Pboonevt
Can anyone recommend a good source for custom mattresses. Ours measures 46x78 which seems to be a custom size.. We'd like to upgrade to a 7 or 8" mattress to be more comfortable. I've found a couple sources but they are almost $500..,
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mikes
$500 for a mattress isn't out of line. A standard size Sealy costs around that. A Tempur-pedic might be over $1K. And you want a custom size. Do you want good, or do you want cheap? I think you already have cheap.

The 177SE comes with a Heartland mattress, which we find comfortable (not sure which product line it is). 
Mike
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Alabama Jim
Overstock dot com has a number of mattress.  We got tired of the thin back killer that was original equipment.  We purchased a an 11 inch with memory foam top from overstock. 

NuForm Quilted Pillow Top 11-inch Short Queen-size RV Foam Mattress

NuForm Quilted Pillow Top 11-inch Short Queen-size RV Foam Mattress

Item#: 16146351


The cost was around $300.  We found this mattress to be just great for us.

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Bevwhite99
We found that places that make their own mattresses will custom make one for you. We were in Spokane WA and had a custom one made at Northwest Bedding. With them, you can choose any of their mattresses and they will custom size it. We love it!
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Tom
We grabbed a "full size" futon mattress from Serta.  Futons fold so the extra width bends and slides up the back wall.  

Mrs. Tom says it's nicer that way because you're not hitting the wall when you roll over but it makes an already narrow bed even narrower.  Think "synchronized sleeping".  Cozy.  [smile]

This one.  Comfy and $150 with free delivery.  

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/serta-coil-comfort-7-in-futon-mattress.cfm
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Pboonevt
Thanks for all the great ideas!
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Lemonlane
We paid $700 for a custom mattress for our Riverside Retro 199FKS. It was worth every penny! Purchased ours from the dealer (they sell custom mattresses). My back never hurts. So glad that we spent the extra money!
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Captn Sharpie
We felt a little pinched financially after buying our bargain Retro for $10k.  Looked on Amazon and bought a 3" thick memory foam overlay for $90 plus free shipping.  Made for a comfortable if slightly dull feeling.  The overhand is nice enough to support hanging feet and yet give way for walking past to the closets.  Actually we have the earlier "head banger" book shelf spanning the two closets and like having easy access to books, phones, and eyeglasses while in bed.  There is a i/2" strip of closed foam on the bottom but we have learned how to not bang our heads!
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Pboonevt
Sounds good -thanks. In camping solo for the remainder of the season, so I just put a twin mattress in place for now. I think we will step up in the spring...
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Calabrio

Owning a 155, we also have that unusual sized bed space too. 
So we purchased a lucid memory foam full mattress online, as thick as would fit without hitting the counter top, along with an electric carving knife.

Measured the width, cut through it cleanly and effortless in about one minute.  It fits perfectly, as comfortable as possible in such as space, and easy to replace if need be.

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Pboonevt
I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy one made to fit.  I plan on having the camper for a while, so it might as well be set up the way I want.  I used a twin mattress last year which worked well.  It actually fits perfect on the table end, so when I have company I can use the twin there...
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Pboonevt
This thread spurred me to place my order today.  Custom made to fit and should be here in about 2 weeks.  I'm really looking forward to camping season!!!
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HoneyPot1218
mikes wrote:
$500 for a mattress isn't out of line. A standard size Sealy costs around that. A Tempur-pedic might be over $1K. And you want a custom size. Do you want good, or do you want cheap? I think you already have cheap.

The 177SE comes with a Heartland mattress, which we find comfortable (not sure which product line it is). 




I love my mattress in my 177 SE not sure if it's Heartland but it's comfy .. 👍🏼
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Pboonevt
We looked at a 177, and the mattress was comfortable!
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Camperguy7079
When i recently purchased my new 195, i figured comfort in the mattress was a priority.  Soooo, i ended up researching and because we like a soft mattress, we had a custom latex mattress made for us at a local mattress dealer.  It was pricey - $1700, but soooo worth it.  To compensate for the lack of a box spring i put an equal sized piece of 2 inch basic foam under it and a latex mattress topper on top.  My wife describes it as sleeping on a cloud.  She said it was so comfortable, that we changed our home mattress to the same as well!
camperguy7079
 
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