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Posted: 09/19/20 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Next summer I am planning an eight-week trip to the West Coast with my daughter and her husband; thus, we will be using the sofa as a bed. The sofa is equipped with an air mattress which is very uncomfortable and reacts every time your partner moves. I have looked at getting a mattress-n-the box to place on top of the uninflated air mattress. The problem with this is that each day we will need to move this mattress to the master bedroom for storage while we are driving on the road. In the past I have used a 4- or 6-inch foam topper on the sofa sleeper or on the dinette when we use it as a sleeper for the kids. However, I suspect that the mattress-n-the box is going to be much thicker than 6 inches and thus much heavier and more difficult to move each morning. We have also considered replacing the sofa with one without an air mattress -- we probably would still need a 4-inch foam topper.

Has anyone placed a 6 inch foam topper on an inflated air mattress equipped sofa bed?

Your thoughts and comments are most welcome.


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Half inflate the factory mattress. Put a pair half inflated "twin" mattresses on that then a thin topper.

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JRscooby wrote:

Half inflate the factory mattress. Put a pair half inflated "twin" mattresses on that then a thin topper.


Separate 'twin' air mattresses -- each can be inflated to sleepers comfort level and movement doesn't affect the other

Mattress in a box are great in the box...fairly easy to move around
Let them out of the box and best if you do so where you plan on using it....heavy/awkward to move and PITA to take off sofa bed/move to master bedroom

Separate twin air mattresses sounds like the solution


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Posted: 09/20/20 05:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For their comfort I'd suggest the foam mattress topper (3" or 4") and store it each morning. After about two nights they will regret the air mattress convenience for the comfort. Their backs will appreciate it.

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Quality air mattress WITH air chambers work well


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Quality air mattress WITH air chambers work well


Another vote for the above.

*If* you want to use two twin air mattresses - make sure they will both fit on the sofa bed.

The mattresses in a box - are way more expensive than air mattresses - and as a poster said, real PITA to move around!!- in a word, DON'T.

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I don't recall the brand, but my air bed sofa came with a really comfy air mattress, that is heavy duty, and textured. It comes with corded attached pump, and an outlet right there to plug in. It inflates very quickly, and releases air quickly. I was impressed after sleeping there a couple times. It even came with a very soft fitted cover. I am sure it is chambered, as it did not move/bounce my 14 lb best friend that always sleeps wherever I do.

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I think MFL is talking about an Air Dream Mattress. We had this same mattress on our queen size sofa sleeper in our Terry TT that pulled out like a residential sleeper sofa.

We found one of these Air Dream mattresses at an RV surplus furniture place in Middlebury IN and it's been great! It's a regular sleeper coil spring mattress with an airbed attached to the top. Unfold the sofa then inflate the air mattress. Storage is easy, just deflate the mattress and it folds into the sofa.

We had that Trailer for 13 years and have had many couples sleep on that sofa as guests, and everybody raved about how comfortable it was! Even had my 2 grown daughters share the bed on one trip and they loved it too!


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We had a sofa sleeper, totally uncomfortable, so we added a 2" topper to it. The sofa when in the sofa mode was far enough from the wall that the topper would stay there when rolled up, partially behind the sofa and partially above.


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