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mattress question

The original pads for the bed just don't cut it for two geezers, totally wrecks the back!  We have had an air mattress, but it just blew a giant sized hernia last weekend and is destined for the trash can.  It was not ideal anyway, as the gymnastics required to get the electric air pump connected to the valve at the head of the mattress and keep it connected while inflating was not for someone of a certain age and very arthritic.

Wondering if anyone has a line on an air mattress with the valve located on the side instead of at the head end?  Does such an animal exist?  Alternatively, has anyone found a non-inflatable mattress that is substantial enough to offer support but also maneuverable/flexible enough to be stored away during the day?

Also, would a self-inflating mattress be an option?  Never actually have seen one of those, and don't want to go into a store to look at how they work.

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use the original cushions,

use the original cushions, then buy a memory foam mattress topper 3" or larger to put on top of it.  works great for us, i'm 6'2" 250 lbs.

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use original cushions

We did the same and we are happy seniors over 70.

bill & valerie 2016 13' 2017 Kia Sorento EX V6, AWD

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Thanks for the info.  We had

Thanks for the info.  We had thought that might be an option.  Would it be possible to roll the topper up during the day and store in the car?  We don't have any other seating if it rains or we need to be inside for some reason.

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Memory foam mattress

Hello Markjazzba,sister,

Did you have any off gassing issues when you first got your memory foam mattress?

Wanda PNW

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yes, i just opened it in my

yes, i just opened it in my house let it sit for 24 hours in another room to off gas.  put it in the scamp and no fumes now.  

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Does a foam mattress have off gassing?

Thank you Markjassbassit.  That is good to know.

Wanda

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I bought a 6" foam mattress after much research.  I removed and stored the dinette cushions and just placed the foam mattress over the table and bench seats.  I leave it as a bed with storage underneath when traveling/camping.  The foam mattress is quite firm, and there is no detecting any spaces underneath.  In fact, the mattress is more comfortable than my bed at home which is a 2 or 3 inch topper over a box mattress.

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Thanks for the response.  We

Thanks for the response.  We are looking into the mattress topper option.

Judy

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Roll-Up

We roll up the topper, fitted mattress pad and sheets, blanket, and spread during the day.  Secure it with two velcroed straps and move the entire roll out of the way.  We have 2 inches of foam plus 1 inch of memory foam. The cushions stay in place.

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Memory foam

If you buy a memory foam topper, make sure you are buying one made in the USA.  The ones from China have the fumes, who knows what chemicals they use.  I have purchased two foam mattresses made in the USA and no issues--my husband is very sensitive to chemicals.  We bought a little piece of cheap carpeting (made in China) to cover our entry stairs at home as our elderly dog was having a hard time.  The bad smell went away after a week or so, but my husband was sneezing and wheezing for months whenever he was near that carpet for any amount of time.    

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