Where can I buy a new mattress for a camper trailer?

Submitted: Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:00
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I have a Cavalier camper trailer and need a new mattress for it. We've tried installing a spare bed from the house but although comfortable, it's too deep really (can't pack much else on top). The mattress from the pull-out sofa bed was too uncomfortable for my wife's back.

Please can anyone direct us to places in/around Perth where we can see/try/buy different foam/latex/inner-sprung mattresses ready for our next trip?

Thanks in advance.
John & Claire
Perth
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Reply By: Member - Lance S (VIC) - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:09

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:09
John & Claire,

We replaced the kids mattress' from Clark rubber, they have different sizes, thickness' and quality of foam, we are yet to do ours at the moment, and they were by far the cheapest.
They also cut to size and will cover them with a different range of patterns.

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Follow Up By: hazo - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:58

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:58
My son in law recently replaced his foam mattress in his Cavalier camper, he got an innerspring one, from Clark Rubber here in Perth.
Somewhere in the Northern suburbs and it was much cheaper than the bed shops.
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Follow Up By: Member - esarby (NSW) - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 16:22

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 16:22
John & Claire. I just upgraded mine for the Tvan. They do an innerspring called the "Elite innerspring pillow mattress" it has a pillow support built in. Check out you local dealer. Steve

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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:56

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:56
Consider using a foam "eggcrate " overlay. This improved ours dramatically. Clarke rubber.
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Reply By: johnclaire - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:18

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:18
Yeah, tried the egg crate stuff. Helped a little, but not enough.

I suppose we're looking for a quality solution - would rather spend a few extra dollars for a decent mattress so the Mrs can sleep better and not aggravate her bad back.

Thanks.
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Reply By: guzzi - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:49

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:49
Contact these guys;
http://www.madetomeasuremattresses.com.au/mattresses/campertrailer/

I haven't bought a replacement for our camper trailer mattress yet but heres where I will probably go looking. I have had a look at their product at the caravan and camping show in Brisbane and quality seemed good.

The usual caveat applies, I have nothing to do with this company, they just have a product I will probably buy in the near future.
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Reply By: Member - Megan and Kevin D (AC - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 13:04

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 13:04
We've had an off-road Cavalier camper trailer for around six years and estimate that we've spent 200 nights in it over that time. The longest was a three month stretch. We love it! We put a pure wool underlay on the mattress and that significantly adds to our comfort. Off the topic of the mattress, but related: we pack our gear into large, white, plastic lidded boxes which fit into the trailer. When the trailer is up, we put the boxes (not necessarily all of them) around the inside. That way we don't need pegs! Easy! Only once was the wind a bit strong, and we watched as the quite heavy boxes started to move across the floor! What fun! We've taken it everywhere, including some of the Canning but won't be towing it on the CSR this year. Using a tent - but we'll certainly miss the trailer. The underlay is relatively expensive but wonderful in both summer and winter.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 13:36

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 13:36
You considered a self-inflating mattress. The one I use in the tent is 75mm thick and is great. You can also get doubles and queen sized. Not cheep but a very good sleep.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 16:52

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 16:52
I can relate to bad back syndrome :-{

Just bought a 6" high inner spring from Made to Measure as noted above. Not cheap but it's designed for CTs and vans with venting and reinforced sides (cos you often end up sitting on the edge). Shipping to Melb was about $70; your mileage will vary.

If you join campertrailer.org you get a 10% discount.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 16:53

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 16:53
PS, I had to get the tonneau cover replaced with a deeper one to accommodate the mattress. Still worth it.
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Reply By: Tim Owen - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 17:41

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 17:41
Give this mob a ring

http://www.afe.com.au/

I got a 100mm latex overlay in Queen size cut to my specifications delivered for a little over half what Clark Rubber wanted for an inferior product without any 'tailoring'.

A firm mattress - but very supportive. So much better than the previous foamey with egg shell layer on top.

I don't know if they still sell the product, as I cannot se it on their website. But if interested give them a call - they were very helpful when I enquired.
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Reply By: 3F62 - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 19:18

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 19:18
We find a 4'' Self inflating mattress (always packed flat) with an egg shell under for air movement works fine for us in a queen size in our camper.

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Reply By: obee1212 - Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 19:55

Monday, Apr 13, 2009 at 19:55
We have a cavalier and the inner spring queen size fits perfect. The other fowm mattresses we used made us roll into the middle and not comfortable. A good bed is the main reason for towing a trailer I reckon. Especially for the the wife.

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Reply By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 07:51

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 07:51
We replaced the mattress in our Cavalier CT about 18 months ago. Bought ours from Makin Mattresses at Nerang here in Qld. According to their web site they don't have a store in Perth, but surely there's someone over there that makes mattresses? We also found that the larger mattress didn't exactly fit in our Cavalier, so we had a new dust cover made. Cost about $400. (We had it made extra large so we now have plenty of space under there for stuff!)

So it gets a bit expensive by the time we bought the mattress, one of those top thingys that are supposed to increase the comfort, (and do!) and a dust cover but well worth it for a good nights sleep.

Cheers

Brian
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