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Posted: 08/17/09 06:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What can I do to fix the sofa hide a bed in my 5th wheel? This thing is so uncomfortable to sleep on I'm embarrassed to have overnight guests? Our 06 model does not have the new air mattress like the 09's and I have thought about buying one. However I have heard people say they are no better!

The support for the foam mattress sags in the middle when an adult lays on it and I would like to just firm it up somehow. We take the foam mattress out of the sofa and just throw it on the floor. It is more comfortable there than on the sofa bed frame.

Any ideas??

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You could add a piece of plywood to help firm it up. It can ride under your bedroom mattress and pulled out when needed.

Also buy a 3 or 4 inch memory foam topper. When the bed is folded into a couch, the topper will store easily on top of the regular bed. When we had an RV with that type of couch, I bought 2 toppers, one for the fold out couch and one for bed in the bedroom. When nobody was using the couch as a bed, the extra topper just stayed on our bed.

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Something to remember...

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A piece of plywood or heavy cardboard under the mattress will improve it a lot. Also a portable air mattress on top will help a lot. We used to have a camp on the gulf coast and the sleeper sofa was horrible to sleep on so I kept a piece of heavy cardboard from a refrigerator box to put under the mattress when ever we needed to use the sofa as a bed and it made a big difference, I even slept on it a few times.


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im considering a tearout of the sofa, and install a normal sleeper sofa like in the house.


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We use a inflatable Coleman mattress, came with a pump to inflate and deflate.

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I attached 3/8" plywood to the frame of each folding section of the sofa bed. Then added 1" memory foam, then Coleman full size air mattress, then 2" memory foam on top. My daughter and son-in-law says it sleeps great.


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wantsalife wrote:

houhjc wrote:

im considering a tearout of the sofa, and install a normal sleeper sofa like in the house.
If you do that, consider a futon. It will make a much better bed.


Absolutely agree. I replaced mine with a futon from FutonsNow.com and what a difference. You wouldnt believe how much bigger the sleeping area is too. They have good prices on the packages and the frames are very sturdy. They also have a lot of choices. Take a look at their web site.....

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We have not been happy with the inflatable air mattress in our pull out sofa. Our 5th wheel is only 1 year old and we have punctured 3 mattresses, necessitating 3 replacements. The stupid thing keeps catching in the rigging when we deflate it and fold the sofa up. I'd pursue another alternative.

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houhjc wrote:

im considering a tearout of the sofa, and install a normal sleeper sofa like in the house.
If you do that, consider a futon. It will make a much better bed.

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