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Old 09-01-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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Still new to this site as I ponder what I really want in my new 13 ft Scamp prior to placing my order. I plan on getting the Deluxe with a front dinette. Therefore, I will be using the rear dinette as a full time bed. My question of the moment is what do other "eggaphiles" use for a mattress or mattress cover to make the seat cushions more comfortable? Will any standard size mattress provide a good fit with the rounded corners in the back? Also, interested in hearing from any body that has bought a new Scamp and has experienced build flaws in their new trailer like the gentleman that bought a trailer with water lines not connected and an off set roof. P.S. So glad to have found this site with nice members willing to pass on a wealth of ideas gained from experience.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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We use a memory foam mattress topper. 2" seems to be enough for us, though in one rig we had 4 inches. We simply cut a topper to fit.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:41 PM   #3
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We use an imitation feather bed (fiber filled) on top of the cushions in our Casita. Like sleeping on a cloud.

One reason we use it, though, is we roll our bed up during the day, and use the bed area as a sort of sofa. The rolled feather bed forms the back rest.

YMMV, since you plan to leave yours as a bed all the time.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:06 PM   #4
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Still new to this site as I ponder what I really want in my new 13 ft Scamp prior to placing my order. I plan on getting the Deluxe with a front dinette. Therefore, I will be using the rear dinette as a full time bed. My question of the moment is what do other "eggaphiles" use for a mattress or mattress cover to make the seat cushions more comfortable? Will any standard size mattress provide a good fit with the rounded corners in the back? Also, interested in hearing from any body that has bought a new Scamp and has experienced build flaws in their new trailer like the gentleman that bought a trailer with water lines not connected and an off set roof. P.S. So glad to have found this site with nice members willing to pass on a wealth of ideas gained from experience.
The rounded corners will interfere with a good fit for a fullsized mattress.
If you use the stock cushions as a base, then you might use that wonderful "fiberfill" topper (see MaryF's comment above)sold at WalMart... I have a quilted memory foam topper which was custom modified to fit, but that fiberfill thing is even nicer!
We once bought a foam mattress for a refit trailer, then opened the stitching on two corners, reshaped the foam to fit , then resewed the cover, It looked factory made and worked great.
I have a pre-fire 2004 Scamp 13 deluxe which was nearly perfect at delivery and has proven to remain so for the last 7 years and 50,000 towed miles. It is one purchase which I can honestly say that I have not regretted for a single moment.
I have refitted , repaired or modified dozens of Scamps, and seen many more new ones over the years, and while not all were completely without problems,nearly every owner of which I am aware, is giddy with satisfaction and appreciation of Scamp's value. Of course some people would complain if you hanged them with a new rope!
One thing of which I am completely confident...nobody does a better custom interior, and you will absolutely love it.
Mine is oak with a front head/shower combo, and it makes me feel rich when I'm inside, like going below on a fine sailing vessel.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:20 PM   #5
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two inch memory foam and used the cushions as a template to shape it for the round corners.. best sleep ever... still doesn't make the bed easy to make but the sleep is worth the effort.. cheers
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two inch memory foam and used the cushions as a template to shape it for the round corners.. best sleep ever... still doesn't make the bed easy to make but the sleep is worth the effort.. cheers
Our quilted memory foam makes the bed easy to make, in fact it practically makes itself. It is made into a bedroll in the daytime, with a custom made fitted sheet. to make the bed you simply remove the velcro straps and it unfolds with the bottom sheet in place, no tucking or crawling around...
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Our quilted memory foam makes the bed easy to make, in fact it practically makes itself. It is made into a bedroll in the daytime, with a custom made fitted sheet. to make the bed you simply remove the velcro straps and it unfolds with the bottom sheet in place, no tucking or crawling around...
that is a great idea.. we cheat a bit and just leave the bed made all the time.. use the kitchen table section for our sitting area when needed LOL
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When I bought my Burro, a PO had made a one piece mattress from 3 or 4'" thick foam and covered it (as well as the cushions for the front bench/dinette) with off-white vinyl. It's almost thick enough as is, but tends to be a little hot and "sticky" to sleep on. Adding a 1-2" memory foam pad covered with a slipcase style sheet should make my bed absolutely cloud-like!

I like to sleep under a duvet... an old habit I picked up in Hungary years ago, so that will form the top of my bedding combination, and both could easily be rolled or folded if I want a big sofa lounge on rainy days or whatever. The Frog will be snug as a bug in a rug!

There are such great ideas on this forum!!

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #9
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I've been using a 3" memory foam topper on top of the base cushions, but I find it a bit too soft and hot. Then I tried an Ikea foam mattress without the stock cushions, and it was just right (a permanent bed set up).

I noticed some trailers have blinds (in Floyd's pics above). How do they attach to the windows, and do they flop around when driving?
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:08 PM   #10
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On the CasitaForum and CasitaClub it appears a number of owners have purchased custom made mattresses from Casita Travel Trailer Mattress | Southern Mattress

I would suppose if you have some other brand of trailer, they'd make one to fit your trailer too.
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I've been using a 3" memory foam topper on top of the base cushions, but I find it a bit too soft and hot. Then I tried an Ikea foam mattress without the stock cushions, and it was just right (a permanent bed set up).

I noticed some trailers have blinds (in Floyd's pics above). How do they attach to the windows, and do they flop around when driving?
The blinds in mine are aftermarket and they are attached to the cupboards above.
I made some little catches for the bottom which hold the blinds securely in transit, or against the window for added privacy. Also, we often just travel with the blinds latched all the way open.
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I didn't want a bed that was also a dinette. I never really liked my bed in the scamp, even though I had a memory foam topper on it That's why I went with the lil snoozy. It's bed is a full-time queen sized bed
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I didn't want a bed that was also a dinette. I never really liked my bed in the scamp, even though I had a memory foam topper on it That's why I went with the lil snoozy. It's bed is a full-time queen sized bed
Notice that the original post involved using the dinette as a full-time bed, since they have a front dinette.
Your lil Snoozy is a nice trailer, apparently well made and comfortable, Could you tow it with a 4CYL compact SUV and get mid twenties MPG?
No matter, I won't be trading off my Scamp 13 deluxe front bath anytime soon. I always really liked it.
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Of course some people would complain if you hanged them with a new rope!
I resemble that remark.
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