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Old 05-16-2019, 11:01 AM   #1
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Mattresses again...

Just spent two nights in my trailer and I now hate the mattress which previously seemed okay. The difference is that I got a new, extremely comfortable mattress at home.

So I"m thinking of putting a better mattress in the Escape. I have a full-size bed space so not a problem to fit one in, but I'm a little worried that if I ever have to move it that will be a problem. Previously I had first a foam one and then a tri-fold memory foam now. (I may first try the memory foam over the foam.)

I don't have anything but emergency supplies in the under bed storage and just replaced the CO detector so I'm probably good for a few years of not needing to move the mattress.

Does anyone have a thicker but not too heavy mattress that works well? I'm a side-sleeper and this one was killing my hip and shoulder. I have a Nolah at home but it is 12" and 86 lbs (for a queen) and is difficult to handle with plenty of space.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:47 PM   #2
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If you are anywhere near an Ikea they have several options for memory foam, you could just put that over the mattress you have.

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Old 05-16-2019, 05:58 PM   #3
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We also do not like the mattress in the 21. We purchased a good quality memory foam topper and that makes it comfortable.
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If you cold weather camp, those memory foam mattresses turn to cement.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:31 PM   #5
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No worries about it getting that cold, but they also can be too hot.
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I know the standard memory foam can be hot in summer and get rock hard in the cold. How about latex?
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Bobbie,

May I suggest the IKEA bed slat solution? As a side sleeper as well, it was a revelation when I did this mod to my 19’. They design them so the slats under the hips and shoulders have more give than the rest of the bed. They are pretty easy to assemble and made the stock mattress behave like it was on a full box spring foundation. Bonus is the air circulation to reduce condensation which as you know in the Puget Sound area can be an issue. Here is a link: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/p...132211556208_1
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I know the standard memory foam can be hot in summer and get rock hard in the cold. How about latex?
We spent a year or 2 swapping from the memory foam to latex then back again, finally got rid of the memory foam . I'm one bothered by the heat of the memory foam, the latex does not get as warm is better in that regard. It also stays soft pliable in the cold. On the con side, it's not as soft/comfortable, which is why we kept going back and forth between the two. If I remember correctly, it also took a while for the latex smell to go away. Left it out in a spare bedroom.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:56 AM   #9
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May I suggest the IKEA bed slat solution? As a side sleeper as well, it was a revelation when I did this mod to my 19’. They design them so the slats under the hips and shoulders have more give than the rest of the bed. They are pretty easy to assemble and made the stock mattress behave like it was on a full box spring foundation. Bonus is the air circulation to reduce condensation which as you know in the Puget Sound area can be an issue. Here is a link: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/p...132211556208_1
That looks interesting- when it says assembly required, how much assembly?

Just saw they have an adjustable base . That's tempting! I'll have to look into this a little more. I sleep on an adjustable bed at home and almost always have the head raised.

But... read the reviews. Hard to raise, you need access to both sides of the bed as it raises in two halves.
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That looks interesting- when it says assembly required, how much assembly?

Just saw they have an adjustable base . That's tempting! I'll have to look into this a little more. I sleep on an adjustable bed at home and almost always have the head raised.

But... read the reviews. Hard to raise, you need access to both sides of the bed as it raises in two halves.

I Don't know about the adjustable model. The regular version you attache the end rails loosely to the side rail so there is a bit of play to get the slats in. The rubber holders on the top of the side rails are color coded. Grey slats into grey holders, white slats into white holders. There is also a nylon webbing down the middle to thread the slats through. Tighten everything up, put the mattress on top and you are done. It was not too hard to assemble in place in the trailer.

That is the nice thing. You assemble it in the trailer so you don't have this big awkward thing to maneuver into place.

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