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Old 09-02-2015, 06:49 PM   #21
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I put together a permanent bed. The first layer is a 2" folding gym mat which makes access to the storage bins easier than if it was covered with a heavy mattress. The next layer is a sloped mattress (6" at the head, 2" at the foot) to help deal with my acid reflux. On top of that is a 2" memory foam mattress pad. I sewed a zippered cover that holds both the pad & sloped mattress, which makes it fairly easy to lift either end to get to the storage. Photos on my modifications page.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:43 PM   #22
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Thanks for all these options.

We just did a little Amazon shopping and are wondering what the peanut gallery thinks of these two options:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W67PCTE Milliard 4 inch memory foam tri fold

Amazon.com - Milliard 6-Inch Memory Foam Tri-fold Mattress with Ultra Soft Removable Cover with Non-Slip Bottom - Queen -

We like these because they fold up and would presumably give us the option of taking the mattress out if we wanted to set up our Escape for Happy Hour when it's sitting around in our gardens. Either way we'd have to cut them (doesn't seem like a big deal) -- and if there were no other considerations we both would go 6" BUT we are a little concerned about weight and bulk getting the larger one out the door. What think y'all? 4" enough to improve signifcantly over the escape cushions if we leave them at home? Or should we get the 4 and use it OVER the escape cushions (which may make our sinkside table a little unhappy)?
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:00 PM   #23
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E - our high density 2" over the cushions does well. Even with that we have to move it to operate the sink table.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:05 PM   #24
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Eric, so you actually have to physically pull it back/aside?
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:13 PM   #25
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Yes - a bit to get the table up and down, but we're used to it. The ABCs of Getting Some Zs - WSJ Good article about foam toppers
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:14 PM   #26
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I personally don't care for memory foam so I ordered a regular bed mattress from Escape for the rear dinette.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:29 PM   #27
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Here's a crappy pic of my 2" topper on cushions, with kitchen extension raised ( we never lower it ). I sleep with my feet under the extension.
As you can see, there's not a lot of room for a thicker topper. Storage when not in use would also be an issue.
I think you either have to commit to a proper mattress, with no cushions, or just use a thinner topper, with cushions.
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Hi: All... Here's a pic of the best sleep option of all... and I don't care how much bed space I lose in the truck!!! Alf
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