Permanent Bed Option - Fiberglass RV

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Old 12-22-2016, 07:08 AM   #1
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Permanent Bed Option

We have a BEDDINGE LÖVÅS Sleeper sofa - Knisa turquoise - IKEA at home that we bought from IKEA in Boucherville, QC, to use for our guest room. The IKEA in Quebec is the one closest to Montpelier, VT, closer by two hours travel time. The very favorable rate of exchange is icing on the cake. The mattress is about 4 3/4 inches thick and sits on a folding metal frame with curved wooden slats that support the mattress. I like a firm mattress for sleeping and the Lovas is very close in comfort to our 13 inch thick innerspring mattress that we have as part of our wall-bed at home. The wall-bed also uses curved wooden slats to support the mattress. I was thinking the Lovas could be a good starting point for someone looking for a better mattress option than foam cushions. The frame looks like it could be easily modified to fit an egg.

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Old 12-22-2016, 12:13 PM   #2
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Oh, yes, excellent idea!

We used a metal futon frame, half for each of our "twin" beds in our egg, and 7" mattressing from IKEA's As Is department. Surprisingly, the futon frame halves exactly fit both bed areas. Paul found it in a scrap metal pile at his old job and almost didn't grab it! Thank goodness for cell phones. He called me and I was yelling, "Get it! Get it!"

You can see the mattress--it's covered with an elastic "sheet" made from Walmart's 100% cotton lightweight upholstery fabric--the other one is the same style but slightly smaller. The frames work in both spots, though they are identical.

To the left of the twin mattress, you can see a bit of the permanent seat--same foam as mattresses, same type cover--beneath it is a hinged lid to the "pontoon" storage area--that side has our electrical panel, extension cords, etc.
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:00 PM   #3
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Don't know about the frame but can tell you the IKEA mattress is excellent. We have one in our it several years ago......very comfortable and affordable. Safe travels.
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