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Old 07-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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A Public Shout Out

I just wanted to offer my thanks, in public, to SmokerBill and Faucet for a suggestion they made in another post on mattress upgrades. They both said they had put their memory foam mattress topper under the mattress, instead of on top of it - sort of like a box spring. I found my 3" memory foam topper to be too firm. And, because it takes a few moments to return to it's "flat state", I kept rolling back into a "hole" whenever I'd attempt to roll over or change sleeping position. So yesterday, I undressed the bed, pulled off the mattress pad and the mattress, then reversed them - put the topper on the bottom and the mattress on top. I then added a 1" corrugated foam rubber mattress pad on top the mattress, and remade the bed. WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE! Now, the bed is firm, but not hard; gives my body nice support, with just enough "cush" to really let you snuggle in. While I haven't actually slept on it yet, laying on it for quite a while confirmed to me that it's going to give me the best night's sleep I've had in years. And while I had everything off the bed frame, I also moved the struts about 4" toward the foot of the bed - both the top & bottom brackets on both sides. Now, I can lift the bed with one hand - and it stays up . . . even when fully made! That was also a suggestion someone made on another posting, but (sorry) I don't remember who made it.

So, I just wanted to pass this tip along to everyone who finds their Denver Mattress uncomfortable. It really works! Thanks to SmokerBill & Faucet for the excellent suggestion!
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That sounds good, Brownie. We will have to try that for next weekend. Don't have the 1" piece so how do you think it will work without it?
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Too funny! I actually had the thought about putting the topper under the mattress a couple weeks ago! I'm glad to hear people have tried it and liked it! I might have to try it now...

As for the strut, does it decrease the amount it opens up? I have to bend down a lot to get in there as it is, I don't think I could afford any less of an opening...
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That sounds good, Brownie. We will have to try that for next weekend. Don't have the 1" piece so how do you think it will work without it?
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Jeff,

You can pick up a 1" corrugated foam mattress topper at Wally World for about 35 bucks. It just makes it feel more like the pillow-top mattress I have at home. Let's face it: anything is an improvement over just the plain mattress.
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Too funny! I actually had the thought about putting the topper under the mattress a couple weeks ago! I'm glad to hear people have tried it and liked it! I might have to try it now...

As for the strut, does it decrease the amount it opens up? I have to bend down a lot to get in there as it is, I don't think I could afford any less of an opening...
Camper_bob,

I didn't measure the opening before/after, so can't say for sure. If Pythagoras was correct, it probably lowered the opening by an inch +/-. For me, it's worth the trade-off not to have to hold it open with my shoulder while trying to get things in or out of the storage area.
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I didn't measure the opening before/after, so can't say for sure. If Pythagoras was correct, it probably lowered the opening by an inch +/-. For me, it's worth the trade-off not to have to hold it open with my shoulder while trying to get things in or out of the storage area.

Hmm, mine will stay open, but if I could get to open more, that would be ideal. Though as it is, an inch or so is nothing to worry about. Thanks!
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Jeff,

You can pick up a 1" corrugated foam mattress topper at Wally World for about 35 bucks. It just makes it feel more like the pillow-top mattress I have at home. Let's face it: anything is an improvement over just the plain mattress.
Brownie- Yea, I guess moving the mattress back to the top without the extra 1" foam topper puts that hard Denver mattress right back where it started. I'll try the 1" topper. Thanks.
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