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Whiskey River

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Posted: 09/21/20 05:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for information on RV foam mattress toppers.
Do they need adjusted or re positioned every couple of days. Do the straps that hold the topper to the mattress keep it in place. Do you have the 2", 3", or 4" thickness. In your opinion do they work or are worthless and not worth the money.
I have the RV King mattress. I think they are an inch or 2 different than a standard King mattress.
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Hi there—we have used a 2” gel-infused mattress topper from WalMart and are very pleased. We put the foam topper under a mattress cover and used elastic straps to hold the cover tight. Topper doesn’t move much and it has made all the difference in the comfort level.


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Mattress toppers work just the same in an RV as they do at home. They come in a wide variety of thicknesses, firmness and quality. Different people have different preferences. Personally I would not spend a lot of money on one or expect miracles. If the RV mattress is poor quality and is not comfortable you might want to consider a replacement instead of a topper.

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I agree with chast. And per JimK, they've made our home mattress more comfortable as well as our RV. The few inches different in mattress size hasn't been an issue for us.


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We also put a 2" foam mattress topper on ours. And a mattress cover over that holds it in place with no problem. And made our OEM mattress much more comfortable.

As far as repositioned or adjusted I suppose it might depend on how much you use it. A full timer or long timer might need to rotate or flip it periodically. But we have used ours as long as 3 weeks at a time and never changed any thing about it.

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Posted: 09/21/20 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Standard RV mattresses are not very good and lumpy. I added a dense 2 inch foam mattress topper. It may have gel in it. It changed everything. I slept in the trailer last night because it is really comfortable.

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A quality 3" topper will weigh 30-40 lbs, and will not move. But I don't know if that depends on how much you weigh.

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My wife and I have used a memory foam topper for years. It is very comfortable, and we do not rotate or flip it. We are not full-time users, however.

We shifted the “camper queen” mattress a few inches towards the foot of the bed.the foam topper fills the gap between the head of the mattress and the wall, letting us gain a few valuable inches in bed length.

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JimK-NY wrote:

Mattress toppers work just the same in an RV as they do at home. They come in a wide variety of thicknesses, firmness and quality. Different people have different preferences. Personally I would not spend a lot of money on one or expect miracles. If the RV mattress is poor quality and is not comfortable you might want to consider a replacement instead of a topper.


This^^. It's what most of us full-timers do. A foam topper on an OEM RV mattress is like putting lipstick on a pig. (Yes - I know many people do it and claim to be happy... the mattress - not the pig.)

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Posted: 09/22/20 08:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have storage under your bed, the mattress may move down when you open it up, but the topper stays with the mattress. I have to push the mattress back up after accessing the storage area.

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