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Old 11-12-2013, 02:06 AM   #1
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I am 6'2" and my feet stick out of the queen bed of my 26BH.
Wondering if any taller people have modified the bed to accommodate this.
I am wondering if a longer mattress would work by itself or if it needs a longer plywood as well.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:24 AM   #2
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We replaced the factory mattress with a regular queen size mattress. It does make the space between the foot of the mattress and the wall pretty tight, but it's worth it. It's also MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE! The mattress overhangs the plywood about a foot or so. My project for today is to add a little more length to the plywood underneath the mattress. It isn't really necessary for supporting the mattress, but it will make it much easier to raise the mattress to get to the under bed storage.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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I'm 6'4 and sleep on a short queen in my trailer. Although my feet do hang off the end of the bed a bit, I don't mind it. It's pretty much what I've gotten used to in any bed I sleep in lol. One thing I did order was the Perfect Harmony 4 inch topper from campingworld.com, and that should be arriving any day now. I agree the stock mattress isn't the greatest for comfort. My wife and I did sleep on the fold down dinette one night when my parents were camping with us - now THAT was tight!
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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If you dont want to buy a longer mattress, get you a block of foam the thickness of your current mattress and insert it between the headboard and current mattress. I use a four inch thick and that works for me. When you wake and make the bed just remove said block then you can walk around bed. Hope this helps.
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If you dont want to buy a longer mattress, get you a block of foam the thickness of your current mattress and insert it between the headboard and current mattress. I use a four inch thick and that works for me. When you wake and make the bed just remove said block then you can walk around bed. Hope this helps.
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This is simply brilliant! If it weren't such a tight squeeze around the end of my bed as it is, this is exactly what I would do. And I would probably just replace the plywood that is already there (probably with a thicker piece since I'd be in there anyway) so that at least some of the extra length would be supported.
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I built a box to go at the foot of the bed to support the longer mattress. It is the same height as the board the mattress is on. Then I proceeded to put a full size residential queen in our 26BH. Being 6'6", this was the best thing I ever did. It made it a tight squeeze to walk around the bed, but sooooooo worth it!!
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Why not just insert the foam just before retiring for the night? Then things are not so squishy during the day..
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Has anybody tried replacing the short mattress with full size foam mattress? Wondering if there is any support issues with that.
Thanks for all your suggestions so far.
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Has anybody tried replacing the short mattress with full size foam mattress? Wondering if there is any support issues with that.
Thanks for all your suggestions so far.
We have a temperpedic at home and love it. We will get some type of foam for the camper for next season. The upgraded pillow top that came with our camper is horrible..
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We have a temperpedic at home and love it. We will get some type of foam for the camper for next season. The upgraded pillow top that came with our camper is horrible..
This is right on. I don't know what part of that mattress they consider "upgraded", but I can't imagine what the standard is like. That foam topper will be the best mod you'll do.
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