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Old 05-04-2016, 12:34 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me if you can close the beds with a topper on them? If so, how thick is the topper? We're going to be hauling too many kid things to store the toppers off the beds. Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:39 AM   #2
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Well the mattresses have to be folded to close the bunk door.
Not sure you can still do that with a thick foam topper on it.
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Well the mattresses have to be folded to close the bunk door.
Not sure you can still do that with a thick foam topper on it.
My thoughts exactly! But a sales person said you could get a 2" topper in there, so I was wondering if anyone has tried.
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We used a 1" topper on top and 1/2" exercise pads underneath our front bed in the 21SS. It was a struggle sometimes to get the door closed - but it did work.

However, we eventually gave that up as I'm just too hefty - I could feel the door when I was on my side. . . So, we went to an air mattress and it became a non-issue.

When we got the 23IKSS we put the mattress in storage and put in our air mattress setup. (We had to go to 1" rigid insulation to even things out between the door and the front cabinets - only needed 1/2" in the 21SS.)
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We used a 1" topper on top and 1/2" exercise pads underneath our front bed in the 21SS. It was a struggle sometimes to get the door closed - but it did work.

However, we eventually gave that up as I'm just too hefty - I could feel the door when I was on my side. . . So, we went to an air mattress and it became a non-issue.

When we got the 23IKSS we put the mattress in storage and put in our air mattress setup. (We had to go to 1" rigid insulation to even things out between the door and the front cabinets - only needed 1/2" in the 21SS.)
Thanks you so much for your reply. I was afraid it might get too heavy even with a 1" pad. I will frequently be putting up the beds without my husband, so that might not be practical. I think looking at replacing the matress like you did might be the way to go. We're going to use the beds tonight and tomorrow night, so we'll see how much we hurt on Sunday!
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We had 2" toppers on both of our beds and when in transit, we folded them up and laid it across the dinette table (down). After two years one of the toppers started to split where it was folded.
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We had 2" toppers on both of our beds and when in transit, we folded them up and laid it across the dinette table (down). After two years one of the toppers started to split where it was folded.
Yeah, I figured that splitting might be a problem. And I think we're going to use the dinette for bike storage anyway. I think the solution might just be the new beds. Thanks for your input, flymihi!
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We had 2" toppers on both of our beds and when in transit, we folded them up and laid it across the dinette table (down). After two years one of the toppers started to split where it was folded.
Hmm. We've been using the same memory foam topper for 3+ years. I'm thinking I need to take a good look at it to check on that.

We fold the air mattress (with topper, waterproof pad and sheets) in thirds when we close up - so two opportunities for trouble.
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