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Old 05-01-2017, 05:47 PM   #1
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Mattress improvements for 172e HTT?

DW and I are looking to upgrade the 80x60 mattress in our 172e Hybrid. Do most folks replace the entire mattress? Or opt for a topper to place on top? Or maybe just a thick/nice pillowtop mattress pad?

We'd still like to be able to fold up the beds, though, if possible.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:13 PM   #2
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We put a foam topper on ours, it's now super comfortable. I can still get to the under bed storage.
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:56 PM   #3
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We just got a Zinus Sleep Master Deluxe Spring 10 Inch Pillow Top RV / Camper / Trailer / Truck Mattress, Short Queen. $279.99 free delivery. It came in a 4ft X 2ft X 2ft box. it is a innerspring mattress compressed in the box made in China. It weighs 87 pounds and when you open it it springs out like a lifeboat! We have been sleeping on the cheap one that came with the trailer we put a 2" foam topper on it and it was OK but lately our backs a a bit stiff when getting up in the morning. We should have done it years ago but it was not our priority. Check it out on The big on line store that starts with a A.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:57 PM   #4
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mattress topper

found a very good foam 4" topper at Bed and Bath - heavy little bugger - anyway - we put it on top of the silly mattress that came with the trailer and we have really enjoyed it - so very comfortable and I had a coupon so it was only $160 - watch for the 20% off coupons
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We just got a Zinus Sleep Master Deluxe Spring 10 Inch Pillow Top RV / Camper / Trailer / Truck Mattress, Short Queen. $279.99 free delivery. It came in a 4ft X 2ft X 2ft box. it is a innerspring mattress compressed in the box made in China. It weighs 87 pounds and when you open it it springs out like a lifeboat! We have been sleeping on the cheap one that came with the trailer we put a 2" foam topper on it and it was OK but lately our backs a a bit stiff when getting up in the morning. We should have done it years ago but it was not our priority. Check it out on The big on line store that starts with a A.
X2! We bought the exact same one last year from the same place. We love it!
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:30 PM   #6
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I use a foam topper on my mattress. Bought it for our first trip, but didn't get it cut down and put on our bed until day two (we have a short queen and the topper was too long). The foam topper on the plywood board is more comfortable than the mattress that came with the RV!! I'm not sure how it would fold while on top of your current mattress, but it might be a possible mattress replacement?

Oh ... and I found mine during a 50% off sale a $10 in Kohl's cash and a 30% off coupon ... otherwise the price is a shocker!

https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-21...ecs-search-hor
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:55 PM   #7
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Dutchmen mattress makes my back hurt

Has anyone replaced the stock mattress with a good quality inflatable air bed?
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:58 PM   #8
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I added 7 inches to the bed frame (plywood)
then bought a regular queen mattress and got rid of the stock camper queen
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:11 PM   #9
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Thanks for the reply

The Kodiak unit that I have is an expandable (186E). The beds are an integral part of the frame and fold out sort of like a pop-up. Expansion wouldn't be an option. The mattress that Dutchman provides are very uncomfortable, there are already many post confirming that. Looking at alternatives to solve this problem, a good quality inflatable might work. Has anybody tried this approach?
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I used a memory foam pad covered by a nice quilted mattress pad. Works wonders for me and the wife.
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