Purchasing a Mattress for an RV or Camper, Part 1

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Purchasing a Mattress for an RV or Camper, Part 1

While the bedroom is the most common setting for a mattress by far, it’s not the only one. There are a couple other examples of areas where a mattress may be needed, and a good one here is inside an RV, camper or similar vehicle you use for long-distance travel and various trips.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re proud to offer numerous mattress options for a variety of needs, from memory foam and innerspring materials to hybrids, adjustable bed frames and much more. We’ve assisted many clients with choosing a mattress for an RV or camper vehicle, and we’ll be happy to do the same for you. In this two-part blog, we’ll go over everything you need to know about a mattress for an RV, including what separates these from standard mattress selections, the style and material options available to you, and some general tips on making your decision.

RV Mattress Evolution

Mattresses within the RV realm have actually evolved significantly, both in terms of quality and price. In past decades, for instance, RVs were less common overall and, as a result, so were the mattresses required for them – this meant that such mattresses were often made only on a customized basis, meaning prices tended to be far higher than standard mattresses on the market.

Today, however, this is no longer a concern. Not only are campers highly common, the mattress industry itself has evolved to a point where the sort of customization needed for RV areas is easy to accomplish without a major price increase. This means that while you will certainly be prioritizing certain qualities in your RV mattress, such as limited weight or a particular fit, doing so will not require you to break the bank to find a great option.

Mattress Type Options

As any RV owner is well aware, these vehicles vary significantly in their space, dimensions and overall amenities. As such, there are several mattress types or setups that may be considered for your RV, including:

  • Standard mattress: In many cases, an RV either won’t come with a mattress or will come with one – that’s extremely uncomfortable. As long as the space allows for it, such options allow you to purchase your own new mattress.
  • Mattress topper: In some cases, an RV’s stock mattress will be relatively robust, but just a bit too firm for your liking. In this case, a topper might help soften the surface – though if the mattress itself is sagging, the topper won’t help here.
  • Pop-ups: Pop-up campers are a type with less vertical space available, meaning thinner mattresses and toppers are often ideal.
  • Sofa beds: Your options are a bit more constricted if the RV only has a sofa or pullout bed, which must be able to fold. In these cases, a topper is usually the best choice.
  • Motorhomes: Many larger motorhomes have the space for a full-size traditional mattress if you’re interested, though some come with built-in mattresses that are tough to replace.

For more on choosing the ideal mattress for your RV or camper, or to learn about any of our mattress options, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.

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