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Old 08-02-2020, 12:06 PM   #1
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folding mattress over jack-knifed sofa

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The master bed in our (new to us) TT converts to a sofa. When it's a bed, the top half rests on very solid wood (no give at all) over the front storage area, and the bottom half rests on the jack-knifed sofa. The 2 surfaces are not the same height (1.5" to 2" differences), and obviously not the same softness either. It's incredibly uncomfortable to sleep on! Back and neck pain after one night

The original folding mattress was a hard piece of foam... very rock like. We've upgraded the mattress to an 8" folding memory foam, but need to address the base support issues. My hubby would like to keep the sofa conversion function, as that's our only place to sit other than the dining table.

We've tried using the original mattress as a base, but it was still super uncomfortable.

Has anyone solved this problem?

Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:03 PM   #2
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If you could give the model # or a picture it may help with getting an answer. Someone here may be familiar with your problem.
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:27 PM   #3
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Hi, here are photos of the bed with the original mattress, and with the mattress folded and the sofa opened. I also included photos showing the 2 surface and height differences between the areas where the mattress lays.

The top half of the mattress rests on the solid wood surface, and the bottom half of the mattress rests on the jack-knifed sofa. The surfaces are different heights, and have very different amounts of "give" to them. The point where the mattress folds hits right at the end of the wood surface, which makes it even worse!

Hope this description and the photos are helpful!
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:06 PM   #4
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I don't know if this would solve your problem, but a tri-fold mattress might be more comfortable. The folds are such that the solid parts of the mattress are under your shoulders and hips where you need it. The 6" thick memory foam ones are pretty comfy.
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Old 08-03-2020, 04:11 PM   #5
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We've already invested some big bucks in a new 8" memory foam half fold mattress. The half fold fits perfectly when the sofa is set up, so we didn't consider anything else. The hard surface under the top part of the mattress seems to be part of the problem... I think there needs to be some give there. We were hoping someone else has this set uo and found a solution.
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spit balling ideas here but.... if you can't make the hard part softer can you make the softer part harder. Keep a wood insert under the mattress to slip under the softer portion and maybe cover the junction? Like 1/4 luan floor underlayment.

Is there a place you could roll up and store a mattress topper?

This may seem odd but can you sleep the other way so the seam is in a less bothersome location? It looks like you would lose the right beside your head night stand but if you are getting a comfortable nights sleep it might be worth it.

Good luck, sleeping situation is a critical piece of overall comfort and enjoyment for sure.
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