which bed ???

Submitted: Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:10
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I am considering a new mattress for my camper. The requirement is for the mattress to be as light weight as possible and comfort as well. I have in mind an innerspring type, although high profile may be a problem as well as weight. Another thought was a self inflating mattress, that would remain in the camper permanently. What do others use? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Regards Revs
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Reply By: rosso1234 - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:55

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:55
measure the thickness of the one you have and go to a matteress shop with tape measure in hand.

My foam one was 150mm thick and standard queen matt size in length and width. (google it)

I made a calculated guess regarding the amount of slack in my camper cover that I could go to 200mm thick max.....well blow me down we found a nice comfy inner spring mattress for $280. PERFECT for occasional use in the CT and heaps better than the foam job.

And the cover now fits better now I reckon, more snug, The custom ones for CT's and caravans are a bit eccy for what the are. So grap the tape measure and go nuts mate, you might be surprised
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 07:36

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 07:36
Made to Measure mattresses, excellent customer service, great to deal with, the one we got for the Shippshape is also low profile made to our measurements.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 07:48

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 07:48
I'll second that recommendation.

Made and sold direct from the factory.

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Follow Up By: Ray - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 09:31

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 09:31
I'll third that
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Follow Up By: rosso1234 - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 13:15

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 13:15
Yes...I have heard great things about them to...high customer service...high after sales service and HIGH prices
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 14:44

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 14:44
I found their prices to be very good, was cheaper to buy a normal queen from them and get it shipped than the local retailers.
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:36

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:36
Foam beds tend to be lighter than innersprings and that's always a plus for campers. Two matresses, eggcrate type on top of a thin, firmer layer, works well. But for us, the absolute best is the type that has two layers bonded together with "memory foam " in the top layer. Some people say memory foam is hot to sleep on, but we have never found this and I like to sleep "cool". There is also a kind of memory foam that is supposed to be cooler. If you haven't tried "memory foam", find one in a mattress shop and try it before making a decision. Also try it with two people on the matress and note the lack of disturbance to a partner when the other rolls over, or gets out of bed in the night. Inflatable mattresses pass on every movement to a partner and develop convection air movement inside that makes them lose a lot of heat at night.
But memory foam is pricier.
Matresses are very individualistic things so, with your partner, be aware of the different possibilities and try them before making a decision
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Reply By: brushmarx - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:59

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:59
We have a standard basic inner spring 150mm, which by itself is a bit harsh, but a foam rubber egg crate type of liner from Clarks Rubber for around $80, gives us a better sleep than a $1000 mattress.
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Follow Up By: REV'S - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 13:18

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 13:18
Thanks for all replies, we have a lot to consider with so many different suggestions.
At present we have a high density foam mattress, & needs replacement. We are both of light stature, this mattress failed after 2yrs. The mattress on our bed at home had memory foam in its make, we found this to be hot to sleep on. So we thought of the self-inflating, may be 2 singles joined together to eliminate some of the partners movement.
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Follow Up By: Duchess Ellen - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 16:48

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 16:48
Keep in mind that the self inflating mats are covered in plastic/vinyl - this can make them very sweaty to sleep on. If you do go this route, I recommend using a good cotton underlay or similar, this makes it a lot more comfortable as it absorbs the moisture.
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Follow Up By: titl4 - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:45

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:45
We've found a 100mm QS self inflator with a thick wool underlay does the job very well summer & winter.
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Reply By: Peter Horne [Krakka] - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 21:16

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 21:16
We have a Deluxe pillow top innerspring in our T Van, was a factory option, not cheap but worth every cent.

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Reply By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 21:30

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 21:30
Get someone to make you a high density foam mattress 4"(green in colour) with 1" low density foam on top. This will last you for ever, have used them on all our vessels over 30th years.
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