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Old 06-05-2019, 02:04 PM   #1
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Mattress replacement suggestions for queen bed

It has been a while since I have made my last post and I know there have been a number of posts about replacing the horrific beds in RV's...the fact is they shouldn't even call those things beds. Anyway, I digress. Right now we are using the mattress that came with our trailer but added a 2" topper from Costco a few years ago.

I am curious to know if people have replaced their queen mattresses with beds that are the exact same dimensions, or if people have gone with the longer mattresses? I know that our trailer has a short queen in it but I am not aware of many short queen options out there that are super comfortable.

What can you suggest? Many thanks in advance.

p.s. With living in Canada I may not be able to pursue mattress options (companies) that are outside the country but it doesn't hurt to look.


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Old 06-05-2019, 02:53 PM   #2
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If you browse Amazon you'll find many mattresses available in 'standard' sizes AND in RV queen.

A few folks have taken an electric carving knife to their foam mattresses to shorten it. A few others went with the standard size and live with the inconvenience of the extra length.

We're tired of our mattress topper, too. Our TT bed takes a standard size queen mattress and I am shopping for a mattress for it. While searching, one of the things I've tried to determine was did people find a given mattress in a RV comfortable. Why? Because those are likely to be on a solid platform like ours, not a box spring.

I don't know the challenges you face buying a mattress in Canada. But, if you look, you'll find that 'short queen' mattresses are quite common and except for the length are made the same as standard length mattresses.

Happy shopping.

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Old 06-05-2019, 06:00 PM   #3
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We went with the Zinus 8" from Amazon.ca. Worked out great. Have it lots of time to expand and off gas. Came in a couple of days.

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Old 06-05-2019, 06:24 PM   #4
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3rd happy season with our Zinus 10" innerspring from Amazon, short queen. Still very comfortable, nice and firm.

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Old 06-06-2019, 07:27 AM   #5
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This is what we did

Comfortable and inexpensive, and added almost no weight
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:10 AM   #6
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X2 on the Zinus 10 inch, not a lot of money, fits fine.

A bit heavy to lift the bed even with bed lifters. Thinking about a 12 volt bed lifter as a mod like some have done.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:48 AM   #7
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newrvguy68. We replaced our mattress with a Lucid 10". Works well for us and was reasonably priced with no off odor. I my research I found comparisons
for comfort for side, back and stomach sleepers. These comparisons may help your decision. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by jeffmcpa View Post
This is what we did

Comfortable and inexpensive, and added almost no weight

If you fill it with helium, it will add even less weight
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:38 PM   #9
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as far as dimensions make sure if you go standard that you have clearance at the foot. We don't. Changing the plywood would be no problem but longer means we cannot exit the sides.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:48 PM   #10
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We bought a Lucid 10" foam short (rv) queen for $299. Very comfortable. We kept it when we traded our TT in. Not using it but still got it, lol.

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