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Old 12-02-2021, 02:42 AM   #21
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again, the mattress in the 21C is closest to a "Full XL", and Full XL fitted sheets and mattress pads fit it very nicely. a Full XL is about 6" narrower than a queen, and the same length. I thought the mattress in the 5.0 was the same size.
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Old 12-08-2021, 11:11 AM   #22
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Exactly what we did and our bed is so comfy we sometimes contemplate sleeping out there when we are home.
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again, the mattress in the 21C is closest to a "Full XL", and Full XL fitted sheets and mattress pads fit it very nicely. a Full XL is about 6" narrower than a queen, and the same length. I thought the mattress in the 5.0 was the same size.
The 21C is a full XL, but the 5.0 is claimed to be a Queen, 60 x 80".

If you look at Escape's 5.0 Configuration Brochure they claim the mattress is 60 x 80", BUT IT'S NOT! It is 60 x 78.5 and that 78.5 is only on the top of the mattress and the bottom is about 76.5". Measuring the carpet on the floor you have a bare 78". Most mattress won't squeeze 1 1/2".

We could buy a custom mattress, but the final cost is the same or greater than a Sleep Number, and we've bought and sold a couple of mattress' in the past that didn't work out. That's expensive! After our experiences with cold, hard memory foam in a couple of previous campers, memory foam is out. YMMV. We're still deciding though. After we head to one of the custom mattress stores our decision will be made.

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Old 12-08-2021, 01:36 PM   #24
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RVs mattresses are a different size than standard mattresses. The mattress that came with my 17A began to be uncomfortable after 3 years. I purchased a new mattress from Brooklyn Bedding. They specialize in RV mattresses.
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Old 12-11-2021, 05:49 PM   #25
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We use memory foam mattresses in all our beds, home and RVs. You can cut them easily with an oscillating carving knife. They are not firm but my back likes them much better.

Sheets and comforters don’t care about such a small difference.
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Old 12-12-2021, 09:08 AM   #26
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so do you use queen size sheets on the 5.0 mattress? I would think the top sheet would hang down too far as would a comforter?
I am going off memory here, but I believe when we bought sheets we bought queens to go on the mattress and doubles for the top sheet and blankets.
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Old 12-13-2021, 04:21 PM   #27
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A "full" will work @ 54x75

We ended up changing our 5.0 mattress quite some time ago. Instead of high costs for odd size or custom, we went with a "full" or "double" at 54x75". It's 6 inches narrower than a queen, but we both still fit fine.

Takes standard sized sheets and mattress pad, and works just fine with a queen duvet.

Don't forget to consider ventilation if you're swapping the original spring mattress for a foam type. The air space of the springs allow for air-flow; you loose that with a foam mattress. Even in Southern California I found condensation between the mattress and deck to be a problem when it gets just a little cool. I used an Ikea slatted base about 2" thick and it worked great. There are other solutions as well.

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