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Old 02-15-2016, 10:39 PM   #11
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I think the stock mattress that came with the 21 is a good one. Not to soft and not to firm. No complaints at all. Actually, I can't think of anything on that trailer to complain about. Loren
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:42 PM   #12
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The spouse feels that the Tempur-pedic is too hot and doesn't like it as much as I do. .
I am the same with memory foam. It is well know to not be that great for warm sleepers, as it does not breathe at all.

In our 19 we had a custom mattress with a bottom layer of 6" of med/firm density foam, with a 2 1/2" layer of latex foam. Latex foam breathes, and sleeps cooler than memory foam. Plus if it matters, latex foam is a comfort and support layer, whereas memory foam is comfort only.

I have not used memory foam in a trailer, but my brother had a topper, and got rid of it, as when they went to bed on cold nights, it took it forever to soften and warm up. They do use one at home, and love it there.

We are considering getting a custom foam mattress for the 5.0, and may use a build of of 3 densities, with latex foam on the top layer for sure. We will hold off from ordering it until our visit to Escape in 2 weeks, when we will try out the mattress they now offer.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:30 AM   #13
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We top it with a faux featherbed

On our trip back from Chilliwack, we slept okay on the ETI supplied mattress in our 21. Once home, though, we added the faux featherbed (fiber filled) that we had used in our Casita.

We also have a 3" memory foam topper, but so far we don't think we need it in the trailer. (We did use it in the Casita - and it was great - but the Escape's bed is so much better to begin with, we want to save the weight and leave it out.)
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Old 02-16-2016, 05:56 AM   #14
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I've flopped on the bed of the 21 several times and I know I'll never be comfortable on it, considering I've used the Select Comfort beds since 1998. This will be our 4th one of their beds. All of 'em still in use in our house and soon in our trailer.





Just hope all your flats are inside and not outside the trailer....
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:36 AM   #15
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We're seriously considering having a Casper mattress: https://casper.com/mattresses shipped directly to Escape for our eventual 21'.

It gets very high ratings at Consumer Report and they ship free in Canada and the US. It has dual layer memory foam cores with open cell latex on top. We've slept comfortably on a Tempurpedic at home from years.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:49 AM   #16
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Mattress

We just switched our home mattress from a 8 year old temper-pedic, a thick one to a Casper mattress. I'm thinking about changing the one in our 21 also to the Casper and may have to trim the corner off. Maybe check with the company about that.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:35 AM   #17
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Jack, I'm not sure you need to. I looked at the measurements of the platform and the Casper and it appears that it wouldn't stick out enough to really matter. But you have both already - I'd be interested in what your determine from measuring.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:03 AM   #18
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Anyone know the dimensions for a topper/foam pad for a 19 with a u-shaped dinette? Need to order one, and may trailer is in storage a bit far away for me to measure right now. The dinette cushions shift a bit when someone sleeps on them, and trying to prevent this by placing something like a foam pad on top of them.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:10 AM   #19
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Thanks for the feedback, everybody. It sounds like we'd be fine to try it without the topper on our 3-week trip back home. We can always order one before our next trip if we decide it's not quite soft enough.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:14 PM   #20
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We're seriously considering having a Casper mattress: https://casper.com/mattresses shipped directly to Escape for our eventual 21'.

It gets very high ratings at Consumer Report and they ship free in Canada and the US. It has dual layer memory foam cores with open cell latex on top. We've slept comfortably on a Tempurpedic at home from years.
We looked long an hard at the Casper a little while back, and it sounds like a great mattress, for sure. It does get pretty good user reviews.

In this searching I also came across the Leesa mattress.
https://www.leesa.ca/
It is a similar build with the exception of the top layer being another form of breathable foam. If one cares to search, there is lots of comparison reviews on the Casper vs the Leesa, with the Leesa often coming out on top. The Leesa is a wee bit more expensive, but as they are new in Canada are offering $150 off as an introductory offer right now. Another good option to review.

I took what I learned about these two mattresses and went shopping at a couple good foam mattress stores in town, Sleep Boutique, where we bought the mattress for our 19 that we no longer have, and Dormir Bed & Foam, where I had cushions made for my daughters Trillium. Both good shops that build their own mattresses, and are WAY more cost effective than most other mattress stores that bring them in from elsewhere. The first shop came in with a similar mattress cost slightly higher than the Casper and Leesa, but the second shop was just a wee bit cheaper.

My last mattress, with the 2.5" of latex foam, on a 6" foundation of med/firm foam was very cozy, but a couple times when side sleeping, that my hips would press through the latex layer, onto the much firmer foundation foam. Not a huge deal at all, but got me more interested in a 3 layer system. When I tried out a layered system in that store similar to the Casper, I felt I sunk in too much, and the owner said it was likely due to the memory foam layer which gives no support, just comfort. He then set up a layer of 2" latex, on top of a 2" layer of softer foam, all on a firmer foam foundation. I quite liked that, but do have to get Lisa out to try it too.

But as I said, nothing will be decided until after Feb 29th, and my visit to Escape where I will at least try out their OEM mattress first. Who knows, for only $150 savings by not getting it, I may just give it a try, and could put it on one of our spare queen beds at home.

I would like to hear what others experience was like with memory foam in the cold, as all I really have to go on is my brothers experience in his tent trailer. I was thinking it may not be as bad as the second layer, but still might not sleep nice until warmed up.

How thick is the Escape mattress? And for those with a 5.0TA, how is the seated headroom in the loft? I assume one would not want to get a mattress much thicker than the OEM one. What are the thoughts on that?
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