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Old 11-04-2015, 10:44 AM   #1
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replacing foam mattress

Can anyone recommend somewhere in the US or Canada with a good deal on 4 inch quality foam for my Boler?
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:01 AM   #2
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6 inch mattress

I have a 6 inch mattress from Amazon. Only issue is that when it is cold you have to make sure that the memory foam is on the bottom, otherwise it is a little extra firm. Camped on this maybe 100 times and still looks new. Just cut it with an electric turkey carver.

Amazon.com - Sleep Master Memory Foam 6 Inch Mattress, Full - Full Mattress Set
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:25 AM   #3
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During the winter months Kohls and JC Penny department stores have had mattress sales on foam toppers at 40-50% off. I agree with Kevin that if left in or used in trailers during cold weather, they become hard.
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:23 PM   #4
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:35 PM   #5
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I would warn against mattress toppers. They tend to use cheap foam and are too soft to provide sufficient support. Their target market are people who are too cheap to buy a decent mattress.
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:58 PM   #6
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I would warn against mattress toppers. They tend to use cheap foam and are too soft to provide sufficient support. Their target market are people who are too cheap to buy a decent mattress.
Yeah, probably best to do it right the first time and spend more initially. Although even on sale the toppers at jc penny are priced higher than basic foam (not memory) from a mattress shop here in Canada. Maybe they are memory foam toppers.
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:13 PM   #7
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Welcome to Foam Factory, Inc.

We've been pleased with the foam bought from them online, they have mattresses, toppers and will custom cut sizes.
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I would warn against mattress toppers. They tend to use cheap foam and are too soft to provide sufficient support. Their target market are people who are too cheap to buy a decent mattress.
Not always true though, Kevin. You can get good quality memory foam, or latex foam layers too. With our last trailer, we opted for a firm good quality 6" foam mattress, and a 2 1/2" latex top mattress. The latter cost way more than the 6" foam. And boy oh boy, it was like sleeping on a cloud. It was pricey, but the good sleep was worth it.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:47 AM   #9
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For my modification of my old Scamp to twin beds I bought a Walmart Spa 8" foam Queen size mattress and cut it to fit two beds with an electric carving knife.

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Old 11-05-2015, 10:14 AM   #10
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Cool Replaced our new cushions

We replaced our new cushions for the rear bed with a single foam mattress from:

Home | Foam Rubber CityFoam Rubber City

If you check around, you probably have a similar foam dealer near you.

We also bought a mattress topper and have our sheet plastic over the mattress and under the topper.
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I think the real trick with a convertible dinette… I'm assuming, unlike some of the earlier posters, that you are not trying to make a permanent bed… the trick is getting the right density foam. You only have 4" to work with- much thicker and they will be too cumbersome as seat cushions. Too soft and they don't work for sitting. Too firm, and they're uncomfortable for sleeping.

This thread has some information about foam density specs that may help you in selecting the right foam for your application. See the links in post #12.

I'm afraid can't recommend a supplier. It seems like it could be pricey to ship foam because of its bulk, but perhaps there are online suppliers that have found ways to do it economically. There is a large upholstery warehouse in Phoenix I use, but that probably won't help you.
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:24 PM   #12
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We bought a mattress from Southern Mattress Company in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The mattress is great. We went to the factory to pick it up but they didn't have one in stock. I asked the guy what we could do and he said we'll make one. We went into the shop and he made one while we watched, he even let me help make it. Super mattress and even better people. A double treat meeting the people and the mattress.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:56 PM   #13
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We made our bed cozy by adding 1 1/2" Thermafoam topper cut to size (two cut lengthwise) and covered with removable 100% cotton knit cover. The two rolls fit in the bench hatch.

We use two comforters edged with loops on one and buttons on the other. This allows for the use of one or two comforters. To have one comforter on one side and two on the other we simply unbutton one side and flip the top layer to the middle.
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Search: TruckMattress.com, then click on every night road deluxe. I bought 4 of these for different sleeping configurations in my 2011 Eggcamper. Depending on how many people are coming along determines which ones I take, and how many. I like a firm mattress. These are custom made for tractor trailers in any size you need. Very nice removable covers. I find them very comfortable and reasonably, priced after a lot of shopping around. Good luck
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