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Old 03-22-2018, 05:00 PM   #1
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Just bought a Flying Cloud 25FB, love it! Except the mattress. Is it a special mattress that I will get used to after 2 years? Does it have magical powers linked to the AS mojo? Or should I dump it for a memory foam mattress? Does anyone have recommendations? No budget constraints. Thx
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:06 PM   #2
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Mattresses are very much a matter of personal preference. We are fairly comfortable on the standard mattress in the front bedroom, but the cushions on the dinette, made into a bed, are really uncomfortable...

Search the forums for an assortment of different options including custom ones...
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:31 PM   #3
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We also have a 25' FB with a queen and a couple of years ago replaced the original mattress. Bought one from Rocky Mt. Mattress, big improvement and they have the AS plans to contour it to the trailer like the original.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:05 PM   #4
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Try this thread. I just posted a question there myself. Good luck!

Trimming a Memory foam mattress
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/trimming-a-memory-foam-mattress-168284.html
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:05 PM   #5
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We replaced our FC25FB mattress with a 60x80" queen hybrid mattress from Sam's club to fit my 6' 5" height. We loved it so much we replaced all the mattresses in our home with the same mattress. Now we sleep equally comfortable at home as in our Airstream. Actually, I always sleep better in the Airstream!
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:05 AM   #6
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We went to Costco and bought their 2" Nova? brand memory foam topper. Now we love the mattress, firm with just the right amount of give to take the edge off.
We bought the full mattress size,which is long enough, but comes up short about 2" on each side. This is fine for us because neither of us sleep right on the edge.

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Right now, we are sleeping on Thermarest luxury map sleeping pads. Even those are better than the stock mattress.
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:38 AM   #8
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There is a "Consumer Reports" video on Youtube that while it does not give you theie specific data, there is a lot of information on mattress types and why one is better based on your sleeping style. Pat
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We tried the fanciest Denver mattress, from Lipper Components, for a while. Looks wonderful, feels good, appears to be well made. However, it was too soft for us. Two sleepers rolled together toward the middle, arms fell asleep at night, and we had to roll uphill to get back to the edge of the mattress when trying to get out of bed in the morning. This might be a good mattress for someone else, but it was not a good mattress for us. We returned it.
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We bought a mattress from Rocky Mountain Mattress five or six years ago. Good service. No regrets.
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Id be debating this too but foremost in my mind is the bigger problem that the platform the front street side twin is on is not level. 🤨 It tilts towards the aisle so Im always feeling like Im slowly rolling off.. but the mattress seems ok otherwise to my tastes....
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-- snip -- the front street side twin is on is not level. -- snip --
Immediate fix is to layer some towels under the mattress. Then when you have time and budget, level the platform. Investigate to understand what is causing the issue as a foam mattress will sink around you and can cause the issue you mention, even if the platform is level. Depends on how you sleep on it. Had similar feeling. Moved away from side and issue improved.

Good luck on your problem solving. Convinced regular innerspring with good topper is the ticket. Pat
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Interesting topic. We went with the 'Bed in a box' memory foam mattress. We bought the Firmest one listed, in that shorter RV queen size.
Its in that bamboo fiber wrap stuff, suppose to be cool.
We had it a year in our previous travel trailer. When we bought the AS, we asked if we could swap mattress. The dealer said, heck yeah. Even helped me swap them.
Its a thick one, like 15 inches, you don't sink, it doesn't give, most comfortable. Queen sheets with deep pockets work well.
The only drawback, other than not wanting to get up out of bed, you have to really help the rear queen bed to lift and hold it, to get to storage below. made in east Tennessee.
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And there you are. We have same mattress, but a full size queen. It does sink down, makes a hole and is difficult to move around. It's likely because I'm a big guy. It is better that stock, but should have been better if we had just known. Rookie error, right?

Figure out what works for you. We are all different and what works for me may be horrible for you. Sounds obvious, but the concept of "firm", "soft", "fluffy" all are polarizing and seem to draw us to the wrong solution. Spend time (hours) in a store and buy the one that is most comfortable for you. Pat
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