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Old 10-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #15
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I have never had to cut one to fit yet,memory foam is pretty flexible and may be able to conform to your less than perfectly sized bed space?
Well I'll try this first of course, but I didn't want it bunching up in the corner and being lumpy, or hanging over the side as it is larger (supposedly, we'll see when I get it out of the box )

Then If not, I will cut it, but didn't know how memory foam with gel beads cut...we will see. I'll post here how it works and if the electric knife worked
Thank everyone for your input!
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #16
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In answer to your question, "What do you do with the cushions when you make the bed?", the mattress topper is simply placed on top of the cushions.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #17
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What worked for me on memory foam cutting etc

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I think I'd worry about the gel part. Is it something that could/might leak out and get where you might not want it?
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Bedding - (see photos) is the most challenging for storing. Most of the time we keep the bed set up in good weather. I made a mattress topper out of a 2" Queen size thermafoam topper that we bought from Target. I made a pattern by tracing the cushions on big sheets of brown paper (comes on a roll.) I cut the foam with a sharp, good quality bread knife. The knife is about 12" long. Use short back and forth movement, much like an electric knife. I did need to piece one piece. Simply apply contact cement to each edge, wait for them to dry, butt the edges carefully (You only get one try.) The mattress cover is composed of two 23" wide strips covered with 100% cotton knit (think t-shirt fabric) custom covers that double as sheets and zip off for washing. These each can be rolled up and secured with a nylon strap. They fit perfectly in the hatch under the bench.
Well, I let the memory foam sit and expand for a few days. It shoved itself up the sides of the rounded corners of the trailer and stuck out, so I marked the corners with a sharpie and then used an electric knife to cut off the excess. I just held the foam up so I wouldn't cut the cushions below and followed my sharpie pattern. It cut like butter! Much better than the regular foam I cut for the cushions. Here is a picture I did after cutting it and here the bed is after I made it. Worked great!
As to worrying about gel beads leaking out, no problem. Gilda, I love how you cut up yours and rolled it up. I'll keep that in mind if I ever want to remove and store the bed. We plan on using it as a bed most times and using the front as the permanent 2 person dinette.
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Bedding - (see photos) is the most challenging for storing. Most of the time we keep the bed set up in good weather. I made a mattress topper out of a 2" Queen size thermafoam topper that we bought from Target. I made a pattern by tracing the cushions on big sheets of brown paper (comes on a roll.) I cut the foam with a sharp, good quality bread knife. The knife is about 12" long. Use short back and forth movement, much like an electric knife. I did need to piece one piece. Simply apply contact cement to each edge, wait for them to dry, butt the edges carefully (You only get one try.) The mattress cover is composed of two 23" wide strips covered with 100% cotton knit (think t-shirt fabric) custom covers that double as sheets and zip off for washing. These each can be rolled up and secured with a nylon strap. They fit perfectly in the hatch under the bench.
Why did you decide to split them that direction? Was it for storage ease?
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Good question! We sleep crosswise in the trailer (side to side) since that is the longest position. We each have our own "side" of the bed and know when one is "encroaching" on the other's side (not hard to do). (We actually love to "encroach"). More importantly, by placing the cushions this way we do not have to feel the crosswise seams that would result if we mimicked the original jigsaw of dinette cushions. I have to say the middle division is never annoying as the cushions are SO comfortable. The two pieces fit nicely under the dinette hatch when rolled up.
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I guess I'll finish cutting and glueing the foam to the correct size and then see if I need to cut it in half to store it. I was thinking I would leave it whole if possible
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