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scootsk

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Posted: 08/08/19 11:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As always the new Denver premiuim mattress in my new FW sucks. I've used mattress pads in the past but i sweat like a hog. The matress itself is very comfortable but at my larger than normal human size after about half hour my hip is hitting plywood. I was thinking about getting an extra firm topper and putting it under the mattress. Anybody ever do this?


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scootsk wrote:

As always the new Denver premiuim mattress in my new FW sucks. I've used mattress pads in the past but i sweat like a hog. The matress itself is very comfortable but at my larger than normal human size after about half hour my hip is hitting plywood. I was thinking about getting an extra firm topper and putting it under the mattress. Anybody ever do this?


Actually. I had a friend that works at a foam factory cut me a piece of 4" med firm foam. I at first put it on top of the mattress. But that made it too soft. We now have it under the mattress, and it works GREAT.
Just enough cushion.


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Hi scootsk,

I did a topper--which helped with the hip on the wood problem--but exacerbated the sweat problem.

Then I purchased an electric mattress pad (because I do much cold weather travel). I found that it fixed the sweating issues.

Here is how I 'stack' the bed:

mattress-->fitted sheet-->gel topper (thick)-->mattress pad-->fitted sheet-->me-->top sheet-->blanket-->bed spread


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Interesting thought on putting the topper on the bottom. I guess that would work well as long as you aren't finding the mattress uncomfortable for reasons other than just general thickness.


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Wouldn't that be a Bottomer? Seriously, those Denver mattresses are almost as bad as the real cheap ones they put in less expensive campers. I think I would just buy a new mattress. What if you spend the money on a topper to put under the mattress and it doesn't solve your problem? Now you've thrown money away. Go to a mattress store, test some out and buy one that meets your needs. BTW, make sure you get the right size! My Denver Premium Mattress in my 5th Wheel was marketed as a King Size but it's actually an "Olympic Queen" (66" X 80") and not readily found. They have to be special ordered usually.


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Wouldn't that be a Bottomer? Seriously, those Denver mattresses are almost as bad as the real cheap ones they put in less expensive campers. I think I would just buy a new mattress. What if you spend the money on a topper to put under the mattress and it doesn't solve your problem? Now you've thrown money away. Go to a mattress store, test some out and buy one that meets your needs. BTW, make sure you get the right size! My Denver Premium Mattress in my 5th Wheel was marketed as a King Size but it's actually an "Olympic Queen" (66" X 80") and not readily found. They have to be special ordered usually.


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Posted: 08/08/19 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The thicker backpacking pads work well but compare prices.


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Posted: 08/09/19 12:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For not much more $$$ you can just replace the mattress. We tried a topper first then just bought a 12" Zinus foam mattress. Took care if the problem.
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Having the same problem. Our old unit we started with the topper on top,then moved it to the bottom and had great success. We have traded units and am having no luck with the topper on top or bottom. I have come to think the mattress plays a bigger part in this than thought.

It took us many months of looking for a mattress for the house just can not think of looking for one for the camper but think its coming to that.


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craig7h wrote:

Having the same problem. Our old unit we started with the topper on top,then moved it to the bottom and had great success. We have traded units and am having no luck with the topper on top or bottom. I have come to think the mattress plays a bigger part in this than thought.

It took us many months of looking for a mattress for the house just can not think of looking for one for the camper but think its coming to that.


I like this mattress. It’s pretty comfortable. It’s just a bit too thin. I’ve used topper with comfort success but I get way too hot. Never thought of putting it on the bottom until I had the epiphany the other day. I said I must post this question to RVnet

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