jayco camper mattres solution

The foam mattreses that came with the jayco are 10 yr old and they have been used fair bit . They are ready for the bin .What is an economical solution
Jayco Flamingo
1x double
1x queen
options innerspring 500-1000 each
foam option 300-500
What about self inflating camp mattresses ,use with or without original foam
what are the better quality ones
Thicknesses ??

I take it many have been thru this at one point ,so whats everbodies thoughts ?

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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 22:50

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 22:50
My suggestion after having a foam mattress deteriorate after only 3 months of constant use...go custom inner spring.

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A good mattress is a worthwhile investment. Makes it a damn site easier to get up in the morning ;-)

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Follow Up By: Keir & Marg - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 09:07

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 09:07
Have to agree with Mick O. We chucked our foam mattress in the Jayco Penguin soon after we bought it, and had a custom-made double inner-spring mattress made by Makin' Mattresses in Fyshwick ACT. Was about $800 from memory, but sleeping in the van is as comfortable as at home. Well worth it.
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Reply By: Steve - Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 at 20:41

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 at 20:41
O be in Sydney,If you don't get any joy here, mate, I'd have a look on the caravanners forum and just put "mattress" into the search box at the top. I noticed it only yesterday when looking for something else and there appeared to be quite a bit of discussion on the subject
There is a lot of variation in grades of foam so that is what you'll need to be aware of and there is the issue of having to ventilate the underneath of a foam mattress. A slatted base should be fine but a solid ply base creates problems for the foam to breathe and damp/moisture can be an issue from perspiration. As long as the right foam is used, comfort shouldn't be a problem as there are some really good products as you will find in the discussions.

If you happen to be in Sydney ??? Give Greg a call at Luxafoam in Peakhurst. He is a supplier to the furniture and upholstery trade and has every type you can think of. He'll put you onto the right stuff.
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Reply By: nickb - Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 11:43

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 11:43
When I looked at various innerspring mattress suppliers for my Jayco Dove, I found Jayco themselves to be the cheapest, had them in stock and they were the exact fit (as you would expect). $400 from memory about 2 years ago. My wife and I both find it quite comfortable.

When you wind the top down you can only leave the sheets on as any blankets/quilts/clothes etc will make it difficult to close and it won't seal very well.
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Follow Up By: swampy - Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 13:31

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 13:31
Which Jayco dealer?? .The quote from the local dealer was of with the fairys. Were you quoted on a double or a queen .
FYI the Jayco queen should be called a 3/4 queen
The double is fairly close to a std domestic double
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Follow Up By: nickb - Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 21:22

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 21:22
Caravanland Perth. It was for the larger bed in a 2005 Jayco Dove which is a double IIRC.

I rang the above mentioned mattress makers but none could make it thin enough or guarantee the roof would shut. Mine is 100mm thick plus about 25mm of padding on top.
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