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Title: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Barry-Sue on September 29, 2012, 03:27:58 pm
I finally found something that fully protects the bottom of the mattress from any more stray wood slivers.  We had polyurethaned the wood boards but there were still a few stray slivers.  I was at the Five and Below store and found yoga mats for $5.  They fit perfectly on the shorter bed of the 2551 (login to see pics) and are just a little short for the longer bed.  The mattress pad protects the edges and the yoga mat protects the rest.  They also prevent any sliding of the mattress on the wood boards.

Sue


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Anne and Bob on September 29, 2012, 07:29:50 pm
What a good find.  Especially to keep the mattress from sliding, forgetting about the slivers.  sounds like a new  teasy  project.

Thanks, Anne  tymote


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: TomHanlon on September 30, 2012, 07:44:44 am
But we always slide the mattress forward when making the bed to tuck the back corners in. Can you still do this?
I have put two coats of Polyurethane and the edge guards on the boards per your earlier posting. So far we have stopped all the splitters.


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Barry-Sue on September 30, 2012, 08:47:29 am
Tom,

   I too tuck the back corners in and have no problem doing this with the yoga mats in place but I have always lifted the mattress ever so slightly so as not to drag it along the wooden board.  I guess just different ways of doing it.  And yes, the polyurethane stopped 99% of the splitters but I still did not like that stray one every now and then.  Maybe I'm just being overprotective!!!

Sue


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Carolp495 on September 30, 2012, 05:35:55 pm
We actually just took out 2350 out for its first camping trip.  I had a small problem which has now been solved ... but where the mattress  angles at the foot ... well my leg spent the night falling off the mattress  :-[ and I did not get much sleep .. while Vince was sleeping like a baby next to me  :'(. When we got back he suggested flipping the mattress so that the cut off edge of the mattress was in the lower corner on his side and then he proceded to make a foam wedge to fit the gap ... that works perfectly .. but .. we spent a very long time picking splinters from the mattress. It seems very rough on  the mattress to be on the partical board. We will try the Yoga mat to protect the perfect side of the mattress that is now face down on the wood.
Has anyone replaced their mattress before ... and is it a special size for RV's ??


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Barry-Sue on September 30, 2012, 05:58:12 pm
The mattresses are a special size for the RV.  When we had the 2008 2350 I was going to replace the mattress because it got very uncomfortable.  There were a couple of places in Florida that I looked into.  One was in Fort Lauderdale.  This was the company I was looking into to  http://www.comfortcustombedding.com/.   Barry sold the RV before we had it replaced so my problem was solved.

If you do a search online you'll find other companies in FL. 

For us the polyurethane took care of 99% of the wood splinters so that is another way to prevent the problem.

If you call PC they could also advise you on where to get another mattress or they may even sell you one.  If they are going to an RV show in your area you might even ask them to bring it down with them.

A word of warning on turning the mattress over.  When we got our 2551 we asked Carol if they could be turned and she said no.  The twin ones are made with two types of foam - a more firmer foam on the bottom and then a sleeping foam on top.  She told us the label should always be on the top side.  I do not know if this is true for all mattress sizes and I also know that it was not true for model year 2008.  I do not know when they changed.

Sue


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: echo11 on September 30, 2012, 08:02:40 pm
Under the mattress, we used a thin indoor outdoor carpet from Home Depot.  We have a 2350 which has a split platform under the mattress.  We cut 2 pieces and used 2 sided tape.  This has helped with preventing splinters attacking the mattress and  also movement.
Roni


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Syd and Margo on October 01, 2012, 08:06:29 am
Great idea.  We will have to do that.  We are out of our New Jersey home and homeless on the road to Florida.  See you at Franklin Locks.
Syd & Margo


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Barry-Sue on October 01, 2012, 08:12:03 am
Syd and Margo

    Safe travels and see you in Jan.

Barry and Sue


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: TomHanlon on October 01, 2012, 11:37:29 am
When we got our 2552 with the twin beds I slept two nights on it before heading to Bed, Bath and Beyond to get a two inch memory form mattress topper. I sleep on my side and my hip was hurting in the morning. i tried that for several nights and it was some what better but still not that good for me. On our last trip I flipped the whole setup over, now the pad is on the bottom and the mattress is upside down. I slept like a baby for the rest of the trip, except for the old man bathroom breaks. Now I don't know which side has the label on it, but I don't care because this works for me.  (nod) If anyone knows how to stop the old man bathroom breaks at night, please let me know. :lol


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: gradygal on October 01, 2012, 12:26:09 pm
After 6 weeks in our new 2910, we felt that the mattresses were better than our 2551 but still not good enough. George was complaining that his was hard.  Last week, we went out and bought a King memory foam mattress topper and cut it in half for the twin beds. Now we find out that we may be sleeping on the wrong side! Possibly didn't need the topper. George is over at the storage yard now and is going to check. Oh well, and life goes on. We should have a much better night's sleep now!

