Best place to buy a foam mattress topper?

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  1. 2beagle

    2beagle Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    Hi--the hubs and I bought a secondhand pup from friends of ours a couple of years ago. It's about 20 years old, not in perfect condition, but suits our needs. However, we are ready to put a memory foam topper at least on our bed, because we're tired of feeling the plywood under our matress with our hip bones! Do we need to find a vendor that specializes in camper mattresses, or can we get a traditional mattress topper? Or does it not matter, so long as the measurements are correct? Where is your favorite place to get your toppers? Thanks!
  2. tombiasi

    tombiasi Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2012
    Northwestern New Jersey
    You can buy them at Walmart. Measure the bunk and buy one that is at least that size. Lay the present mattress on the foam and mark with a felt tip marker. It's easy to cut with a bread knife.
  3. generok

    generok Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Anchorage, AK
    Measure you PUP mattress. Then, compare it to this handy "name" size guide to figure out if you have a twin, full, queen or king size. If it isn't exact, move to the next size UP. You may find, like mine, it was not QUITE a full, so we got a full and a little excess hung over, but it was nice to lean on.

    We've bought several. One at Wal-Mart, which was the cheapest and one we used in the PUP, then the one for the home was at Costco, which was a high end topper. The one we just put in the TT is a middle of the road memory foam topper we got at Fred Meyer. Where you get it isn't as important as getting the size right, and figuring out your budget and IF you can leave it on and still latch your roof closed.

    We could NOT leave our foam topper on our bunk, which made for an extra step and thing that had to be put in place when we set up. Our roof was very tight.
  4. DJS12354

    DJS12354 Well-Known Member

    I would suggest adding in the exercise (or anti-fatigue) quares under the mattress. I got ours from Sam's Club. It takes one package per bunk.
  5. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

    What size bunks do you have. I am thinking about putting these under our mattresses. We have one king and one full. Are these the ones you used?

    @2beagle - cut foam with an electric knife.
  6. DJS12354

    DJS12354 Well-Known Member

    We have queen and full bunks.
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  7. NMroamer

    NMroamer Active Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    Albuquerque NM
    We got ours at Target after shopping at other stores.
  8. DanLee

    DanLee Member

    Apr 28, 2015
    We bought a 1.5" thick firm foam topper for our 1991 Columbia and put it under the mattress. It keeps our hip bones from hitting the plywood. We only did one side because our grandchildren don't weigh enough to compress the mattress on the other side! We got the piece from They will cut it to a specified size, so measure yours and order that. We can still close the camper with the foam in place, but I don't think it could be any thicker.
  9. Chloe

    Chloe Active Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    I’m pretty sure I bought the queen size 3” Therapure one from CostCo for about $99. Only slept on it for 4 nights but it was nice. Reviews said it smelled bad for a long time, but it dissipated quickly for us. Our ALiner bed is slightly smaller than queen but I didn’t need to trim it.
  10. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

    Oct 15, 2006
    Graceville, Florida
    We got ours from Wally World 3" put on top of the mattress in the TT. made a bid difference as the mattress on the bed was hard as a rock.
  11. JustRelax

    JustRelax Active Member

    Feb 20, 2013
    Older thread but I'd buy on Amazon like I buy almost everything else anymore. It comes to your door and you don't have to deal with people at Wal Mart.

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