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Old 04-13-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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Our Eagle TT will have a queen mattress in it. What are your opinions on the quality of their mats? Has anyone felt the need to replace one right away?
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One of the first things we thought we would change in the new RV was the mattress, based on recommendations from other RV'ers, however, since we are still weekenders, we have not felt a need to do so. Whatever Jayco installed in our Eagle is comfortable enough that we will wait till we start spending more time in it before deciding to change the factory mattress out. We may be the exception to the "rule" here but so far, we have had no aching backs or complaints the next morning.
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They are ok - but I can feel the springs in mine. We are weekenders too, so I was not going to spend the money on a full replacement. I purchased a 2" memory foam pad for around $80 and I am very pleased. It sleeps much much better.
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I put a 2" costco memory foam on it before I first used it... Just remember your mattress is like the space shuttle... built by the lowest bidder..
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:38 AM   #5
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If the mattress in the Eagle is like the one in the Jayflight you will probably be adding a topper or changing it out sometime as the others suggested.
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We are picking up our new 2011 Jay Feather 23K in exactly one month. We were able to negotiate the upgraded "pillow top" mattress in our purchase. Anyone know if this one is comfortable?
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We got the toppers with our 21M. They help, but the memory foam we use in our popup is more comfortable. I'm not complaining, they're good enough for us.
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Mattresses are such a personal preference but I think it depends on how many nights you spend in a row in the camper. Our backs could take one night but by the second night we could start to feel the pain. By the third night, neither one of us could walk in the morning. We replaced the mattress in our first camper with a memory foam mattress we purchased at Walmart. I fell in love with that mattress, if that's possible, I almost cried when we sold it with the camper. :hihi:

When we purchased the Eagle, it came with an "upgraded mattress" but it didn't seem like much of a pillowtop to me, so it was off to Walmart's website for me. They have different brands and thickness of mattress. Here's a link to the one we purchased: http://www.walmart.com/ip/12-Spa-Sen...ttress/7695950. The 322 FKS has a "king" size bed but camper mattresses are not standard sizes so we purchased a king size mattress and had to cut it down to fit. To cut it down we measured the old mattress and drew lines on the bottom side. Make sure you unzip and pull back the cover and draw your lines on the foam. (The green foam is the memory foam and is the top of the mattress.) We then used an electric knife (the one we're supposed to use to carve meat) and cut through each layer of foam. Pull the cover back, zip it up and then I safety pin the excess cover on the underside. Put your sheets on and you're ready to go! A helpful hint...if you do your cutting before the mattress has fully expanded - it's much easier than trying to cut through 12 inches of foam.....just ask my DH! Also, DH had a great idea for carrying it out to the camper. We used tie-down straps and looped them under the mattress, while it was standing on it's side, and then looped the straps around our wrists. Much easier to carry because they are heavy and awkward. We've seen delivery people and our movers use this method and it works!
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We use a memory foam topper on ours, makes a big difference.
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Our Eagle TT will have a queen mattress in it. What are your opinions on the quality of their mats? Has anyone felt the need to replace one right away?
We put a $30 Walmart topper on ours. It's fine.

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