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Old 06-13-2014, 05:10 PM   #11
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Electric carving knife works like a charm. Just measure twice and cut once...:-)

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Old 06-15-2014, 11:58 PM   #12
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We did the same thing with a mattress topper for our summer trailer. A serrated bread knife worked well.

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Old 06-16-2014, 08:45 AM   #13
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X3 on the electric carving knife. By the way, there are other stores that sell mattress toppers. Try Walmart or Target.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:35 PM   #14
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I bought the Costco Nova 3" memory foam in a full for my short queen. Now I wish I bought the queen and cut it to size as I'm fairly confident it is the same material throughout the mattress. I aired it out for 5 days, put a mattress protector with spill protection over it and have not had any odor issues. I've got a very sensitive nose so that is saying a lot.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:04 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ottawasteve View Post
Hi Peter,

I am interested to hear how you made out with your rear bunks. We are eagerly awaiting delivery of our new Eagle 28BHBE and I believe our bunks will be the same size as yours. I was also going to try and pick up a Memory Foam Mattress from Costco or other big box store like you for the rear bunks. Based on Jayco`s measurements, it would appear that a King Size topper would required due to width and then shortened with the curve for the rear bunks. I would never have thought of the electric carving knife that we bring out once or twice a year and I intend to try it. Once you add 3 inches to the thickness of the bunks, will you have to use different fitted sheets ? Thanks for sharing your experience which may reduce my trial and error.

We ended up purchasing 2 of the 3" Full Size memory foam toppers from Wal Mart. The only problem with these is that they are 1" narrower than the bunks so you will have a small gap on the side. Quite frankly I don't think it's noticeable enough to warrant paying for a queen to cut down.

Once you deploy the topper and give it 2 days to fully expand, just come with good scissors and cut small sections to make your curve. Better to start outside and keep trimming your way in.

Luckily this brand was one type of foam, so it didn't make a mess.

We use regular sheets, and just tuck the extra underneath. Not worth the headache trying to get them altered for the curve.

Our trailer is at the dealer getting some repairs, so when we get it back this weekend I can share photos.

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