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Old 07-01-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Matress Recommendation

After spending a week in the camper, we have decided to upgrade our matress from what came with the camper. Where should I look to purchase a new one? online? local matress dealer/mfg?

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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DW bought a memory foam mattress topper, about 3" thick, and it made a world of difference. I think she got it at Kohls. No problem using the sheets we already had with the extra 3".
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Mattresses are such a subjective and personal choice that there just isn't a one size fits all answer. My wife can sleep on feather bed or a piece of lumpy ground, so I get to make the choice.

As we were in the market for a new mattress for the master bedroom at home, I took the opportunity to replace our new Eagle's mattress with an adjustable air mattress to get an idea as to whether I'd like it or not. After pricing and checking reviews I went with an 8" queen Comfortaire. That's their cheapest one, but when we bring in the bedroom slide, the mattress has to fit several inches underneath the vanity top.

So with about ten nights on it I went with a better model in a king for the home. We've now had it about nine months and it's just great for me.

I chose the Comfortaire over the Sleep Number based almost completely on price. You've probably never heard of Comfortaire but know a bit about SN. Both are old companies but one spends a whole lot more on advertising. I think that accounts for all of the price difference.

Customer service has been great. Comfortaire seems to have just a very few CS people, so working with them on the order and asking for suggestions and advice seems a lot more like dealing with a face to face sales person than a faceless CS. SN may be just as good, I haven't worked with them.

I did spend several minutes a few times on, or in a memory foam bed and didn't like it at all. Being a tosser and turner, it just wasn't for me. You might love it.

As for innerspring units, I think, my personal opinion, I think that all of them, up to the $3000 level anyway, are junk. Just the fact that they're impossible to price compare because each brand has different model names for every retailer tells me it's a con. Hundreds of model names, but probably only a handful of truly different construction specs. Not to mention that the $3000 unit is "On Sale" for half that most of the time.
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I guess I should add that when I'm looking for a new mattress that it has to be the "shortened" queen for our "bedroom". A regular queen would not allow enough room to walk around the bed.

Camping World has a mattress that has gotten all 4 and 5 out of 5 star reivews.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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We also got a memory foam mattress topper from Bed Bath and Behond. They have several types. We went with the best one they offered since we were going to spend our tt as our second home. We now often go sleep in the tt as it is so comfortable. I surely would recomend the topper. The price was around $300-$400. Good luck and sleep tight!
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I tried a memory foam mattress, for me and the boss it isn't that comfy. That must make us the odd ones. LOL!
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I tried a memory foam mattress, for me and the boss it isn't that comfy. That must make us the odd ones. LOL!
Hardly. I heard of a hotel that had so many complaints they took them out. I think they have a definite fan club, but they aren't for everyone.
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We bought a memory foam topper from costco. $150 investment and we were able to cut it down to size. We love our bed now!
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We used the egg crate foam from our pop up in our 26RLS. Turned a so-so mattress into a mighty comfy mattress. IMO, try that before you drop a wad of cash on a new mattress. You might be satisfied.
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We have an Amishman close by who builds mattresses from scratch. We went with our friends and we both bought short queens. As mentioned in another thread the supports are not strong enough for the extra weight.
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