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Old 02-13-2007, 06:45 AM   #1
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we have twin beds and are going to try to get the horrible odor out with a ozone machine but if we can't will have to replace them.
Does anyone know where you can buy twins that will fit.
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:53 AM   #2
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Does anyone know where you can buy twins that will fit.
I have forgotten, do you have center twins, or rear twins?
If you have center twins, you can get replacements from Camping World, North Trail RV, Mark's RV, and our local Airstream dealer. If they are rear twins, you would be better off going straight to Our Family (our airstream dealer in North Fort Myers).
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:10 AM   #3
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My Argo had rectangular twins. Like Terry says I got mine at CW. They're longer than a standard twin -- JC Penneys has the longer college dorm sheet sets that work fine.

If you're getting a bad smell I'd wonder what the humidity is doing for you. A person does have to shut their Airstream up pretty tight if they're storing it outside. Many people here have recommended Damp Rid if you'll shut all the windows and vents. Got mine at ACE hardware. I don't know if all the following will actually have it in stock -- seems pretty universal: D A M P R I D - The Original Non-Electric Moisture Absorber

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Old 02-13-2007, 07:44 AM   #4
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We just bought this and it was stored under cover but for 2 years. It is dirty and we just have the odor in the back, it has rear twins.
I notice the odor most in the back and side bins and I assume that it migrated up to the mattresses.
We have put a de humidifier in it and that is taking lots of moisture out even as my husband is removing the carpet. I just can't figure why the bins smell. perhaps mildew but I am not sure.
We will, as I said try the ozone first to get the odor out, we figure we need 2 days of no work so it will probably be sat. and sun. or sun and mon.
I just want to be prepared with a price if I have to replace the matresses.
I will call family RV and see if I can get one.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:34 AM   #5
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Hi Bill and Nancy,

Maybe your odor is not caused by damp, or dirt... In 1999 I bought a new mattress for a guest room bed. It was a medium price, medium quality mattress. When we unpacked it, took off the plastic bag and set it up , it had a terrible smell - something between rotten flesh, mold and hot plastic.

We took it outside for a few sunny, breezy days figuring it would subside. But it didn't. So, I returned the mattress and got a replacement. It also had the same smell. This time I got my money back and went to a different store, different brand - it had the same smell as well.

After some extensive research I learned that most of the petroleum based foam stuff (think fifty gallon barrels of goo) comes from one chemical company and that they had a batch that reeked. It was used by many mattress manufacturers and at the time, there were numerous reports of this same problem. Maybe that is your trouble??? Maybe.....

My mattress never lost its strange odor and I ended up replacing it (again) a year later.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:06 AM   #6
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You might consider one of the new memory foam matresses. We are using one of the memory foam pads in our 25' FB, and love the feel. There may be a way to cut one of these to size.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:38 AM   #7
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Hi Bill and Nancy,
You can try using coffee in the Bins to remove any odors. It works in the refrigerator. Just place some fresh coffee in a cup or dish and place on the shelves.

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Greetings Bill and Nancy!

Another alternative, and one with which I have been quite pleased, is to seek out a local mattress manufacturer. Most local mattress manufacturers will make their mattress to the needed dimensions for only a modest up-charge over the similarly sized standard mattress. It has been nearly ten years since I followed this path with my '64 Overlander.

I visited the local showroom (Lebeda) and was able to select from any of their mattress models. It was possible to sample the firmness and quality characteristics prior to placing my order. The up-charge was $50.00 at that time (1997). I was so impressed with the comfort and quality of the mattresses in my Overlander that I ordered the new bedstead for the master bedroom in my home from the same line of bedding a year later.

Prior to ordering my mattresses, I visited Camping World, and found that their mattresses weren't firm enough to suit my preferences; and they also were slightly too long for the available room in my vintage coach. Something else that I found as a plus with the custom mattresses was that they were over 2.5" thicker than the typicaly RV mattresses that I checked out at Camping World and a brand X RV dealer.

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Here is a link to an older thread that talked about replacement mattresses.

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My '73 cushions, including mattresses, were the nicest and most luxurious laytex foam I've seen. However they were impregnated by foul odors too - bug spray, black tank chemical aroma, etc. If I could of trimmed 1/4 inch off all surfaces the interiors were like brand new - but no foam shop will touch used foam since it will contaminate their cleanliness with unknowns so I sliced them up and tossed them out.

Laytex foam is superior in price but worth it. I have not replaced my cushions and mattresses yet - but hope to find affordable laytex rubber ones when I do,,,
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:44 AM   #11
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Bill took the mattresses out while he was working on the floor and they ended up by the front door (only place under cover) because the odor in the garage was so bad, well the odor didn't improve and now I can't bear to have the front door open.
We ordered new, I know I can't deal with smell and can't imagine it getting better.

I have a queen size memory pad (bought at cosco) and will cut it to fit the twin beds, hate to do that but we love the feel and comfort it gave us in motorhome on mattress.

foam smell - I bought a tempurpedic (buy from a quality store - not all are the same) a few years ago and love it still. I do remember it had an awful smell though. we brought it in when we were leaving for a few days trip and when we got back opened the house up and it was fine.
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