2001 Harley-Davidson Road King

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bed modification (oh, so important!)...

An excerpt from a post I left on www.rv.net on 9-28-2009:

..."just brought our new travel trailer toy hauler home and yes, the "bed" is awful. It isn't even a real mattress, just a piece of egg-crate foam about 2 to 3 inches thick, wrapped in cloth material. You can immediately feel the hard wood bed surface by just sitting on it....so...I did some research...and considering our budget...decided to go with the reviews I read on a number of different store websites. The ones that consistently sounded the best were on the Wal-Mart website (from other RVers). Below is a list of the three items we ordered online.

...just unwrapped the Spa Sensations topper today to let it air out for a few days (per instructions)...and then will put a grip pad on top of the plywood base to keep the bedskirt from slipping, another piece of grip pad on that to keep the original mattress from slipping, then the 3" Viscolatex topper on the mattress, then the "puffball" pad on top of that, the quilted mattress pad on top of that, then the fitted sheet (regular Queen size sheet set) and the rest of the bedding. I might have to use those sheet corner grips to keep the sheet from slipping, but I don't know yet. Anyway, according to many reviews I read, it's supposed to feel like heaven. I hope so, because our old bones need it. We're so spoiled in our home!...we bought a king size Sleep Number bed about two years ago and we absolutely LOVE it! It's worth every penny and we never wake up with those terrible backaches anymore!...BUT, we just couldn't really and didn't want to spend that kind of money in the RV. We have so much yet to learn. We thought we would have sold our house about three years ago (we tried!), but that didn't happen, so our plans to buy a large motor home to live in full-time fizzled. We thought about it for awhile and then decided to try to have the best of both worlds on a tight budget, hence our travel trailer toy hauler. We plan to live in it 4 to 6 months at a time or so, basically to escape the Michigan winter....and to fullfill our dreams of exploring this beautiful country, riding our bike and bicycles as much as possible, go fishing, etc.

Here are the items we received from Wal-Mart:

370-Thread Count Jacquard Mercerized Quilted Mattress Pad; Option: queen 5" x 15" x 18" 4 1

300- Threadcount Microgel Puffball Fiber Bed;
Size: Queen 11.2" x 18.4" x 18.5" 10.1 1

Spa Sensations 3'' Viscolatex Topper;
Size: Queen 14.96" x 24.8" x 15.35" 22.7 1

So far, we love it! I feels so good!
Not bad for about $189.00, heh? (not including sheets and blankets, which we also love!...SO soft and lightweight, but warm or cool depending on the weather)."

***Scroll down this page(a different post)to the pic of the tv lying on the bed and you can see how much the layers added to the bed since then***

These pics don't really do the bedding justice. It actually looks much nicer up close (the color too), and if feels and looks like a super soft suede (and it's machine washable).

Also...thinking about getting rid of the little black "leather" window toppers that came with the trailer and replacing them with nice room-darkening, sunlight-resistant curtains at some point.

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