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Old 09-04-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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foam for cushions

I need some help with the cushions in my camper. The original ones were so hard it was like sleeping on the floor. I changed them out for 4" memory foam, which was so soft our butts hit bottom. Then I went to Joanns fabrics & crafts and bought their foam, which was better but still hit bottom, so added another 1 1/2" foam pads over that. Now we just wake up with a back ach in the morning. We have had other campers that the cushions slept good on. I found a place that sells the foam, but I am not sure what density to get. Has anyone replaced there foam. My husband has back problems, and would like to go camping again, but I need to solve this problem first. We have so much foam rubber laying in the camper I can't move around anymore.

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Old 09-04-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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I have a Coleman air matress I bought at Wal Mart with a 3 inch Costco memory foam topper and it's great.

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Old 09-04-2011, 02:57 PM   #3
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Have you tried the original cushions with the 4" memory foam on top of that?

It sounds like the memory foam may not be good quality. A good memory foam will be around 4 lb density or even higher. Density is what gives support. is a good website I've bought foam from, and I've bought a good one from (the density was listed for that topper, but some don't say and I avoided those). I would only use 2 to 3 inch thick foam though; 4" would be too sink-in cushy for me.

Another good possibility is a latex topper; look for Talalay latex (good quality). We sleep on a memory foam topper in both the bedroom and the trailer, but I use latex pillows... aaahhhh!
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:17 PM   #4
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hi laura---we go truly decadent in our outback..hence the name of it "osokozy"!!!
i have placed 4 inch memory foam on top of the manufacturer's foam cushions, then i have ANOTHER 4 inches of memory foam...and then, ANOTHER 3 inch piece! we didn't intend on it being this deep..but we were bothered by sore hips until we added the last second 4 inch piece..and then we just rearranged the layering. it is wonderfully soft and yet firm, as my hubby also has a bad back.
we purchased our foam at both costco and at walmart---checking each time to ensure we had high-density foam. i agree with mike--there is definitely good and bad qualities to foam.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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Laura, from my experience, follow Mike Magee's post. You can't lose. We just got our re-designed cushions back from the upholsterer yesterday and they look great. We replaced the OEM Casita cushions with wider 4 inch open cell foam and added 2 1/2 inch Memory foam on top of that. We've used that combo for 2 years and love it. So we finally had them covered.

Beware of Theresa's post due to nosebleeds from the high altitude up on that foam pile.That's hilarious.

Good luck,

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