RV Mattress Replacement- (Rated #1, Made in America)
No matter what Teardrop Camper you end up with undoubtedly the mattress will fall short of true comfort. It seems that when you start enjoying all the fun your camper has to offer you might not notice the small discomfort that has started. But, it does arrive, as Rv mattresses are just not that great. For starters, the RV builders use a cheap lightweight mattress that is, just not that good. You might even go an entire season convincing yourself that your brand new trailer is comfortable. But it’s not. It’s starting to feel like camping in a tent, and that’s why you bought the teardrop in the first place. You can’t expect too much from a 4-inch mattress, of any kind. So what’s next?
Picking out a new mattress is harder than picking the teardrop in the first place. The first thing I want to tell you is you don’t necessarily need an “RV” mattress. Most, if not all teardrop trailers use some kind of foam mattress because that’s all you can fit through the door. RV’s have a little more selection if you have more room to fit it in. You just can’t get any kind of household bed mattress inside a teardrop anyway. Now that we’ve determined you’re getting some kind of foam mattress the choices don’t get simpler.
The Next Issue, Health Concerns
Next, we found out that some foam or memory foam mattresses start crystallizing after a while, leaving breathable particulates or fiberglass dust-like elements that you can breathe in. So the more I researched the more potential health issues I became aware of. Warnings like “Emissions from memory foam mattresses may directly cause more respiratory irritation than other mattresses” or “emissions associated with polyurethane foam production include methylene chloride, toluene diisocyanate, methyl chloroform, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, diethanolamine, methyl ethyl ketone, methanol, and toluene,” “heck all I wanted was to be comfortable when I slept.”
The search continued…
OK by now I’ve shut my computer off several times out of frustration, I was losing my sh*t!
Here was the next quagmire, memory foam or latex?
LATEX VS. MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS
Reduced Motion (partners movements)
Off-Gassing-unpleasant chemical smell when first opened
Resists dust mites & other allergens
Highly Synthetic - Chemicals/health issues
Organic - no added chemicals
Does not absorb motion as well
I, like most of you next started searching on Amazon. At first, I thought I could get a memory foam topper for my mattress but I ran into all the same concerns. I found nothing that would lead me to a solution. Everything I saw would be hit and miss. Bottom line, you’re not going to get a Tempur Pedic for a couple of hundred dollars. We seem to associate memory foam with the famous Tempur Pedic mattress. Not going to happen!
RV Mattress Recommendations?
When perusing the RV sites the recommendations were all over the place. Most people just wanted to get something for as cheap as possible, me, I wanted to sleep and I didn’t want to fool around with toppers, air mattress and any other half baked solutions. I checked Amazon, Wayfair, Walmart, all the same crap. Maybe some were good and maybe not. I was tired of fooling around.
The Mattress of the Year?
The Brooklyn Bedding Wanderlust Mattress
The Brooklyn Wanderlust mattress is designed for the open road and features several foam layers with open cell technology to provide an elevated sleep experience at an everyday price. The mattress blends simple treatment with improved contouring and cooling, thanks to an innovative stain-resistant fabric in the top panel and a high-quality layer of gel memory foam. This is the ideal solution for any form of sleeper, with variable mattress depths available in both traditional and non-traditional sizes.
Proudly custom made in the U.S.A. with a 10-year warranty.
Comes with a 120-night risk free trial.
What is the Wanderlust Mattress Made Of?
The Wanderlust is an all-foam mattress with a body-contouring memory foam layer layered over firmer polyfoam. This no-frills foam bed is available in a variety of sizes, which is fantastic news for those looking for a comfortable RV bed. It’s also available in three different heights: six inches, eight inches, and ten inches.
Cover: The heavy, polyester cover comes first. The thickness adds to the cover’s toughness, but it also makes it less breathable and can trap heat. This cover has a nano stain finish that protects against stains and spills, which is a good feature.
Comfort Layer: The top layer is made up of cooling gel memory foam. This gel-infused layer, like other memory foams, provides body contouring, pressure relief, and sinkage. The open-cell nature of this sheet of foam helps to facilitate airflow across the bed.
Support Layer: The next layer is a high-density polyfoam base layer. It has a firmer feel and responds to pressure more quickly than the memory foam above.
- Splashes, drops, and persistent stains are all protected by an environmentally friendly Nano Stain Terminator finish.
- Quality gel swirl memory foam top layers with variable depths provide a more sensitive sleep environment with added cooling—and the ability to customize your comfort.
- Variable depths in the high-density base foam maintain long-term longevity and reliability while enabling you to customize the firmness level.
