RV Bunk Mattresses:
How to Replace Those Terrible Mattresses in Your RV Bunk Bed
Your RV bunk mattresses are uncomfortable usually because they’re providing little to no support due to the poor quality components inside.
Believe it or not, the components in an average dog bed are usually better quality. Most OEM RV and camper bunk mattresses are composed of 2-3″ of cheap fiber padding.
This cheap bunk mattress foam begins to break down after only a few uses. It cost the RV manufacturer next to nothing, but the end user (you) gets to suffer with a mattress bottoming out on the plywood after only a few weeks of use.
You can see a photo here showing the “guts” of the most popular OEM rv bunk mattress found in RVs (made by a company out of Indiana).
Fiber pads (what most factory bunk mattresses are made out of) are usually composed of scrap material blended into a pad consistency. You can easily pancake this material with your fingers which is why it offers you no support and why you usually feel the plywood surface underneath.
If you haven’t determined the width, length and height required for your new mattress, read the next few paragraphs.
Otherwise, click here to read about our most popular replacement camper bunk mattress replacements for RVs and campers.
How to Measure
Obtain the length and width (in inches) for your RV bunk mattress replacement by measuring the plywood surface the mattress will lie on. Plywood measurements are more accurate then measuring an old mattress which could have changed in size over the years due to normal wear as well as temperature fluctuations during storage.
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Decide on the desired height for your new bunk mattress. The thicker the mattress, the more room there is to fit comfort and support layers. With that being said, bunk beds in motor homes, campers, fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers, and camper vans tend to have very minimal head clearance.
You’ll want, at minimum, 24″ between the top of your new mattress and the top bunk (or the ceiling if you’re replacing the mattress on the top bunk). Bunk mattress heights usually range between 4.5″ – 8″ in depth (we can make any size or depth upon request).
Most of the mattresses on our website can be made in bunk bed sizes.
We can make mattresses in any height ranging from 2″ to 16″ thick!
For RV and camper bunks, most of our customers tend to order one of the following:
Our most popular mattress for RV bunks is the 5.5″ Elation Gel Foam RV Mattress. It’s double sided with one side having a medium feel and the other side having more of a firm type of feel. It can be made in any size or shape. You can view that product by clicking here.
If you have room for an 8″ mattress, take a look at our 8″ Luxury Gel Foam RV Mattress. It’s very similar to the Tempurpedic and Serta iComfort mattresses you see on TV all the time, but it’s designed for RVs and made in RV sizes.
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Call us! 888-488-1468.