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Old 06-29-2014, 10:47 AM   #1
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Alternative space saver to mattress topper in A-Frame

My spouse's only complaint about the A-Frame concerns sleeping on the cushions.

He is 6'2" & about 230 lbs. His body mass crushed the cushions flat & he would comment how he didnt feel he slept well because it was like sleeping on a hard board (which was close to the truth!)

Since we like to keep the sofa bed out as a sofa during the day, carrying a mattress topper wasn't a viable option since space is already pretty limited.

I decided to try the anti-fatigue mats in hopes that the dense foam would help give my husband a more comfortable rest. I used six 25 x 25 anti-fatigue mat squares that I bought at Harbor Freight. (They are sold in packs of 4 for 9-)

I placed them on top of the wood bed support, under the cushions. Amazing & pleasant surprise - my spouse said it was the best sleep he has had since we bought the trailer! It works for me since he had zero complaints about discomfort.

I have no plans of ever removing them...am now thinking I will place them under the dining benches as well....happy husband = happy me.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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I like that mat, please post link where you got it. I use the back mattress to double the front mattress, this works for me but when I have a guest I use an air mattress.


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Old 06-29-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:39 PM   #4
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I've got a plastic bed liner in my truck, and things tend to slide around on the hard plastic. Those anti-fatigue mats from Harbor Freight, put into the bed of the truck, keep everything from sliding back and forth. Of course, you have to have a cover of some kind on the bed to keep them in there all the time. They also work great in the storage compartments of RVs.
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Thanks for posting the link! The cushions didn't slide before & I haven't noticed them moving since placing them under cushions. But then again, there is a built in lip that keeps cushions in place.
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What a creative solution.

I'll keep the mats in mind as I am always looking for a new problem to fit a neat solution.
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