RV Mattresses 101

One thing that can make or break your day right from the start is a good nights sleep or a lack thereof. And when you are RVing Texas, a good nights sleep is not something you want to worry about. If the mattress in your RV is on the fritz then it is time to get a new one.

So where would one start if interested in getting a new mattress. My first stop would be at ExploreUSA RV Supercenter or you can choose to go at it on your own.

When researching a new mattress you will first want to take a measurement of what you will be needing as well as noting any customizing you may need. If possible measure the surface of what your mattress actually lays on. If you’re in a hurry you can measure your mattress, however the former is a more accurate measurement.

If you have a custom bed, for example your current mattress may have what seems like one corner cut off which ultimately helps with space. You many have the choice to not have a customized bed and buy a ‘regular’ one if you don’t mind the extra space it may take up. The most common RV mattresses are in the shape of a rectangle.  Here is how they measure out in order of popularity:

  • 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″

Another factor that you will want to consider is the mattress material. I would say that the most popular mattresses right now are memory foam mattresses. Other mattress possibilities are latex mattresses, air mattresses, as well as the good old fashion spring mattresses.

I would suggest seeing the different types of mattress’s in person if possible as returning them from an online store seems to be a big hassle from what friends have told me. A latex mattress is the most eco-friendly of the bunch. The air mattress can be the most cost-effective of the different varieties, but you have to decide what is best for you to get that perfect nights rest.

We would love to know what is the best mattress you’ve experienced RVing? Post your comments below and as always, stop by any conveniently located ExploreUSA RV Supercenter.

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