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Old 09-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Turning the mattress in a 5.0

Hi: All... After 5 yrs. of camping and wondering what the underside of the 8" memo foam mattress looked like I finally summoned up enough courage to flip it!!! Picture a 60X80" hotdog bun with no weiner in it and trying to pull it and it won't budge So I have to dive under it along the plywood floor...but it has a nonskid pad stiched into the cover... which has become stuck to the fiberglass resin across the plywood joints. This is becoming more of a chore than even I expected Now I'm feeling alone and thinking I may be suffocated any minute under my own mattress' weight. Picture a breakfast sausage under a flapjack : Hey wait a minute it's not stuck anymore...but I am!!!
My wife comes out to see what I'm doing and not a minute to soon...Panic hasn't set in yet but it's not far off!!! She holds up the end of the mattress while I wriggle my piggies outta there Now it's her turn in the nose cone with that monster "Bun". Together we manage to get it outta there and onto the floor... only to find you can't flip it. The memo foam is just the top 3". Oh well might as well wash the covers and turn it end for end while we're at it. Alf
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Re: Turning the mattress in a 5.0

thanks for the chuckle Alf !
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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Well thanks Alf... I just snorted Diet Coke out my nose!
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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Re: Turning the mattress in a 5.0

It is a shame there was no video of your experience. Would have been the best reality tv ever. By the way your narative was priceless thanks for the chuckle.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:59 PM   #5
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Re: Turning the mattress in a 5.0

There's an old G.I. expression involving monkeys and footballs. Can't wait for our turn to try that.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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I figure it's a job for the Grand kids.. They heal faster.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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Re: Turning the mattress in a 5.0

Too funny Alf...but, you don't have to turn Memory Foam...so, whoever wants to mimic Alf, needs to know it doesn't need to be done!
Hot Dog in a bun : - ) Good one!
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:12 AM   #8
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Too funny Alf...but, you don't have to turn Memory Foam...so, whoever wants to mimic Alf, needs to know it doesn't need to be done!
Hot Dog in a bun : - ) Good one!
Hi: HokieEscape...It was recommended by our Temper-pedic Dealer to turn the home mattress end for end every once in a while. Being curious and knowing how long the one has been in the 5.0 I just couldn't help myself!!! Pass the mustard and ketchup... Alf
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