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Old 02-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #21
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I know FR has mattress upgrades ( including a Serta mattress) on their accessories web page (now hosted by someone else).

I am not sure how well these would work in your unit, you may need to store them on the dinning table when traveling.


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Old 03-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #22
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I greatly appreciate this post I knew I would want to have a really comfy bed. I like good support but my bones need a cushy top! After 2 nites in the same unit / mattress you describe, I intend to invest in a good quality 4" topper ~ whatever I have to do to store it will be worth it. We did use a 2" good quality foam topper but it just wasn't enough for us. The fancy one at Camping World looked wonderful....... we'll see...... I think it's a matter of weight too, if you are lighter weight, the 2" would proly be fine...I do appreciate your thought of having padding for 3 beds. Will you need to use three each time you go out? I expect to use one all the time but would like others available to take with me when needed. Costco and Sams have great pricing.
My camper is being delivered next week. Time is running short so I purchased a couple of mattress toppers for the 233s. I have three beds but will start with two as I am not fully convinced of the quality/comfort of the two toppers I am getting. I will try them out and let that trial be my guide in purchasing number three.

I have a tendency to over research things and researching these foam toppers has been a chore. These toppers seem to come down to size, thickness and foam density. (and type of foam...gel or otherwise)

SIZE
With the Roo bunks you need queen (60x80). I'm wondering how close a fit the toppers will be to the stock mattress stacking one on the other. Others here have mentioned cutting them to fit. Hmmm. Not sure about that.

THICKNESS
I thought about 2" as many here recommended that and even looked at 4" but began to wonder if I went that route if I'd be so high I could kiss the canvas above me when laying on my back. I have settled in on 3". I"m wondering if the stock heated mattress will hold up the foam topper. One of my concerns.

FOAM DENSITY
Most toppers I saw advertised came in 3 lb foam. I saw on Amazon one with a density of 5.3 lb. They compared it to tempurpedic foam. I have decided to get two toppers. One is 4lb and I'm not sure of the other. Its more expensive than the 4 lb but its a gel memory foam. I have read good things about the gel memory foam. We'll see.

I purchased from Costco as they have a very generous return policy. I am trying these two out and this trial will help me determine what kind my third should be. They will be arriving in a couple of days and then I have to "inflate" them. I guess you open up the packaging...unwrap..and let it do its thing for up to a week (air out and harden up). Then its ready for use or so I've read.

Here are my purchases just in case others want to investigate for themselves.
COSTCO
Novaform® 3" Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper (QUEEN)
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Comfort Revolution Memory Foam Mattress Toppers (QUEEN)

A close runner up was a Serta Mattress Topper 3" thickness and 4 lb density from Overstock.com. In case of my desire to make a change I thought it much easier to pile it into my vehicle for an inperson return/exchange at a Costco rather than pack up and ship back to Overstock.com. I've read that getting these back into the original packing/box can be more difficult than putting toothpaste back into the tube!

I am still keeping the option open of purchasing this from Amazon:
3 Inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper - Extra Plush - 5.3-lb Density Mattress - 80D w/ FREE memory foam pillow - 100% refund for 90 days - no questions asked!

I would not purchase this for all three beds as its rather spendy but for the pilot/co-pilot this may be what the doctor ordered but only if the other two are not cutting the mustard.

So now...the waiting and then the inflating.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #23
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After 2 nites in the same unit / mattress you describe, I intend to invest in a good quality 4" topper ~ whatever I have to do to store it will be worth it. We did use a 2" good quality foam topper but it just wasn't enough for us.
Hey Clancy...did you ever get that 4" topper?
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:39 PM   #24
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Posting on a few Mattress topics because I think it's worth sharing: Being in the same boat as the rest above, we have suffered with our original mattress in our 15 Salem 5er for longer than we should have. We hated the idea of spending too much on a mattress that we only sleep on 30-40 nights year. Even with the $200 topper it was still terrible for more than a night or two. We decided today to hit up the local mattress stores to see what we could muster. Most of which only had the standard residential sizes available but when we stopped at Imex furniture (New Hartford, NY 315-738-7976) they are an Eclipse Mattress dealer - made in America, NJ plant serves our area. The sales manager, Paul knew that they had nothing but standard sizes and would have nothing that would perfectly replace our Olympic Queen (66x80) so he called the factory directly to see if they could custom make us a mattress. We picked the pocketed innerspring, plush, that we liked from the floor displays and they are custom making us a one of a kind. I was almost afraid to ask the price but it is the same price as the next standard size up - in our case a king. We have went down the road of buying a mail order, rolled up foam mattress and have no desire to go down that path again. I am very heat sensitive and since we camp in warmer weather, I feel like I am melting and am unable to sleep on memory foam. Can't wait for our mattress to come in - it's about a 2 week wait being a special order.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:07 PM   #25
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Posting on a few Mattress topics because I think it's worth sharing: Being in the same boat as the rest above, we have suffered with our original mattress in our 15 Salem 5er for longer than we should have. We hated the idea of spending too much on a mattress that we only sleep on 30-40 nights year. Even with the $200 topper it was still terrible for more than a night or two. We decided today to hit up the local mattress stores to see what we could muster. Most of which only had the standard residential sizes available but when we stopped at Imex furniture (New Hartford, NY 315-738-7976) they are an Eclipse Mattress dealer - made in America, NJ plant serves our area. The sales manager, Paul knew that they had nothing but standard sizes and would have nothing that would perfectly replace our Olympic Queen (66x80) so he called the factory directly to see if they could custom make us a mattress. We picked the pocketed innerspring, plush, that we liked from the floor displays and they are custom making us a one of a kind. I was almost afraid to ask the price but it is the same price as the next standard size up - in our case a king. We have went down the road of buying a mail order, rolled up foam mattress and have no desire to go down that path again. I am very heat sensitive and since we camp in warmer weather, I feel like I am melting and am unable to sleep on memory foam. Can't wait for our mattress to come in - it's about a 2 week wait being a special order.
Unfortunately, this thread is posted in the Hybrid section.
Hybrid mattresses have to be foldable.
So a standard mattress like yours is useless in a Hybrid TT.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:08 PM   #26
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We bought a 3" memory foam topper from Costco queen for $140 but realized it was heavy and seemed to want to tear pretty easily. I thought that wouldn't last folding up, and I didn't want to have to store it rolled up somewhere as space is limited. I did put it on our old select comfort bed at home which it was well worth it as it made it feel better then new. Then I bought 2 twin size trifolding 2" thick novaform mats for $50 each from costco. We lay them front to back on top of the factory front queen mattress to actually make it a king. This is on a Solaire 190x and there is a little bench and two tables there that support the end of the pads where our feet are. These mats our encased in canvas to protect them and are light and clip up with the factory straps when folded up. We might buy a couple more to use on the lumpy jacknife or just on the floor for kids, for $50 they seem like a good buy.

This is what they look like but like I said we got them at costco for $50
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:33 AM   #27
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please tell us the cost
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:17 AM   #28
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2" Memory Foam purchased from Amazon. Exact listing is Queen sized 2" thick Ultra Premium Visco Elastic Memory Foam mattress topper 79.99

Put right on top, no trimming. It doesn't fit perfectly but it doesn't matter because sheet goes right over no problem, there is no need for trimming.

Store it on the kitchen table, as many others seem to also.

It is comfortable!
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:51 PM   #29
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We use a 4 inch air mattress we got from Walmart for $16.00. We had a pump so it is easy to inflate and doesn't take hardly any room when deflated. We use it underneath the bunk mattress and it works great.
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