overcab mattress - elddis autostratus

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  1. dorsetdan

    dorsetdan Read Only Funster

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    hi all,

    having now completed the purchase on the camper, and making note of all the bits we can re-use from the folding unit, or those that we need to get....

    it took me a while looking round the inside to realise that there isnt a mattress in the overcab bed - is this normal and i am being daft, was it an option or is it just missing or something?

    i dont think i need to hold the dealer to supplying as it was bought "as seen" and its used not brand new. that said, dunno whether it should have one (would seem a bit uncomfortable otherwise!), or whether some seat pads from somewhere else go up there or i need to buy one from (i dont know where) somewhere?

    cheers all, dan
     
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    Yes it should have one as they come with the van
     
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    chances are the dealer removed it to dry storage, go and ask for it back, of course it should have come with a bed.
     
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    Ours has no mattress on the drop down bed, but that's because we took it out. Makes more room for spare bedding/towels etc that we keep up there. We only use the fixed bed at the rear.
    A previous owner of yours may have done the same, assuming that there are other beds.
     
  5. Terry

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    Hi if no luck try Ebay for foam cut to size -about 4 ins thick will do but 5/6 ins is better:Wink: then get a cover made for it :thumb:
    terry
     
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    It certainly should have a mattress !
    If the van is 2nd hand maybe the previous owner ditched it..

    We ditched all the supplied mattress's replacing them with box spring type from the local bed centre.. About 200% better than any foam !
     
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    Sorry to be the bearer of doom.....

    Have you considered that the mattress was 'conveniently' removed and lost because it was soaked through due to kids pee, or even worse, rain water from a leak?:Eeek:

    It has been a very wet year after all!

    Wet mattresses do tend to smell and make a motorhome unsaleable.:cry:
     
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    You need a memory foam mattress John :thumb: you will never go back to springs :BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    I have a memory foam pillow but it suffers from amnesia:Laughing:
     
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    We spent a fortune on memory foam mattress's .. Absolutely HATED them.. In fact sold one cheap on here and cut the other one up for various other jobs..
    They might be fine if you are under about 14st, but at 16st I just felt like I was laying on a bare board after about 30 minutes..
    The box mattress's have turned out to be absolutely perfect in every respect :thumb:
     
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    Thanks for that, really made me laugh:BigGrin::Laughing:
     
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    I am 18 st and have a 10 ins deep one (7 ins with 3 ins memory foam ) changed from a 2,000 spring Millbrok mattress and never missed it once :thumb::Wink:I keep thinking of buying another but with the 7 ins bit being springs for my Snoring bed (when she kicks me into the spare room :Wink:)
    terry
     
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    Matress for Autostratus

    Hi there DorsetDan. On a 1999 autostratus you have a 2 piece matress as the bed slides in half to allow you to exit the cab.Thefixed half of the bed has the thickest half at about 3 inches and about 2 inches on the otherWhen pushed in they double stack.Any other questions on a 1999'sh Autostratus please ask
     
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