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Old 01-25-2017, 09:15 AM   #1
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Queen mattress "butt divot"

Stuff wears out faster when you fulltime - and one of the things that goes pretty quickly is the one side of the east-west queen that faces the bath and livimg area. The nicer pillowtop mattress that came with the Eddie Bauer cannot be flipped or turned (I'm putting in a tankless water heater Friday so why not blow some more money on comfort?)

I came up with an idea which I hope will be brilliant
... but only time will tell. The RV queen is 60 X 75 and the airstream sideways queen has that cut for the wall curve on the top.

My solution? Make 2 pieces, one 15 inches long and 60 inches wide... that tapers down to 9 inches om the top edge. The main piece is 60 x 60 square... and can be turned any time, or even flipped because it's a real two sided foam mattress!

I'm going to use a light mattress topper to minimize the break between the pieces and I use a rubber mat to keep the current one from shifting. I'm not worried about piece getting a divot worn in one place because my head is pretty empty.

I'll report on how it works out.
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:35 AM   #2
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How about an air mattress. We put in a Sleep Number RV Radius Queen mattress last year and that pretty much took care of the divots.
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:43 AM   #3
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FA - buy full sized queen innerspring or similar mattress. Fill the head gap with foam or pillows and add enough 1/4in plywood to the bottom of the platform to support the foot. A small 1x2 helps to stiffen the extension. Then you can flip it, flop it, and spin it. If the top needs to be softer, use a standard topper. Sleep comfortable. Pat

PS - there is one other issue. The original struts will not support a heavier mattress. At some time they will fail. Grainger sells stronger ones and the hardware to install. One of our Airforum members blogged how they did it.
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:12 PM   #4
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Personally don't care for air mattresses. YMMD.

Turning any mattress in a tiny space is a PITA and will only get harder as I age. Both the size and weight of a standard queen are negatives to me. I am short, and store two sewing machines at the foot of the bed. Turning a little 60 x 60 will be something I'll actually DO in 2 minutes instead of putting off because it's an ordeal.

I'll probably age out of full timing in 5 years... and adapting to smarter Easier ways of doing everything helps keep that date from creeping forward. Next? I want a plastic hitch with components that each weigh only 5 lbs. Pretty please?

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Old 01-26-2017, 06:53 PM   #5
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That 'East-West' bed on the 25 footer FC is the reason that I traded it back for a 30 foot FC. It has a North-South bed that is a lot more livable.
The whole trailer is a lot more livable.
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