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Old 07-20-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
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memory foam mattress

Has anyone tried to customize, that is, cut to size a memory foam mattress? Funny how my priorities have changed. A comfy mattress has moved up a few pegs!

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:04 PM   #2
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Memory foam topper. It cut easy and is a dream to sleep on.

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Old 07-20-2016, 08:54 PM   #3
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I used my cushions as a template
to get the corner curves. Cut the
3" topper with a serrated knife.
Can't say I'm in love with memory
foam but it helps.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:09 PM   #4
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We knew the first night out that we HAD to have a cushie topper to soften those hard seat pads. A memory foam mattress topper from Target for about $30 did the trick. We cut ours to fit the whole width and then cut it in half lengthwise so each rolled up piece would fit through the bench hole for storage. I, the seamstress, covered each piece with 100% cotton jersey removable cover, like sleeping on a T-shirt! See my photo.

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Old 07-21-2016, 06:03 AM   #5
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Has anyone tried to customize, that is, cut to size a memory foam mattress? Funny how my priorities have changed. A comfy mattress has moved up a few pegs!
There is another thread here somewhere that someone did cut down a memory foam mattress to fit in a Scamp. It's also mentioned in the same thread that Southern Mattress has made one to fit a Scamp. We just bought, and had shipped to us, a Southern mattress for our Casita. You'll have to call them, Rocky Mount NC, their website is down.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:46 AM   #6
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Once again....amazing help from the best group on the planet!
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:10 AM   #7
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I like to cut memory foam (or any foam, really) with an electric knife. Just like cutting butter!

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Old 07-21-2016, 10:39 AM   #8
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I did! I bought a 10 inch from mattress from Walmart. It was shipped to my local store free shipping. It came in a box and required a rest period after unpacking. It came with an zipper knit cover, so I unzipped it, lay the curved cushions on top and drew the curve with a marker and used a electric knife to cut it, zipped the cover back on and put it in the trailer I LOVE it!
I think mine is foam with a thick memory foam topper, I bought it on sale so it was just about two hundred dollars. I sleep as comfortable on it as I do my 3000 buck select comfort and that is the truth! Lol...
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:04 AM   #9
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My trailer the previous owner had very nice seat pads are upholstered with rolled piping on the corners like you get with a sofa cushion. They were very supportive but the piping felt like you're sleeping on anchor chain. One night of that I knew something had to change. Bought a 3 inch memory foam topper and cut it down to fit the trailer. Life was good again. The one thing the topper made easier was putting on the bed sheets as it's easy to lift from the back and roll forward. Put the sheet on and roll the topper back in place. We leave the bed down all the time.
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:16 AM   #10
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Cut down a Tempurpedic mattress

We had a Tempurpedic that was about 18 years old and needing replacement. I easily cut the 9" thick mattress with a large sharp knife. We made a couple of dog beds out of lightly used areas of the king size mattress when the new one arrived. Our Goldendoodle just loves them. We call them her temperpoodle beds.
Should be easy to cut down a mattress to fit an RV. Nice form fitting bedding might be the more challenging part.
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:03 PM   #11
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We had a 2" foam pad made by a local mattress shop.
I made cardboard templates for the curved corners. They included the cotton cover. Once it went on the bed, it stayed there. With the Side Dinette we could leave the bed up full time.
But, now we have sold the Scamp, and are waiting for our new Queen size bed in a Parkliner. If you want to drive to Dubuque, we'll sell you the foam.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:05 PM   #12
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John, the wife and I just replaced the foam in our cushions. We went to upholstery fabric store and we bought a 4" thick sheet of cushion foam 7' x 4'. I don't know the density, but is softer than the original. We slept on the finished product last night and I can say it was a great improvement.

We removed the original foam from the cushions using a shop-vac. The foam is wrapped with a "silk film wrap". If you're very careful removing the foam you maybe able to reuse the "silk film". Don't let the zipper cut into the "silk film" like we did. Cut your foam to size using the old cushions as a pattern. An electric carving knife works well, but not like cutting butter (of course our knife was 50 years old). Wrap the new cushions in "silk film", suck the air out and slip them into your cushion and zip them up. Watching a u-tube video helps.

The foam sheet cost $70, 10 yds. of "silk film" cost $30, it can be purchased on Haven't had that much fun for $100 in a long time, it's worth it.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:24 PM   #13
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We bought an 10" thick memory spa foam mattress from walmart and used an old electric carving knife bought at a Salvation Army thrift store.
Makes short work of the job.
Trace the pattern on the foam and hold the electric knife perpendicular to the mattress.
We make twins to fit in our remodeled 16' Scamp.
28" wide on each side.

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Old 07-21-2016, 06:48 PM   #14
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Electric carving knife is definitely the best tool to use.....cuts like butter. Also.....check out IKEA mattresses. We bought a 4 3/4 inch one a few years ago....fits perfect in our Casita. Very comfortable. About $200. Good luck.

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