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Camper van sofa bed needs softening 28 Nov 2021 17:18 #1

Hi,

This forum helped so much with our home mattress that I thought I would ask for advice for our camper van. It has a fold down sofa that seems fairly comfortable at first, but both my husband and I wake up several times per night with hip pain (side sleepers…well side sleeping is the only way two people fit on it, lol). I had some cheaper memory foam toppers I threw on it to try (I stacked a couple for about a 3” height) but we still couldn’t get comfortable. Would a better topper possibly help or do we need maybe a soft layer on top of a firmer layer? We could also put a short queen mattress on top of the sofa bed as we can leave it down for longer trips, we really don’t use it as a sofa generally. It would have to be a 6 or 8 inch mattress due to height limitations. Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Karen

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Camper van sofa bed needs softening 29 Nov 2021 18:37 #2

Hi KAycee22.

When you slept on the sofa bed with the memory foam, what was your experience? Was it still hip pain, or was it something else?

I'm wondering if a 2" transition med/medium-firm layer with a 2" (or 3") softer topper wouldn't help. Of course, if you're sinking all the way through and still finding it too firm, then maybe a low mattress would be the way to go.

Or if you'd prefer to look into an RV mattress, I know Latex Mattress Factory makes a short queen RV mattress and Magic Sleeper has RV mattresses available as well.

I hope this helps!
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Camper van sofa bed needs softening 02 Dec 2021 17:34 #3

Hi Nikki, yes with the memory foam topper we still had hip pain sleeping on our side. Thanks for the suggestion on doing a two layer foam, that makes sense. Does anyone you know of sell that type of topper, or would I just need to be two pieces of foam and a cover and put it together? I’ll also look at the Rv mattresses. Thanks for the info!

Karen

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Camper van sofa bed needs softening 05 Dec 2021 10:15 #4

Just following up on the suggestion to get 2” transitional foam plus a topper…when would I be able to buy a piece of transitional foam? Any recommendations as to type or density? Toppers I can find and I have a cover I can put it all in. Or does someone make a combo like this? 4-5” total would fit better than a full mattress so I like that idea.

Thanks!

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Camper van sofa bed needs softening 07 Dec 2021 18:14 #5

Hi Karen.

A number of our Trusted Members sell latex cuts ranging from 2 - 6" and DIY Natural Bedding actually does custom cuts. Because your needs are so specific, a DIY is a good direction to consider. Ken at Arizona Premium might be an excellent resource for you as well.

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