camper trailer mattress

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 22:55
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I want to add a bit more comfort as my 12cm thick original foam mattress doesnt seem to hold the bones up as well thesedays.I don't want to shell out a lot of money for an innerspring or such. I was considering replacing with a queen size airbed but at about 23cm would make it nearly twice as high and might cause dramas attaching the exterior vinyl cover. Any suggestions on a reasonably priced alternative or add on extra.
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Reply By: Wayne David - Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:14

Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:14
Hi there Mav1,

I can certainly relate to what you are saying about your camper mattress. I've just returned from 10 days away camping at some really great places (Mudgee, Nundle, Dubbo, Coonabarabran, Baringa) and my biggest problem was getting quality sleep. After all, one needs to be alert when driving about.

I too am wondering about a decent substitute for the inadequate mattress on my camper trailer, including the problem of getting something of a reasonable thickness to fit under the zipped cover.

Thank you for asking what I've been thinking.
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Reply By: Member - Pixie - Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:26

Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:26
Bought a low(er) profile inner spring mattress from BedShed for $320 which fits under the vinyl cover. quite comfy indeed

had the cover made slightly deeper to accommodate a real mattress rather than a foam mattress
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Reply By: Member - Mark H (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:54

Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:54
After some practice runs in our camper at home we knew we needed to fix our bedding too. Both of us were waking up with a stiff back after one nights sleep which wasn't good when we were planning on doing this for 6 months!
My in-laws bought us a foam egg-shell overlay mattress and it has worked a treat. After nearly 4 months on the road the only discomfort we now get at night time is from high humidity and the odd loud drunk.
Cheers,
Mark.
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Reply By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:59

Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:59
Hi there guys,we have been living in our camper trailer now for 70 days, while we are travelling. We purchased some eggshell foam to fit over the mattress quite some time ago, and the results were terrific. However we discovered that the eggshell decided it wanted to slide around a little now and then, so we decide to slip it inside the protective cover that was over the mattress... but a bad move. it seemed to "compress" the eggshell too much, and defeating the purpose of it so it's back to normal now and sleeping much better again (sweet dreams).! Unc & Jodie
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Follow Up By: bbuzz - Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 21:16

Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 21:16
Egg shell foam is THE way to go. Been using it for ten years in 3 caravans. Sat in one place for 3 weeks several times - have trouble waking up. Used it on an innerspring too. Cheapest solution and the first you should try.
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:59

Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 23:59
We bought a high density foam from Clark Rubber. Cut to size which is roughly queen size it was around $100. If anything it is a bit too firm.

I guess I have to go away more and make it work so it gets a bit softer.

We also have a full queen size Clark Rubber mattress that we use for guest accommodation at home and it is fabulous. On the floor in front of the TV for those late night early morning soccer matches, I love it.

I am sounding like a Clark Rubber sales rep here but I have no affiliation whatsoever. Just a happy customer.

Duncs
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 01:00

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 01:00
G'day Mav1,
We had the "soopa doopa" foam mattress in our camper and looked for alternatives when the foam mattress didn't work for us. Managed to source an orthopaedic low profile inner spring mattress for $220, that fits into the camper base and is VERY comfortable.
How comfortable is it??... we now have to get a new home bed!!

Cheers,
Wayne.

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Follow Up By: Wayne's 60 - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 01:03

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 01:03
PS Air mattresses can be a pain in the glass and I/we wouldn't rely on one.

Happy searching.

Chjeers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Reply By: Member - Gaz@Gove (NT) - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 02:33

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 02:33
The eggshell overlay worked wonders for us as well. And it didn't create any problems with closing the camper.
Mmmmmmmm, now where do we go next?

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Reply By: Bware (Tweed Valley) - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 08:17

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 08:17
A self-inflating mattress? Ours is a queen, 10cm thick and is the best mattress we've ever slept on.
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Follow Up By: Bware (Tweed Valley) - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 08:23

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 08:23
Forgot to add that ours is a 'Himalaya' brand; not top of the range. There are plenty of brands out there that come in a wide range of dimensions.
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Reply By: Holden4th - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 08:52

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 08:52
I"d also recommend a self inflating mattress. This is one of the most comfortable things I've ever slept on - better than my bed. Mine's a 12 cm which I think is the thickest you can get and will replace the one you've got almost perfectly. The brand is Coleman but Oztrail also make very good self inflating matresses.
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Reply By: Tim Owen - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 09:09

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 09:09
I purchased a 100mm thick QS latex overlay for my pop-top troopy, and it was the best thing I ever did. It is quite firm, but extremely supportive. Got it from http://www.afe.com.au (cut to my specs) but they don't seem the advertise the product on their website anymore. You can buy a similair product at Clark Rubber (although I only ever saw 50mm, and they were not as competitavely priced). I have also slept on foam+egg shell (what was in the troopy when purchased), and self inflating trucky type in the bad onld tent days, and the latex is the only thing that has let me get a decent sleep. Different things work for different people, but I think the latex overlay is a good option if height is an issue.
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Reply By: Wayne David - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 09:20

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 09:20
So many terrific suggestions are coming through that I can see me being chucked out of many shops in search of that perfect night's kip.

Seriously though, how can one actually 'test' out a mattress for those aches & pains that just don't show-up until several hours have passed? Maybe the camp shop is okay with me sleeping over?
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Reply By: wbsl - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 09:45

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 09:45
Hi Mav1

Purchased a low profile inner spring mattress from Made to Measure mattresses in Queensland. http://www.madetomeasuremattresses.com.au/

Excellent to sleep on and fits in under the cover no problems


Also very good service and fast delivery. It wasn't as cheap an options as some of the others listed above but well worth the money

Regards Wayne
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Reply By: Mav1 - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 10:09

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 10:09
Folks, Thanks for the great info! I'll checks out Clarks eggshell overlay and self inflating beds - which I thought you wouldn't get much slimmer than 23cm ish
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Reply By: porl - Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:42

Friday, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:42
Try Pillowtalk Underlay.

We got a super firm mattress at home, great for the back but not for the shoulders, wife convinced me to use it and it makes a huge difference and of course made to fit under existing sheets.
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