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Old 12-29-2006, 01:34 AM   #43
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... I used a single air mattress to sleep on during my recovery. It worked so well, I went to one permanently. It is easier on my back and legs. Go figure!
Gina,

I too have look at using a twin size select comfort I have to make a 'better' bed, when I get my egg -- hopefully soon. I would be interested in your experiment; I figured the foam and bladders would adjust to the shape given. In my case I would have to probably pad the curved side with foam to fill in.

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Old 12-29-2006, 04:47 PM   #44
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Probably everybody but ME knew this, but I had heard that a queen size mattress would fit in the back of a larger Burro. Let me emphasize FOAM ONLY!! A pillowtop looked like it would fit. It doesn't
I am currently "rounding the corners"with the help of an exacto knife on the fabric and wire cutters on the springs and lots of vocabulary I haven't used for a while. Boy,are those things BUILT!! Christi
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:17 AM   #45
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I just ordered a 2in foam topper form overstock i was planing to just trim it to fit. i orderd a Ca king Ith e left overs I was going to make dog beds out of. I am hopeing this make the bed more confortable
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:17 PM   #46
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Hi all,
got here a little late, but need to add my 2 cents. We bought a 3" queen sized memory foam topper with cover from Sam's for $129. I trimmed the corners to fit the 13' burro bed USING THE WIFES ELECTRIC KNIFE , folded the cover under and viola a comfortable bed. We leave the bed made up all the time otherwise it would be a hassle to find a place for the rather bulky topper. We have given it a 2 week test in November and it proved to be very comfortable *(not sure I would have lasted 2 weeks on the cushions alone) an added note we just purchased an 87 scamp 16' with a bathroom on ebay and the topper fits the bed just fine on it as well. we will be selling the burro soon I will post the details and pics then
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:54 PM   #47
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Gerald: Lucky you, two trailers. When you make the decision to sell the Burro can I be first in line to make an offer? I am eager! Happy New Year.

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Old 12-30-2006, 09:03 PM   #48
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Gerald: Lucky you, two trailers. When you make the decision to sell the Burro can I be first in line to make an offer? I am eager! Happy New Year.

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sure, I can let you know , I'll be getting pics and descriptions ready after the holidays.
if you want to send me your email address I can give you an advance notice.
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Old 12-30-2006, 09:16 PM   #49
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Gerald: I've sent you a PM.

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Old 01-16-2007, 05:10 PM   #50
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Gina,

Years ago - 30 or so - there was a company in California that made a camper/backpacker mattress that was a sewn outer shell with individial compartments running lengthwise. In the compartments you inserted individual bladders that were inflated to your needs. As I remember they sold replacement bladders that were just a roll of plastic tubing of some kind. I don't remember how the ends were sealed or the inflation valves were installed.

We didn't buy them because we were just poor students at the time.

However, if they are still available, it would seem one could be customized for the Scamp. If you ever find a source, or a satisfactory solution, let me know, because we just returned from a 3-weeker in the back roads and back country of So. AZ and noticed the same problem as you. For us it would need to be converted from bed to table each day.

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Hi everyone--I've been off line for a while so I am just catching up on the 'mattress' conversation. When we owned our Scamp several years ago, I just hated the cushions to sleep on. I seemed like every night they would scoot apart and I would end up with my butt stuck between the cracks. We finally hit upon the idea of a custom made mattress. In Spokane, WA is an outfit called Northwest Mattress. We took a drawing and measurements to them and they made us an innerspring pillow top mattress that basically looked like a capital 'D' It fit perfectly and was not that expensive if I remember correctly. We slept as comfortably as we did at home. We are going to try the 3" foam that we already have, but if it isn't comfortable, we are making another trip to Spokane. We've spent all this time and money fixing up our little dream--I want to be comfortable. I'm sure that there are other mattress shops that would do the same thing in most larger cities. Roger's other half (Bonnie)
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:05 PM   #51
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Hi everyone--I've been off line for a while so I am just catching up on the 'mattress' conversation. When we owned our Scamp several years ago, I just hated the cushions to sleep on. I seemed like every night they would scoot apart and I would end up with my butt stuck between the cracks. We finally hit upon the idea of a custom made mattress. In Spokane, WA is an outfit called Northwest Mattress. We took a drawing and measurements to them and they made us an innerspring pillow top mattress that basically looked like a capital 'D' It fit perfectly and was not that expensive if I remember correctly. We slept as comfortably as we did at home. We are going to try the 3" foam that we already have, but if it isn't comfortable, we are making another trip to Spokane. We've spent all this time and money fixing up our little dream--I want to be comfortable. I'm sure that there are other mattress shops that would do the same thing in most larger cities. Roger's other half (Bonnie)
Bonnie- - -I just left your shop---- Where did that 3" foam come from, Roger couldn't remember. That's just what I need to put on top of our mattress-am using just an egg crate topper now. (that's quite comfy, but always looking for more comfort-my bones are getting old) Thanx Larry
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:21 AM   #52
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Bonnie- - -I just left your shop---- Where did that 3" foam come from, Roger couldn't remember. That's just what I need to put on top of our mattress-am using just an egg crate topper now. (that's quite comfy, but always looking for more comfort-my bones are getting old) Thanx Larry

Hi Larry! Sorry--haven't checked in for a couple of days. We bought it at Costco. It's memory foam with a zippered cloth cover. Bonnie
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:31 PM   #53
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We just finished a total gut and renovate / remodel of our 1985 Scamp 13. Now that I am done, I would have whacked out the step up in the back behind the axle for at least twenty inches, and then the floor would have been level front to back.

We redesigned the rear seating with a gaucho wrap around type of set up and that step up coupled with the roof vent handle has dimpled the top of my noggin.

Yeah, it would have needed a little welding, that I am good at, and some new fiberglass coated OSB for the floor, but I restore and build wood and fiberglass drift boats for a winter hobby, so that would have been pretty easy really. It may get put on the next year winter project list to do.

I can tell you, for the last two weeks with temps down below zero, the original elephant hide now covered with indoor outdoor carpet, my little 1500W electric heater makes it 75 degrees in there and the 6 inches of snow on the top took a week to melt. The snow melted off the house faster. I had kept the trailer heated to fifty at night and seventy during the day to really cure all the varnish and glues we used on the remod. For the first couple of days, the turpines in the varnish were noticable, now not at all. The fir plywood is starting to get that pretty yellow tinge from the varnish and no stain.

I am happy I did not put another 3/4 inch of ensolite on the interior, as I had originally thought of doing, it is not necessary.

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Old 01-23-2007, 09:28 PM   #54
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Gary, can we see pictures of your mod?
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:50 AM   #55
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Sure these are pretty close to being done, just need the new curtains and the Cat heater.

Then in the spring--a new paint job--wife wants it camo like an army truck--green, brown, black, gray...should look pretty cool.

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Old 01-24-2007, 11:22 AM   #56
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