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Old 12-26-2020, 10:31 AM   #1
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My back is killing me from sleeping on the cushions with a memory foam topper in my Liberty!
Have you replaced your cushions with a mattress? If so where did you get it? How thick is it? How do you like it? How did you deal with the rounded corners and access to the storage areas? Is the mattress hinged in the middle to allow for access?

Any words of advice?
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Old 12-26-2020, 10:40 AM   #2
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You can get the entire mattress or the shell.. the shell allows you to build your own mattress in pieces so its easier to move in and out of the camper but it might not be much different than what you have now (its not an inner sprring if you use the shell with foam and cushions). I have the shell and when its assembled in place I can lift it enough to get the storage areas (in a Scamp) but its not easy. I try to not use the storage under the bed benches and relocating the water drain valve to under the camper would make sense.
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Old 12-26-2020, 11:21 AM   #3
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We have a Casita SD17 and bought a Southern Mattress 4 years ago and love it. The specs are 5" HR30, 2" Visco memory, 1" puffy cover. Southern Mattress is in Rocky Mount NC, we called to order, the lady there was very helpful with choosing which one to order. We had it shipped to a friend's business to lower the shipping cost.
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Old 12-26-2020, 12:29 PM   #4
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We have a Casita SD17 and bought a Southern Mattress 4 years ago and love it. The specs are 5" HR30, 2" Visco memory, 1" puffy cover. Southern Mattress is in Rocky Mount SC, we called to order, the lady there was very helpful with choosing which one to order. We had it shipped to a friend's business to lower the shipping cost.
Make that Rocky Mount, NC - just a couple of miles up the road from me. To the best of my knowledge, there isn't a Rocky Mount, SC but there is a Rocky Mount, VA. Nothing resembling a mountain near either one And Southern Mattress does make a great product for our campers.
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Old 12-26-2020, 02:18 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=Al and Cindy K;801244]Make that Rocky Mount, NC -

Yep, I got the wrong state. Edited it to be correct, Rocky Mount NC
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Old 12-26-2020, 02:37 PM   #6
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I originally had a really nice comfortable 9" thick pillow top mattress in FULL, but neither of us being young anymore, it was too hard for the person sleeping in the back to get in and out of it. I'm up several times a night and the wife's hips are not that great, so the "crawl-over" method went bye-bye. She prefers to use the side dinette as her bed, with a roll-up mattress pad, (not that cheap egg crate crap, but a real nice mattress pad,) and I sleep cross-wise in the rear. Since we don't need the FULL sized mattress anymore, I "downsized" it to a TWIN, and shortened the board under the middle between the benches accordingly. It freed up some much needed space inside the trailer for additional storage use.

I also converted the side dinette table top by removing the center pedestal and replaced it with a collapsible telescoping folding leg near the center aisleway. The wall side of the table is attached via a two piece "C" channel mating rail. Now it converts from bed insert to table in about 5 seconds. It also provides more under-table storage that was virtually useless with the center pedestal. And I don't bang my knees on that pipe anymore either. The table is much more sturdy now too.
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Old 12-26-2020, 03:08 PM   #7
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We ordered one from Mattress Insider near Denver, Colorado and had a good experience.

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...dux-93635.html
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Old 12-26-2020, 07:11 PM   #8
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We ordered a foam mattress from Walmart and cut the curves with an electric knife. I can't remember if it's 6" or 8" but we didn't want it to obstruct the furnace intake. It has an inch or two of memory foam over regular foam. It's very comfortable and not heavy.
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Old 12-27-2020, 05:40 AM   #9
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We have the Southern Mattress which I would highly recommend.
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Old 12-27-2020, 06:47 AM   #10
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We ordered a foam mattress from Walmart and cut the curves with an electric knife. I can't remember if it's 6" or 8" but we didn't want it to obstruct the furnace intake. It has an inch or two of memory foam over regular foam. It's very comfortable and not heavy.
Just informational, but that "vent grill" on the side of the galley cabinet is not a fresh air intake for the furnace. The furnace gets all of its fresh air intake, as well as removal of the hot exhaust gasses, through the same stainless steel two-holed plate on the outside of the trailer. (The rectangular thing in the picture just above my wheel well table.) They do not take air from inside the trailer, and obviously, your exhaust is also expelled directly to the outside as well.
All that vent does is provide cabin air in for the furnace blower to circulate out the front furnace grate in the aisleway.
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Old 12-27-2020, 08:58 AM   #11
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We bought an 8” thick foam mattress in a box from Walmart
Wife liked it , I thought it was hot and uncomfortable
Couldn’t see spending a $1000 on a custom mattress that we would use maybe 20 times a year
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Old 12-27-2020, 09:06 AM   #12
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Just informational, but that "vent grill" on the side of the galley cabinet is not a fresh air intake for the furnace. The furnace gets all of its fresh air intake, as well as removal of the hot exhaust gasses, through the same stainless steel two-holed plate on the outside of the trailer. (The rectangular thing in the picture just above my wheel well table.) They do not take air from inside the trailer, and obviously, your exhaust is also expelled directly to the outside as well.
All that vent does is provide cabin air in for the furnace blower to circulate out the front furnace grate in the aisleway.
Thanks! I should have known that....
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:15 PM   #13
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My back is killing me from sleeping on the cushions with a memory foam topper in my Liberty!
Have you replaced your cushions with a mattress? If so where did you get it? How thick is it? How do you like it? How did you deal with the rounded corners and access to the storage areas? Is the mattress hinged in the middle to allow for access?

Any words of advice?
We got a foam mattress from Amazon. There are many of them. The double bed size fits nicely in the corners. Our mattress seems a bit too hard. Thatís the problem, you canít test it out before you buy. Some of the companies do allow you to return them.
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:42 PM   #14
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We got a foam mattress from Amazon. Some of the companies do allow you to return them.

How do you get it back in the box?
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:10 AM   #15
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How do you get it back in the box?
Yep, you can't put the Genie back in the bottle once you've allowed it to come out of its shipping "cocoon."
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:32 AM   #16
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How do you get it back in the box?
Yeah... LOL no getting back in the box. They usually say donate it to a shelter or someone who needs it.
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:10 AM   #17
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I had the same problem that you stated. Order a custom mattress from
Texas Mattress Maker, 4619 Navigation Blvd, Houston TX 77011, 7133416252.

I live in Houston so took Scamp cushions to factory show room. Suggest that you have mattress made in 2 or 3 part for ease in making the bed and getting into bench storage. If you provide a pattern of of the mattress you shouldn't have a problem getting what you want.

The mattress is the same type that I have on my bed at Home. about 10 inches thick. I sleep like a baby without the camper back problem in the early AM.
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:30 PM   #18
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There's a place in Denver, CO that makes mattresses with rounded corners. You send them a pattern and they'll make it. I know a few people who have done this and are happy with them. Make the pattern one inch smaller than the area for the sewing areas. We use a mattress like a sleep number bed and when we don't have electric we use a small inverter in the TV receptacle above the bed to air it up or down for travel. You must deflate some if going up in elevation a lot to prevent bursting the mattress though. The corners of it compresses into the rounded corners. So far we've been good. We also have a Sleep Number mattress in our motor home instead of the hard foam mattress.
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We have the Southern Mattress which I would highly recommend.
The link is not to Southern mattress!
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Old 01-01-2021, 10:54 PM   #20
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There's a place in Denver, CO that makes mattresses with rounded corners. You send them a pattern and they'll make it. I know a few people who have done this and are happy with them. Make the pattern one inch smaller than the area for the sewing areas.
Mattress Insider?
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