Originally Posted by rblackwell
We recently bought a 2011 Palomino popup. We suspected when we bought it that the mattress/plywood would be too firm for my wife. The salesman indicated that there was room for a pillow top or a thicker mattress. However, as best I can determine the roof pretty much touches the mattress when it's down. Has anyone dealt successfully with this issue. For example would I still be able to lower the roof with, say, a 2" foam pad under the existing mattress. Or might there be a better 4" thick mattress than the original equipment?
My wife will thank you for any suggestions.
I feel your PAIN
We too are in the process of experimenting with mattress toppers and other cushioning methods to combat the firm beds with the given roof allowance we have on the Pup. We have the heated mattress covers and thought about a thicker mattress, even contemplated getting an air mattress. Just have to remember to let the air out after camping trip has ended, and then trying to find a "good one" that holds air is been pretty challenging according to the majority of the reviews I have been reading.
We opted for (2) 5 zone mattress toppers from Wally World in hopes that this will help soften a bit. Hopefully 1 will suffice, but 2 would be more than welcoming. In addition, I am also thinking of putting a sleeping bag under the mattress for cushioning. Just have to remember to make sure nothing gets in the way of the track when sliding the beds back in. If it works out that the roof won't close, well then we will just have to completely strip the bed down as usual. Would be nice to eliminate 1 step.
This is what we are hoping for next time out. There is no substitution to the bed at home.
Here is a link you may want to check out. They offer some great alternatives of foam bedding.
Conventional Mattress - Soft, Medium & Firm Foam Mattress, Beds
Hope this helps, good luck in your search.