Since we consider our RVs to be our homes-away-from-home, comfort is everything. From our kitchens, to living rooms and bedrooms. Most RV outsiders tend to think that since we are in a big box on wheels, that means we have to sacrifice a certain level of comfort. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Let’s take the mattress on our beds for example. If it’s not up to par for you, you have options!
Whether it’s time to replace your old mattress (rule of thumb is about every eight years for household mattresses) or you simply want to upgrade to higher quality mattress, you’ll need to know a few things. First thing first, let’s figure out what size area we are dealing with. RV mattresses are typically shorter than your average household mattress for obviously reasons. So you won’t be able to just go out and buy any old queen or king mattress.
For the width, measure from the inside of one side of the mattress to the inside of the other side where the mattress will rest. For the length, measure from top to bottom where the mattress will rest and for the height, measure from the resting area of the mattress to the highest point vertically you want the mattress to reach.
These are the most common RV mattress sizes, so use your length and width measurements you just took to determine the best fit.
- Queen Short: 60″x75″
- Three Quarter Size (also known as an antique size): 48″x75″
- Twin Size: 38″x75″
- RV King: 72″x80″
- Regular Queen: 60×80
- Full Size: 53″x75″
- Regular King: 76″x80″
If you are looking to replace a mattress in the bunk in your RV, then you’ll need a different type of mattress – a truck mattress. Here are the most common sizes for truck mattresses.
After you take your measurements, don’t forget to write them down. Like I said before, our RVs are our homes and our homes-away-from-home. So why not be as comfortable as possible? Should you need any help at all, don’t hesitate to give your number one Texas RV dealership ExploreUSA RV Supercenter a call. We’d be glad to help!