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Old 08-25-2020, 07:43 AM   #21
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Hello fellow ĎStreamers.
After taking a few year hiatus from exploring the roads via our airstream we are back. After selling our Ď28 FC Airstream five years ago to explore boating and some international travel we are back to the roads in the US with a soon to be acquired Basecamp 16X this coming October.
My question is on the bedding. All the above mods look like good ideas. Does anyone have updates or other mattress mods that have worked?
Thank you all for all the sharing you do as a community.
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Old 08-26-2020, 09:20 AM   #22
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We have a double ExPed inflatable that we use for tent camping that would probably work, but it's a little squishy for sitting upright on. We sleep on a futon so I'm really really hoping just the cushions will be fine for us, so I don't have to fuss. Has anyone tried putting sheets on the cushions (My first newbie post--I wont get mine until March 2021!).
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Old 08-27-2020, 09:33 AM   #23
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We have a double ExPed inflatable that we use for tent camping that would probably work, but it's a little squishy for sitting upright on. We sleep on a futon so I'm really really hoping just the cushions will be fine for us, so I don't have to fuss. Has anyone tried putting sheets on the cushions (My first newbie post--I wont get mine until March 2021!).
Iím 6,2, 228 lbs, 56 yo avid mountain biker, hiker, etc., I usually go to bed sore. The stock cushions have been fine for sleeping. My wife thinks the bed is comfy. Sheís 5í9 125 lbs. We read this thread when we first got our BC and brought our Thermarest tent pads with us. They were more hassle than they were worth.
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Old 09-01-2020, 04:58 PM   #24
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Froli sleep Systems

Iím strongly considering adding a Froli Sleep System to our Basecamp as soon as we have it in October. The Froli is the same system used in NuCamp TAB 400 and Winnebago Travato.
I will assemble it in 8 compartments to mar]tech the modified bed configuration. Curious if anyone else has tried this system in a Basecamp?
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:16 AM   #25
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We are hoping the cushions will be good but our fallback is to use our Exped MegaMat 10's. We got 2 of these for our last couple of tent camping trips and they are just fantastic. Just about as comfortable as a real bed. They are a combination of self inflating closed cell foam like a Thermarest and some added air. Exped sell a thing called a Schnozzel Bag that is like a large stuff sack. It attaches to the inflation valve of the pad and you just hold it open, then quickly close it up and press the large volume of air into the mattress. 2-3 of these and its full. It's ingenious. Like, 15 seconds.
They should fit sideways (squeezed in) in the Basecamp and will make it super comfortable. We'll probably just partially deflate and throw them into the back of the SUV during the day.
Rj, I know this is old post but did the Exped fit?
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Old 09-03-2020, 08:05 AM   #26
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Rj, I know this is old post but did the Exped fit?


Hi, back then a lot of people were having problems with their new Basecamps, so we changed our order to the 22 Sport and are very happy with the real bed which is very comfortable. Still love the Basecamp and wish everyone well that has one. Iím sure the MegaMat would fit (maybe squeezed in the corners) and would be comfortable, but was not looking forward to breaking it all down daily, and rolling the MegaMats up to store in the car. I didnít want to lose the space in the back keeping it set up bed style. Thatís another reason for the change to the Sport with its dedicated bed. Good luck!
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Old 09-11-2020, 08:49 AM   #27
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We just purchased a 2017 Basecamp last week, the Cushions were not soft enough for my wife We went to REI and purchased a self inflating mattress that is 55 inches wide x 77 inches long and 4inches tall. Problem solved and with the sale they had going on we ended up spending $180. Itís a little long but the extra length was rolled up a under our feet, didnít even notice it.
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Old 10-07-2020, 04:23 PM   #28
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I'm still looking for the perfect solution for sleeping in Basecamp. This this futon move around? I tried several camping "mattresses" under a sleeping bag and they're all "slippper" and by am bed is a mess and so am I. Help!
Basecamp only model that doesn't feature fitted sheets we can buy.
Has anyone tried a "short king" (72 x 75)?
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Old 10-10-2020, 11:23 AM   #29
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We got an exped megamat double self inflating mattress which is like sleeping on a home mattress. When done deflate and store till next night. May take an extra 10 minutes but comfort worth it for husband and me. Weighs about 13 lbs and can inflate to 6”
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:14 AM   #30
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I am contemplating a tempurpedic 3Ē topper with cooling gel. It can be trimmed to fit. Thoughts or experience with this?
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:20 AM   #31
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I have a 2019 Basecamp, and I recently added a 3" Tempur-Pedic Supreme mattress topper. Purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond with a coupon but it still cost just under $400. In just a few words, it was a fantastic investment and has made for many comfortable nights of sleeping. I'm not sure about the cooling version, as I am a cool and cold weather camper only. What I can say is this... Among the Tempurpedic 3" topper options, this was the most expensive, but also was the most dense and supportive. Absolutely no regrets for the money spent. I also created a template out of butcher paper for the trim process. All in all, from my personal experience, this was the best mattress topper I believe I could have selected and it is fantastic.
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RG9999, thank you for the insight.
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You bet..... Happy trails!
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