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Old 09-26-2007, 11:34 PM   #15
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We bought one of the full size BTC (Back to College) memory toppers from Target. Thought it worked great, went back to buy another one. Cut the 2nd one in half for the bunks. Works great. For only $19.99, hey you get what you pay for, but it sure makes the difference to us. Before the cushions would separate and I could not get a good night sleep. 1 1/2 inch thickness we can't feel the original cushions under us. We think they work great. Anything is an improvement over cushions sliding out from under you in the night
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:12 AM   #16
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Loren, how thick is the memory foam that you used for your home bed? ...Benny
Once decompressed from the original packaging it is about an inch and a half thick. The problem is the weight - I would guess a queen size would weigh 40 to 50 pounds.

I've seen the stuff at Wal-Mart and elsewhere, and it is definitely not the same stuff.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:49 PM   #17
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Once decompressed from the original packaging it is about an inch and a half thick. The problem is the weight - I would guess a queen size would weigh 40 to 50 pounds.
You're right on target. According to the three DHL shipping notices we got (For the foam base, memory foam top, and a mattress cover) the foam for our 6" queen-size mattress was 41lbs.


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Where did you get your mattress, Joy? After sleeping on memory foam over foam in the trailer, I want to replace my bed in the house, too!
Same here. We got ours through Sleepy Mountain Mattress on eBay. The mattress cost around $100, the shipping another $60 or so. We're pretty happy with it.

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Old 09-30-2007, 10:26 PM   #18
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My husband and I have just purchased a 16' Uhaul VT so I've researched everything and anything about our new (To us!) "egg".

Being one who values her sleep, I read everything and anything about mattress toppers. It seemed more people thought the Memory Foam like it than didn't, so I caved-in and bought a 4" Memory Foam topper from W/M - $129.00.

We have our first camping weekend scheduled on the 19th of October, so I wanted to make sure we tried it out before our first and last trip this year before 'she' goes into the storage garage for the winter. We decided to get movies and pizza and 'camp' out in our driveway this past Friday night.

I let the topper air-out for 4 days, and it's no where near 4" thick as the box it came in stated. 2" at the very most. Friday afternoon, I decided to lay on it for a bit to get a 'comfort factor' and realized I may need an "egg crate" foam to lay over it as it was hard as heck. I have a few on the beds in the house, so I took the thickest one off the guest bed and placed over the $129.00 topper I purchased eariler in the week.

About 2am (after an evening of movie watching on the lap top computer) we had been asleep for about 2 hours. My lower back was already sore and I still had several hours to lay on this thing. I didn't get good sleep (only because I couldn't tell if it was a bear outside our trailer or my husband...)

I've decided to put 1 or 2 more "egg crates" on top of the memory foam hoping to soften the bed before our real trip. I probably won't even feel the memory foam somewhere sandwiched between the trailer cushions, and the 2 or 3 foam cushions on top. Would I buy another one? Nope...and like a previous poster said above, it's too heavy and difficult to drag it all the way back to W/M -
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:29 PM   #19
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Just came back from W/M after checking out their prices. The 1 1/2 in memory foam on sale here at $59.00. This was for what they called a double bed size[49 x 72]. That's just a bit wider and slightly shorter than my Boler[47x76]. Sears 3/4 mattress of 6 in foam also looks good , but pricy at $259.00. I wonder if the curved corners in the trailer would affect it much. But then I'd have to store the cushions against the time I'd want to put the table and seats back. With the memory foam I still would want to replace the worn and tired upholstry on the seats.
Keep this thread going. I'll get there yet
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:13 PM   #20
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I wonder if the curved corners in the trailer would affect it much.

If you cut pieces off your memory foam, keep them! I cut the odds and ends into long 1-2 inch narrow pieces and put it in the fridge door shelves. It also works in the freezer and other small, but not small enough, storage places to keep spillables and breakables in place.

The foam forms it'self around eggs, milk jugs, cups, hotsauce, shampoo and salt/pepper shakers (anything) to keep them wedged in tight. Prevents spillage and reduces vibration, without taking up usable space.

Easy to clean, too. Doesn't absorb stuff like regular foam.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:44 PM   #21
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My husband and I have just purchased a 16' Uhaul VT so I've researched everything and anything about our new (To us!) "egg".

Being one who values her sleep, I read everything and anything about mattress toppers. It seemed more people thought the Memory Foam like it than didn't, so I caved-in and bought a 4" Memory Foam topper from W/M - $129.00.

We have our first camping weekend scheduled on the 19th of October, so I wanted to make sure we tried it out before our first and last trip this year before 'she' goes into the storage garage for the winter. We decided to get movies and pizza and 'camp' out in our driveway this past Friday night.

I let the topper air-out for 4 days, and it's no where near 4" thick as the box it came in stated. 2" at the very most. Friday afternoon, I decided to lay on it for a bit to get a 'comfort factor' and realized I may need an "egg crate" foam to lay over it as it was hard as heck. I have a few on the beds in the house, so I took the thickest one off the guest bed and placed over the $129.00 topper I purchased eariler in the week.

About 2am (after an evening of movie watching on the lap top computer) we had been asleep for about 2 hours. My lower back was already sore and I still had several hours to lay on this thing. I didn't get good sleep (only because I couldn't tell if it was a bear outside our trailer or my husband...)

