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Old 06-28-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Fixes for uncomfortable bed

We have a Jayco Swift, and we love it! However, the bed that folds down from the dinette is really uncomfortable, and it kills my husband's back. Does anyone know of a fix for this? Is it possible to order an actual mattress in that size? We've had the booth pads repadded and also have an egg crate cover on, but it doesn't help. Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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We have a 2 inch memory foam that we roll up and keep on the top bunk when not in use. It is really comfortable. Normally we dont put ours up as a dinette very often.

I sewed together 2 flat sheets into a big huge pillow case that fits around the topper perfectly.

We bought ours at sams club for $100
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:25 AM   #3
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We have a 4 inch gel infused memory foam topper, which stays cooler in the summer than regular memory foam. Cut it to fit with an electric knife. It was about $130 on Amazon for the queen size.
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...We have a 2 inch memory foam that we roll up and keep on the top bunk when not in use....
We bought ours at sams club for $100
Same thin we did in our old Hybrid

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Old 06-28-2014, 09:27 PM   #5
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My wife got a two inch memory foam topper with a cooling gel layer on Black Friday for 20 some odd bucks. It made a huge difference on the queen mattress of our 267bhs. I was ready to ditch the mattress it came with and put down the coin for a custom mattress, but sleep great with the topper. It sounds like you have a foam mattress more like what is on a bunk bed as opposed to a normal mattress, may still help by giving more padding. We bought a 4 or 5" memory foam mattress for one of our kids beds in the house. It is fairly comfortable and may also be an option. It was a twin size, but they had other sizes.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:25 AM   #6
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We are using a 3 in memory foam topper from K Mart in our summer trailer. It was around $100. We had to trim the end with a bread knife. Our Jayco has a memory topper from Costco it was around the same price. In my opinion the K Mart one is more comfortable.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:22 AM   #7
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Novafoam topper from Costco. We've had one on out king size mattress for years. When we bought the new TT we moved the old one over and bought a new one for the house. I cut mine to size with the scissors from my wife's sewing basket. Had enough material left over to make three pillows with some $4 walmart pillow covers.
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I replaced mine with a firm, full size house-bed mattress (same length as the crappy original, just inches narrower), and put a 3 inch foam rubber/memory foam topper underneath it to simulate the give of a box springs. Has worked well for me for a year and a half so far. No more backaches in the morning.

Edited to add: sorry, I didn't catch that it was for your dinette bed. I was talking about the short queen bed in mine. Not sure how to fix your problem. Maybe a good quality air mattress would work.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:35 AM   #9
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We put a 4" foam underneath the cushions. Tried twice under twice over. We agreed under was way better.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:44 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone! I guess we will try to find a higher quality topper that can be trimmed down to size. We've got a longer trip planned soon, so we have to do something!
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