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Old 07-26-2017, 03:33 PM   #1
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Mattress buying advice for 2017 Aerolite 213RBSL

I added a 3-inch memory foam to the top of the crummy mattress in the trailer but the bed still kills my hips. I need to get a new good, soft memory foam mattress for the bed. It is such an odd size King bed so I'm hoping to get some advice on what to purchase. Thank you!!!!!!
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I went to a regular mattress store to buy one after I modified the bed frame
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Good to know. Thank you.
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Towed it home from the dealer. Parked in driveway. Open RV door. Threw mattress out into yard. Think one of my kids hauled it off.
It was HUGE. But thin as a slice of cheese when you sat on it.

Ended up remodeling the bedroom because of how BIG the 213 got when that mattress was gone.

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Old 07-28-2017, 01:07 AM   #5
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We bought a really nice mattress topper at Bed and Bath - I think it was a Brookstone brand - not cheap - and it came in a regular looking box but - believe me - once we opened the plastic wrap it ""exploded"" in size and fits the king sized bed in our 298 RESL - I think it was about 3" too long and hubby used the electric knife to trim it down - it works wonderfully!! and we get a good night's sleep almost as nice as our Tempurpedic at home!
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I added a 3-inch memory foam to the top of the crummy mattress in the trailer but the bed still kills my hips. I need to get a new good, soft memory foam mattress for the bed. It is such an odd size King bed so I'm hoping to get some advice on what to purchase. Thank you!!!!!!
The issue I have with getting a "regular" mattress is when you store things in that handy storage space (life up the end of the bed) is that a regular mattress won't allow you to lift it up. I had to go the route of getting a really decent memory foam topper for mine. Now it sleeps just like our expensive bed at home and I can still lift up the mattress to get access to the storage compartment (where I keep my fly fishing gear).
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:38 AM   #7
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We replaced the original, thin, mattress-like object with a Cal King memory foam mattress from Mattress Firm. The width fits perfectly but I extended the bottom (hinged portion) of the bed support. Slide fits right past it.

I'll admit that it is heavy when trying to access the storage so I fixed the hinged portion of the bed support by screwing it to the bed frame for rigity and then cut and framed-in a new access to access that space.

We just camped for a week in it and it was great. Easy access to (4) crates we store in there.
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That's how you do it!!
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Thank you for your response.
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I found a Brookstone king RV mattress on Amazon that I'm ordering. Thanks for the suggestion!
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