Purchasing a Mattress for an RV or Camper, Part 2

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Purchasing a Mattress for an RV or Camper, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on choosing a mattress for an RV or camper vehicle. You have a number of good options here depending on the size and dimensions of your RV, including several different mattress types, material options and styles.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re happy to offer numerous mattress options, from latex mattresses to memory foam, innerspring and hybrid choices and more – including several that are ideal for RVs, motorhomes and similar vehicles. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over some of the material options available to you, plus how to decide on a size and some final words on comfort concerns.

Material Type

There are several mattress materials that will do well in an RV setting:

  • Foam: While it’s not as common an option offered by mattress companies like ours, foam is the standard material for many stock RV or camper mattresses that come pre-installed. It’s relatively thin and firm, and doesn’t tend to be very comfortable. Its primary advantage is how little space it takes up, but those who will be sleeping in this vehicle regularly often want to replace it for comfort reasons.
  • Latex: Natural latex is a durable, comfortable option great for many RVs. It’s also resistant to bacteria and dust mites, a valuable quality for many camping trips.
  • Memory foam: Memory foam is extremely comfortable, plus comes with a sturdy foam supporting base.
  • Innerspring: These coil mattresses provide great comfort, but also may be heavier and can experience rust concerns.
  • Gel: Gel-infused mattresses may do well in certain smaller RV spaces.

Size and Measurement Considerations

When it comes to an RV mattress, you have a plethora of options for size. This choice mostly comes down to the amount of space you have available – some campers will only allow for twin or bunk bed setup, while others will be spacious and allow for a king or an even larger size if desired.

One important consideration here is proper measuring, which should be done in advance of any purchase. Many RV manufacturers will describe their bed sizes slightly differently than traditional mattress companies; a “king” bed in an RV will usually be 72 inches wide, rather than the 76 inches you’d find in our showroom. For this reason, even if an RV lists a given mattress size designation, you should do your own measurements just to be sure.

Firmness and Comfort

How much time will you spend on the mattress? What’s your budget like for it? These are important questions that must be infused with your comfort desires for the mattress. Most stock options are firmer, but you have many upgrades available to materials like latex or memory foam – if you’re willing to make the investment and feel it will be worthwhile.

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

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