1. 106forus

    106forus New Member

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    Just bought a Coachman Clipper 106 pop-up and we took it out this past weekend... WOW how hard are those mattresses... Any suggestions on making them softer... HELP we are supposed to take it this weekend for a full week of camping... Any suggestions or should I just get a large bottle of ADVIL???

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  2. Fuzzy Bear

    Fuzzy Bear Active Member

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    I've heard of people putting an air mattress over the cushion, or even picking up some foam rubber and adding that (remember not to go too thick or you'll have problems when you fold the PUP down). I'm lucky, with a very bad back, sleeping virtually on the plywood is the best thing for me and I find it more comfortable than the bed at home.

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  3. nummyx6

    nummyx6 New Member

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    We actually use an egg crate mattress topper. We tried it without and...you are right. Super hard. Try the egg crate.

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  4. 106forus

    106forus New Member

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    How thick of an egg crate did you get? Where did you get it? I've looked at Wal-Mart and they don't seem very thick, just wondering it they will hold up long... Thanks for advice....

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  5. outdoorxman

    outdoorxman The mountains are calling me and I must go.

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    You could try a mattress topper but it might be to thick or you could roll it up before putting away the pup. I think our mattress is quite comfy and I sleep rather well, maybe it's the Great Outdoors and the fresh air!!

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    Hi my wife got some rather thick egg crate type of toppers at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

    I could not tell you how much$$ but she swears by them. They are about 2 inches thick so our PU top is still able to fold down easily.

    Erich '98 Jayco Heritage Yosemite, Mahomet IL
     
  7. jpawlishn

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    You can also try a fabric store for egg crate. Oh and medical supply stores. You can also use an air mattress. They are relatively cheap. However, I find our mattress in our pup quite comfy!

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    We bought 1" thick memory foam through Overstock.com. That proved enough to make a difference.

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  9. Lost in Space

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    I sleep wonderfully on our mattress, I think it is very comfortable, although I do like a firm mattress anyway. When I joined the portal I was amazed at the number of people who have had to do things to make their mattress' more comfortable. I'm just glad I don't, and wish you all luck in finding the sleep system that works great for you. (do they sell "sleep number" PUP mattress'?)

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    Edited by - Lost in Space on August 01 2007 12:20:50
     
  10. jpawlishn

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    I had a sleep number bed and I had to replace the "core" aka glorified air mattress 6 times. Kept springing a leak around a seam. That is all they are. Two air mattresses with interlocking chambers that are surrounded by layers of foam and material. Don't waste your money!

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    I was just kidding, but thanks for the advice. I had deduced they were just fancy air mattress'. Sorry you had so much trouble with one, that sucks.

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  12. jpawlishn

    jpawlishn New Member

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    Oh I know.. but ya know.. if I can help anyone avoid the problems I had... YEAH! LOL

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    1992 Pontiac Grand Prix, no longer TV
    1989 Ford Bronco....MORE POWER!!!
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    The egg crate that we use actually came with our first PU. But we transfered it to our new one. We didn't use it at first as our new camper had an inner spring mattress, but after the first outing of waking up with a sore back, we put it back in. It is only a couple of inches thick. I believe you can find them at Wal-Mart. It makes all the difference in the world.

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    If you have a Dollar General store in your area, they sell the egg crate stuff as does Walmart, Kmart, and Target
     
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    I put an egg crate on top of the pup foam bed, then a sleeping bag opened up, then sheets. It is pretty comfy. If I camp when it gets cooler I think I will put my two sleeping bags together and sleep in them like a cocoon..ontop the egg crate pad. I have to turn over a few times during the night, but I have to do that at home too.....age kind of gets to the hipbones when you get older....haha.

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  16. MisMischievous

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    I know what you mean by the mattresses. I am disabled because of multiple back surgeries and believe me it is not like my bed at home, but I still love it. I too sleep on an extra sleeping bag, unopened, then the sheet on top of the mattress. It seems to cushion it enough. My hips too are very sore in the morning, but then I am the first one up!

    The only other thing you can try is to find something else to 'cushion' between you and that mattress. If you are not using your sofa cushions, use them. Or maybe take some chair cushions from from home. Good Luck!


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    We use air mattresses and they work out great. They are easy to inflate and deflate and we store them on the bunk ends when we close up the camper.

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    We bought Aerobeds - they're great. I don't store them in the PUP because I use for other purposes besides camping.

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