Judi


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: TomHanlon on October 01, 2012, 02:39:04 pm
OK I went out to the motorhome and tore both beds apart looking for the tag. I am glad to report that both of us are sleeping on the correct side of the mattress. The tag is on the end side at the top. So now you will not have to send the mattress police after me.  roflol


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Carolp495 on October 01, 2012, 02:54:04 pm
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions.

We have the the memory foam pad on top of the existing mattress. I was worried about the tag being up or down as you had mentioned Sue, but Vince said with us having the memory foam on top that it should not be a problem for comfort  ..... my big concern is the rough board and tearing up the mattress.

Did you have a problem with fumes from the polyurethene  after ???

Thank you for the web sites for new mattresses ..... with the memory foam we are good "for now" and it is comfortable, but when you take it off ... ouch, that mattress is like laying on a board !

I have to put the elastic cords like garders holding the sheets in place as the memory foam slips and is a little annoying.

Good luck on the middle of the night man bathroom breaks ... let me know when you have that one figured out  2o2 !!!!

Also .... for everyone who comes to Florida ... does anyone have a group where you meet or do weekend trips ?????

I  would love to do a get together with a group of PC owners


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: gradygal on October 01, 2012, 03:31:42 pm
A few of us will be at Franklin Locks, Corps of Engineers Park during the 1st week of January. We will be there Jan 2-5. Barry and Sue will be there longer. Syd and Margo will be there as well. Last I looked, all the sites were taken but there may be cancellations as we get closer. If you are interested, just keep checking ReserveAmerica and you might find an open site. Last year, Syd and Margo got one at the last minute.

If you are ever close to Punta Gorda, let us know.

Oh yeah, we are sleeping on the correct side of the mattress.

Judi


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Barry-Sue on October 01, 2012, 03:35:52 pm
Carol,

     After we polyurethaned we just let it air out and never had an issue with the fumes.

Sue


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Barry-Sue on October 01, 2012, 03:39:13 pm
Tom,

       Barry said you can stop those old man night breaks by getting a clock that runs fast.  That way it may be morning on that clock when you get up to go!! roflol roflol

Sue


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Carolp495 on October 01, 2012, 07:41:33 pm
A few of us will be at Franklin Locks, Corps of Engineers Park during the 1st week of January. We will be there Jan 2-5. Barry and Sue will be there longer. Syd and Margo will be there as well. Last I looked, all the sites were taken but there may be cancellations as we get closer. If you are interested, just keep checking ReserveAmerica and you might find an open site. Last year, Syd and Margo got one at the last minute.

If you are ever close to Punta Gorda, let us know.

Oh yeah, we are sleeping on the correct side of the mattress.

Judi
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Judi:

Checked out the site and  it is booked but I won't give up  ....  I will keep checking back for cancellations (Thanks) ..... re: correct side of tag ... I am just happy my leg will no longer be falling off the bed  roflol that can be pretty annoying, don't know where it was try to go without me all night !!  :-D
And ditto ... if you are ever in the Vero Beach area we would be happy to have ya


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: TomHanlon on October 02, 2012, 07:53:14 am
no fumes here either. I put a very heavy coat of polyurethane on the top of both beds and the bottom of the drivers side because it lefts up. I also put the corner guards along the edge to protect our fingers.


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: gradygal on October 02, 2012, 08:30:51 am
Carol,
Just checked Franklin Locks. There is Jan. 2 available. 1 night but you never know. If you book it, someone may cancel for the 3rd.

Judi


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Carolp495 on October 02, 2012, 03:29:48 pm
Hi Judy:
I was a little late today going on line .... but I just called Franklin Locks and she said she only had places for boats (?) and other then that they were booked solid  :'( .

Thank you for checking for me.  I will also stay on top of calling, and hopefully we will get something between now and then.

Thank You,
Carol




Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: gradygal on October 02, 2012, 03:53:15 pm
Carol,
I just checked again. Don't call--do it online at reserveamerica.com. Site 22 is available. It is a back-in.

We would love to meet you.
Judi


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Carolp495 on October 02, 2012, 07:42:13 pm
Hi Judi:

Done deal for one night ... whew ... THANK YOU.

Place looks beautiful ... looking forward to meeting you as well.

Thanks Again,
Carol



Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Barry-Sue on October 02, 2012, 07:47:22 pm
Carol,

     We are going to be camping near you from 1/10/13 for two weeks.  After we leave WP Franklin we head over to the St. Lucie locks for two weeks.  I think Vero Beach is a short distance north of Stuart.  If you can't get a site there for a few days stop on by.  :)(:

Barry and Sue

PS - Just saw your post - we'll see you Jan 2.  Looking forward to it.  And I think site 22 is a nice pull thru site even though it is described as a back in.  PARTY at the WP Franklin Locks on the second of JAN. 


