Originally Posted by clancythecamper
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)
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.
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.
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.
NovaformŽ 3" Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper (QUEEN)
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.