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Kathy Day

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My husband and I own a 2000 Coachmen Catalina travel trailer. We are debating a new smaller more efficient one, but we would be trading for less space and more expense. My biggest gripe in the old one is the mattress. I am considering buying a Zinus 10 inch memory foam. I have tried putting 2 4 inch memory foam mattresses on the bed together but it is horrible and my pressure points sink to the hard wood platform. Will the same thing happen with a Zinus? Also we have a soft bathroom floor that my husband has patched up, but it is still soft and uneven. Has anybody just ripped out the entire bathroom, replaced the floor and put in a new toilet and shower? I hate that useless little tub in there. I'm thinking that maybe a small investment is better than over 25,000 for a new smaller trailer.

Advice???

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Nineteen years of faithful service, a TT that’s bigger than you want now and raggedy looking with a spongy bath area that a previous repair didn’t fix, so it might be time for a new TT.


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We replaced the nasty mattress that was in our TT with a Spa Sensations, 8-inch gel memory foam mattress from Walmart. It slept as good, if not better than our Tempurpedic we had in our house. When we sold that TT, we ordered a new mattress to go into our fifth wheel before we even took possession of it. When our Tempurpedic finally bit the dust at home, we replaced it with a 10-inch SS mattress. It's been good for about 6 years.

I guess it is just according to how much work, money and time you want to put into a 20 year old camper. Right now, it's not worth much, maybe 1-2K, but that might be stretching a bit with a soft floor.


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Merrykcalia, everything works in our camper, even with the soft floor. It is clean, functional and it rolls nicely, and we are 70 years old! So, we either get the mattress we can sleep on and make do with the bathroom or bite the bullet and buy a brand new one. We know our old camper and all of the kinks in it I suppose. Thank you so much for your advice.

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See if you can find a mattress manufacturer nearby.
I have one here in Phoenix. They custom made one for me. They can do just about anything. IIRC, it was in the mid 200s. Best money I ever spent



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Just go to a mattress store and buy a top quality house type mattress.

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70 is just a number. Pay it no attention.

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DownTheAvenue wrote:

Just go to a mattress store and buy a top quality house type mattress.
This is often not an option. RVs are known for having special, non standard sizes.

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The best mattress made, that no one has ever heard of, is Verlo. Their website is Verlo.com. After viewing you will probably say I'm not paying that much for a mattress (where one spends 1/3 of their lives on it at home but less, of course on the camper). But it is still less than $25K!


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Kathy Day wrote:

My husband and I own a 2000 Coachmen Catalina travel trailer. We are debating a new smaller more efficient one, but we would be trading for less space and more expense. My biggest gripe in the old one is the mattress. I am considering buying a Zinus 10 inch memory foam. I have tried putting 2 4 inch memory foam mattresses on the bed together but it is horrible and my pressure points sink to the hard wood platform. Will the same thing happen with a Zinus? Also we have a soft bathroom floor that my husband has patched up, but it is still soft and uneven. Has anybody just ripped out the entire bathroom, replaced the floor and put in a new toilet and shower? I hate that useless little tub in there. I'm thinking that maybe a small investment is better than over 25,000 for a new smaller trailer.

Advice???


After dealing with the mattress that came with the camper, trying a memory foam topper with little success, we bought the 10" Zinus at the beginning of this season. We've slept on it about a dozen times, and are happy with it. I'm 250 pounds, my wife about half of that. We both like how it sleeps. I had the pressure point problem with the old mattress and topper, but no longer do with this one. I was able to get it for around $200 from Amazon. I don't know what they cost now.


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