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Old 07-06-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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19' Bed- Memory Foam Topper

I am trying to plan out a 19' bed and have a question about using memory foam

First, I do not have a clue as to the quality and comfort of the mattress that ships with the 19'. Any opinions of new users?

Second, how many of you had to add something to make sleeping tolerable?

Third, if you added memory foam, egg carton foam or a new mattress what dimensions worked best. I know the specs say 60x80 but it seems many of the memory foam toppers come in a 58x77 size. Do we now have a gap problem around the mattress? Or if it is a true 60x80 do we now start the 30 minute struggle to put on the sheets?
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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Re: 19' Bed- Memory Foam Topper

The mattress our 19 is great, we slept on it for a week after we picked up
our trailer. My wife found a one inch memory foam mattress topper (Queen size) we had
laying around and put it on for our last trip, I didn't really notice any difference.
The topper was a bit smaller then the mattress so the 58" x 77" is probably right.
We have had no problems making the bed, even tucking in the sheets.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:02 PM   #3
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Re: 19' Bed- Memory Foam Topper

I expect the foam in my 17B is the same that's used in the 19. I find it perfectly comfortable, but you may or may not. That's why mattresses are offered in soft, medium, firm, extra-firm, when you buy a bed for your home. I'd just try it and decide if you want it softer. I do know from my experience, making up the double, that the more you add, the harder it is to make the bed. My wife got a fitted mattress cover and then "fitted" sheets. I made the bed a couple days ago and it is a struggle, and doesn't look much different than if I had just thrown it all on the bed.

I'm dealing with four sections of foam and the mattress topper and fitted bottom sheet. The foam cushions themselves fit very tight, so when you start adding more layers it gets tough.

My inclination is to get two top sheets and sew a bag. Throw that on top of the cushions and the comforter on top of the lot.

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Re: 19' Bed- Memory Foam Topper

Both my wife and I are quite happy with the mattress that came with the 19'. We have spent 24 nights in it now, with no complaints. Based on the level of my wife's snoring, I would have to rate it at least a 9/10.
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Re: 19' Bed- Memory Foam Topper

Lisa and I just finished 7 nights on the Queen bed in the 19'. Very comfortable. We both slept well. We have a 1" memory foam topper from Walmart still sealed in the box. I may test it next week for comfort. My wife calls me a hard ass.

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Old 07-07-2009, 01:09 PM   #6
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Re: 19' Bed- Memory Foam Topper

We have not slept on the 19' mattress without the 2" memory foam topper I bought. I really wanted one with a removable cover, and purchased this one from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product

This one actually is 60 x 80. The Escape's mattress is also, except that it's not a perfect rectangle due to the rounded back of the trailer. So the pad is a tiny bit larger than the mattress in a couple of corners. I don't think the pad makes the bed any more or less difficult to make - it's a bit of a hassle if you're picky about having a neat-looking bed!

We've only spent 10 nights in our trailer so far, but every time my husband gets into bed he can't help but comment about how comfortable it is!
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Re: 19' Bed- Memory Foam Topper

We have a 3" memory foam topper on the mattress that comes with the 19. We like a soft landing, and this is an absolutely perfect combination for us. We just make the bed on the 3" topper, so that the mattress cover, fitted bottom sheet and top sheet just go over the topper and do not include the mattress under all of it. We just have a comforter over all that and it is great. It really makes it much easier to make than including both mattresses, or for you 17ers, you wouldn't have to worry about the cushions falling apart when you make up the bed if you just tuck everything under the topper. I hope that makes sense!
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We have a 3" memory foam topper on the mattress that comes with the 19. We like a soft landing, and this is an absolutely perfect combination for us. We just make the bed on the 3" topper, so that the mattress cover, fitted bottom sheet and top sheet just go over the topper and do not include the mattress under all of it. We just have a comforter over all that and it is great. It really makes it much easier to make than including both mattresses, or for you 17ers, you wouldn't have to worry about the cushions falling apart when you make up the bed if you just tuck everything under the topper. I hope that makes sense!
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Re: 19' Bed- Memory Foam Topper

Hi: All...The original owners of "Our Escape Hatch" traded out the 5" foam for an 8" memory foam mattress. What a dream sleep...better than at home!!! The only prob. in the 5.0 is that it makes you 3"'s closer to the overhead storage bins... The other prob. is how to turn the mattress over for even wear I will have to live up to my handle "escape artist" to pull that flip off. Where's "Houdini" when you need him
Thanks to Ian& Jenny for a great time en route east...your trailer is AWSOME!!! Alf
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