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Old 07-07-2014, 11:39 PM   #1
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Latex Mattress Topper

We bought an Aireloom Verbena latex mattress two years ago and it is very comfortable. We got the firm as the plush was a little too squishy. LSS, we got a 2" Bliss latex topper and it is the best bed we've owned.

After trying the mattress in the demo 21 I am pretty certain that we will be modifying it. In our guest bedroom we got a Novaform mattress from Costco and then put the Bliss latex topper on it and it is really nice. Could have saved a lot on the Aireloom had I known how good that combo is.

I believe the regular foam cushions that ETI uses in the dinettes combined with a 2-3" latex topper will be more comfortable and last longer. The latex toppers have been a little pricy, but are coming down now. Am seeing them on Amazon for $200-250 for a 2" Queen (60X80).
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:44 PM   #2
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Pre-trailer, I was confident that my Costco 3" memory foam topper would ensure that the dinette bed would be comfortable.

Having tried it - FAIL! - need to experiment for a good solution.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:49 PM   #3
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Took my first topper solution for the Aireloom back to Costco as well. In our 17B the memory foam topper Costco sells online only that is gel infused was pretty good. It was 2"....me thinks less is more there.
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We used a 2 inch gelfoam (Novafoam) topper from Costco in our Casita and found it quite comfy on top of firm cushions.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:57 PM   #5
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We did too, but you haven't tried latex yet I bet. Cooler as well. Some mattress stores have them in stock and you can put them on top of their various mattresses to try.

Check out sleeplikethedead.com for comparisons between all types of mattresses & toppers.
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I've got 2 Novaform blue gel toppers (for 2 beds), and LOVE them! That's why I was completely positive it would be a good solution for the dinette bed....live and learn.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:07 AM   #7
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In March, 2013 we replaced the stock mattress in our 19’ with one we purchased online from Amazon; Serenia Sleep 8-Inch Memory Foam RV Mattress, Short Queen.



This is an incredibly comfortable mattress, not to hot or cold and pretty firm for a memory foam mattress. I like it so much I would like to get the same thing in king size for my bedroom.


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Old 07-08-2014, 12:17 AM   #8
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The 75 X 60 is 55 lbs- not bad for memory foam.
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I just got a great education on foam for bedding, first researching online, then on Saturday went to a couple local stores to try out various combinations. I would highly recommend the latter, as at both stores we got excellent help and explanations of their products, and at the store we bought from we actually got to deal with the owner. Plus with trying the foams out, we were surprised that some ideas we had going in were quickly discarded for options offered by the stores.

I am a warm sleeper, so with info from my research and that from the sales people, I knew that memory foam was out of the question, as it sleeps hot due to not being breathable. Could be good if you like to stay warm. I good thick breathable mattress topper can help. I really don't care for the rubbery (gooshy) feel myself either, though really haven't given one a good chance.

I really liked the idea of latex, either natural or synthetic. Looking online at Ikea, where they showed the weights of their mattresses gave me an eye opener, a queen sized mattress weighed 104 lbs, pretty heavy. Too much for a weight conscious camper. I did learn that synthetic latex does last longer, and is not as dense or bouncy.

In the stores we tried many combinations of base foam and toppers, and in the end opted for a 2.5" Talaly latex topper, with a good dense and firm 6" base layer. We also opted to not have them bonded, as this allowed a good, more expensive, cover for the topper made from bamboo blend that is very comfy, tough and highly breathable. The cover for the base is just a simple cotton, and cheaper. Even though thinner, the topper cost a fair bit more than the base foam. We spent a few hundred dollars more than planned, but are very happy with our choice.

We should have it in a couple weeks, and will be sooooo looking forward to giving it a try. Our original mattress has broken down a bit, with my hips feeling pressure from the platform below.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:50 AM   #10
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Great point about the benefit of brick & mortar shopping. Especially with something as important as a mattress it just makes sense to try before you buy. Read somewhere once that one should spend at least 15-20 minutes in the mattress they think they like to verify. Lastly, latex comes in fast & slow response. The slow feels more like memory foam.
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