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RV Mattress Replacement – If You Are Tired Of Being Tired, Read This
One of the positive attributes of RVing is the ability to sleep in your own bed every night, no matter where you travel. Those mystery nights on an unknown hotel mattress are less appealing than in times past. Too often, however, the mattress included with your new RV is a corner-cutting attempt at providing a padded horizontal surface. As a result, most RVers end up searching for an RV mattress replacement.
Having a bad RV mattress means you don’t sleep comfortably and you don’t feel rested when you wake up. This will leave you tired and irritable for the next leg of your journey. Driving or towing an RV isn’t something you want to do when you are stiff and fatigued after a bad night’s sleep. This can result in poor judgment and slow response time, something you can ill afford when piloting your RV, and your family, down the road.
A Good Night’s Sleep Matters
“Proper sleeping conditions start with reducing mental stress, one of the key reasons for boating and RVing in the first place.”
It’s not just your mind that suffers. A rough night on a bad RV mattress can leave you with physical aches and pains as well. We’ve all woken up with a stiff neck or a sore back from “sleeping wrong.”
At home, we tend to address that problem head on and replace our mattress. When we take that RV vacation, however, we accept whatever soft pad was tossed onto that plywood base and hit the road. No doubt the phrase, I need a vacation from my vacation is at least partially rooted in a bad RV mattress.
RV Mattress Replacement
Spend any time in an RV Facebook group and the topic of a replacement mattress will come up often. It’s almost a given that you can expect to replace the mattress in your RV, especially if buying a pre-owned RV. A cheap mattress costs the RV manufacturer less, and might even be helping them get under a weight threshold. A simple foam pad weighs much less than a quality mattress.
There are a few important factors RVers must consider when looking for an RV mattress replacement:
The cheapest of the cheap mattress foam will weigh about 1.5lbs. per cubic foot. Compared to a Tempur-Pedic foam, the gold standard we all want in our RVs, which is 8.0lbs. per cubic foot. A cheaper, lower quality mattress will weigh less. As you begin to look for a quality mattress for your RV, realize that you may have to rearrange a few things in the bedroom. Instead of keeping your barbells in that secret compartment under your bed, you might opt for spare pillows and linens instead. The difference in weight is not dramatic, but it should bear consideration as you add weight to a bed that is almost always on a slideout.
It’s possible that adding a memory foam RV mattress to your travel trailer or motorhome will add 100 pounds to your bedroom. Most RVs can handle this with no issue, but again, move those emergency water bottles or spare folding chairs out from under the bed.
Surprisingly, while price is always a consideration, it only takes a few nights on a crummy RV mattress to ruin a vacation and throw price out the window. Like any RV accessory you buy, price is always associated with the value you ascribe to it. In most cases, price will not be a deterrent to getting a quality RV mattress.
The biggest challenge in finding a replacement mattress is the size and shape. RV beds often have unusual sizes, some even with a corner cut off to allow passage through the bedroom or hallway. Others are rounded on one end, to account for the shape of the travel trailer. As RV manufacturers continue to try to add more convenience and value to the RV, the ill-fated mattress is often the loser, getting crammed into unusual places and bearing unusual shapes.
The typical RV consumer simply doesn’t know where to look to replace those odd shaped and sized RV mattresses.
The Best RV Mattress Material
The best RV mattress material is open-cell heat activated visco-elastic polyurethane, or what we all know as memory foam. Memory foam is superior at supporting your body while simultaneously allowing your body to breathe through the same supporting layer. In hospital testing it was proven to significantly reduce bed sores. Memory foam is comfortable, breathable, hypoallergenic, dust-mite free, and reduces pressure points and numbness in arms and shoulders.
Good Enough For NASA
Many technological innovations are byproducts of NASA’s space program. We’re all familiar with some of the obvious ones, such as freeze dried foods and lightweight materials. But did you know that you can include memory foam in that list?
“Memory foam was originally invented as a pad for astronaut seats that would mold to their bodies during the high forces of takeoff and landing, then return to a neutral state. This eliminated the need to customize seats to individual astronauts’ body sizes.”
The result of NASA’s work was the creation of an open-celled, viscoelastic, temperature sensitive material that adjusts to the body weight and temperature of the user and absorbs most vibrations for unsurpassed comfort and support. A material called TEMPUR was born, and in May of 1998, NASA invited Tempur-Pedic, Inc. to attend a press conference in their honor to award them with a plaque of recognition from NASA.
Custom Mattresses for Your RV
Artisans Custom Mattress is THE authorized customizing firm for the Tempur-Pedic company. This means that after they have customized your mattress, retaining all of its original materials and features, you can still enjoy the Limited 10-year warranty.
How does it work?
The first step is to find a Tempur-Pedic retailer and check out the various memory foam options. Choose from Tempur-Pedic models such as TEMPUR-Adapt®, & TEMPUR-breeze°. Once you have settled on a TEMPUR style, measure your current RV mattress. Measure as if it were a perfect rectangle, even if it has a rounded or cut corner or goofy shape. A proper measurement would be to measure the longest and widest dimensions of your RV mattress.
If your RV mattress has a complex shape, Artisans will provide a measurement kit that includes materials and instructions to create a pattern from your existing bed deck to ensure an excellent fit.
How do I order a custom RV mattress?
Contact Artisans Custom Mattress for an estimate to replace your worn or insufficient mattress. A custom Tempur-Pedic® RV mattress crafted by Artisans Custom Mattress is the quality standard for comfort and service. Experiencing the world close up and personal is best enjoyed when we are rested and alert. Artisans can help with the Tempur-Pedic advantage. Artisans is the only custom mattress company with a 10 year limited warranty.
Innerspring systems are over a hundred years old and should be retired. Air mattresses, water beds, latex, and closed-cell foam all do a decent job of supporting the body yet they do not let the body breath thus they must rely on a mattress pad. In addition, air and water beds create a hammock effect that distorts musculoskeletal alignment.
An Artisans custom RV mattress uses the highest quality Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress to create a custom RV mattress that fits perfectly and provides the perfect sleep in your RV. With their exclusive 10-year warranty, you’ll not only increase the quality of your sleep, but the value of your RV as well.
Take your first step towards better sleep, and a RV mattress. Visit Artisans Custom Mattress.