale at killer prices. I ended up with one for the Airstream, Another for the Teton and a king for the house. I am a FIRM [play on words] believer, try it you'll like it !
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:22 PM   #5
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We have tried a number of ways to get comfortable. Finally after almost 4 years, we ended up with a sleep number mattress topped with a pure latex topper and mattress pad warmer.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:09 AM   #6
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We also went with a Sleep Number and we bought a real latex topper from Rocky Mountain.
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:55 AM   #7
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You can buy real latex toppers online and -- if necessary -- trim them with an electric kitchen knife. See sleeponitnow.com. They use Talalay latex, made in the USA.

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Old 07-12-2014, 07:21 AM   #8
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We thought that the mattress that was delivered in our 2011 FC 30' was terrible!! We went with a mattress from Rocky Mountain Mattress and are very satisfied with the result. It was expensive. One suggestion: at the time we ordered it, it was available in both 8" and 10" thicknesses. We went with the 10", but realized right away that the 8" would have been just fine. Good luck.
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I'll add that the 10" mattress covers the electrical outlets that are located on each side of the bed. We work around that by using flat plugs, but I think the 8" will clear the outlets.
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We purchased a mattress through Rocky Mountain Mattress. It is a latex mattress and we are very happy with it. No more aching hips when I wake up and my Wife (who has had seven back surgeries) sleeps very well on it. Sales person was very helpful and not pushy at all. It was a little spendy but worth every cent to us. Good luck!
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Since you have a 2014, it sounds like the mattress supplied with Airstreams are no better than in 2007. We put a foam topper on ours and the result was great. The topper is longer than the OEM mattress. I lengthened the bed by adding a piece of 1/4" plywood to the end of the bed support to add 4-5", moved the OEM mattress down and my wife made a bolster to fit in the space at the wall. The pillows are over that space, so you never notice it. I put a piece if plywood cut to the space so fitted sheets would have something hard to hold onto.

This means you don't have to buy those expensive RV sheets that are shorter than regular sheets. Our feet don't hang over the end of the bed anymore and the bed is now comfortable.

Afterward we started reading about the chemicals in foam and how they offgas for years. We thought about replacing the whole thing with natural latex, but we never did. Natural latex or other substitutes are expensive, but safer.

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WOW!!! I knew I had come to the very best place to get suggestions. Thank y'all so very much.

One thing I failed to let y'all know, we have the rear single beds. Which meanes both mattresses are curved at the head. So I guess I'll have to have the mattresses custom made.

I wonder if that style can be made in latex?

Anyone know of a good company who can produce a mattress or similar one?

Thanks again for y'all's help!

Fair winds and following seas to each of you. (Sailor talk) :-))
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I got one mattress from mattress insider online - a twin @$321 2.4lb HD foam 36ILD. I use a gel topper on it and it is comfortable. That said I have a solid latex dunlop bed at home and love it.
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WOW!!! I knew I had come to the very best place to get suggestions. Thank y'all so very much.

One thing I failed to let y'all know, we have the rear single beds. Which meanes both mattresses are curved at the head. So I guess I'll have to have the mattresses custom made.

I wonder if that style can be made in latex?

Anyone know of a good company who can produce a mattress or similar one?

Thanks again for y'all's help!

Fair winds and following seas to each of you. (Sailor talk) :-))

Rocky Mountain Mattress Company has the mattress drawings for all Airstream models. We replaced the double curved corner bed in our 23' with a 10" mattress from them. Best $700.00 I ever spent.


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