Replacing the Pop Up Mattress

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  1. C Wissel

    C Wissel New Member

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    Hi Campers, We just bought a used pop up camper. It’s a 2007 Fleetwood Bayside. It seems to be in okay condition, however we will be sprucing it up as we go. My first item is the mattress. I do not want to sleep on a used mattress. Has anyone actually replaced theirs and if so, where do you buy sheets as it’s an irregular size. Or did you just put a 4.5 inch foam mattress topper on top the original mattress. I don’t like used mattresses. Help
     
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    Amazon sells a 4.5 inch sleeper sofa memory foam mattress that might be a decent replacement. A couple of the reviews said they are using it in their pop up. A 4.5 inch topper will probably be too thick to out on top of the current mattress.
     
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    kitphantom Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    To replace the mattress,t he first thing to do is to determine the space you have to work with. Do the Kleenex/tissue box test. Place an empty tissue box, or one of similar weight cardboard (not heavy duty) on the platform of the bed (no mattress). Close the popup roof all the way and latch it. Open it back up, the the new height is the amount of space left when it's closed up.
    We had a 2010 Coleman that we used 2" of memory foam over the original ~2" mattress, but we could not leave any bedding on it to shut the roof. The handle to the door stored on the ceiling left and impression in the memory foam.
    More info in threads here: https://www.popupportal.com/forums/cushion-curtains-carpets-bedding-clothing-stor.79/
     
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    Steveo4090 Well-Known Member

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    You can get a new mattress made from the foam factory.(https://www.foambymail.com/)
    They're a great company to work with.

    Tuck the extra sheets under or get the corner bungee that attach to the sheets.
     
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    I made my own mattresses using foam from www.foambymail.com. I have a 1 inch layer of firm foam, 2 inch layer of medium foam, 2 inch layer of latex, and a custom made mattress cover. It is night and day difference from the stock mattress. I can keep my fitted sheet and sheet on the bed but the comforter and pillows do not fit closed up. I use a bed in a bag once size larger then the mattress and tuck the extra fabric under. No big deal.
     
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    I got air mattresses for my bunk ends Walmart had them for cheap just make sure to buy the pump it was $15 it also sucks air out of mattresses & vacuum storage bags.
     
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    I agree with the air mattresses. Two twins on the king bunk fit perfect with fitted sheets. A queen on the queen bunk (of course).

    As stated above, walmart has them cheap. We keep a spare twin on board in case of a leak. Ditto the air pump.
     
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    When I bought my 99 I didn't bother replacing the mattress. It was still in good condition, I gave it a wipedown and aired it out in the sun for a day. I put a topper on it and a waterproof mattress cover, all good to go.
     
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    3 inch factory, 3 inch gel foam, and waterproof bag. 2007 Jayco Select 12HW 17A981AC-F557-41B0-B43F-376551C17EB0.jpeg
     
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    Popup camper and hybrid beds get wet from screw ups with windows to condensation. You need a vapor barrier.
     
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    2001 Coleman Niagara. My mattresses are too thin. I'm debating 3" topper vs replacing mattresses with air mattresses and the 3" topper. According to the kleenex box I can fit 3-4". If I can't then I should be able to swap for air matreses and deflate the mattresses when striking camp.

    Heck! I just don't know right now.
     
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    Does the Sleep Number store make mattresses for these?
     
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    Check out the foam factory's options. With what a memory foam topper costs, it may come close to a new mattress from them.
     
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    Do you mean with one of their toppers 4" thick with a cover?
     
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    No, I meant with what a topper costs you could probably get a whole new mattress made by the foam factory and skip the topper.
     
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    I am replacing our mattresses with 4” foam because I couldn’t find a replacement that fit right. I’ll have to cut the foam and would like to put a washable cover on it. I worry that a custom cover with a zipper is cost prohibitive to have made and I don’t sew. Does anyone have a suggestion for a mattress cover?
     
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    . I have a king size mattress and bought a queen mattress protector that just slips on like a sheet. Only my corners are not as protected which I was OK with. I probably could have bought a king and just tucked
     
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    We went with the Walmart air mattresses. As said above, two twins fit the King end and keep a spare. Use fitted King sheets or flat sheets and tuck. Power inflator is a must. No problems with clearance, water barriers and there's a Walmart on the way to or from almost everywhere. I think we paid $8.00 or so for the twins and a little more for the queen.
     
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    Just wanted to come on here and thank the people who suggested The Foam Factory! I'll be buying from them for sure, I had no idea they existed. Definitely seems like a good compromise for a budget mattress replacement!
     

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