Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-21-2020, 10:43 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Valparaiso
Posts: 101
Need more advice about owning a popup

Still on the hunt for a popup camper for my daughter and her family. I have two questions to pose...
1. Can you store bedding like sheets, sleeping bags, memory foam in the trailer year around...or will they mildew. What could you store year around?
2. Do you need memory foam in a popup camper on the bed ends? I would imagine if you made the dinette into a bed ...for sure you would....but what about the beds...do most use memory foam or not?
Thanks so much in advance for any help!
__________________

__________________
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 CC 5.3L
2016 Jayflight 24 FBS
DeeBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 11:23 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Nashville
Posts: 301
I had always used memory foam on the popup beds. On our 1986 Palomino, we were even able to make up the bed before a trip. The top would come down and latch even with the memory foam.

We stored our popup with it set up in the garage, so no mildew issues.

When I was a kid, I don't recall any mildew issues with my parents' popup that sat in the yard, not too far from a creek. It was in full sun year round.
__________________

crockettlarry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 11:41 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 742
We stored year round in Texas and never any problems.
We used 2" memory foam and we could also close with it in place.

Make it as easy on yourself to pack up and go.
__________________
2017 JayFlight 21QB
2013 Ford F150 SCrew V8

Favorite Book On The Road
Currently Reading Picture of Dorian Gray
Author of Mack Thomas: The Total Beat
TaftCoach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 12:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 2,811
When we had a pop-up (10 years) we never used memory foam. But we were a lot younger then. Like 25 years younger. We do use a foam topper in our hybrid, which is essentially the same type of mattress. Again, as we've gotten older we've needed more cushion. So it depends on your how comfortable your daughter is.

So long as it's dry inside you can leave anything but food in all year.
__________________
Chuck
2013 Jayco Jayfeather X20 E, 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Z71 SLE
DocBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 12:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,878
We never used a memory foam in the PU, but like DocBrown said we were a lot younger. I do not like having a lot of stuff. More stuff = more stuff in the way when setting up and tearing down. My brother has at least one in his PU.

We always kept all our camping stuff in the camper when not in use. Key item, making sure the top is properly secured.
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 01:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Nashville
Posts: 301
Don't put a common tarp over it. They can't breathe and there is a greater chance of mold and mildew
crockettlarry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 01:34 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 2,811
Quote:
Originally Posted by crockettlarry View Post
Don't put a common tarp over it. They can't breathe and there is a greater chance of mold and mildew
And they will rub paint off as they blow around!
__________________
Chuck
2013 Jayco Jayfeather X20 E, 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Z71 SLE
DocBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 02:20 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: castle rock
Posts: 128
We used foam after a few years either we got more sensitive or the el cheapo mattresses lost their loft. We left bedding in year round on the beds and it would close up ok. In fact we left everything in year round except for food. We left dry goods food in during the camping season but always pulled it out for winter storage. We never had a mildew problem though we live in Colorado where it is usually fairly dry. We did however make sure all was dry before we closed it up. If it rained while we were out I would open it up once home to dry it out before taking it back to storage until the next use.
barryg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 02:41 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
RogerR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Mapleton
Posts: 1,885
we had a dedicated plastic tub with lid. All of our linens went in it, laundered and folded away in the tub in the house. Never used memory foam but we did replace the foam after a few years. We did get mice over the years twice and were glad there was less to ruin. Like a regular camper get under there and seal up every opening through the floor with stainless steel wool and foam or silicone to hold it in place. Then inside cabinets where pipes and wires come through the floor seal them the same way. Watch any side openings like furnace, water heater, fridge vents with and buy and install screens that keep out wasps and mice.
__________________

__________________
2017 SLX 195RB
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, gas 3.7 V6
Andersen WDH hitch
Dometic Milenco Aero mirrors
RogerR is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×