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Trackrig

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Posted: 10/01/19 09:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dieseltruckdriver wrote:

On our last 5er, we put a full size mattress in it, and then put a 5" piece of foam between the "headboard" and the mattress. My thinking was that all it has to do is hold the pillows up.


Yes, go the simple route. We slid the mattress down 6" then folded up an extra blanket and put it in the hole under the pillows.

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As long as there is space for the extra 6", it should work fine.

If you have some spare 2x6s around, you might dummy it up quick and dirty, before building the box to make sure you find it comfortable.


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valhalla360 wrote:

As long as there is space for the extra 6", it should work fine.

If you have some spare 2x6s around, you might dummy it up quick and dirty, before building the box to make sure you find it comfortable.


That's a good idea


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The short queen mattress that came with our Coachmen was more like a torture device than a bed, so I extended the platform and bought a full length queen innerspring and foam mattress. Best upgrade ever.


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agesilaus wrote:

OK for years I have been mighty irritated by the fact that my feet stick way out on an RV bed. I finally looked into the problem only to discover to my Horror that rv mattresses are six inches shorter than standard mattresses.


You just discovered now that your rig has a short queen?! [emoticon] I fixed that in our Freedom Express by extending the bed platform 6", pulling the existing short queen forward, then placing a full length (80") queen gel/memory foam topper on the mattress and stuffing the extra length in the gap between the headboard & mattress. Worked like a charm! [emoticon]

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Here's how I dealt with my short queen.
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