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Old 08-10-2015, 12:27 PM   #11
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Replacement mattress

I had had several foam made and they are lighter then the ones that come with the unit. I went to place that the highway truckers use when they upgrade theirs. The king that I have now cost less then 500 and it the best sleep that I have had in years.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:36 PM   #12
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Sadly, the RV industry seems to have locked themselves into modifying BOTH the length AND width of almost all the mattresses they use. The Dynamax DX3 I bought was advertised as having a King bed. The tag on the mattress more accurately labeled it as a "wide queen". At 69" wide by 76" long, only king fitted sheets will fit and, fit so loosely as to be sloppy. If Forest River had to skimp on the length, they should have kept a standard queen width of 60". Then, I could have used standard queen linens with only a 4" over on length (and I'd have a bit more floor room on the sides to move around easier). The Serta mattress than my DX3 came with is horrible. Dynamax tells me that they won't swap it as a warranty issue. After the FROG Rally, I'll look into getting a COMFORTABLE mattress.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:49 PM   #13
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We've dumped the flimsy mattresses in our last three rv's. The trick is to find one that fits your space without interfering with the slides. Not all mattresses are created equal, so look for a fit and you will enjoy your sleep!
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:53 PM   #14
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We used a full size IKEA foam mattress on top of the short queen in our old Jayco. Slid the short one down 6" and put the foam on the top. Worked so perfect, we kept the foam IKEA mattress and put it on top of the Serta mattress in the Flagstaff, so nice
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:58 PM   #15
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A friend offered me the mattress out of their Wildwood 195 but I didn't find it very comfortable under my queen - and I had a hard time crawling in and out of the bed with it so high. (Bad enough my Salem CruiseLite isn't a total walk-around bed). I'm still trying to see if maybe a pillow topper mattress pad would give me just a little more padding but not as much as a foam topper.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:01 PM   #16
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We used a full size IKEA foam mattress on top of the short queen in our old Jayco. Slid the short one down 6" and put the foam on the top. Worked so perfect, we kept the foam IKEA mattress and put it on top of the Serta mattress in the Flagstaff, so nice
Maybe that would be the answer for me. A pad that is larger and put it on top. Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:04 PM   #17
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Daughter couldn't stand the slim padding on the dinette in our TT. Bought a 2" feather bed that we store under the queen (it is bulky). to use on the dinette when she sleeps there.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:26 PM   #18
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Thank you all. Our TT is staying stationary for a couple of years and we will be doing fulltime. I am partial to spring mattresses, my old body is just so used to them. I will try to find one on the lighter side. As for room at the foot of the bed, I have atleast 4 feet between the bed and the dresser/desk when the slide is out so I should be plenty good there for another 8" of length over what is currently there. My current mattress is 60 wide x 72 long, just 8" short of a full size queen mattress. But it is very uncomfortable and no way could I sleep on that. Thanks everyone.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:27 PM   #19
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I got an excellent mattress made to measure at Sterling Mattress Factory in Southern IL. They measured in the PM and the next AM I picked it up. Campground is nearby. Pocket springs with memory topper. They said they have made all shapes and sizes. Mine cost $500. Review companies and quality at The Mattress Underground. That is where I found them.
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I've had many different configurations of mattresses through the years and I recently stumbled across the mattress collection at Ikea. Take a look, you may find the solution you are seeking there. I recently bought a Queen mattress there that can't weigh 50 lbs along with a comfort top to make it a little softer for me. They have all different comfort level and the beauty is they are sold rolled up and tied, easy to transport and it actually gets more comfortable as time goes by and the foam expands. I can't say enough for their selection. Something for everyone. They are not cheap but nothing good ever is.
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