New Mattress

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  1. Shrimp

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    I have been thinking about a new mattress for the Hymer, at present it is still the original sprung one but was thinking of a solid foam one-not memory foam but not sure as to what 'weight'/density would be best, we use a memory foam topper and would keep that. Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. Mel

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    I dont know if they still do this.
    Raskelf use to make a mattres to your size with a topper built in.
    Always found them very helpfull.

    http://www.duvalay.co.uk

    Mel
     
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    We replaced ours last year and went to our local upholstery man. He used bed grade foam, covered it with a zip cover and charged us £220. We're delighted with it.
     
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    Some of the most comfortable beds I have been on were in the Burstner vans when they are new; soft yet firm. As Burstner and Hymer have common ancestry, perhaps a new replacement bed from your Hymer supplier. The foam inside our van, after 6 years is ready to be replaced as, like your bed, it is showing its age and gone soft.
    Alan
     
  5. mike mcglynn

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    My sis in law has a top of the range caravan from Swift and has complained about the mattress its brand new and has a memory foam top built in but she says its too hard, so she has ordered a new one from a custom builder it was about £700 she tried it out its going back its too hard . The Princess and the pea comes to mind.:rolleyes:
     
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    How old is your Hymer? Ours is now 12 years old and I would not think of changing the sprung mattresses. They are very comfortable (and I'm comparing that with a high quality pocket-sprung mattress in the house).
    If you need to change the mattress, I would look for a Hymer replacement - although it will not be cheap!
     
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    likewise.. ours is 13 years old and still like new .. if it ever needs changing, which I don't envisage in our lifetime, it would be new one from Hymer
     
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    I don't recommend using a solid foam mattress in a motorhome as they sweat and deteriorate much quicker than a sprung one. there a couple of companies on eBay that make bespoke sized sprung mattresses from about £300 upwards for a good quality one
     
  9. mentaliss

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    You could try these guys, very helpful made a bespoked Dethleffs transverse Memory foam mattress finished with a 'cool cover' we paid just over £300..excellent value, they supply to Amazon, Various retail outlets......Bodymould Mattress, 01293 871995 Rusper in West Sussex
     
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    Sorry, dont agree I have sorted mine using research of a specialised underlay which stops the dreaded damp/fungi,deterioration that you refer too, checked regularly absolutely no signs of damp:cool:
     
  11. Keith777

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    And are you going to share your knowledge of this specialised underlay ?;)
     
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