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Old 01-28-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Mattress Topper for Hybrid (Roo 233s)

I pick up our camper in two months from the dealer who is storing it for us and am not impressed with the mattresses at all. I have heard them called springy. I just dont know how I'm going to get a good nights rest on them. When doing the walk thru I sat and laid on them briefly. Although it was brief there was the instant "that will have to change" instant feeling.
We are used to Coleman popup mattresses that are 17 years old and I would take them over what is in the 233s. Just my personal preference.

I have read thru the forum here and searched for mattress toppers and other people's experiences. I would have posted this in the Mods section but the thing is I need to hear from other hybrid owners who use toppers and need to know what they do with their topper when they close the bunk ends. TT owners leave it on the bed. I get that. But I want to know what others use and what they do with it when its time to close their bunk ends. Is there anyway to close it with the topper in the bunk end? I am looking at a 2" foam topper. I'd take a 4" or even a 6" but who am I kidding. What will I do with 3 - 6" toppers!

Worst case scenario (w/o knowing anything and not even having the camper yet) I would sell the mattresses and talk to Jayco or another Mfg who uses the traditional mattress. We went thru a Jayco X23F and the mattress was about the only thing I preferred over the Roo 233s. But I really liked it. I might be inclined to go get their mattresses if I cant get something worked out with using a topper and storing it. Storage is going to be huge. I already am planning on storing lawn chairs and sleeping bags on the dinette. Alas...thats another thread...storage.

Those who might say...dont do that because the heated feature is to die for. We've camped in Yellowstone in a popup with freezing temperatures and snow with no working furnace. We are pretty hardy and impervious to the cold. Almost all of our camping is dry and is preferred anyways which means no heated mattress.

SO..let it fly. If you hybrid and have those heated (springy) mattresses I'd like to hear about your sleeping arrangement and modifications and these questions in particular.

1. What camper do you use?
2. Do you use a topper?
3. What kind and size (thickness)?
4. Where do you store the topper?

Thank you for the input. I've got two months...I plan on bringing with topper(s) to sleep on the couple nights I am going to use getting it home from OH to MN.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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I would guess that one of those 3" memory foamgel toppers at Costco would be a great option without adding much bulk. Store one or two on the dinette beneath the lawn chairs/sleeping bags during travel and storage? Until my guests or my daughter complain about the mattresses, I do not think I would worry about getting one for each bed.

Good luck!
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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1. 233S
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3. We have two memory foam mattresses. One is 2" and one is 1 1/2". Bought from Target.
4. We put down the table and store them on top when traveling.

My wife would agree with you about the stock mattresses. I'm actually ok with them, but I admit the memory foams are really nice. Not that you asked, but the heat gets through the foam just fine if you turn on the heated mattress a couple hours before bed.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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Do you guys put bed sheets on the foam? Leave on top as is? How about sizing...does the topper match up well with the mattress? I've read about others cutting them to size. We sleep on a memory foam mattress at home.

My wife did not come with to the walk thru. In fact she has not been in a Roo camper as we bought sight unseen. So when I bring it home in two months it will be her first introduction to the camper besides the countless pictures I've shown her.

I've warned her about the mattresses and have told her what models they compare to. She cant remember one from the other but is not excited about the idea of being on anything springy. "Why dont they give you an option of picking an different mattress?"

We are going to the RV show in two weeks and hopefully they have a Roo and she can try out the mattress for herself.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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1. 233s
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3. They are about 2 inches bought at walmart
4. We also store on the table area

We put the sheets right over them with no problems, we bought the king and have cut them done were afraid the queen would be to short (I like more not less) and there was not to much to cut .
I dont think i would use the topper if we were using the heat with the mattress.
good luck with your camper .

Fyi another great purchase is the pop up gizmos really helps keep the canvas clean as well as the other benifits.
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Any issues in cutting them down to bunk size?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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I used a sharp knife and it cut fairly easy but i also did'nt have to cut all that much ... We have three queens so not sure on the bunks i would measure the bunks then look at the size of the topper and determine how much work you want to do lol good luck
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I had a Jayco KIWI 23D, and we had two 2" Memory foam toppers we bought at a clearance house. Trimmed them to fit. However our camper had some cabinets with a bunk on top and thats where we stored them.

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We put a 3" foam topper (bought at Target) on the mattress, then a mattress pad and sheets (fitted and flat - flannel or cotton, depending on temps) on top of that. The mattress pad is mostly to protect the foam from our dogs that are allowed on the bunk.

On top of it all we use LLBean camp sleeping bags. Depending on the temps, we'll either use them as sleeping bags (colder) or a comforter blanket.

Our bunk is then almost as comfy as the bed at home. We simply roll the foam topper and keep it on the couch (or dinette) when traveling.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:14 PM   #10
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1. 233s
2. yes
3. They are about 2 inches bought at walmart
4. We also store on the table area

We put the sheets right over them with no problems, we bought the king and have cut them done were afraid the queen would be to short (I like more not less) and there was not to much to cut .
I dont think i would use the topper if we were using the heat with the mattress.
good luck with your camper .

Fyi another great purchase is the pop up gizmos really helps keep the canvas clean as well as the other benifits.
I mentioned cutting a foam topper to the co-pilot and her reply was we cant even keep a scissors sharp enough in the house to cut a piece of paper! Pfbth!

Gizmos are on "the list". Sounds like a great idea. I'm very used to avoiding the camper in the heat of the day even with all the windows open and used to waking up with little droplets of water hitting my face. Do the gizmos really eliminate that? If so...I'm beginning to wonder if I can make my camping experience far too cushy.
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