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Old 11-12-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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New Mattress

Hi. We are the proud owners of a 2008 Surveyor Sport SP-186. The previous owner had installed an Aerobed, which if fully inflated, tried to pop out of the space allotted! We bought a Walmart 6 inch memory foam mattress. This was about 6 inches too long, so I smashed it between two 2X4s and cut it with a bread knife, worked great! This mattress was really comfortable and not too pricey as memory foam goes (actually has about 2" of memory foam over stiffer foam).

Rich & Kathy- new RVers
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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I just bought the same mattress (sitting in the delivery box right ow). Glad to hear it is comfortable because the bed that came with my TT is pretty bad.

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Old 12-27-2010, 06:37 PM   #3
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Hey Y'all..

We too have an Aerobed. Replaced the mattress that came with our new toy hauler. I think we slept on the original mattress only a couple of times and decided it HAD to go!

A new regular innerspring replacement mattress was just top expensive at the Aerobed it is.

Sleeps pretty well....however had to have Aerobed to send a replacement because it was leaking air. So we have a brand new bed... and will use it on our next outing. We do not have a foam mattress topper ...buit we are looking for an electric heated mattress pad.

We will at some point purchase a innerspring mattress...going to get Original Mattress Factory make us one. We sleep on one every night ( when we are not camping).

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:12 PM   #4
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I purchased one a year or so ago from Ebay, paid $290 delivered was great replacement for the cheap ones that can come in a RV.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:19 PM   #5
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Yepper, the beds are pretty bad. We replaced ours with a customized size from The Original Mattress Factory.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:22 AM   #6
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After going through three Aerobeds that each developed leaks in the pumping and valving mechanism after a couples of months, we gave up and switched to a conventional mattress with the memory foam topper. We have a heated mattress pad on it and it's real cozy now.

Terry and Joan and our empty nest
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