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Old 03-22-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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Type of mattress cover?

Adding wads of stuff to my Amazon Wish List for The Trailer. Boy, the things you can add that Amazon sells!

Anywho, was looking at mattress covers. Do I want a regular type or a waterproof type (without noisy vinyl, of course)? I will be using hypervent mesh under the mattress and around the sides, but wasn't sure if a waterproof cover would be helpful to keep condensation off the mattress. (I'm not worried about my cats peeing on the bed, knock on wood!)

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Old 03-22-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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I used a plastic mattress cover in BlackJack with the hyper vent. Going to have the mattress in the 19' just 4" smaller to allow air around the perimeter and forgo the cover.
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I am old enough, but not yet too old, to not need the plastic mattress cover. But that day will likely come.

Kidding aside, why would one want a plastic cover? I want breathability, as I hate sweating in bed.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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To keep the mattress dry...from condensation.
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To keep the mattress dry...from condensation.
Then how are you to know the mattress is wet with the plastic on it?
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:30 PM   #6
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We have camped in a wide temperature and humidity ranges and have never had condensation problems with the mattress in our 19 or 5.0TA.

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You can get a mattress cover/pad that's impermeable (plastic) on the underside and cotton/poly blend on the top side, with light batting in between. Best of both worlds.
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Or you move to AZ and you don't need any of these items.
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:19 PM   #9
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Here in Alberta too, Greg. We live in a fairly dry climate here.
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Learn something every day Jim. I had no idea that Alberta was a dry climate. Interesting info for when we retire and do our trans Canada trip.
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