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Old 06-26-2015, 12:26 AM   #1
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Mattress switch out

getting ready to switch the King mattress that our RL was built with to a Queen. Since I won't be able to reuse the tube frame support I was thinking of making a 3/4 plywood base to fit and then hinging it for storage.

What I'm concerned about is putting a mattress only down without a box spring or some other type of support.

Anyone done this, or any suggestions ?
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:38 AM   #2
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I wouldn't even worry about it. 80% of RV's out there are on a solid base. Remember bunk beds when you were a kid?
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:49 AM   #3
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Did mine & only used 1/2" plywood as there are several cross supports under there. We aren't small folks & it hasn't collapsed in almost 2 years. I put flooring in the void between the 2 drawers & added a small door a the foot of the bed to access, makes a spot about 14-15" wide by 30-36" deep, great for items we don't use often.
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Sounds like a good solution for the space. I have been meaning to do the same ever since I had it tore apart for the washer drain hose that pulled apart leaking under the bed. Just have not had time. I plan on getting rid of the box spring and installing plywood on a hinge with gas shocks to be able to use the wasted space for storage
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:38 AM   #5
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My king bed has no tube support and frame is made for a queen bed so thinking about changing it out as the king bed bends down when I sit or lay on the sides. Yuck! In our old motor home the bed was on a 1/2" board and was supper comfy with a 2" foam mattress pad on top.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:41 PM   #6
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Did mine & only used 1/2" plywood as there are several cross supports under there. We aren't small folks & it hasn't collapsed in almost 2 years. I put flooring in the void between the 2 drawers & added a small door a the foot of the bed to access, makes a spot about 14-15" wide by 30-36" deep, great for items we don't use often.
Danny, is it too firm without the box spring? That's my concern. OTOH, I think having a box spring also will create too much height.

We can't continue with the current mattress. My son borrow our trailer this past week. As I was setting, my daughter-in-law sat on the bed and said, "wow, what a great mattress!" I smiled and said, "yes. You'll love it. For the first night."

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Old 06-26-2015, 04:10 PM   #7
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We had the king mattress that came with the RV but switched it out for a pillow top. Ours had the square tube frame with the bowed slats, not very much support. I covered it with 3/4" plywood and threw on the new pillow top and its just as comfortable as being at home. Wife loves it.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:34 PM   #8
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Ours was originally a queen and we made it a king. We tore out the original frame and put in box springs. Then we added the new mattress, an I-comfort I think. It's an all foam one. After dealing with the bed being to high, we got rid of the box springs and put down plywood. Works great and never slept better!
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Tracy in my opinion it's not too firm, but we switched to an Icloud mattress. I don't think there so called Euro platform does anything anyway except raise the height of the mattress.
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Our last SOB we bought a memory foam mattress from an internet site for rv mattresses, can't recall the name, but it was fantastic & very inexpensive. It came in a tube about 14" in diameter, but was a 10" thick mattress. Wish we had ordered it this time, not real pleased with the Icloud.
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