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Old 04-07-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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Question Mattress Comfort

Hubby (62) and I (60) are new to campers, and to this forum!
(we tent camped up until now, using a 20 inch queen sized blowup mattress--very comfortable to us!) We just bought, and need to yet pick up our 2014 Flagstaff Hard sided, A-frame T12DDST. If we find the mattress uncomfortable, where do we start to look for a better quality of the appropriate size? 54" x 80". Thank you kindly. Kathy and Brian
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:22 PM   #2
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Hi Kathy, and welcome. We also have a T12DDST. We're pretty darn spoiled at home with a Sleep Number mattress. For us, the stock camper cushions did need an upgrade.

We leave the rear dinette set up full time as a bed, and we added a 4" memory foam topper. I'm pretty sure this wouldn't work for you if you're planning to turn it back into a dinette on a daily basis, but we LOVE this setup.

I hope that helps.

If you're interested, click on Camper Mods in my signature to see what we've done with ours so far.
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Damn I like people who think like I do. Full time bed works great. Of course I do fall asleep watching TV or a video
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Damn I like people who think like I do. Full time bed works great. Of course I do fall asleep watching TV or a video
From the moment we began looking at A frames we were wanting a full time bed. We had decided on this basic floorplan, but were looking for the model with the mattress and lift supports. Our only local Rockwood dealer had just a lone DDST in stock, and he made us an offer on our trade in that we just couldn't refuse. We did the deal, and in hindsight I'm glad we did. The space under the bed in the "U" of the dinette is a perfect daytime storage spot for the porta potty.

I do want to add some doors under there for accessing the dinette seat storage from the inside, without having to lift up the mattress.
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as a brandnew owner of a minilite, I learned real fast that the "heated mattress" needed help, so added a sleep easy latex 3" topper... a little heavy, but did the trick...I have the fulltime bed.
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Thank you! I guess we will play around once we get the "chalet" home! I suppose we/I were over anxious, as Brian thought 1 permanent bed would be best. BUT we got a heck of a deal since this lovely a frame has sat on the lot since last summer, so we thought let's do it! Perhaps, when it is just Brian and I we could leave it set up, and when our children/ grandchildren come with us, place foam in one of their tents during the day if we need seating space....thank you for your input, and we will check out your updates! :-)
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We used to have a T12DDST; for added support we would take the cushions from the front diner and double up; we also crafted a shorter support that would fit in the round support bracket on the floor to the rear dinette table top out of PVC material.


Now we own our 2nd one w/queen size bed so we added a memory foam topper pad... Don't want to get out of bed sometimes ☕️
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LOL!!
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We used to have a T12DDST; for added support we would take the cushions from the front diner and double up; we also crafted a shorter support that would fit in the round support bracket on the floor to the rear dinette table top out of PVC material.


Now we own our 2nd one w/queen size bed so we added a memory foam topper pad... Don't want to get out of bed sometimes ☕️
Hmmm....both good suggestions toxophilus, thanx! :-) I think Brian will like the idea of added upright support too.
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[QUOTEdeebarjay;829617]as a brandnew owner of a minilite, I learned real fast that the "heated mattress" needed help, so added a sleep easy latex 3" topper... a little heavy, but did the trick...I have the fulltime bed.[/QUOTE]

Thanx, deebarjay! :-)
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