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Old 01-25-2007, 10:22 PM   #15
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We tried a 1-1/2" memory foam topper on our 20 year old Casita cushions which were already too soft, and it was definitely no help. However, the same topper on our home's sleeper sofa (that had become very uncomfortable due to support wires that you could feel through the bed's padding) turned it into a comfortable mattress again. Even just 1-1/2 " of memory foam can create a huge improvement in comfort as long as you have firm cushions to begin with.
I'm thinking that Jeanne has the right idea here. The salepeople touting the need for 3" of memory foam can justify charging more money when you get 3" instead of 1" or 2".

I sleep just fine on the very firm foam cushions that came with our Scamp, but Peter doesn't. We've already started looking at different options for putting a memory foam topper or even a custom foam mattress into our Scamp.

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Old 01-25-2007, 11:29 PM   #16
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At home I use a 3" memory foam that is glued to a 5" high density poly foam and the only problem that I find with it is that if you are a person that tends to turn in your sleep, your body will keep wanting to roll back into the hole in the memory foam unless you have a queen bed and can get away from the previous indentation.....the indentation takes a bit of time to level out.....takes getting used to.....mine is an Obusforme and up in the North country, the price was 425 skins, on sale! ....with tax included......ouch....Bones up here aren`t worth much, not like skins, LOL.......Benny
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:04 AM   #17
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I sleep on just the memory foam...no other cushions. Made a cover out of a sheet and cut it to the shape of the Scamp walls using an electric knife. It came in a box about 2 feet square and it took about 72 hours for it to completely decompress. When I purchased, it was on sale for $129 and cost $1 to ship! Not bad for a CalKing mattress

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Old 01-26-2007, 07:29 AM   #18
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Hi: My problem is my memory is not what it used to be I can't seem to remember when to go to bed!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:47 AM   #19
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Yep, those salespeople were just doing their job--selling.
However, several years ago we looked into buying a memory foam mattress ($1000 or so) and discovered that the memory foam (2" thick) actually covers only a small area about 8 square feet where your shoulder to hip would be if you stayed in one spot all night--like that's going to happen. I bought a queensize 2" memory foam pad for about $90 instead--duh! Sleeps great! No more sore shoulders, hips, and backbone.
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:31 PM   #20
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In looking for foam last summer I discovered the price had risen dramatically, due to some problem with a factory in New Orleans. The overstock 4" foam price is really good, Donna. I sleep at home on a platform bed with 5" of latex foam and a 2" convoluted memory foam topper. It has eliminated shoulder, hip ,and back pain. I don't remember the name of the company I bought it from, but when I researched them, they all seemed pretty much the same.
This is the most comfortable sleep Ive had in the winter. I did find a bit of a problem with the foam keeping the depression, but if I just get up and go to the bathroom, it often bounces back before I return. In the summer however, I did find that the memory foam is warm and can be hot. I have since bought a coolmax mattress cover and it seems to help the comfort level. This is important for some of us ladies with "power surges."
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:40 PM   #21
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For our bed at home I followed Donna's lead and got the 4"-4lb density from overstock.com. I love it. We are going to get one for the trailer too. I have found with my back, rib, and chest issues (chronic costochondritis) a soft sleeping surface is a good thing.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:18 AM   #22
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Hi: So what's new???We have been sleeping on a 6" foam matt. over wood slats(Scandanavian) style for 35 yrs. One persons "tossing" isn't the others "turning"
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:23 PM   #23
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The place we got our 3" memory foam had two choices -- expensive and more expensive. The more expensive, which we ended up getting, was denser and returned to form more quickly. We put this over a 4" medium density latex foam for a permanent bed in our boler, and it has provided a very comfortable sleep.

I suppose the only complaint I'd have is that the foam does tend to absorb a lot of body heat and get pretty warm.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:18 PM   #24
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Thanks to Donna for mentioning the electric knife trick. It worked GREAT for cutting my new mattress topper. I went with Overstock.com , got the Cal King and cut it to fit my full bed in the house. I am sure I have plenty left to put on my extra bed in the camper. If this is as comfy as I think tonight, I will be ordering another one to cut to size for the rear bed in the camper. The extra from that one would probably fit somewhere in the house. Could use it in the grandsons crib maybe. I went with 2" for trial now.
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. It is winter here in Minnesota. I will be ready for another mattress for the camper by spring and should know by then if I will stick with another 2" or go to a 4" and remove the cushions.
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