Apparently, many/most owners of newer Scamps are finding the cushions too firm/hard to get a comfortable nights sleep.
Owners of those newer Scamps and/or newer Scamp
cushions are apparently having to use foam mattress toppers or air cushion camping mattresses under their bedding in order to be comfortable. In another thread located in the modifications/alterations section, I posed the question of what remedies people were using to address the hard cushion issue:
We have a friend from our pop-up camping days who is in the upholstery business and who made new cushions for my son's older pop-up camper.
My son said that his cushions are comfortable for sleeping. I asked our friend where she got the foam for my son's new cushions and she referred me to a local KC business. I called them and took my Scamp
cushions in for them to take a look at.
Here is what the owner of that business said:
The foam in the new cushions for my son's pop-up was apparently better quality foam than Scamp
used in my trailer. The owner demonstrated the difference in some of the various types of foam that he stocked versus the foam from my cushions. Although still reasonably firm, the better quality foam (N36?) deflected more easily and rebounded more quickly than the foam in my Scamp cushions.
Although the owner said that he had created a 3-layer dual-density foam sandwich (lower density/higher density/lower density) for the reversible chair cushions in his "man cave", he suggested that I probably didn't need to go to that kind of multi-layer dual-density solution for our Scamp cushions. He said that just using a higher quality foam (like my son's cushions) would probably be satisfactory. Total cash-discount cost for foam for the 6 cushions that comprise the bed = $140
if I stuffed the foam back into the cushion covers ..... $150
if he put the new foam back into the cushions (he said the zippers were smaller than he would normally have expected for cushions of that size
). You might compare those costs to the cost of purchasing/using/storing a separate foam mattress topper or air camping mattress.
The store owner also told me that the reason that my cushion seams keep frustrating us by slipping around on the cushions is that the slippery plastic covering the foam had not been removed after inserting the foam into the cushion covers. (Especially with smaller zippers, that slippery plastic foam covering is apparently necessary in order to allow the foam to easily slide into the cushion cover material. After putting the foam into the covers and insuring that it goes all the way in (clear to the bottom), they would reach in on the sides and grab the thin plastic and rip as much of it as possible off of the foam and take it out of the cushion cover
Other possible non-replacement remedies:
If we didn't want to replace our cushion foam, the store owner suggested that we either
1) "Run over the cushions with a truck/car"
2) "Put on clean socks, throw the cushions on a clean living room floor, and stomp all over them."
When I looked incredulous, he said "I mean it. Put the cushions between two full sheets of plywood and run over them with a truck."
(The stomping version may be a
little bit like the old "I Love Lucy" episode, that some may remember, where she is stomping grapes in a wine vat
I guess that the idea is to break down at least some of those rigid foam cells. Just lying on the bed may not do the trick. You apparently need to put enough pressure on the entire cushion (or at least in many spots) to compress it significantly. (While I was in the store, the store owner punched a corner of my foam cushion repeatedly and it did seem to soften up a bit
In an earlier thread, Donna D suggested "As an all molded towable owner... no matter the size of the TT, there are two things that are paramont (IMHO) a comfortable
place to sleep (is the bed big enough) and a comfortable chair to sit outside! EVERYTHING else is gravy. YMMV."
Both the size and the softness/firmness of the bed might be important for a comfortable night's sleep.
So that's the story. Take it for whatever it might be worth. As always, YMMV.
Good luck with whatever you decide!