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Old 03-22-2016, 06:43 PM   #1
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Type of mattress cover?

Adding wads of stuff to my Amazon Wish List for The Trailer. Boy, the things you can add that Amazon sells!

Anywho, was looking at mattress covers. Do I want a regular type or a waterproof type (without noisy vinyl, of course)? I will be using hypervent mesh under the mattress and around the sides, but wasn't sure if a waterproof cover would be helpful to keep condensation off the mattress. (I'm not worried about my cats peeing on the bed, knock on wood!)

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I used a plastic mattress cover in BlackJack with the hyper vent. Going to have the mattress in the 19' just 4" smaller to allow air around the perimeter and forgo the cover.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:03 PM   #3
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I am old enough, but not yet too old, to not need the plastic mattress cover. But that day will likely come.

Kidding aside, why would one want a plastic cover? I want breathability, as I hate sweating in bed.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:07 PM   #4
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To keep the mattress dry...from condensation.
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To keep the mattress dry...from condensation.
Then how are you to know the mattress is wet with the plastic on it?
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We have camped in a wide temperature and humidity ranges and have never had condensation problems with the mattress in our 19 or 5.0TA.

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You can get a mattress cover/pad that's impermeable (plastic) on the underside and cotton/poly blend on the top side, with light batting in between. Best of both worlds.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:13 PM   #8
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Or you move to AZ and you don't need any of these items.
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Here in Alberta too, Greg. We live in a fairly dry climate here.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:23 PM   #10
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Learn something every day Jim. I had no idea that Alberta was a dry climate. Interesting info for when we retire and do our trans Canada trip.
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Winters are the dryest. If you have wood floors and furniture you need to use a humidifier.

Being so used to it, I find it quite uncomfortable in humid places.
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Learn something every day Jim. I had no idea that Alberta was a dry climate. Interesting info for when we retire and do our trans Canada trip.
Yep, come up in late March: SNOW
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Or you move to AZ and you don't need any of these items.
Maybe that's why they call it a desert area??

Want moisture, come to the Pacific North West Coast!!

The natural coastal beauty of Oregon, Washington and southern BC really becomes evident when you get those nice warm sunny days in the summer. You just never know exactly when that will occur though!

And in the winter - well you go skiing in the mountains
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Or you move to AZ and you don't need any of these items.
Not happening. The rain here doesn't bother me one bit. That's what boots, hats and umbrellas are for! Oh yeah, and a raincoat that covers me from nose to fingertips to ankles.
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Kananaskis Country in Alberta is getting to the dry side. Looks like an AZ sky without the dust/polution?
Then you go to The Badlands at Drumheller Alberta, now we are talking dry.
Just don't upset the free ranging native wildlife!

A little distraction while waiting for April 1. Isn't this what it's all about?
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Wow, John those dogs in Alberta are huge!

Scenery does look quite a bit like AZ
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:23 AM   #17
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Mattress covers was the original thread here.

I ordered a Sunbrella cover for my 17A and I would not order another .... I'm sorry that I did.

I need to make a further explanation about my problems but its 11:30 PM and tomorrow is a work day. There are pro's and con's here. From my years of living aboard my boat in NW waters, I have something to say here .... however, I am a RV newbie. Are they different?

I'll try to add more tomorrow.


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I considered Alberta part of the PWN, learned something this morning. Now I know it's dry I should be able to Deb into a trip out. Anywhere in AB have 21C temps year round?

As far as mattress pads, we have the breathable style for dust mite prevention due to Asthma, It's not waterproof and we've have had no issues with such, don't recall reading about anyone having such either. But hen I don't live in monsoon country.
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Anywhere in AB have 21C temps year round?
Yep, many living rooms do.
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I was gonna say the pubs Jim.
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