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Boomerweps

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Which Wolf Pup? I have the 16BHS.
That mattress you got worked great for me with a 2-3" topper. I'm about 205# 6'1".
On my Pup, I have an east west bed and removed the headboard shelf and threw a body pillow in the open storage space. I think a standard house size Queen mattress would now fit in my TT.
You could get a thicker standard queen foam mattress locally, remove any cloth cover, and cut it to fit short with a serrated knife. An electric carving knife is highly recommended.


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Boomerweps wrote:

Which Wolf Pup? I have the 16BHS.
That mattress you got worked great for me with a 2-3" topper. I'm about 205# 6'1".
On my Pup, I have an east west bed and removed the headboard shelf and threw a body pillow in the open storage space. I think a standard house size Queen mattress would now fit in my TT.
You could get a thicker standard queen foam mattress locally, remove any cloth cover, and cut it to fit short with a serrated knife. An electric carving knife is highly recommended.


Yup that's what I've got... the 16BHS.

When you say the mattress "worked" great, does that mean you no longer use it?

Actually thought about the idea of carving down a bigger mattress but it seems risky, like if I mess up then I'm out of luck... and not sure I want to cut into a mattress in general.

What I feel like I really need is a 12" extra firm memory foam mattress and that would really do the trick for me. My memory foam mattress in my apartment was 12" and nice and firm and I loved it.

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Maybe the mattress is TOO soft! Ever consider that. A TOO soft mattress on the back can cause back pain much more than too firm. When we moved from soft mattresses to firmer mattresses (in the house and the campers), I quit having back problems. (years ago).

If you sleep comfortable in your house, then get the same mattress for your camper also.

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I just used egg crate foam material from a fabric store. Turned my old mattress from what yours is to very comfortable.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

Maybe the mattress is TOO soft! Ever consider that. A TOO soft mattress on the back can cause back pain much more than too firm. When we moved from soft mattresses to firmer mattresses (in the house and the campers), I quit having back problems. (years ago).

If you sleep comfortable in your house, then get the same mattress for your camper also.


Yup I think that's the issue. My mattress in my apartment was 12" thick and firm... that's what I am now seeking for my trailer. A 12" short queen firm memory foam mattress would save the day I think. If you have any recommendations that would be awesome. I'd like to avoid spending $450 on a new mattress if I can...

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OregonMan wrote:

I'd like to avoid spending $450 on a new mattress if I can...


(shrug) Getting rid of back pain is worth way more than $450 to me.


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OregonMan wrote:

... any recommendations ...


We have Serta's firm (extra firm was too hard) in the house and the camper. They came with a sheep.

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ependydad wrote:

We opted to spend the money for a Sleep Number bed and our backs couldn't be happier about it.

IMO, spend the money on a good bed.


I agree with getting a Sleep Number bed. Adjust it to whatever firmness or softness feels the most comfortable.


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I picked up a Dynasty Mattress 10GEL from amazon. Was a little leery seeing the price point is pretty low. But have been extremely happy with it. Prefer it over mattress in my house!


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Here's a good blog on the topic: https://rvpartshop.com/module/csblog/post/41-1-how-to-find-the-perfect-rv-mattress.html

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