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candlback

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Posted: 02/23/12 02:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

About 2 years ago we bought a full size mattress from IKEA for our Roadtrek. We are short and able to sleep across the back of our van. My DW says it is too hard and wants to get a 2" topper to make it more comfortable.
My question is do we get a 2" foam or a 2" memory foam for the topper? The local guy at the foam shop says old fashoned foam is better, but I tend toward memory foam.

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I had the same issue when I got foam for my Class B.

Ended up with a mid grade foam, non-memory for a variety of reasons including cost, durability, etc.

About 4" thick that laid right atop a 3/4" plywood base.

Turned out to be quite comfortable 2 years later, and much use.

It is now beginning to wear out (soften) and I am thinking next time, go for firmer / better foam grade.

There are custom shops that can make mattress grade pads, including having much firmer foam at the borders (I should have done that), and multiple layers, including memory foam on top.

They make to your spec, just cut check and pick up.


Oh.. big advantage of my Class B.

I haven't been in a hotel for a long time except on international travel or distant (over driving range) travel.

And have not had any bed bugs, ever!

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By all means, get memory foam. Right now, in our Kodiak, we're sleeping on a 4" memory foam topper with a 2" memory foam topper on the 4". No mattress. The one that came with the trailer had two ruts in it after only about 60 nights. And no, the ruts DID NOT come from rutting.


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I bought two 2" foam mattresses, one at a time, putting them on top of the existing regular mattress. Now I added a 2" memory foam, encasing all 3 in a fitted sheet. Working fine for me.

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I use memory foam


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We have memory foam on our beds in both our 5ers and home too. My best buy was through overstock.com
We put a 2" queen in our older 5er then added a 2"king on top, was easy to just cut off the extra and then we put it under the seat covers on our off-road buggy...great comfort. So when we bought out next 5er last year I purchased a Cal. King 4" memory foam from overstock for $99. and it was $2.98 for ship/hand. to Washington.





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Gotta love it - RRUGG says "the ruts DID NOT come from rutting."

RU happy with that?

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We found memory foam to be to hot and too confining(it surrounds you too tightly, it is hard to roll over). The mattress we had made for our permanent bed in the 07 C190P Roadtrek is 5" of medium firm Tatalay latex, and is way more comfortable than our bed at home (which will be replaced with foam shortly).

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Very recently bought a 6" memory mattress for my van conversion. Have tried it only once on a 7-day trip. Couldn't be more happy with it.

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I have a 10 inch memory foam and I love it. Same at home.


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