Can You Put a Regular Mattress in An RV?
Maybe you’ve got a mattress you’ve been sleeping on at home that you love and you want to buy the same model for your RV.
Maybe you’re on a tight budget and you want to use something you’ve already got at the house. Maybe you’re leaving for a camping trip this weekend and you don’t have the luxury of time to wait for a delivery.
Will the mattress fit in my space?
- Twin 38″ x 75″
- Twin XL 38″ x 80″
- Full 54″ x 75″
- Full XL 54″ x 80″
- Queen 60″ x 80″
- King 76″ x 80″
- Cal King 72″ x 84″
Compare that to some of the common sizes in RVs like 60″ x 75″ and 72″ x 80″.
When It's Not Going to Fit
These are scenarios where 9 times out of 10, you just won’t have any choice but to get something special made.
RVs with Weird Shapes
Airstreams, Winnebago Revel and Winnebago View, are just a few examples of RVs which have bizzare mattress shapes. You’ll get laughed out of the mattress store if you ask for one of those.
RV Dinette Cushions
These are usually composed of between 2-4 separate cushions that act as a seating area during the day but sleeping area at night.
RV Sofa beds
These usually require a sofa bed air mattress specifically made for RVs or a foam based sofa mattress in a weird size.
RV Mattress Replacement Cut Corner
Often times the mattress in your RV bedroom requires a cut corner or a radius corner so you have enough clearance to walk around the mattress.
Overhead bunks in Class C RVs
Almost always odd shapes, overhead bunk mattresses usually require a cut out so you can easily access the driver and passenger seats which are directly below this sleeping area.
Other Odd Shapes
Other size related considerations:
Rodents and Insects
Gross Weight Considerations
Moisture Build Up
Standard Mattress Types that can cause issues:
After reading this article, you might be thinking to yourself, maybe it’s not a good idea to put a regular mattress in an RV. While you might be right, people do it all the time. A quick search of forums like IRV2 will show that. Hopefully, this article made you aware of some of the potential issues and why you might want to buy a mattress from a company that specializes in making beds for RVs.