TD Mattress

Anything to do with mechanical, construction etc

TD Mattress

Postby Bandit » Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:54 pm

I know there are many options for a mattress for the TD, but while at WalMart this evening I came across a Memory Foam mattress in both Twin and Queen size. If is so compressed that it is in a that measures approx. 2' X 2' X 6'. The Queen sells for approx. $169.00. This could be a very nice mattress for a 5' wide TD.
What are your thoughts?

McMinnville, TN

:thinking:
First Metal Cut 02/11/06
Complete! (Almost) 08/22/06
Looking for a trip in the SPRING!!!!
Not Up to Testing the Heater!!!
Thanks for all the HELP!!!!
User avatar
Bandit
Donating Member
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:25 pm
Location: McMinnville, TN

Postby doug hodder » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:12 pm

What is the open, expanded thickness of the mattress?....that's what you need to consider....how much support....Doug
doug hodder
*Snoop Dougie Doug
 
Posts: 12624
Images: 562
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:20 pm

Postby asianflava » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:15 pm

On the advice of others on this forum, I bought that mattress, I like a lot. I took a nap in the teardrop for the first time this week and it was really comfortable.

I actually bought mine at Wal-Mart.com which was a mistake. I didn't know that they sold them in the store until I saw them at another store, mine doesn't have them. Going thru the internet, I paid for shipping AND tax.
User avatar
asianflava
8000 Club
8000 Club
 
Posts: 8410
Images: 45
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:11 am
Location: CO, Longmont
Top

Postby Guest » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:19 pm

I bought one of those when I was considering nixing the dinette. I figured what the hay... I can use it on my bed at home if I decide to go ahead with the dinette, which is what I did. I love it!!!
BTW- You will never get it back in that package, it's vacuum packed.
It took a day or so for mine to fully expand.
Guest
 
Top

Postby Bandit » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:21 pm

The expanded thickness is 6". I've read that the preferred thickness is 4". You do seem to sink a little more in this mattress than you do a commercial mattress. A lot of people are concerned that you loose 2" of head room. I'm 5'11" (175) and my wife is shorter and considerably lighter than I, so the loss of room may not be that bad.
Those of you that have tried 6" mattresses, what are your opinions?
THanks!
First Metal Cut 02/11/06
Complete! (Almost) 08/22/06
Looking for a trip in the SPRING!!!!
Not Up to Testing the Heater!!!
Thanks for all the HELP!!!!
User avatar
Bandit
Donating Member
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:25 pm
Location: McMinnville, TN
Top

Postby dacrazyrn » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:25 pm

You can look here, too. Depending on the thickness at WalMart.
Overstock
and these guys-cut to fit KnoxFoam
Last edited by dacrazyrn on Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
dacrazyrn
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 284
Images: 74
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:35 am
Location: Greeley, CO
Top

Postby doug hodder » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:27 pm

That ought to be plenty....I got the Knox foam level B hardness 4" thick...and slipped a old piece of eggcrate foam out of the tent trailer under it....works for me....I didn't even know about the WalMart stuff at the time....I judge by how bad my lower back gets jacked out of shape at night as to whether I've got enough, and I wouldn't worry about losing height in the tear...when you're sitting in it, it gets compressed anyway...you probably won't even notice the height difference....old age is a bit**.....doug
doug hodder
*Snoop Dougie Doug
 
Posts: 12624
Images: 562
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:20 pm
Top

Postby SteveH » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:47 pm

I did something simular to what Doug did...got a 4" foam mattress from Knox Foam, but did not like it...it was too hard. So, then I got a 1 1/2" memory foam topper from Overtock.com and the two together are GREAT. Then, my mattress combination is 5 1/2", I'm 6', 230 pounds, and the thickness is a non issue.
Last edited by SteveH on Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
SteveH
Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant"is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist ".
User avatar
SteveH
2000 Club
2000 Club
 
Posts: 2101
Images: 42
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:28 am
Location: Bexar Co, TX
Top

Postby Bandit » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:48 pm

SteveH,
What grade and hardness do you order?
First Metal Cut 02/11/06
Complete! (Almost) 08/22/06
Looking for a trip in the SPRING!!!!
Not Up to Testing the Heater!!!
Thanks for all the HELP!!!!
User avatar
Bandit
Donating Member
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:25 pm
Location: McMinnville, TN
Top

Postby SteveH » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:50 pm

If my memory serves me correctly, it was a grade B...know it was not the really good stuff, and it came in only one "hardness"..believe medium.
SteveH
Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant"is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist ".
User avatar
SteveH
2000 Club
2000 Club
 
Posts: 2101
Images: 42
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:28 am
Location: Bexar Co, TX
Top

Foam mattress

Postby dtrdwngfn » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:50 pm

I purchased a full size mattress from Mr Foam on E-bay it is 3 inches thick. Last I checked he has all sizes available. I paid $85 and that included shipping.

Fred
dtrdwngfn
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 11
Images: 1
Joined: Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:45 pm
Location: Colorado Springs
Top

Postby SteveH » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:55 pm

One more note, we sleep on a memory foam topper on our bed here at home and would not have it any other way. :thumbsup:
SteveH
Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant"is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist ".
User avatar
SteveH
2000 Club
2000 Club
 
Posts: 2101
Images: 42
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:28 am
Location: Bexar Co, TX
Top

Re: Foam mattress

Postby madjack » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:12 am

dtrdwngfn wrote:I purchased a full size mattress from Mr Foam on E-bay it is 3 inches thick. Last I checked he has all sizes available. I paid $85 and that included shipping.

Fred


...gotta link, I couldn't find him...................................... 8)
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
most all personal problems can be solved with the proper application of high explosives
User avatar
madjack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15107
Images: 177
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:27 pm
Location: Central Louisiana
Top

Postby doug hodder » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:28 am

A sidebar to the discussion....the Knox foam ones come with a 3 sided zipper cover for them that is water resistant...really helpful if you have a door that might have a leak and you're pulling it in a downpour....I can't remember if that was extra or not....I'd have to check receipts...but if the Memory foam works for you great!!! doug
doug hodder
*Snoop Dougie Doug
 
Posts: 12624
Images: 562
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:20 pm
Top

Postby Kevin A » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:51 am

doug hodder wrote:A sidebar to the discussion....the Knox foam ones come with a 3 sided zipper cover for them that is water resistant...really helpful if you have a door that might have a leak and you're pulling it in a downpour....I can't remember if that was extra or not....I'd have to check receipts...but if the Memory foam works for you great!!! doug

When I ordered mine from Knox, the cover was extra. I believe they had two or three choices of material for covers.
http://knoxfoam.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/customcutfoam/customcut.htm?E+scstore
"Follow me, I'm right behind you"

ImageImage
User avatar
Kevin A
The other guy
 
Posts: 3209
Images: 289
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:16 am
Location: California, Eureka
Top

Next

Return to Teardrop Construction Tips & Techniques

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 0 guests