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Old 11-24-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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I like it firm, but...

not in my Mattress. Is there any one that knows of an alternative to that crazy thing they put in a new 27 flying cloud?
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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We have an '05 Safari 25FB. When she was new we also thought that the mattress was somewhat firm. Early on, we added a 1 1/2" memory foam topper to the mattress. We have slept on this combo a bunch (960+ nights/80,000+ miles) and find it quite comfortable. We like it better than our matttress at home.

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Old 11-24-2011, 11:49 PM   #3
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On our '09 27FB we tossed the trailer queen (bed) and replaced it with a good quality full size queen. One of the best modifications we have done.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:11 AM   #4
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I guess I'm just lucky, both my wife and I find the mattress in our new '12 International just to our liking. It is one step beyond firm, it's like a board but for whatever the reason we're enjoying it.
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We've added a memory foam topper as well, and now all is good...
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:19 AM   #6
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They only put great mattresses in the Classics - I replaced mine with a custom made 7 inch foam model. We have a local chain with a store and the factory in the back. Check the Yellow Pages or the internet to find the one closest to you.

The mattress topper seems to be good for a lot of people - it's cheaper too.

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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On our '09 27FB we tossed the trailer queen (bed) and replaced it with a good quality full size queen. One of the best modifications we have done.
Doesn't a regular queen size mattress fit poorly because of the need for the curve at the head of the bed? Isn't the extra 5 inches in length restricting for walking at the foot of the bed? We need to replace our mattress but I didn't think a regular queen size would fit.
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we put a 3" memory foam topper and now its a great night sleep.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:05 PM   #9
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Doesn't a regular queen size mattress fit poorly because of the need for the curve at the head of the bed? Isn't the extra 5 inches in length restricting for walking at the foot of the bed? We need to replace our mattress but I didn't think a regular queen size would fit.
A standard size queen mattress fits great in our 27'FB (the bed runs fore and aft). While the clearance is slightly reduced at the foot of the bed, we haven't had any issues with it. However, I would recommend making the plywood base a little longer to give better support if you sit on the foot of the bed. We haven't noticed any problems with the way the mattress fits against the shell at the head of the bed. While this works well in our 27' trailer, I don't know how good the fit is on the 25'FB.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #10
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Since the bed in the 25' is crosswise, the curve in the body at the head of the bed would cause a problem if a standard queen were used. We moved the mattress down after extending the plywood underneath and filled in the space between the mattress head and the wall. Then we could use standard queen fitted sheets instead of much more expensive RV sheets. This solved the shortness problem.

The OEM mattress was harder than hard and while that may have been okay 30 years ago, no longer. Thirty years ago I could sleep on the ground without a pad underneath, but not now. We put a 2" foam mattress topper on. They come in three grades of firmness and not knowing what we were doing, we choose medium and it is very comfortable.

After we bought it I learned about all the bad chemicals in foam and that it is not a good idea to buy it unless you get natural foam products. They are a lot more expensive. We haven't replaced it, but keep thinking about it.

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A foam mattress topper was the first change we made to ours. Still not as soft as I'd like but its better than it was. Only thing about the foam mattress topper is its warm.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #12
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Some people say the toppers are too warm and other say nothing about it. Ours doesn't seem warm. Maybe different brands act differently.

It may help that we have turned off the heat in the bedroom. To do that we had to get registers that do turn off unlike the OEM ones. We found them on a website run by a Winnebago supplier. They also match the colors inside the trailer better.

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #13
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Our '89 Excella had a fullsize platform bed when we got her. Very flimsy spring mattress was awfull. The configuration was are joke, impossible to walk around and it wasted vast amounts of storage.

Our solution was to remove platform top and cut down the vanity table to the same height as the bed base. I installed 1"x1"X2" alum brackets around exterior walls at the height of the bed base every 12". Using 2 pcs of 1/2" BC plywood I screwed ply to old base and new brackets. To acess storage in old base I cut removeable ports in ply. I then made a cardboard template of new bed, which I brought to local matress mfg and had 2 foam matress' made (pricey but well worth it for a good nights rest). Then I ordered 2, 3" memory foam toppers that I cut to fit new matress'.

We could not be an happier and sleep better than at home. I'll try and post pic's.
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Just ordered a custom mattress for my 2012 27' International. Got it from rockymountainmattress.com. I've got a very nice Tempurpedic at home and had them match that as best they could. Now sleeping in the airstream is amazing! I would never skimp on a mattress! Mattress was pricey. Around $1000, but I'd rather pay that than toss and turn all night!
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