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Old 02-08-2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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Im looking for a thin yet comfortable matress for my over cab bunk and ideas or leads would be great. thanks
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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Suggest go to an upholstery supply store & look at their selection of loaded foam. Most handle it in various thickness & dimensions.
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We had a local custom mattress place make us one using pillow top mattress springs about 200 dollars, really comfy.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:18 PM   #4
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....WAL-MART $19.00 for mattress pad made of memory foam and another $39.00 for a foam mattress.....cheap and if you get a leak in the ''granny closet'' you can through the whole mess out or leave it in the sun with Clorox sprayed on it for a few days and it will be OK....geofkaye and the Rivercity Group..
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http://www.foambymail.com/BasicTwinMedium.html this is where I got mine. They custom sized it for me too. I have been very satisfied.

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Old 02-09-2010, 07:25 AM   #6
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We looked into foam mattresses, but we plan to use or conversion primarily in summertime, and foam mattresses hold heat where a coil spring will not.

Ours is a "Full" as we needed the small difference down the sides from a queen. it is only 4" thick. they can adjust the firmness/softness of it by the choice of coils that they use. the coils are 'bout an 1-1/2 in diameter and in a material sleeve then the sleeves are all sewn together to form the support, and then installed into a standard type padded mattress cover.

Really if you are going to spend a lot of time on it, do it right, nothing beats getting out of bed fresh and ready to take on the day. Besides, I have a hard enough time sleeping while out on the road, new noises every night, RV parks are usually close to a hiway, screaming kids in the campground, loud party's, new light night arrivals or early departures. etc. I figure why have the mattress contribute to the problem.
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Cool... thanks for all the info. Cant wait to get headed out on my first road trip with her on thursday. Headed to the snowy north ( Bismark ) but in a few weeks will be headed to the Huston area. Gettin her broke in well in the next few weeks.
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The problem we had with coils is that they tend to bounce if you're sleeping while on the road. If you only sleep while parked, that shouldn't be a concern.

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I found the same problem that Doc is mentioning with bouncing while driving. My wife and I usually trade off and my old spring mattress just wasn't cutting it when I was trying to get some shut eye. Someone recommended MattressInsider.com which has a few foam truck mattresses to choose from. The down side is you can't try them before you buy. I couldn't find anyone locally who carried them so I just ended up ordering their truck mattress with memory foam and I've been pretty satisfied.
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