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: GoPhoenix on October 05, 2012, 09:47:44 pm
The mattresses in our 2011 are much better than in our 2008 but still a little too firm for us. We bought Twin Down Alternative Mattress Toppers: http://www.finewebstores.com/Twin-Down-Alternative-Mattress-Topper-Approximately-5-Inches-Thick_p_26098.html#

$120 each. They are very comfortable.  Like a pillow, though, they have to “fluffed” occasionally.  And at 39 inches wide x 75 inches, they fit perfectly.


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Carolp495 on October 06, 2012, 02:45:15 pm
Barry & Sue:

Looking forward to meeting all you guys at the Franklin Locks in January.

I am still watching and trying to get at least one or more additional nights so we don't have to roll in and roll right back out  (nod), but if nothing else surfaces, we will still be happy to at least have that one day to meet everyone.  :)(:

Carol





Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Barry-Sue on October 06, 2012, 05:51:09 pm
Carol,

     W P Franklin also has a walk up site that is non-reservable.  Maybe when you get there you can make arrangements for that site and then stay longer.  That early in the season there might not be anyone in the walk up site.  Could get it under Vince's Senior Pass!!!!

Sue


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Carolp495 on October 07, 2012, 03:06:58 pm
Hi Sue:

I will keep trying on line and then if no luck getting additional nights then we will give the other a try.

I am so excited about the senior pass that I printed up a form that I downloaded on line and filled it out and stuck it on the calendar on the refrigerator  2o2  I'm ready !!

Vince keeps telling me that we are in the high cotton this month ... he is going to be getting social security and will be eligible for the senior pass .... yep .... he's the man  !!!! roflol roflol

Carol


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: 2 Frazzled on November 03, 2012, 05:55:37 pm
Can you rotate the corner bed mattress 180 degrees so the top stays on top and the gap with new foam wedge is in the back corner in pillow range? Just a thought (from my better half.)
Holly


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Carolp495 on November 05, 2012, 06:47:17 pm
Holly:
Yes ... we rotaed the mattress and built a foam wedge so that person who gets the shaved off edge of the mattress can keep their leg on the bed at night. :)  we also flipped the mattress to find that there IS a wrong side.  One side of the mattress has harder foam then the other ... ouch  :'( :'(

We ordered a new mattress which actually arrived today from Camping World .... an inner spring mattress 8" thick and I HOPE THIS WORKS !!!!!!!!!

My back was aggrivated by the mattress and then I ended up pulling all the muscles in my lower back OUCH  :'( but we are going down in the garage tonight and sleeping in the PC on the new mattress  to see if this will solve the problem.

Good Luck  2o2
Carol


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Carolp495 on November 09, 2012, 01:12:04 pm
Follow up on the new mattress ....  heartshower WONDERFUL  heartshower..... we had taken the PC out camping twice and both times had rushed back home from sleepness nights and extreme mattress discomfort. I was almost in tears at the  thought of having to sleep in the RV ever again until Vince decided to try one more thing ... a new mattress ....  We purchased an 8" thick innerspring mattress from Camping World as a last resort. It arrived this past Monday ... so we opened her up put it on the bed and added a  1/2" memory foam to that .... and had a camp out in the garage    (exactly)  let me just say this about that  ..... I had the best nights sleep ever and when we woke up the next morning it was 8:15 AM .... we have never been able to sleep that late before .... yay !!!!!

That was the only reason we had the girl up for sale was the lack of comfort and sleep .... it is a super RV and we were both a wits end until the Camping world flyer arrived and saved the fate of "THE CAN" as we have named our 2350 ...... THANK YOU CAMPING WORLD  ((hug))

So world here we come  :)(:


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: BGolden on November 11, 2012, 09:43:10 am
Follow up on the new mattress ....  heartshower WONDERFUL  heartshower..... we had taken the PC out camping twice and both times had rushed back home from sleepness nights and extreme mattress discomfort. I was almost in tears at the  thought of having to sleep in the RV ever again until Vince decided to try one more thing ... a new mattress ....  We purchased an 8" thick innerspring mattress from Camping World as a last resort. It arrived this past Monday ... so we opened her up put it on the bed and added a  1/2" memory foam to that .... and had a camp out in the garage    (exactly)  let me just say this about that  ..... I had the best nights sleep ever and when we woke up the next morning it was 8:15 AM .... we have never been able to sleep that late before .... yay !!!!!

That was the only reason we had the girl up for sale was the lack of comfort and sleep .... it is a super RV and we were both a wits end until the Camping world flyer arrived and saved the fate of "THE CAN" as we have named our 2350 ...... THANK YOU CAMPING WORLD  ((hug))

So world here we come  :)(:


You named your PC  "The Can"     I Like That    2o2 2o2


Title: Re: Mattress bottom protected
Post by: Margie on December 02, 2012, 02:00:47 pm
That looks perfect for your beds.  Just wanted to share what we did with our 2350's larger bed.  We went to a carpet store and bought a remnant of  some very inexpensive low or practically no pile carpet and cut it to fit underneath the bed and we also lined some of the cupboards with it.  It is similar to an indoor/outdoor carpet.  It was easily cut to fit wherever we needed it.   That idea might help some of you.

Margie