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Old 02-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #15
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Go to Ikea and buy a foam bed.

Try them all out and choose one that is from 3 to 5 inches thick. The twin, which I have or the full will fit perfectly lengthwise. The beds are less expensive than buying foam. The cover unzips so that you can trim the corners then re-zip the cover.


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I just sent a very comfortable weekend in this bed.
Very cute and cozy!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #16
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I stopped at Walmart and used some gift cards and purchased the 4" Canopy full size. It has pretty good reviews.

Walmart.com: Canopy Hypoallergenic 4" Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Furniture

Designed with two layers, a 2-inch base foam and 2-inch high-density visco elasticity memory foam layer. This memory foam mattress pad has a removable, hypoallergenic, 100% cotton cover that is machine washable.

Full: 52" W x 73" L x 4" D

I almost got one this one which I think is a much better unit, 3 inches of 4 lb memory foam with a 300 thread count cotton cover. But it was about $50 more and I figured the cheaper one would probably work.
Aerus Natural 3" Memory Foam Topper - Walmart.com
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I'll post up some pics and a review when I get it installed this weekend.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #18
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My bed solution, I put the dense foam puzzle pieces on the bottom, then cut the 2" memory foam/2"regular foam to shape, I also used the egg crate foam I already had cut and put that inside the cotton cover that came with the memory foam. It was very comfortable, we "tested" it last night and my son and I slept on it. I am a big guy and it supported me fine, it was very comfortable.





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Old 03-17-2012, 12:25 PM   #19
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One additional mod is I used left over foam tiles and cut them into 8" strips and hot glued them around the perimeter of the vertical walls of the bed, this is to prevent condensation and water buildup in the foam to prevent mold problems. I have noticed that the bedcover feels damp after about a week of changing temps, I can see that this might cause a mold problem so the foam should prevent it.
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How about using Velcro? Either between the cushions or underneath to help keep them together. There are sew on or self stick types available.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #21
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I just bought a new Scamp and the wife says b/4 we can use it we need 4" of foam, the one I'm looking at in W-mart is about $100. I'm waiting to see how yours turns out.
That would be a good choice.

I had a thinner topper on my cushions and finally got rid of the cushions, made a mattress out of 2" dense foam with a topper of 4" memory foam. Best mattress I've ever slept on.
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Since my rear, 4 person dinette is now set up permanently as a bed, I exchanged the 4" cushions for a 2" thick gym mat & added a slanted foam mattress & a 2" topper. Very comfortable, and because the gym mat folds, it is easy to get into the under seat compartments.





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I am very happy with the results, the velcro is too much like work, this was easy and is very comfortable, I am very satisfied with the results.
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When we had the cushions redone in the vberth of our sailboat, the upholsterer recommended 3 inches of firm foam, topped with 1.5 inches of memory foam. I was skeptical, but he let me test out some cushions made that way, laying on a flat plywood bench to simulate the boat. After the test nap, I was happy. Works well.
In our trailer, we have 4" cushions, with a 2" fake "down" feather bed, and it works well for us, too.
We have found great buys (and supercheap shipping) on overstock dot com for mattress pads. Read the customer reviews, as they're extensive, and usually accurate.
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