I've decided to put 1 or 2 more "egg crates" on top of the memory foam hoping to soften the bed before our real trip. I probably won't even feel the memory foam somewhere sandwiched between the trailer cushions, and the 2 or 3 foam cushions on top. Would I buy another one? Nope...and like a previous poster said above, it's too heavy and difficult to drag it all the way back to W/M -
I believe the reason it didn't come up to the 4 inch thickness and was hard as a rock is because the stuff is sensitive to heat. Hence the name of the original "Tempurpedic". It likely just didn't get warm enough to do its "thing".

I have a pillow made of the stuff that I like, but in a cold camper it is also hard as a rock until the warmth of my head softens it.

For this reason, the weight issue and the difficulty of compressing it back to a reasonable size, I haven't considered it a reasonable camper mattress upgrade.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:48 PM   #22
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How warm does it have to get to expand? Our trailer is parked in the driveway and it's been above 75degrees for the past week. I open the door up during the day (screen door on) to allow the inside to get some air.

It's been well over a week of 75-80 degree weather.

Does this thing need to have the heater turned on also to make it expand fully? I'm eager to make our new 'egg' happy in her new home with us, but.......
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:04 PM   #23
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How warm does it have to get to expand? Our trailer is parked in the driveway and it's been above 75degrees for the past week. I open the door up during the day (screen door on) to allow the inside to get some air.

It's been well over a week of 75-80 degree weather.

Does this thing need to have the heater turned on also to make it expand fully? I'm eager to make our new 'egg' happy in her new home with us, but.......
I've owned three and they all expanded immediately. Something is wrong with yours if it is still flat.

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Old 10-03-2007, 12:33 AM   #24
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Carolyn,

It sounds like something is wrong with your mattress. Ours was packed very tightly for shipping, it took about 2 days to expand most of the way and no more than a week to be completely expanded. Memory foam should feel pretty soft, it shouldn't feel hard at all. We have a 6 inch mattress -- 4 inches of firm foam base with a 2 inch memory foam on top.

Just like the advertisements, we can push our hand (with fingers spread out) firmly into the memory foam topper and clearly see the full outline of each finger and palm before it slowly expands back out. Is your memory foam topper soft enough to show a full hand print like this?

I use jersey sheets with our memory foam mattress. Jersey has a fair bit of give, unlike linen or cotton which tend to remain taut, so it works well in conjunction with the memory foam instead of fighting against it. And on the plus side, jersey is soft and snuggly like putting on your favorite well-worn t-shirt.

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Old 10-03-2007, 01:38 AM   #25
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Carolyn,

I recently purchased a Wal-Mart Spa Sensations 4" memory foam twin size for a bed in the house and it expanded to the full 4" in a very short time. For the price you paid, it would seem worthwhile to return it.

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Old 10-03-2007, 03:59 AM   #26
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Just came back from W/M after checking out their prices. The 1 1/2 in memory foam on sale here at $59.00. This was for what they called a double bed size[49 x 72]. That's just a bit wider and slightly shorter than my Boler[47x76]. Sears 3/4 mattress of 6 in foam also looks good , but pricy at $259.00. I wonder if the curved corners in the trailer would affect it much. But then I'd have to store the cushions against the time I'd want to put the table and seats back. With the memory foam I still would want to replace the worn and tired upholstry on the seats.
Keep this thread going. I'll get there yet
Yea James, this is the one we got from W/M the inch and half and it is a bit wider then our Dinnete bed in our Boler but the wife likes it because she can fold a bit up onto the rear wall.
She sleeps on that side and the wall gets alittle cool on the body .
I wish I got a queen size so it would go up alittle farther.
We use this topper over the regular seat foam configurations and it eliminates all the seams and cracks to fall into and the uneven edje I felt I was always rolling out of the bed.
We cover it with a flanel sheet, tucked in all round.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:30 PM   #27
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Thanks for the replies...

When I got my topper, I opened it right there in the trailer, as it is very heavy and I didn't want to have to have the neighbors help me carry it from the house to the egg. You're right, it was vacuum sealed - better than the summer veggies in my freezer!


I bought the queen size one because I had read a few others on this forum thought the full size one was too short (width wise) for their bed. Ours fits perfectly length wise, but I will admit the corners are a few inches tall where the curves of the rear bed is. I thought it was ok as that's the side I sleep on.

Should I drag it into the house and let it 'air out' in the livingroom no one goes into? It's been 2 weeks now, and I'm not seeing the 4" expansion. I go out to it every day and sit in it looking around at what I can change, and how fun our first trip in it is going to be. My neighbor is making me new curtains for it, I put down a new wood-looking vinyl floor, sealed some small leaks in the windows, (my husband just wants to sleep in it, I want it to be an extension of our home!) I just can't seem to figure out this mattress thing.

Thanks for all of your imput - this forum is just amazing!
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:17 PM   #28
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We tried several options before we finally caved and went out and bought a memory foam topper. We used foam rubber (awful), then air mattress (better, but not perfect), and finally grabbed a memory foam topper. We went for the full size because neither of us really wanted to deal with the edges bunching up in the curved part of the Casita. The full works great, even if there is a very slight gap one side which doesn't bother us at all.

In short...all of our mattress problems ended as soon as we got the memory foam topper. We've used it and it sleeps great. One of the best after-market purchases we've made for our fiberglass RV. Right up there with our Honda generator.
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