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Old 08-24-2011, 09:08 AM   #11
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Update: The 3 inch memory foam did NOT take care of the problem. What a design flaw! I did purchase a foam mattress pad, that helped. The next night, I took that pad and folded it in half length-wise and that was even better. I might take another pad and fold it also. My husband also mentioned replacing the foam in the mattress for heavy duty car upholstery foam or commercial grade foam cut to the correct size.

The man designed that bed should be made to sleep on it for a month and see what he thinks of his great idea.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:21 AM   #12
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I ditto the memory foam mattress topper idea. When we first got our hybrid, we tried sleeping on the existing "mattress". Bad idea. My wife went out the next day and found a wonderful topper that works great.
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:53 PM   #13
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traded it in

My wife and I bought a surveyor 224t, we couldn't stand sleeping on those beds, even our daughter couldn't get comfortable. We traded it in on a Tracer 2910bhs, we love it, now have a queen bed and daughter says hers is more comfortable as well. I know it's a completely different trailer and cost me a small fortune, but glad we did it.

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Old 10-19-2011, 01:45 PM   #14
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We had the same thing on our 99 Trail-lite Bantam lite hybrid. That was the most uncomfortable thing to sleep on. A 3in memory foam matress topper helped somewhat but did not fix the problem. Most of the time we slept in separate beds and let the kids ride the hump but this wasn't fair to the kids either. Will be glad to have our new Surveyor 305 next year and the kids are excited about the new bunkhouse in the back.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:04 PM   #15
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We bought a 233T late in 2007 and love it except for the bed. We traded up from a 2000 Coleman Utah which had king size beds, much more comfortable and flat.
What I did is what was suggested here by others. I used 3/8 " plywood and a 2 X 2 and built out the area, to be on the same plain as possible, as the original area. That and some velcro to keep in place plus a foam topper and it is much more tolerable. It is a little higher to get into bed but a step stool helps. Still, I would rather sleep north to south and not east to west as in the 233T. But we enjoy everything else about the 233T.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #16
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Finally able to report back - many months later. What I did was to take two boards about 3/4 inch thick and about 4 inches wide. I laid them on the low portion of the bed. I used my sleeping bag pad and inflated that and laid that over the boards. Then I dropped the mattress on that, with the memory foam topper over the mattress. Whew!

But it worked. I noticed it a little while I was awake, but it seemed to do the trick for the three nights that we camped last weekend.

Major PITA to roll up the memory foam and secure with straps, then to take out the sleeping bag pad and roll up, find a place to store, and then remove the boards, which slide under the table. But I was comfortable - which is the most important part.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:25 PM   #17
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But the mattress has that extra thick portion to take up the difference in height. By adding 1" of wood to level things out, doesn't that have that entire end of the mattress rolling you toward the center of the bed?
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:46 AM   #18
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I slept on the hump this past weekend, I'll defiantly be fixing that in the near future. I'm thinking a 5-6" memory foam mattress and leveling that spot out.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:19 PM   #19
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The hinge is the problem, not the difference in height. You could build a wood platform to make the entire surface the same height. But you'd still have that hinge sticking up another inch into your back, thru the mattress and whatever other covering you put on it. Build up the bed enough, and your nose will be brushing the canvas!

While the camper is at home, I think I might try building up that step to make it level. Then replace the entire mattress with an queen air mattress. I suspect that only an air mattress will be able to completely mask that hinge. As a side benefit, when we want to use the dinette for lunch on the road, we won't have the folded mattress in the way.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:05 PM   #20
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They must cut out the hole before they mount the front wall. My front bed has the same issue, but the bed is LOWER than the shelf. My friend has the same identical camper as me and his front is level with the shelf, but his rear bunk is lower.

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