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Old 10-07-2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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I need...um...4. Anyone have some suggestions? Money is running low now.....sigh.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:29 AM   #2
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How cheap can you go? Will you take used? Try Freecycle/CraigsList in your area. Check with a mattress/furniture store for a used mattress. Goodwill/Salvation Army/thrift stores. If you need a NEW mattress... we are currently sleeping on a 3 or 4" thick memory foam mattress topper without a regular mattress under it. It's rather firm but no biggie. A piece of the dense foam pads like used under sleeping bags might make it more comfortable, but we have gotten used to it after the first couple of days. We used to have the mattress topper on top of an air bed mattress (air mattresses are cold in the winter.
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I dont want used. We dont have much in the way of Freecycle or Craigslist around here. I'd have to buy it online so I have been looking around, but nothing reasonable priced as of yet.
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How about these guys?

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Old 10-08-2010, 09:51 PM   #5
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...I'd have to buy it online so I have been looking around, but nothing reasonable priced as of yet.
Our mattress topper and ALL our air mattresses have come from Wal-Mart. The mattress topper comes all vac-sealed in a huge plastic bag. Open it on top of the bed you want it on.... they are a PITA to maneuver thru doorways and around objects. We found this out the hard way. The one on our bed we opened up in the RV. The one Stacey is sleeping on (both are full-size) came out of the cabin when we packed it up and left. They are heavier than you would think!

These are the ones from Wal-Mart... You can buy them online $79 for a twin size 4" thick and $64 for a 3" thick
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Theres an option. I need to find something 33" wide though...but I will look.
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Find an upholstery shop or fabric store that will sell "mattress foam" this is a denser foam than regular cushion foam. Have them cut the foam to fit. Upholstery shop will make a cover for the mattress as well. This may not help you but when we had our pop-up we needed to get a new mattress. The bed area was an odd size (slightly wider and longer than a full size mattress) plus it had to be 4" thick.. no more no less as the bed walls & ceiling had to lay down on the bed for travel.We discovered Chattanooga (we were living there at the time) had a company that made mattresses (Murmaid Mattress Company). We found this out from a furniture store. So you may want to ask around. We had no clue (nor did many others) that Chattanooga had a mattress company that made mattresses right there. The upholstery shop would be your best bet though for a custom job.
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Luckily my rig takes standard twin size mattresses. I picked mine up at a Habitat For Humanity resale store. I put them in a zip-up plastic mattress cover, shot the inside heavily with a pesticide, zipped 'em up and carried them in. Paid about $25 each for name brand mattresses.

No way I would sleep on a used mattress without a waterproof cover and pesticide...bedbugs...ARRRGH!
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It's temporary, but my guy and I found a couch out for bulky waste night. We took the cushions and used those and just threw a blanket on top of them to sleep. It works for now.
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Opus .. shop around .. a Futon Mattress, even brand new, can be had pretty economically and I have enjoyed them for years and years .. you may even find some good used ones and just replace the covers (also can be found pretty reasonable) ..

I just measured one of mine for a chair, though shorter than you probably want, the width is about 30" .. the "twin" size mattresses come in a wide range of sizes .. and fwiw, these (futon mattresses) are what I am planning for our Murphy Beds in the bus ..

.. this site may not be the cheapest, and it's really about covers, but the link is a good "primer" if you are not familiar with futons .. http://www.futoncoversonline.com/Futon_101.html
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