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Old 01-25-2017, 03:48 PM   #1
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Question 1.5" PVC pipe as spacer for mattress

Hi all

I want to make a quick and cheap and effective spacer to keep the mattress away from front and side walls. To allow air flow when it is cold outside. On our 21'.

(We noticed a bit of dampness on the mattress sides - when camping in freezing temperatures after our recent pickup at ETI)

I measured - and I think a 1.5" PVC pipe - an 8' piece cut to a 5' and a 3' piece - would work well.

Just dropped down in place.

Any downsides?

I would think it would keep the mattress away from the wall and allow airflow.

Thoughts ?

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Hi all

I want to make a quick and cheap and effective spacer to keep the mattress away from front and side walls. To allow air flow when it is cold outside. On our 21'.

(We noticed a bit of dampness on the mattress sides - when camping in freezing temperatures after our recent pickup at ETI)

I measured - and I think a 1.5" PVC pipe - an 8' piece cut to a 5' and a 3' piece - would work well.

Just dropped down in place.

Any downsides?

I would think it would keep the mattress away from the wall and allow airflow.

Thoughts ?

John
Also look at pool noodles.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:21 PM   #3
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Also look at pool noodles.
Aha ! Great ideal. Lighter, and I have some kicking around.

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Old 01-25-2017, 04:39 PM   #4
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Second the noodles. They work fantastic at the bottom of the dinette back cushions as well to correct the angle.
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Second the noodles. They work fantastic at the bottom of the dinette back cushions as well to correct the angle.
Hi Gregg . They sure do ! Pat
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:26 PM   #7
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The dinette cushions are not very comfortable. On our last trip we brought a cushion from a wicker chair we have and it worked great.
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The dinette cushions are not very comfortable. On our last trip we brought a cushion from a wicker chair we have and it worked great.
Hi Rossue try the large noodle . It really improves your back comfort . It slats the cushions . Pat
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Right Pat, however the 4" foam is pretty dense- you know people use it to sleep on. In other RV's the back cushions are cushier- at least it was in a Class C we had.
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Right Pat, however the 4" foam is pretty dense- you know people use it to sleep on. In other RV's the back cushions are cushier- at least it was in a Class C we had.
I know Rossue the cushions are not very comfortable . We have a 2 in piece of foam also ,under the cushions . When we can swing it going to have the cushions redone . But the noodles really help in the meantime . Pat
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