One of the most inviting things about traveling in an RV or vacationing in a camper is the ability to enjoy the feeling of being at home despite being miles away. RVs are equipped with all of the amenities and comforts found in your home, including your own bed. The sleeping space in an RV depends on the design and model of the unit, but you can find beds that support twin-size mattresses all the way up to king sizes. The standard mattress that comes with an RV isn’t the most comfortable, but you have the freedom to put in a custom RV mattress once you drive your RV home.
Choosing an RV Mattress
Before you can change out your mattress for a custom option, you need to check the size that will fit on the bed frame. There may also be some restrictions on the height of a mattress, as RVs with low ceilings often use low-profile mattresses to give you more headroom. Choosing the right mattress also involves assessing your sleep preferences and which configuration gives you the best comfort and rest. It can be hard to fit a standard mattress to your RV, which is why customizing is a huge benefit.
In addition to the different sizes, you also have different shapes for fitting your mattresses. Some of the more common needs in an RV include:
- Corner cut
- Radius or rounded
RV mattresses may also go by the common name of queen or king, but the actual sizing could be a little different. You will find that RV mattresses tend to have a range from 28 inches wide by 75 inches long up to 72 inches wide by 80 inches long.
RV Mattress Options
Comfort and durability are desired traits in a mattress, and choosing the right material for the mattress impacts both of these aspects. A good night’s sleep helps ensure you enjoy your vacation, and a custom RV mattress allows the body to rest and get the support needed. If you want to quickly narrow down the field to the best mattress options, memory foam or latex are the way to go. These mattresses can relieve pressure on sore joints and muscles, and the deep cushioning is supportive yet extremely comfortable.
While not as cushioning as memory foam, a latex mattress often has a deep cushioning base that provides the support and snuggle you need to get well-rested. A natural latex mattress can also provide a hypoallergenic product that provides resistance against mites, dust and other allergens. For a custom size RV mattress in latex, the following options are ideal.
1. The Cape Mattress
By way of support, this mattress has individually-wrapped steel coils with an additional one and half inches of medium padding over the top. This is a six-inch deep mattress, providing a balance between being firm and soft. This is a great option for the average individual without any specific sleep preferences or bodily support needs.
2. The Daytona Mattress
For those who need something that is a little more firm but without sacrificing comfort, the eight-inch Daytona is a good choice. This mattress has stronger, individually-wrapped steel coils lining the perimeter of the mattress for extra support, but the padding on top of the mattress has the classic, firm feel of a traditional mattress.
3. The Clearwater
If you are looking for a mid-range mattress that has more thickness and cushioning, the Clearwater is an option. Built with the same coil system as the Daytona, this mattress adds additional high-density, plush padding to elevate the comfort.
Purchasing Your Custom RV Mattress
For the best in comfort and quality materials, customize your own RV mattress through Custom Mattress Makers. Choose your size and shape and get ready to enjoy a great night’s sleep.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should a Mattress Be Made Of?
RV mattresses can be made of memory foam, latex, air or coil systems. Your comfort level influence what material to choose. The Cocoa models are luxurious, custom mattresses made from 100% natural latex and memory foam that have a plush, medium and medium-firm feel.
How Often Do You Replace a Mattress?
A quality mattress is an investment, and good quality materials last a while. Purchasing a mattress with tempered steel coils and natural latex should give you between 10 to 20 years of comfortable use. All mattresses from Custom Mattress Makers carry warranties ranging from 3 years to 10 years.
How Do You Care for a Mattress?
To keep your mattress in good condition, consider using a Waterproof Mattress Protector to protect against spills or stains. You should also rotate your mattress once every 2-3 months to allow it to wear evenly over the course of its life.