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Old 06-04-2011, 07:55 AM   #43
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Frederick go back and read my post, and look for my first direct to the point sentence I wrote: "Is this the one you bought?"

Anyway, thanks BigLew for clarifying that it is in fact a good mattress topper.
Ofcourse no hard feelings
No, I plan on reinstalling that check valve today, 'right side' up from how the PO installed it...if I still have a problem I will be looking for your help
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:49 AM   #44
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Frederick go back and read my post, and look for my first direct to the point sentence I wrote: "Is this the one you bought?"
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Don't just produce information from one person Baj. I took the time to read that whole site and if you would have, you would have not tried to make me look like a complete fool for buying it and telling the honest truth about it.
I did read it several times, and came to the same conclusion that BigLew did.

But I am glad that you both worked it out.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:24 PM   #45
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We have a TempurPedic mattress at home, a memory foam mattress in our Egg Camper, and a two inch topper on top of a four inch topper (no mattress) in our Kodiak. Don't find any of them any colder than any other mattress in the winter or hot in the summer. As an aside, we use 100% cotton flannel sheets year around on all. Never feel clammy in humid weather and feel really nice in cold weather.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:17 PM   #46
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We have a TempurPedic mattress at home, a memory foam mattress in our Egg Camper, and a two inch topper on top of a four inch topper (no mattress) in our Kodiak. Don't find any of them any colder than any other mattress in the winter or hot in the summer. As an aside, we use 100% cotton flannel sheets year around on all. Never feel clammy in humid weather and feel really nice in cold weather.
Sounds like you found exactly what you wanted for comfort. I've never slept on a Tempurpedic...but I've heard they are a fantastic mattress!
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:15 AM   #47
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I love my 3" memory foam topper. I found one at a local discount clothing store (ie Marshall's, Ross, TJ Maxx) for $45 and took it and the cushions from my Trillium to a local foam cutter who then custom cut the curves and notches for $15.
It does need to air out for a few days when you first take it out of the packaging...and it's a bulky mess if you need to get to the bench storage, but I love the comfort.
Zipped two Coleman flannel sleeping bags together for an easy AND HUGE snuggle sack and I sleep like a baby (without the crying and diaper changes of course)...
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #48
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This is another great thread!

I have a narrow Gaucho Couch that is uncomfortable because of the "crease" where it folds back into it's couch position.

My problem is that I need it converted into a couch during the day so that I can move about the cabin. A 3" topper won't work for me.

My questions:
  1. What's the maximum thickness of a topper which will allow me to convert the bed back into couch position?
  2. Will memory foam eventually develop a "crease"?
  3. Is there a better material (novafoam) to prevent a future crease?
  4. Can you cut the novafoam topper to fit it to the couch?

That couch has become my most pressing project so I'd appreciate any suggestions.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:52 PM   #49
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How did you find a "foam cutter"??

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I love my 3" memory foam topper. I found one at a local discount clothing store (ie Marshall's, Ross, TJ Maxx) for $45 and took it and the cushions from my Trillium to a local foam cutter who then custom cut the curves and notches for $15.
It does need to air out for a few days when you first take it out of the packaging...and it's a bulky mess if you need to get to the bench storage, but I love the comfort.
Zipped two Coleman flannel sleeping bags together for an easy AND HUGE snuggle sack and I sleep like a baby (without the crying and diaper changes of course)...
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:51 PM   #50
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Melissa and Jane,
You both need to call a local foam place. I did a local Google search for "Foam Products" and it brought up every place in a 20 mile radius. I ended up calling a guy at Bob's Foam Factory close to my house and just asked the very questions you posed here...
Good luck!
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How did you find a "foam cutter"??
When we made our new bed, we made a cardboard pattern, removed the foam from its cover, and cut it slightly larger than the pattern with an electric knife. The saying " like a hot knife through butter" is fairly accurate. Everything worked great untill the cheap knife broke. My fault, I bought the cheapest knife walmart had ( $9 ) and all that extended cutting made it get warm. One of the blades wouldn't move with the motor. We sawed our way through the last of the cuts and returned the knife.
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