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Old 01-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #11
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I have to stand a board under my bed as the struts will not hold the weight up.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #12
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I don't like memory foam a bit, but I have heard a lot of people like them. I just can't adapt to one at all.
Memory foam is best (IMO) when only used as a topper. I know some people like the memory foam as the complete mattress, but to me, they make me feel like lead, and i am a very light person. A regular mattress with a memory foam topper, to me is sleep heaven! Not a thick one tho. I like about 1.5 inches. I bought a 2.5 inch one, and it made my back hurt from sinking in too far. I am curious what the thickness and density levels were on the ones you have used? It makes a lot of difference. Low density foam isn't good at all IMO and thicker is definitely not necessarily better.

I guess it is all in what someone's body conforms best too, as those sleep number air type mattresses to me have no comfort level at all. No matter what number I have tried. Just doesn't feel "right" as a sleep surface for some reason.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:20 PM   #13
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I don't like memory foam a bit, but I have heard a lot of people like them. I just can't adapt to one at all.
We bought a memory foam topper and I thought I had the mattress issue solved. The DW had an allergic reaction to whatever that thing was made of every time she went in the trailer. She told me it had top go or she was going! Guess what, I gave away the topper and kept the DW!
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:51 PM   #14
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We bought a memory foam topper and I thought I had the mattress issue solved. The DW had an allergic reaction to whatever that thing was made of every time she went in the trailer. She told me it had top go or she was going! Guess what, I gave away the topper and kept the DW!
Yeah, it seems not all memory foam is created equal. When I was researching it, it seems some companies make it with very inferior material and that might be what happened. Could be she is just simply allergic to all memory foam, but it might have been one of the cheaper companies cutting corners in the materials used.

Some of the foam will have a much 'heavier' chemical smell than others. Did yours have a chemical odor at all? All of them have "some" odor, some much moreso.

The one I am using now, that I recently bought from Bed,Bath and Beyond has grooves in it. I love it even better than the smooth version I recently replaced.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:30 AM   #15
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I have tried a topper from 2" to 4". I don't think I have ever tried one 1.5" so I can't comment there, but all of them I have tried makes me feel like I have sunk in mud. I like to roll in place during the night and I can not do that with any memory foam I have tried. I have to raise myself up in order to roll. I can't like that at all. Fortunately I haven't had to buy all of the various thicknesses and types of foam. Various friends have had them while I was visiting.
Concerning the weight and the struts - The new mattress is just a little heavier than the original and if it doesn't stay up I will just replace the struts with stronger ones. A standard mattress that I have been looking at weighs 25 pounds more than the Select Comfort so I know that one will be too heavy.
Keep the comments coming please. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I'm getting close.
Thanks to all of you.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #16
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I know where your coming from on the "extra" night in another hotel. Our Eagle came with the pillow top mattress which was an upgrade from the stock offered. You could not feel the springs but it still needed some padding.

Luckily I kept the Latex foam topper that I had in our previous TT. This is a 2" topper that is heaven for me. Unlike memory foam there is no delay in absorbing your contour. It is hypoallergetic. Movement is immediate and fluid with just the right amount of firmness to support your body. It had holes throughout it like peg board allowing for airflow so it is not hot. Weight wise it is not much more than a down comforter and my gas struts move it with ease. It does not slam down and still needs to be pushed.

I don't think this will solve your bad mattress problem but could be a cost effective allternative to the Sleep Number.
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I have tried a topper from 2" to 4". I don't think I have ever tried one 1.5" so I can't comment there, but all of them I have tried makes me feel like I have sunk in mud. I like to roll in place during the night and I can not do that with any memory foam I have tried. I have to raise myself up in order to roll. I can't like that at all. Fortunately I haven't had to buy all of the various thicknesses and types of foam. Various friends have had them while I was visiting.
Concerning the weight and the struts - The new mattress is just a little heavier than the original and if it doesn't stay up I will just replace the struts with stronger ones. A standard mattress that I have been looking at weighs 25 pounds more than the Select Comfort so I know that one will be too heavy.
Keep the comments coming please. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I'm getting close.
Thanks to all of you.
The 2 inch and above memory toppers made me feel the same way - like I was sinking in mud. Which resulted in a back ache the next morning from my back trying to compensate and keep from sinking all night. The 1.5 inch of a 5 lb density does the trick for me. No sinking feeling, good support and a bit of padding to make a stiff mattress the perfect softness for me.
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I stopped by Camping World on my way back to my home base from a long weekend in Atlanta with the grandchildren and found a beginning of the year sale had just started. The king mattress I have been looking at has dropped another $200.00 since yesterday. I ordered it and it should be here Friday.
Decision made. Whew! I'm glad that is over.

Now I just have to get it into the bedroom.
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The new Sleep Number mattress arrived this morning. It is now assembled and in the bedroom in my 5'er. I'm waiting on the flat sheet to finish drying and then I can finish making it up. If it is any heavier than the original pos that I just removed it isn't enough heavier that the gas shocks won't hold it up fine. It is just about the same effort to pick it up and it holds in the up position just fine.
Tonight will be the true test. How my back likes it assuming I can find my "sleep number" quickly. haha
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One night down and so far I would rate this mattress with a solid "A". I did up the sleep number 5 points during the night after I had been on it for a while and that was better. A few more nights will tell the tale, but at this point I wish I had made the change the first day I moved in to the Designer. This morning was the first time in a long time that I woke up and really didn't want to get it.
Does anyone want a RV King mattress made by Mastercraft? <smile> You have to come to central Alabama to get it because it isn't worth the price of shipping even with it being free.
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