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Old 09-22-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Replaced mattress

Probably not all that exciting, but we're tired of the springy, soft, un-supportive, and too short, factory mattress. I just picked up a residential sized, queen pillow-top mattress. It's a little tight to walk around, but I can't wait to sleep with my feet on the bed instead of hanging off the end and not wake up stiff in the morning.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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I have to agree those RV queens are a bit short. I`m 5'8 and they are none too comfy for me, I cannot imagine how a tall guy sleeps in one, I guess diagonal or with feet hanging off?
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:02 AM   #3
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Bryan, I was having a similar problem. When I woke up in the morning my back was sore from having my feet over the end of the bed. We upgraded the foam bed the trailer came with to one with springs in it. The new mattress is a RV tight top model and is pretty hard. We will put a memory foam topper on it for next season and slide the mattress further down the bed and build up underneath wear the pillows lie to accomplish what you've done . Well that's the plan at this point.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:51 PM   #4
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Probably not all that exciting, but we're tired of the springy, soft, un-supportive, and too short, factory mattress. I just picked up a residential sized, queen pillow-top mattress. It's a little tight to walk around, but I can't wait to sleep with my feet on the bed instead of hanging off the end and not wake up stiff in the morning.
This is one purchase you will not regret. It was the first mod I did to my Rv and we love it. You can actually role over in the middle of the night without disturbing your wife. It just makes camping alot more fun when you can get a goodnights sleep.
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The bed in mine felt more like a box spring than a mattress. So i just made it into the box spring and bought a 4 inch memory foam mattress topper. Worked great. it is VERY comfortable now.
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snip...... I`m 5'8 and they are none too comfy for me, I cannot imagine how a tall guy sleeps in one, I guess diagonal or with feet hanging off?
You don't want to know...., I'm 6'-4".

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You don't want to know...., I'm 6'-4".

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Well Bob,

Your feet must go across the walk around and through the wall!
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I must be one tough old broad. I'm 5' 8" and I can sleep stretched out comfortably on a twin sized bed without any body parts hanging over (although if I'm having problems with foot cramps, hanging my feet over the end helps).

I've been debating whether to replace the queen sized mattress in the 330RLTS I'm going to get with a residential full sized one (the bed board would have to be trimmed down).

Advantages: easier to make bed, especially the bedspread, more walkabout room at the foot of the bed, cheaper bedding, and no need to raise the bed to bring in the slide.

Disadvantages: Easier to drop things between the mattress and the slide wall (and it would be a bugger to retrieve them), I would lose a bit of storage space since I would have otherwise increased the width of the storage area beneath the bed to take advantage of the wasted (and hard to clean) area between the existing box and the slide walls, and I have friends with seriously tall husbands (any guests I have will get the bedroom since I can sleep on the couch).

Decisions. sigh!
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snip.....and through the wall!
Your right...., all someone has to do is turn the bathroom sink water on and I get my feet washed without getting out of bed!

I know, not a pretty sight.

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Your right...., all someone has to do is turn the bathroom sink water on and I get my feet washed without getting out of bed!

I know, not a pretty sight.

At least they won't stink (ducking and running).
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