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Old 01-13-2014, 01:09 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Redhorse 823 View Post
BTW cool gel does nothing IMO--LOL needed to try
HA! We had the same experience with various "cooling" features on memory foam mattresses and toppers, and I have come to the same conclusion. But then I don't know how hot it would be without those features...


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Old 01-13-2014, 03:38 PM   #12
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Well according to my son who works for a furniture and mattress store the only difference between a queen short (the RV size) and a regular queen is that the regular queen is only 4 inches longer and the same width. With that in mind it opens up all kinds of options. We haven't replaced ours yet, but opted to add a foam memory topper. Works great!

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:05 AM   #13
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Purchased a interspring from Camping World the year before buying the new WH. Yup! Our old TT now has a brand new OEM mattrass that came with the new one.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:38 PM   #14
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We looked at the OEM RV Queen junky mattress and saw that there was room for a full size queen to slide under the lip of the vanity when the slide closes. Looked at the Sleep Number brand and decided to let its customers pay for the expensive advertising and bought a Comfortaire. Later bought another in king size for home.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:54 AM   #15
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We bought a Simmons pillow top queen from Bailey's. Sure, it's longer and leaves a little less room to get through to the other side....but for $199, I can live with it.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:05 AM   #16
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We have an Ikea foam mattress. It works great on top of the plywood platform. The OEM springs were killing us, and my feet were hanging off the end. After the first trip with the Ikea, to make sure we could live with it, I used the platform as a template to cut a 3" longer piece of plywood to keep it from sagging.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:20 PM   #17
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We replaced the cheap foam mattress that came with the trailer for a Home and Gardens RV queen euro top. This was a 500 dollar upgrade at the dealership. I suspect he's sold the same cheap mattress hundreds of times and had the buyers upgrade to the fancier model. We than put a 3 inch memory foam on top on it from Costco
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:05 AM   #18
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We hated the stock one, slept on it one night and then the wife went to Costco and got the Cool Gel Memory Foam in a box. It overhung the shorter platform by about 3-4 inches, so we trimmed this with a sawzall in about 1 minute - Cut really easily with this. Make sure to do it in the garage as the "cool gel" pellets make quite a mess. We are shorties, so we did not need the extra 3 inches. Overall, it is a bit soft for my liking, but the wife is comfy and happy....so therefore so am I!
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:32 AM   #19
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We hated our stock mattress as well. Very uncomfortable. We replaced it with an 8" memory foam mattress from Overstock.com. It's an RV queen so it fits perfectly on our bed frame. Very comfortable and not hot at all in the summer...with the right sheets!
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:00 PM   #20
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X3 or 4 I lost count. 3" Gel memory foam topper from Costco. Not perfect, but makes the RV mattress bearable. The only problem is we moved the topper to our regular bed at the end of the season and now I'll need to buy another topper in the spring! Will trim off the extra as it hangs over the end of the mattress and pulls the sheets and blankets which then pulls on our feet.


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