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Old 07-03-2020, 07:42 PM   #1
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Can I just use a memory foam topper as a mattress

I bought a used 2016 Roo 21SS and one mattress is missing. Would a full queen size 3" memory foam topper work as a mattress?
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Old 07-04-2020, 12:20 AM   #2
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I know that wouldn’t cut it for me.
We use a 2” topper on the foam mattress that came with our camper.
3” of foam on top of plywood won’t have any give.
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Old 07-04-2020, 08:22 AM   #3
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You can buy a mattress on Amazon and get free shipping. Roo mattress isn't really a "queen" so do some measuring before ordering. You'll probably have to find a place to stow it on the road since it doesn't fold.

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https://www.amazon.com/Zinus-Ultima-...3868675&sr=8-9

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Good point on the mattress size Chuck. If you order online be sure & get a short queen. Bought 3 toppers for mine & the size is perfect.
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We use a matress topper without a matress for one kid's bed. Seems fine for a kid but properly too firm for an adult.
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Old 07-04-2020, 09:28 AM   #6
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I bought a used 2016 Roo 21SS and one mattress is missing. Would a full queen size 3" memory foam topper work as a mattress?

Depends on you. I have a 1/2" foam pad when backpacking to sleep on
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Old 07-04-2020, 02:24 PM   #7
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You can buy a mattress on Amazon and get free shipping. Roo mattress isn't really a "queen" so do some measuring before ordering. You'll probably have to find a place to stow it on the road since it doesn't fold.

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https://www.amazon.com/Zinus-Ultima-...3868675&sr=8-9

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There is a company that custom makes RV mattresses, even the folding ones. Poke around on Google.
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Yep, remember that hybrid mattresses have to fold, unless you don't mind removing the mattress every time you close up the bunk end.
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Old 07-04-2020, 03:06 PM   #9
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We bought a 8” memory foam mattress from Walmart. Trimmed it a little fits good. Sleeps real good!
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Old 07-04-2020, 04:12 PM   #10
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We bought a 8” memory foam mattress from Walmart. Trimmed it a little fits good. Sleeps real good!

We have 3" foam toppers on our standard mattress at home and over our Rv mattress in our TT. They are great, love the softness, but as someone said before, 3" doesn't cut it over plywood - we tried. Knees, hips, and elbows will be on the plywood. The 8" might work, however.
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Old 07-04-2020, 08:27 PM   #11
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There is a company that custom makes RV mattresses, even the folding ones. Poke around on Google.

Portland Mattress does https://portlandmattressmakers.com/
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We purchased a 4” tri-fold queen memory foam mattress on amazon for our Roo; and it even came with a bag to store it in. Works fine as a mattress.
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best way to trim it is use an electric bread knife. makes a smooth edge. just mark it and cut it. can test on a part that will be removed to get the hang of using the electric knife.
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I would advise not to use a thick MF. We had a 4 " and it was so heavy, that the bed broke away from the slide, the latter went out, the bed didn't. If it gets cold it takes a long time to warm up as well. Out it went!
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One thing to keep in mind is that the mattress is two thicknesses. The short part where the fold is is thinner because the part of the mattress that fits on the bunk end is a different level than the part that sits on the body of the trailer. With no mattress and bunked folded down look at it and you will see that they are at different levels.
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Old 07-07-2020, 10:49 AM   #16
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Smile Thanks for the advice!

Thanks everyone for your input on mattress options. I returned the foam topper and will look at some of the other options suggested.
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:02 AM   #17
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We still had the original mattress in our hybrid (which was a joke). We put an air mattress underneath it and fixed it to the door with double sided tape. That way when closing it didn't take up any additional space. It was an inexpensive fix that really made the mattress comfortable. We also purchased an electric (12V) air pump to blow them up with.
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