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Old 06-01-2010, 06:55 AM   #11
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We also have endured the orriginal mattress for two years and now looking into the sleep number mattress like we have at home. We tried mattress toppers and they don't help much. I also wish it was 2 inches longer as I am 6'
We went that way with our mattress. We've had a Sleep Number bed at home since 1997. Wouldn't trade it for anything. After using the original mattress twice my back had enough. I gave the mattress to a co-worker to use in his 5er for the kids bed. I removed the plywood cap at the top of the bed. Wired a receptacle inside there to plug the unit in. I used 2 small bungee cords in a criss-cross to screw eyes to hold the unit in place. Knotched out the plywood to pull the hoses through and we were good to go. We bought ours through Camping World for under $1000, but that's been a few years now. I know they have them on sale frequently.

If you get a wired control unit Winnebago sells the holders that mount to the wall. I checked all over the place when we bought the mattress and they were the only ones listing the part number.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:46 AM   #12
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We went that way with our mattress. We've had a Sleep Number bed at home since 1997. Wouldn't trade it for anything. After using the original mattress twice my back had enough. I gave the mattress to a co-worker to use in his 5er for the kids bed. I removed the plywood cap at the top of the bed. Wired a receptacle inside there to plug the unit in. I used 2 small bungee cords in a criss-cross to screw eyes to hold the unit in place. Knotched out the plywood to pull the hoses through and we were good to go. We bought ours through Camping World for under $1000, but that's been a few years now. I know they have them on sale frequently.

If you get a wired control unit Winnebago sells the holders that mount to the wall. I checked all over the place when we bought the mattress and they were the only ones listing the part number.
Thanks for the information Charlie. I'll wait till they go on sale and order one.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:24 AM   #13
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I did a mattress topper from Sam's club. The one I bought was about a foot too long, so I trimmed it and made pillows out of the excess. The "mattress" from FR is really a spring on top of plywood. As far as I'm concerned, you need to add a mattress.

With the memory foam topper, it's VERY comfortable.
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:03 AM   #14
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We worked with the dealer to refund us for the unused mattress. It was unusable and felt like it was made of old beer cans. I think that batch must have been sent back from Guantanamo Bay because prisoners sleeping on them would have had grounds for "Cruel and Unusual Punishment."
We bought something called "Bed in a Box." Memory foam mattress that came all compressed in a big 100# box. I wrestled it into the MH and unwrapped it (cut through the duffel bag and shrink-wrap stuff) and placed the mattress on the platform (instructions say to place on platform or slats across box springs. In about 3 hours, it had expanded to a 13" thick mattress with cover already affixed. We added a mattress cover.
My wife suffers with Fibromyalgia and on our maiden voyage, she slept on the mattress every night with nary a complaint.
It's an "RV Queen" size that is 2" shorter than a regular Queen but a regular Queen would have been too long. Only drawback is lack of access to the nightstand compartment since the mattress is so thick. The little headboard could be removed but it isn't a major concern.
These mattresses are great and I recommend them to anyone who might have concerns about bedding.
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Thanks for the help. Sent John Armstrong my info and he responded in 24hrs. Best they could do was for me to find a mattress we liked, pay for it, and send a copy of the receipt, FR will then reimburse me $200. Guess thats all the stock matress form Sllumberease Inc. is worth. I did appreciated though that John responded to me request.
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Maybe just a coincidence but that's the exact amount our dealer reimbursed us when we returned the "Guantanamo Special." DW is very happy with the Bed-in-a-box queen RV mattress. Excellent quality and a whole lot cheaper than the Select Comfort but then, you can't adjust either side.
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Well, today we picked up a new Short Queen mattress for the replacement, so far so good. The new mattress cost $499, however, after a bit of nego we were able to get it for $250 if we drove the MH to the warehouse to pick it up. We shall see how it sleeps. Now I will see if FR comes through with the $200 it promised.
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Well, today we picked up a new Short Queen mattress for the replacement, so far so good. The new mattress cost $499, however, after a bit of nego we were able to get it for $250 if we drove the MH to the warehouse to pick it up. We shall see how it sleeps. Now I will see if FR comes through with the $200 it promised.
I emailed a copy of my receipt for the shim removal to John Armstrong and received the check about two weeks later. John is really nice to deal with. He helped me years ago when he worked for Keystone with a couple problems with our trailer. They provided the parts and I did the work. I was reimbursed for money I paid out and for my labor.
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I will give that a try, sure is nice that the steps open all the way without hitting the ground now.
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