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Old 09-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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I own a 91 SMB and feel like the penthouse bed is not as firm as we would like, due to age I figured. We have been using thermo-rest pads on top of the bed for a few years to help. I was thinking about installing new foam so we could get away from the extra pads. The foam in the penthouse pad looks like 2" of firm foam glued to 1" of soft foam. Is this the hot setup or would 3" of firm foam be better. Anyone gone down this road before? thanks for any input, Lance
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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I just cut a 2" piece of memory foam and put it on top of the PH bed. Then I use a sheet over that. Sounds like too much work to redo the upholstery.

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Old 09-05-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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thanks Mike for the imput, we tried some egg crate foam on top but still were bottoming out. Not sure if it was high quality stuff or not. Our bed boards have zippers so changing foam isn't tough.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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I bought 3" of foam from Rocky Mountain Mattress to place on top of the too hard penthouse bed. Made a big difference. RMM will do custom size toppers, mattresses and covers.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #5
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If you decide to replace, 3" foam from an upholstery store makes a great mattress.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #6
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that sounds like what I had in mind. I would prefer not to have to use something on top that you have to store during the day. I figured my foam was losing it due to age. Wonder why SMB used that 1" soft foam in the 1st place?
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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Re: bed foam replacement

i went to a local upholstery store and bought a piece of white foam (i forget the specs) 4" thick and memory foam 2" thick....

i havent bought the covering for it yet so i have it wrapped in a few sheets. its just a bit smaller (they cut it for me) than a twin mattress and lays across the bed platform in the back of my van.

it is incredibly comfortable and i am into it only $140.

i sleep better than i did in my apartment with an expensive queen mattress.

no pressure points at all....ive never experienced that, contours to my shape just right. im a big guy >300lbs.

i was looking at froli sleep system like acrete did but i dont think i need it with this configuration at all.

i found a website that will make a cover for me here http://www.slipcovershop.com/index.asp
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #8
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sounds like you got it dialed in. thanks for the ideas.
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Careful with the memory foam, it gets stiff in the cold weather!
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Careful with the memory foam, it gets stiff in the cold weather!
The idea is that you warm it up with your body heat, then it softens.

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