Things to know before buying a RV mattress

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Your RV purchase is an exciting time in your life, you just purchased your home away from home, now it is time to hit the road and go off on some grand adventure. Everything is going great until you try to get your first night’s sleep.


Many RV owners find themselves looking for a replacement memory foam mattresses to help them get that perfect night’s sleep or they just grow content with the low quality of their current mattress that tend to come with most RV’s. Once you start looking for a quality mattresses there is little to no options due to the fact that most RV’s aren’t the standard size mattresses that you would buy for your home.


Measuring your mattress


So first you are going to need to figure out is the size of your current mattress. The most accurate way to find out the size of your mattress is to measure the surface that the mattress lays on. Normally this is the wooded frame or board that the mattress is placed in. You can also measure that mattress itself, but sometimes due to climate changes throughout the year especially during the off season when you are not camping the mattress might shrink or expand. So, it is recommended to measure the area it lays on and not the mattress itself.


The Most Common RV mattress Sizes are as follows:


  • Three Quarter Size: 48" x 75"
  • RV Full: 53" x 75"
  • Short Queen: 60" x 75"
  • Short Queen: 60" x 74"
  • RV Queen: 60" x 80"
  • Olympic Queen: 66" x 80"
  • RV King: 72" x 75"
  • RV King: 72" x 80"
  • Cal King: 72" x 84"
  • Eastern King: 76" x 80
  • RV Bunk: 28" x 75"
  • RV Bunk: 30" x 75"
  • RV Bunk: 30" x 80"
  • RV Bunk: 34" x 75"
  • RV Bunk: 35" x 79"
  • RV Twin: 38" x 75"
  • RV Twin: 38" x 80
  • RV Bunk: 42" x 80"

(these are some of the standard sizing and most should fit within these requirements but not all RV are the same especially older vehicles should it would be get to measure out your old mattress first)


 Finding a Mattress


Now it is time to start looking for a mattress, that will not only fit your RV but be comfortable and supportive. As mentioned above finding one that fits is going to be the hard part. It is important to keep in mind that buying a new mattress for your RV should be an upgrade and not a replacement. So, you are going to have to look for something that isn’t what you already have inside your RV. There are options out there but sometimes this is going to be a costume made mattress in order to fit the RV which can get rather expensive.



Other Alternatives

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A Mattress Topper is a great alternative to buying a new mattress, it is more cost effective and can give you the same feel as a new mattress but at a fraction of the cost.  We currently are offering RV mattress toppers that are made for the most common type of RV Mattresses. So if you are thinking about a upgrade to your mattress it might be a good idea to see if a mattress topper might work instead.

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