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Old 10-03-2018, 02:30 PM   #1
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I have a 1999 Roadtrek 190 Popular with the twin beds. I sleep on one twin bed and have my dogs' crates on the other bed. I'm planning on full-timing in my RT after I retire in just a few years, but I would be interested in hearing ideas on what other people have done to make those seat cushions more comfortable. The seat cushion is great to sit on, but I find them a bit too firm for sleeping on. Plus, I'm trying to come up with an idea to make the twin bed a bit wider without making the bed go clear across. Currently I have an orthopedic foam mattress pad from Walmart on the bed. I bought a twin pad and then cut it to fit the seat cushion. I recently saw a photo of a Pleasure Way for sale in which they had actually replaced one of the twin beds with an actual twin Beauty Rest mattress! It looked like they had made a little platform for it to sit on since the mattress extended into the aisle. They still had the regular seat cushion on the other twin bed and still had some aisle space, but the mattress was taller than the seat cushion. This wouldn't work for me since my dogs' crates would need to sit on one bed, and the other bed would be both my couch and bed. I'm thinking about possibly having a platform made though so I could widen the bed, similar to what I saw with the Beauty Rest mattress. Currently, the main problem is that any store bought mattress pad would need to be cut to fit the twin bed. What have people here found to be good solutions?
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I would suggest to research Froli springs bed base. Not too expensive and tunable for weight. https://www.froli.com/en/bed-systems/ Froli Sleep Systems by Nickle Atlantic, LLC
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:44 PM   #3
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I think you will be able to get what you want pretty easily. The platform should be straight forward to any width you want.


As long as you are OK with foam for the mattress itself, you can get a custom mattress made in whatever firmness you want.


There is a mattress builder quite close to you that should be able to help you out. We have one of their latex foam mattresses that we had made by them in our house. (the van one is from a marine custom mattress company and was expensive) The one they made for us was much less expensive than anything we found in stores or at other custom shops.


Minnesota Mattress Factory in Kenyon Mn.


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Ask for Kirk, he is a good guy and owns it. If you go there, you will be surprised as it is a very old school place, but I kind of like that kind.
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I would suggest to research Froli springs bed base. Not too expensive and tunable for weight. https://www.froli.com/en/bed-systems/ Froli Sleep Systems by Nickle Atlantic, LLC
Thanks so much for that info! Their system looks really interesting!
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Minnesota Mattress Factory in Kenyon Mn.


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Ask for Kirk, he is a good guy and owns it. If you go there, you will be surprised as it is a very old school place, but I kind of like that kind.[/QUOTE]


Thanks, Booster, for this information! This looks like a good possibility too!
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Don't know how tall you are, but making the "bed" wider will concurrently make the "seat" deeper, front-to-back so you may have to also add more cushions for your back.
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I wanted a wider bed in my 210 Popular.

This is my solution:http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...-bed-5823.html

I use the seat back cushion against the wall and the bottom cushion toward the aisle. I also added a 1" memory foam cushion for a standard twin size bed. For me, it is super comfortable.
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I wanted a wider bed in my 210 Popular.

This is my solution:http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...-bed-5823.html

I use the seat back cushion against the wall and the bottom cushion toward the aisle. I also added a 1" memory foam cushion for a standard twin size bed. For me, it is super comfortable.
Thank you for posting this! Looks like what I was thinking of doing, but you have a great solution with the brackets, etc.
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I found my Roadtrek 170 cushions a bit uncomfortable, so I headed to Target to search for a mattress topper. After considering a foam topper, a backpacking mattress, or a folding dog bed, I ended up buying of all things -- a crib mattress. It fits in the middle of the bed and then I position the rest of the original cushions around it, and stack one of the extra cushions to elevate my head.

It keeps my back and behind quite comfortable, and it makes it easier to slide in and out. And I sleep like a baby.
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I found my Roadtrek 170 cushions a bit uncomfortable, so I headed to Target to search for a mattress topper. After considering a foam topper, a backpacking mattress, or a folding dog bed, I ended up buying of all things -- a crib mattress. It fits in the middle of the bed and then I position the rest of the original cushions around it, and stack one of the extra cushions to elevate my head.

It keeps my back and behind quite comfortable, and it makes it easier to slide in and out. And I sleep like a baby.
I love the creativeness and ingenuity people have. I would never have thought of doing this.
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