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Old 03-11-2015, 07:01 PM   #1
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Mattress replacement

We are taking out our new TT in the next few weeks. Unwilling to subject ourselves to spinal and neck torture, should we act now and replace the queen size mattress? Brand new unit, older back.

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Old 03-11-2015, 07:39 PM   #2
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On our first travel trailer, a Greg wolf 28bh, we never slept a single night on the factory mattress. We bought a cheap regular queen mattress and eventually a topper with 2 inches of memory foam and 2 inches of pillow top. (New camper and young backs )

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Old 03-11-2015, 07:55 PM   #3
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The mattress in our Flagstaff 832IKBS is now 2 years old. The first thing my wife said when we purchased the TT was "I am not sleeping on any cheap RV mattress". Well..........We "camped" 5 months in 2013, 7 months in 2014. We have have spent the last 2 winters in Florida, February/March last year, December thru today and will until April 13 this season, and we are very comfortable on our FR installed mattress. It is a Sertapedic "Alameda. You might want to try yours out first.......just sayin
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:56 PM   #4
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Same issues with back.

Put one of these right on top of new mattress.

4" Queen RV camper 4 lb Density Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper Made in USA | eBay

When this wears out, we will replace both with 6-10 inch foam only.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:15 PM   #5
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I have serious spinal senosis and numbness in both legs so we are pickey about mattress es. We spent at least an hour lieing down on the mattress in our 315 before we took it.It is very firm,and just what we wanted.I am sure though that different units all get different mattresses. The LQ horse trailer is an '09 and still has the factory mattress in it,it to was and still is very firm,although we do have a 2" topper on it.Bottom line is that IMO you have to spend some time on it to really see if its going to work.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:25 PM   #6
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I payed on our new mattress one time. Then I jerked it out and replaced it with a regular sized eight inch foam queen.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:12 PM   #7
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Have a Catalina 263 and initially used an 8" inflatable queen mattress on top of mattress. Too bouncy. Two weeks ago got rid of the air mattress and added 2" memory foam mattress topper from Camping World to FR mattress. DW (who has back probs) and I slept like babies and we could get up without waking the other.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:06 PM   #8
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I slept one night on the factory mattress in my 320BHDS. It was horrible and painful.

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and this Short Queen Mattress Pad Mattress Cover for Camper, RV, Travel Trailer Mattresses Size:60x75: Sports & Outdoors
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:10 PM   #9
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The Lite came with a Serta but it was like sleeping on a concrete slab, after adding a foam topper it is just right.

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Are you happy with these? Are you able to lift the lower storage door under the mattress easy enough?

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