For those of you who like to travel and have an RV, this one is for you. Whether you’re living in your RV for half the year, or you’re just taking two week mini vacations a couple of times a year, chances are that you’re unhappy with your current RV mattress.
Because, even though you probably paid big bucks for your ride, the mattress that came with it is on par with the one that you slept on in summer camp when you were ten. Basically, there’s not enough coils, padding, support, or comfort to keep your body pain free.
How do you replace your RV mattress?
Herein lies the issue: where do you get the next RV mattress? Sure, you could go back to the RV dealership, and pay a bunch for another marginal mattress. You could also go buy a topper for the one that you have, trim it to fit, and sleep more comfortably for a month or two. Unfortunately, as I’ve said before, toppers do a great job of changing the feel of the mattress, as well as increasing the pressure relief of the bed, but they don’t change the support. This means that your hip and shoulder might feel ok, but your back is still going to be sore.
You could go to a mattress store, but RV mattresses have different dimensions than traditional mattresses, and they can be hard to find. Most RVs use a “short queen” size, which is 60″ wide by 75″ long.
Don’t be discouraged, there is a light at the end of this blog’s tunnel…
You CAN buy a good quality RV mattress!
All of our King Koil mattresses can be made into a short queen. Want even better news? The price for the short queen is the SAME price as the regular queen! Just make sure that you account for any height restrictions that you may have (cupboards, ridges, etc.) More of a do-it-yourselfer? You can always purchase a memory foam mattress, and modify it to fit into your space. Keep in mind that you will be voiding your warranty, but you can basically custom fit the mattress into your RV. I don’t necessarily recommend going this route, but I’ve heard that an electric carver (like you use on Thanksgiving) does a decent job of cutting foam without a lot of effort.
Just remember that your body needs adequate support ALL THE TIME, not just when you’re at home and in your own bed. In fact, with all that driving, sight-seeing, and grandkid kissing, you may need more support and rest than you do at home. Check out our selection of short queen RV mattresses by King Koil, and think about upgrading your home on the road!