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Old 06-11-2019, 04:59 PM   #41
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I had to buy a ramp for my short-legged trailer mate. (I lift the one on the left up.)
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:38 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Bobbie54 View Post
I had to buy a ramp for my short-legged trailer mate. (I lift the one on the left up.)
Gotta love Corgis. We've had five over the last 30 years. Our first Corgi (a Cardigan) was in wheels and our last Corgi is from Whidbey Island. When my life settles down I hope to have another.

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Old 07-10-2019, 09:26 PM   #43
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Funny story on mattress. Last fall when we picked up the trailer and headed out - after 2 nights I also hated the mattress which seemed OK at first. We love natural latex mattresses (rubber). We were in some remote place and saw a big Mall. My husband said - let's see if they sell Latex mattresses. I told him: "no way would some remote mattress store sell those expensive mattresses." Oddly, there were 2 mattresses stores. The first one said - no you won't find one anywhere around here. Undeterred, my husband pushed on to the second store. The clerk there said - hey we have one in the back we are sending back as we could sell it. We actually talked them down to lower than the online price. It is marvelous. Heavy - but worth every pound. It is the only kind of mattress that my back can survive with - go for natural latex and find the money - you spend a lot of time in bed!!
Love this story- we also have a latex mattress at home and decided when we ordered our 21 not to even bother with the stock mattress. When we bought our Aireloom latex I started having a sore back and called to see about returning it. They said that the latex can be stiff at first and to break it in walk on it. This was an expensive mattress, about $3K seven years ago- and that was from a store going out of business. Anyway we also bought a Bliss Latex topper- and that ended up being perfect. Liked it so much we bought another for a different memory foam bed in the house too which we later used with the 21 bed. The foundation for that bed is 4" closed cell foam. Combo works great. To hear that you found a great mattress all-in-one is very fortunate- it also helped that you have a 19 with a queen bed vs. a long double with a cut corner as we have. Good on your husband for being undeterred!

There are different kinds of latex and I believe that Talalay is more comfortable(and usually more expensive) than Dunlop. If interested- do your homework and learn about ILD. One good source is Sleep Like The Dead.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:31 PM   #44
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Perseverance pays off so many times! Good for your husband.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:28 AM   #45
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I too love sleeping on latex foam, and at home have a real nice mattress that has a layer of small coil springs, and a topper of 3" of latex foam with the density we prefer, my wife's being stiffer than mine.

Due to the weight, I would never put a think latex matress in our trailer but may do a latex topper some day.

We added a plain convoluted mattress topper to our trailer bed and it works very well. A fair bit lighter than latex too.

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