How to Choose the Best RV Mattress
Getting good rest while traveling in your RV will help you to make the most out of each trip you take. Unfortunately, some RV mattresses fall short of what most people would call comfortable, and you might struggle to get the kind of sleep you would like as a result. With this post, we’d like to help you find the right RV mattress for your needs, unlocking the type of rest that you have been dreaming of getting while you explore the country.
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The first thing you need to know when shopping for a mattress is that you can’t trust the name of the mattress to match up with what you would find in your house. What does that mean? If your RV says that it comes with a “king” mattress, that does not mean the same thing as a “king” mattress that you might have in your regular bedroom. In other words, RV mattresses use the same name sizing conventions as regular mattresses, but the actual dimensions are different.
So, as a shopper, it’s best to forget about those names and simply shop by measurement. Go into your RV and use a tape measure to determine exactly how much space you have available for a new mattress. Write down these measurements and keep them with you while you shop, whether online or in person. This way, there will be no confusion and you’ll be sure to purchase something that is actually going to fit in your RV.
Invest in Quality
If you are replacing the mattress that came with your RV, you are likely doing so because the original mattress is not living up to your quality expectations. With that in mind, don’t bother replacing the first mattress with a cheap, low-cost model from an unknown brand. Most likely, you’ll find yourself right back in the same situation, struggling to get comfortable at night.
It’s worth spending the money on a better mattress that is truly going to upgrade your sleep. No, you don’t need to buy the most expensive model you can find but purchasing a quality mattress from a respected brand is the best way to get the results you desire.
Even large RVs offer relatively tight spaces inside for moving things around. When shopping for a mattress, think in advance about how you are going to get it into the RV and put it in the proper place. In general terms, you’ll probably find that foam mattresses are more flexible than innerspring mattresses, so you might want to consider foam first if you have any tight corners to navigate on the path to the bed. While it’s certainly possible to move an innerspring mattress into an RV, some models can be stiffer than others, so keep that in mind when shopping.
Find the Right Firmness
On the matter of mattress firmness, the whole story is about personal preference. Some people like a firm mattress, while others like to feel as though they are sinking into a night of sleep. There is no right or wrong here, of course, so you’ll need to think about what is most comfortable for you and your partner before you commit to a purchase.
If you do wind up with a mattress that feels a little firmer than you would like – especially at first before it is broken in – you may be able to use a mattress topper to soften the feel. Toppers slip over your mattress like an additional sheet, but they have padding on top to leave the mattress feeling softer than it would otherwise.
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It’s no exaggeration to say that a new RV mattress could change the way you travel. With better sleep available, you’ll look forward to resting up at the end of a long day, so you can jump right back into your adventures when morning arrives.
If you are also ready to upgrade your RV ownership experience with a new carport, explore our free Build & Price tool at American Steel Carports, Inc. today!