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Old 03-25-2016, 11:04 AM   #21
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The vinyl does serve a purpose . Somewhere on the forum a couple used pool noodles behind the dinette cushions that also helps . Also makes sitting more comfortable . Pat
We use the pool noodles behind the back cushions in the dinette. It slants the bottom of the cushion out a bit so it feels better...not so rigidly upright. Also help prevent condensations but we've never had a problem with that...maybe 'cause we live in NM and mostly camp in the Southwest!
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:05 AM   #22
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We use noodles, gives a bit of an angle to the seat backs. Of course we are the same ones that can't come up with a comfortable mattress.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:31 AM   #23
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Wifey thought the stock 21 mattress was too soft. ETI put us in contract with their supplier - we had them build the most firm mattress they could and delivered it to Escape with their regular orders. Paid them $450 Canadian and Escape gave us a $150 credit for not using their stock version. Great mattress.
Hey, that's a great idea - didn't know you could do that. Dirk would have loved that idea as he loves a firm bed. I'm going with a Select Comfort/Sleep by Number bed. Yeah, I know a bit will stick out on the corner, but I'm fine with that.

Hopefully you can work around that sticking out bit when you put my drawers in for me.
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About the vinyl on dinette cushions, if you boondock and don't run your Maxifan and keep the trailer cooler to save battery you will find the vinyl necessary as the condensation doesn't penetrate to the foam inside. We do pull the top of the seat back cushions forward to lessen the condensation.

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I've already ordered and received a huge roll of the hypervent mesh that will go under and around the outside edges of both the bed and the dinette. I'm hoping that will do the job quite nicely. But, thanks for your comment, Bob.
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:09 PM   #25
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We went with a 8" memory foam mattress . It does get hard / stiff in cold weather in fact at 17 below zero it is like a brick. After many years of tent camping and sleeping on the ground
( No air mattress) sleeping on anything softer than a rock is a big improvement.
When deer hunting and fishing we still sleep on a sheet of plywood for a mattress . I have a very low comfort level and I have a hard time sleeping on a soft bed .
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:33 PM   #26
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We use noodles, gives a bit of an angle to the seat backs. Of course we are the same ones that can't come up with a comfortable mattress.
Bob yes you can . You almost are there with the latex you already have . Sleep is very important for us older campers ? Pat
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We use the pool noodles behind the back cushions in the dinette. It slants the bottom of the cushion out a bit so it feels better...not so rigidly upright. Also help prevent condensations but we've never had a problem with that...maybe 'cause we live in NM and mostly camp in the Southwest!
Maybe you came up with the idea ? It sure is a great one . Pat
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We use noodles, gives a bit of an angle to the seat backs. Of course we are the same ones that can't come up with a comfortable mattress.
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:19 PM   #29
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Lol

Nice job guys. You even answered questions I had but didn't ask!

More to come for sure.

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Old 03-25-2016, 03:39 PM   #30
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Our trailer is a 2008 and I have taken the covers off a couple times to throw in the washing machine.
They are the half vinyl.. No concern at all about the vinyl pulling away from the cloth... Other than the fact I would like a different pattern there is nothing wrong with them!
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