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Old 02-15-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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We'll be picking up our new 21 in a couple months (hooray!) and camping our way back home (figuring about 3 weeks). Paulette says we should get a 2" memory foam topper to take with us. We definitely needed one in our Casita since the "mattress" is just the cushions from the dinette. But since the Escape will have a real mattress, I'm wondering if it's needed. Any thoughts, anybody? How comfortable is the mattress compared to your bed at home?
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:40 PM   #2
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We have a firm 2" memory foam topper on our 17B bed - but the 21 has a real mattress.
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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They use the same brand in the 5.0TA and I didn't get it, I sleep on an air-bed. Maybe you could contact ETI (if someone doesn't know here) and get the brand/model name and see if you can find a mattress company close to home to get a sit/lay test...
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:45 PM   #4
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The bed in the 21 is a real mattress, maybe 10-12" thick. You will need a set of "full" size sheets and blankets. We do not use any topper but d use a mattress heater under the sheets. Makes it really nice when cool.
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:55 PM   #5
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They use the same brand in the 5.0TA and I didn't get it, I sleep on an air-bed. Maybe you could contact ETI (if someone doesn't know here) and get the brand/model name and see if you can find a mattress company close to home to get a sit/lay test...
That's a great idea; they say you should spend at least 15 minutes on a mattress before you buy. The vendor ETI is using a vendor in Lethbridge, AB, so that's probably not easy to do.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:57 PM   #6
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I wavered back and forth on this same issue prior to picking up our 5.0 since we have a memory foam at home - and absolutely love it. I asked Tammy what credit I would get if I supplied my own mattress and she said $150. During the trip to the factory prior to purchasing I/we laid on the ETI mattress and felt it would be 'OK'. So, we stayed with the ETI mattress. It did fine during our 2 month maiden voyage but not great. Remember, I/we are used to a memory foam at home. Shortly after getting home I ordered a queen memory foam mattress. A few weeks ago we went down to Big Bend for a week and the new memory foam mattress (8" thick) was fantastic. Now, in retrospect, I wish I would have just bought it in the beginning and used the $150 towards the new one. Live and learn.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:13 PM   #7
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I sleep on a Tempur-pedic at home sometimes (it's in the spare bedroom and I will go in there to sleep if one of us is tossing and turning). Normally, we sleep on a Select Comfort mattress (choose your number). The spouse feels that the Tempur-pedic is too hot and doesn't like it as much as I do. But we both find the mattress in our 5.0TA to be perfectly comfortable.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:30 PM   #8
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I wavered back and forth on this same issue prior to picking up our 5.0 since we have a memory foam at home - and absolutely love it. I asked Tammy what credit I would get if I supplied my own mattress and she said $150. During the trip to the factory prior to purchasing I/we laid on the ETI mattress and felt it would be 'OK'. So, we stayed with the ETI mattress. It did fine during our 2 month maiden voyage but not great. Remember, I/we are used to a memory foam at home. Shortly after getting home I ordered a queen memory foam mattress. A few weeks ago we went down to Big Bend for a week and the new memory foam mattress (8" thick) was fantastic. Now, in retrospect, I wish I would have just bought it in the beginning and used the $150 towards the new one. Live and learn.
Like Macman says, the stock mattress was okay. We replaced ours with a 10” queen memory foam from Costco. For cold weather camping a mattress warmer is almost crucial with a memory foam mattress. I sleep real warm, keeping my feet out from under the down duvet most of the night. Cold memory foam can be rock hard and suck all the heat from your core. We use a twin sized 12volt mattress warmer from Electrowarmth. Robot Check It is twin sized, just run it down the middle of the mattress, cozy in the middle, nice and cool at the sides. Turn it on thirty minutes or so before bed and your good to go. We do turn it off after getting into bed. One of must haves for cool/cold weather camping with a memory foam mattress. Scott

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Old 02-15-2016, 09:33 PM   #9
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Doesn't make much difference to me, my best nights sleep are on camping trips! Don't even snore!

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Old 02-15-2016, 10:20 PM   #10
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We just ordered a full size Select Comfort/Sleep by Number bed yesterday afternoon (President's Day sale - saved 20% ). I know it'll stick out a bit on one corner, but that's okay. I don't want the RV size mattress as that'll be too short.

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.

Yeah, we like 'em.
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