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Old 04-01-2015, 07:25 AM   #1
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Denver mattress

Just recently got our 2015 Jay Flight 23rb home and will be taking it on its maiden trip the weekend after Easter. The Denver pillowtop mattress feels uncomfortable and I've read the posts about adding a memory foam pad under or over the mattress. Just wondering what the general consensus is on this mattress--Is there anyone out there who's found it comfortable? I've considered buying a topper to take along and adding it if we find the bed uncomfortable and returning the topper (unused of course) if we don't need it.

Any opinions would be appreciated!
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:57 AM   #2
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DW put memory foam on top of our mattress. I hate sleeping on memory foam. I hated it so much I started sleeping on an air mattress, normal length, on the kitchen floor. We bought a standard queen pillowtop mattress and will be replacing the camper Denver mattress. I will add some support for the extra length which I needed anyway as I am 6'-4".
Will make you a fantastic deal on a used Denver mattress. Only used on a half dozed trips.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:17 AM   #3
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I don't think we'll have much use for two Denver mattresses. The one we have is probably more than we'll be comfortable with. The more I read from previous posters definitely thinking about going ahead and ordering the topper and putting it underneath the mattress to start with. If that doesn't work, will try it on top. Not sure how we'd like the memory foam. It surely wouldn't make it any worse.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:24 AM   #4
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We just got our new camper in October so we have only slept on it a handful of times. We LOVE the new Denver mattress. A HUGE improvement from what our 2011 Jayco camper had. We had to do the memory foam topper on our old mattress but not the new one. My husband was not a fan of the memory foam. It made it really hot- he would sweat at night. He felt like the sheets didn't breathe right with the topper.
Thank goodness the new mattress feels great. We haven't slept more than 2 nights in a row yet though…

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Old 04-01-2015, 08:29 AM   #5
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It surely wouldn't make it any worse.
It's tough to make that mattress worse. DW and I spent one night on it, and the only reason we even stayed on it is because we're both stubborn. It was our first night in the trailer at "Camp Driveway" and it stormed like crazy. One of the worst night's sleep I've ever had in my life. It might have been more comfortable if we just tossed the mattress and slept on the plywood.

Now thinking back, I should have grabbed one or both of the bunkhouse mattresses and piled them on top, that would have helped a lot, but I digress...

So we went the next day to Wally World and bought a 4" memory foam topper. Now it's a pretty comfortable bed. I've been toying with the idea of replacing the entire thing with a whole new foam mattress, but as of yet, it's still quite serviceable with just the topper. Not quite as comfortable as home, but not bad at all.

Several walk-through videos state that Jayco spends more money on that mattress than anyone else in the industry. IMHO, that's money down the drain. I would rather they kept the mattress and I could've used the money to buy my own mattress.
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If you like a firm, slowly responsive mattress then use it stock. If you want a little more give and faster response then add a latex foam topper. Memory foam is very slow to react as you move. While it gives great support once it all settles in, I find the lumps while it's reacting annoying. I want instant give with good support so I have been happy with the latex vs memory. Temperatures do not effect the latex either and it has vent holes throughout keeping it cool. Just my 2 cents.

Also I agree these are an improvement over previous years models.
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I forgot to mention that from what I've read about these mattresses, it depends largely on your size. A lot of "smaller" people are fine with them and have few if any complaints.

I'm a pretty big guy, (5'10", 270 lbs) so any support the mattress might offer is no support at all and I can feel the ply wood. My hips and shoulders were killing me by the end of the night.

Of course, there are also preferences and opinions mixed in here as well. When I was researching for my topper, I discovered a LOT of polarity; people either liked the Denver or HATED it.
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I went from a Forest River product that had a wonderful full size queen to the Denver RV queen in my Jayco. I find the Denver mattress to be awful, and I can fall asleep on a ladder. I added a 3" memory foam topper and it's much, much better.
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I'm glad to get everyone's opinion! Our old trailer mattress caused back, hip, and shoulder pain the latter part of the night and especially after the first night. I think had it been on some kind of pad other than the plywood would have been more comfortable. Was hoping the new trailer would be more comfortable to start with but so far not looking like that.
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We have a Tempur-Pedic at home, so like memory foam. For the TT, it came with a queen-short Denver mattress so we put on top of it the Costco in-store memory foam (about $99) that turned it into a queen-regular and upped the comfort factor significantly! Costco's online store touts a Novaform® 3” Seasonal Memory Foam Mattress Topper [Reversible two-layer construction - cooler on one side, warmer on the other; Gel-infused side stays cool and comfortable by drawing heat away from the body and maintaining air flow – for the warmer months]. Would like to hear if someone has that and their assessment as 55 reviewers have it at 4.5 stars out of 5.
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