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Posted: 01/28/20 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Mrs and I are looking at changing out our current mattress that came stock with the camper. We are planning on doing a memory foam mattress but I don't have the camper available to measure the size and thickness. If you have gone down this path before and happen to know off hand, I would appreciate it if you could post it here.

Second part... How did you get the old mattress out the door?


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They are queen size or 60 x 72 in both on my campers, but I would advise to measure it as who knows what manufacturer did on the camper.
I had 1 memory foam topper simply deteriorate in about 3 years, so better buy with long warranty.
To get mattress out the cabover, I used 2 ratchet straps to bend it about 150 degrees in the center and that pulled it out the passage.
Once you have it standing on its side on the floor, you can slide it via door.





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I went to a foam distributor who also makes mattress and spec the size, thickness and firmness of the foam. Remember to factor in the thickness of the mattress cover to come up with total overall mattress thickness. I was surprised at the price, much lower than I expected.

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I traded mine out for a Sleep Number bed just like the one in our house.

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I'm thinking mine is a queen short.


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Posted: 01/29/20 05:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just bought a memory foam topper on top of the stick mattress and it was great. Much cheaper and less hassle. Iā€™d suggest you try that first. Look at about a 3 or 4ā€ good memory foam topper.

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Ours is regular queen-size (60 x 80). As far as getting old out and new in. See if you can get the new "installed". [emoticon][emoticon]


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I was able to measure it last night. It comes to 76"x60" and 7" thick. I will be talking to the mattress store to see what they offer.

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BF 2500 96 bed area is built for a SHORT QUEEN.

We went with a Bed in a Box to match our home bed which is exactly the same except the home bed is a Cal King.

The old mattress was easy to get out.

The Bed in a box was a monster..hahahaaa. It is a heavy turd.. SHAPE!.

It is a bit tall, we lost 2" of head room but boy is it comfy. Have about 20,000 miles on the camper with it in there. Several Weeks of nights..

I tried to search Bed in a Box for their Short Queen "Original" and I see that they do not specify the short Queen. As a note the mattress is 11 inches.

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* This post was edited 01/29/20 10:49am by bigfootford *


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I just went through all of this. Bigfoot is definitely a queen short. Our original was 6ā€ deep. We have cabinets to open at the foot of the bed, so we went 6ā€ again of bed in a box memory foam. Still have room for thicker bedding (in Alaska, so that is a must). Enjoy!

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