- The Wanderlust is available in 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″ and 14″ models:
- The 6” and 8” dual-layer mattresses are designed for stomach and back sleepers who prefer a firm or firm-medium sleep experience, or for those who have bed profile restrictions, such as bunk beds.
- The 10″ model is a dual-layer mattress with a medium-firm firmness rating. Combination side, stomach, and back sleepers can benefit from the added contouring and firmer core.
- The 12″ and 14” versions are triple-layer mattresses, featuring a premium VariFlex™ transition foam layer to ensure a gentler transition to the high-density base. The 12” offers a universally preferred medium sleep experience, while the 14” offers a soft-medium sleep surface, best suited for side sleepers in need of more cloud-like contouring.
- Increased airflow and breathability are provided by open cell technology in each foam layer.
- Delivered in a package that makes transporting it from your front door to your RV a breeze.
- Proudly custom-made in the U.S.A. with a 10-year warranty.
- Comes with a 120-night risk-free trial.
About Brooklyn Bedding
Master craftsmanship, a wholly owned state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, and excellent customer service distinguish Brooklyn Bedding as an American-made mattress manufacturer.
Since 1995, the business has been run by two brothers who began by distributing mattress items directly to customers’ homes. John and Rob Merwin, also known as the “mobile mattress boys,” grew their company by studying every aspect of the mattress making process.
They tenaciously used any material in their inventory to pass savings on to consumers, investing in high-quality production equipment and pioneering the online distribution of bed-in-a-box in 2008.
Using meticulous attention to detail, cutting-edge equipment, and proprietary materials made with advanced technology, the company now has world-class experience in mattress engineering.
Brooklyn Bedding’s manufacturing facility in Arizona designs and manufactures its whole line of high-quality bedding on demand. Keeping true to its roots, the brand continues to go above and beyond to ensure customer loyalty by providing free online delivery, a generous 120-day trial period, and a 10-year hassle free warranty period on mattresses.
When buying a mattress for an RV, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Intended Use: Before purchasing a mattress for your camper or motorhome, you must first decide what features are most important to you. Here are a few things to consider. Who will be sleeping on this mattress and how long will they do so? A light child is unlikely to object to a cheap mattress that is only used once or twice a year on a family camping trip. An adult who lives in an RV full-time, on the other hand, would most likely want an RV mattress of the same standard as a residential mattress.
- Mattress Thickness – A mattress’s thickness affects both its comfort and its price. More materials mean a stronger mattress, which raises the price but can also result in a better night’s sleep.
- A Person’s Weight: When purchasing a new mattress for a lightweight travel trailer, keep in mind how much the mattress’s weight can add to the total weight of the RV, which is a significant safety factor when towing a camper. This may be a good reason to go for a thinner mattress, particularly if you’re buying one for an RV bunk that won’t be used very much.
- Mattress Firmness: While this is a subjective factor (a mattress that feels too firm to one person can feel too soft to another), reading reviews will help you get an idea of how firm a mattress is.
- A Persons Sleeping Position: Usually linked to firmness, some mattresses are made specifically for hand, back, or stomach sleepers.
- Construction Materials: Some of it boils down to personal preference (for example, some people like memory foam mattresses, while others prefer a traditional or hybrid mattress). Other factors to consider include whether the mattress uses cooling technology or is made of hypoallergenic or environmentally safe materials.
- Can You Get It Through the RV Door: It can be difficult to navigate a narrow RV hallway with a big, bulky mattress! Some mattresses come rolled up in a box, which can make it easier–if the box fits through the door, that is. Before buying, it’s usually a good idea to double-check the box’s measurements and measure your doorways.
- Size – Standard sizes for RV mattresses are different than for residential mattresses. Measure the bed in your camper and then check the guide below to determine which terms to search for to help you find the size you need. (For example, “Short Queen” and “RV Queen” differ by several inches!)
RV Mattress Sizes Chart
The following are the most popular RV bed sizes (available commercially and not customized):
- RV Short Queen mattress– 60 inches x 74 inches-75 inches/ 152cms x 188-190cms
- RV ¾ size – 48 inches x 75 inches/122cms x 190cms
- RV King – 72 inches x 75-80 inches/182cms x 190-203cms
- RV Twin – 38 inches x 75 inches/96.5cms x 190cms
- RV Full – 53 inches x 75 inches/134cms x 190cms
- RV Queen – 60 inches x 60 inches/152.5cms x 152.5cms
- RV Olympic Queen – 66 inches x 80 inches/167.5cms x 203cms
- RV Regular King – 76 inches x 80 inches/193cms x 203cms
- RV Bunk – 28-35 inches x 75-80 inches/71cms-88cms x 190-203cms
- RV mattress topper – available in the same sizes as full mattresses