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Old 01-21-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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I was reading some information about those Walmart memory foam mattrices and wondering if anyone has ever tried them in a 16 FT Casita?

I read somewhere that they work in the 17 ft Casita, but not sure that rear dinette/bed is the same size in the 16 ft model. Anyone know?
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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"Bed Size" topic link no.1

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Old 01-21-2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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If it's JUST the memory foam (or any other foam), it's EASILY cut with an electric knife.
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:00 PM   #4
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If it's JUST the memory foam (or any other foam), it's EASILY cut with an electric knife.
I was thinking of getting an 8" thick one with a cover on. That could not easily be cut with a knife. I have a one inch one and that I did cut some. I am ondering if any way to squeese the 8" thick one in without cutting it.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:10 AM   #5
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We put the Walmart 8" mattress in and didn't cut it. The corners are compressed and you can't tell the mattress wasn't custom cut.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:06 AM   #6
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A quick web search shows that a full size bed is typically 53-54" wide by 75" long. The earlier thread reported that their 16' was about 45" wide and the owner of the 17' said his was near full size which I presume means close to 53" wide. I don't think a full size mattress will fit a 16' but toppers that can be cut are a possibility.
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:01 AM   #7
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Karalyn,

I tried squeezing our 6" full-sized foam/memory foam mattress from Walmart into our 16' Casita but it was much too tight a fit. It's interesting that Charlie was able to put a full-size mattress into his SD without cutting it... maybe the bed area is wider in the newer Casitas. Have you measured your bed to see what its dimensions are? Ours was 45" X 75". I ended up cutting the mattress to size with an electric knife, but I think 6" is about the maximum thickness my knife would have been able to cut. (An upholstery shop could cut it for you if you discover it's too big for your electric knife, however, even the 6" mattress was very heavy and difficult to move around... the 8" one would be even more so!)

The mattress cover was removable, so it was easy to re-stitch it to the new size. We love our new mattress!

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If you have a factory propane heater and the air intake is on the bed side, please take caution to not block the opening with the addition of a mattress topper. Memory foam is fairly heavy and I imagine one that is 8 inches thick will weigh quite a lot. Just a suggestion here - what we did was add a 2 inch layer of egg crate foam from Walmart, and on top of that a 2 inch layer of memory foam. The 4 inch addition on top of the cushions sleeps very comfortably and does not block the flow of air to the heater. I suppose, if one were to remove all the cushions and then use an 8 inch mattress, would be ok, but, I do have reservations about the weight with a thick memory foam. Don
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Looks like Charlie has the 17' model and a bigger bed.
wondering about that propane intake??
I don't think there is one in the 16' model, is there??????????
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:35 PM   #10
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