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Old 05-30-2023, 03:47 PM   #1
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Hi! looking to upgrade the mattress in my camper. Reading on various web sites - some say you can use a 'regular' mattress like in your home. Other sites say those mattresses don't stand up to the hot/cold that can occur in campers. I'm sure I'm not the only person that wants to do this or has done it. I figure I'd need a mattress that doesn't require a box spring. Not sure about a foam mattress. My partner is on the heavy side and I'm afraid it would break down quickly. Suggestions please!

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Old 05-30-2023, 03:58 PM   #2
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I think most everyone that spends much time in their RV upgrades their mattress. Some use toppers but that just never worked for us. We use a residential mattress (about 15" thick IIRC) and it works super. Hot cold etc. doesn't affect it. If you let condensation build up in the trailer it could run down the walls and get it wet but that would happen to any mattress.

Measure what you have. They make several sizes of RV mattresses, some sizes are special RV sizes and others mirror a residential size. You can buy upgraded mattresses from many different suppliers. You don't need a box spring..just the mattress. I don't do foam mattresses but others like them. I would note that without using the box spring and putting the mattress directly on the plywood base a mattress can feel different than it does in the store because it will be on a box spring which gives a bit due to the weight. When I tested then bought the one for this trailer I had to return it and get one one level softer. Makes a WORLD of difference in the quality of sleep IMO.
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Old 05-30-2023, 04:08 PM   #3
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“What Danny said.^^^^.”
Don’t shop for an RV mattress, just a mattress. Good quality, we avoid the foam and the like.
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Old 05-30-2023, 06:48 PM   #4
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Hello. We bought a 10" memory foam from Amazon 4 years ago. Very comfy and no break down . Husband big guy too and we camp a lot. Still loving it. It was around $225, of course they're higher now, but well worth it. Tried toppers, didn't help a bad mattress...lol.
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Old 05-30-2023, 06:49 PM   #5
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Oh yea, regular size queen too.
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Old 05-31-2023, 03:17 AM   #6
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Hello. We bought a 10" memory foam from Amazon 4 years ago. Very comfy and no break down . Husband big guy too and we camp a lot. Still loving it. It was around $225, of course they're higher now, but well worth it. Tried toppers, didn't help a bad mattress...lol.
thank you! what was the brand you bought?

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Old 05-31-2023, 03:26 AM   #7
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Memory foam mattress all the way. Not an RV mattress. The first thing we do in a new rv.
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Old 05-31-2023, 04:36 AM   #8
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What do you have on your bed at home?
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Old 05-31-2023, 05:43 AM   #9
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On our second trailer, the mattress looked like the first same make/size/material...but it sure as heck was terrible. We sold it after the first trip on Craigslist and bought a bear mattress brand on sale. Never got to use it but this spring just returned from a long trip. It was worth every penny as it was better than those on our own bed at home. This happened to be an RV mattress but it really is great.
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Old 05-31-2023, 07:16 AM   #10
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Went thru the topper routine and it didn't help. Ended up selecting the Brooklyn Bedding solution which allows you to customize the mattress to your needs. We choose one of the hybrid configurations, have used it for a year and truthfully it is as good if not better than what we have at home!
They custom manufacture your selection and ship it vacuumed down in a thick plastic wrap.

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Old 05-31-2023, 08:09 AM   #11
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Hi! looking to upgrade the mattress in my camper. Reading on various web sites - some say you can use a 'regular' mattress like in your home. Other sites say those mattresses don't stand up to the hot/cold that can occur in campers. I'm sure I'm not the only person that wants to do this or has done it. I figure I'd need a mattress that doesn't require a box spring. Not sure about a foam mattress. My partner is on the heavy side and I'm afraid it would break down quickly. Suggestions please!

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Believe me, if there was a mattress that could not stand up to the temperature differences in a rv it would those crappy things rv manufacturers supply they call a mattress.
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Old 05-31-2023, 08:29 AM   #12
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. Using a topper or replacing the mattress is a personal choice. For us we have back injuries and a good, quality mattress is a must. In my experience, placing a topper on a junk mattress is like replacing your tires when the shocks are worn out and expecting a big improvement in the ride.
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Old 05-31-2023, 11:18 AM   #13
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We bought our camper used and had the PO throw out the trailer queen sized original almost 20 year old mattress or they used it for a dog bed. I replaced it with a full queen the same as our home full king mattress. 14" inner spring with pillow top. It has held up nicely in cold and hot and can't imagine anyone saying that a camper mattress is some special type that is temp resistant. That is what we call HOOEEEEE in Texas.
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Old 05-31-2023, 01:53 PM   #14
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That is what we call HOOEEEEE in Texas.
And similar slang in other states!
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Old 06-04-2023, 01:24 AM   #15
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We purchased a hybrid queen from Amazon in 2020. We love it, but it's not light.

Zinus 8 Inch Hybrid Green Tea... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVNBMD2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
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Old 06-04-2023, 07:07 AM   #16
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I have bought 3 from this company over the past 5 years. 2 for rv's and one for our apartment.

https://www.foambymail.com/product/4...-mattress.html
They also can do custom sizes......just check the website. Reasonably priced and fast shipping.
No affiliation......just a good product.
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Old 06-04-2023, 08:33 AM   #17
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Original mattress wearing out and the plywood platform is causing aches and pains. Put a 2" foam topper on it and I felt like the topper was trying grab me and suck me down into a hole. Currently using the topper under the original RV mattress, it helps a little, but its time to get rid of this combination totally.
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Old 06-04-2023, 08:52 AM   #18
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Hi! looking to upgrade the mattress in my camper. Reading on various web sites - some say you can use a 'regular' mattress like in your home. Other sites say those mattresses don't stand up to the hot/cold that can occur in campers. I'm sure I'm not the only person that wants to do this or has done it. I figure I'd need a mattress that doesn't require a box spring. Not sure about a foam mattress. My partner is on the heavy side and I'm afraid it would break down quickly. Suggestions please!

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We went to the Brooklyn website and purchased a queen mattress for our 5th wheel and are very happy with it. A little spendy but well worth it.
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Old 06-04-2023, 09:17 AM   #19
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Check out Costco. They have RV mattresses.
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Old 06-04-2023, 02:18 PM   #20
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Keep in mind that memory foam will simply remind you of how wet your sleep has .. ah, never mind. Live and learn.
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