What change(s) have folks made to make the later model Scamp
trailer cushions more comfortable to sleep on?
Several people have commented on how firm (somewhat uncomfortable) the cushions are in later model Scamp
trailers. In order to sleep comfortably, some have added a foam mattress topper under their bedding.
I've been hoping that, with use, the cushions might soften up a bit. However, after a year of use (maybe 25 to 30 nights) our cushions are still pretty firm.
Do they eventually soften up? If so, how long does that usually take? Is there any practical way to accelerate the process a bit? (i.e. using a steamer of some sort ... or a heat gun? ... or sunshine? .... or ????)
Has anyone actually replaced the cushion/bed foam with a slightly lower density variety? If so, could you describe what you used and maybe where you got the replacement foam?
I have considered replacing the foam in most of the current cushions with a hybrid "foam sandwich
" that would consist of several inches of higher density foam on the bottom (for support) and an inch or two of medium/lower density foam on top (for comfort). I've heard that some foam suppliers will actually glue together a couple of foam sheets to create that sort of hybrid foam sandwich. One could then maybe use the existing cushion foam to create a template and cut out new cushions from the larger foam sandwich sheet.
In a Scamp
13 trailer there is obviously limited space. If at all possible, I would really like to avoid carrying (and storing
) a separate mattress topper. If anyone has had actual experience and success at improving the sleeping comfort of the Scamp cushions, I would appreciate hearing how you did it.
Thanks in advance!