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Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattress?

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:00 am

Okay just for fun.....its Feb after all....dumb fun thread....question how did you all when you built your teardrops get the mattress through the door???..for some this is,a tight squeeze as,some teardrop doors are only 24 inches wide while others build there camper doors to 36 inches wide???...slow
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Re: Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattr

Postby tony.latham » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:01 am

..question how did you all when you built your teardrops get the mattress through the door???


We buy them from the Foam Factory. 5" of medium density foam with a 3" memory topper. With a cover. Super mattresses (extra dreamy).

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They come vacuumed down and easy to fit in the door. Take a bit of time to fully expand inside. Easy-peasy.

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P.S. How much snow do you have over there, Slow? We've got 2' with more on the way tonight. I'm running out of places to put it.
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Re: Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattr

Postby Sparksalot » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:26 am

I’m considering copying what Will has done and buying a truck sleeper mattress, then using the extra cabin width for more cabinets. That will leave an entry foyer spot, that can also be a doggie sleeping space.
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Re: Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattr

Postby working on it » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:01 pm

* Like Tony did, I left my mattress rolled-up, and inserted it easily thru my 26" wide door. Later, I added a second one to lay on top of the other (both Ikea twins). However, during several revisions/alterations I had to get my wife to help maneuever them in and out (though 32" high, it is angled at the top, and the door has an overhead shelf just above it, so it needed some persuasion).

* After several changes in my sleeping (always just me inside), I figured that 1-2 foam mattresses, and sheets, blankets, and comforters were just too much of a hassle to clean & straighten-up, I switched over to using a quarter-fold foam mattress (with integral cover), and two Coleman sleeping bags (one for 20 degree weather, the other for 50 degree weather). I did retain the two excellent king-size Serta? pillows from before, though.

* This new arrangement is quite sufficient for me, easier to maintain, convertible to a semi-chair, and the firm mattress suits my bad back better. The two Ikea mattresses were bought to try to entice my wife to use the camper sometime, but she opted out anyway.
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Re: Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattr

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:47 pm

3 or 4 inches melted down pretty good..wind this afternoons taking some of it to Nebraska..snows by passing us by Riverton this winter a lot.mostly over by Jackson and south down by 80..only been 10 below a few times. I got 7 inches on thanksgiving had bare ground shortly after afternoons been running 30s. Had 4 inches 2 weeks ago..we are missing the bulk of the snow this winter. Slow.
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Re: Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattr

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:50 pm

I would add a fun photo of wills flintstone teardrop and his trap door and feet through the flour if there was a working way to add photos to the forum..took it at walk the winds last summer when he was getting up out of bed.. slow.i am sneaky with a camera..
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Re: Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattr

Postby Sparksalot » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:33 pm

slowcowboy wrote:I would add a fun photo of wills flintstone teardrop and his trap door and feet through the flour if there was a working way to add photos to the forum..took it at walk the winds last summer when he was getting up out of bed.. slow.i am sneaky with a camera..


That would be funny to see! His standie teardrop is unique.
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Re: Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattr

Postby Cikan Vuz » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:41 pm

I built this Image

and then it will have this as the mattress on it. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

I have tried it out, so comfy.. I do use an IKEA bed slat . and I will be getting cot sheets
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Re: Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattr

Postby ArkansasDon » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:37 am

our entry doors are 24" wide, we ordered a custom queen short 7" thick mattress that came in a box rolled up & vaccum seal. It was no problem installing it. Getting it out may be a some what of a problem.
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Re: Just for a fun thrrad.......how did you all do the mattr

Postby crisstoll » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:50 pm

Hello. I didn’t build mine. But I know the builder put it through the aft end before installing the galley cabinets; It has a full size mattress too. So comfy and grateful it’s not just a foam mattress.


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