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Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Good Night’s Sleep

Gerri & I have had some restless nights and have woken up with sore muscles and joints, so we went on a search for either a new mattress or a mattress topper. I know we are getting older, but not so much that a change in mattresses wouldn’t help. We put out some feelers on facebook and got several suggestions on mattress toppers. Since this would be the most reasonably priced item, we decided to give it a try. We did our research and information gathering as well as input from fellow rv’ers and came up with several thoughts. We decided on a certain density and thickness (4lb density and 3” thickness) in our topper. Mary of http://thegreatrvescape.blogspot.com/ had the Mem-cool memory foam topper from  http://overstock.com and highly recommended it. After researching it, we ordered that one and received it in less than a week. DSC03430

We DSC03431 opened it up, unrolled it and let it lay out for about 12 hours. It has a bit of an odor, but in a few days should be gone. Wow!!!! It sure did sleep good last night. We can’t wait to go to bed tonight!

Even though it is just Thursday night, one section of our campground is just about full. You know what, it is very quiet tonight and our hopes are that we will have a good group this weekend for the 4th of July celebration. Here’s hoping!!!

We just want to say a big thanks to all who read of our life and our experiences in this lifestyle.  We have some new friends that have joined us and we just want to say thanks to you!!

15 comments:

Rick and Paulette said...

I'll be interested to hear how the new mattress topper works out. Glad to see your park is starting to fill up for the big holiday weekend.

Margie M. said...

That foam topper looks great. Hope it solves the sleeping problems and achy backs. Hope your weekend at the park goes well. Happy 4th!

Sue and Doug said...

hope you love the foam toppper..Mary is always full of great advice!!!..we had one in the trailer too and one at home also..Love them!!..sleep well!!!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

That was the first thing we did when we bought our rig was buy a mattress exactly like in our own bedroom, now we can go from one right to the other and fall right asleep, Hope you have a good holiday, we are sitting it out, the holiday weekend brings out the partyers and drunks, especially at the Lake, they only camp a couple holiday weekends a year so we sit them out.Vacation is coming anyway. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Jessica said...

I think we have the same one - isn't it comfy? :) It did have an odor - we left the bedspread and blankets back every day and I think it took 3 or 4 days for it to go away.

Rod and Connie said...

I bought a 4" down topper for our mattress in the RV and it made all the difference in the world.

Nothing beats a great nights sleep.

Connie

Karen and Al said...

If the topper doesn't work for you, try bedinabox.com. We bought one a few months ago and it is wonderful. It's 4inch memory foam on top of 8 inches of regular foam. It's the new type of memory foam that isn't as hot and when you turn over there is no indentation.

I hope you have a relatively calm holiday weekend and everyone behaves!

Judy and Emma said...

Getting a good night's sleep is important when dealing with the public every day. That way you won't bite their heads off. :)

Matt said...

Sounds like a good purchase. You might want to get a cover for it as well to help keep it cleaner longer. Sleep well.

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Sounds like that good night sleep came just in time! Hopefully it will prepare you for the busy weekend ahead. I'll cross my fingers that you have a quiet one!

Phyllis said...

Only two months before trading in our 2002 Cedar Creek for our 2009 Montana, we bought a new mattress. It was a short queeen which is suitable for RVs. The Montana came with a King mattress. We told them to keep it as it was the typical cheap RV mattress and we would be keeping our new mattress.

Len cut down the platform to fit the queen. It is amazing how taking only 4.5 inches off each side gives so much more walkikng around room on both sides of the bed.

Yup, it is so important for a good nights sleep to have a comfortable mattress. Glad you found what you need.

Levonne said...

We use the memory foam and love it! Be sure to air regularly so it does not get damp underneath. That smell at first is off-putting but they guarantee it is not harmful to your health. Luckily the smell does fade. The Camp Host Housewife

Gail Durham said...

Great idea, we will have to look into the foam toppper.

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

Hey you guys! We found a spot with a signal :) now I can see what you're up to. Glad that mattress topper worked. We have one too and LOVE it! Just as comfy as our bed back home. Hope you're still enjoying it!

Nellie

Dennis and Donna said...

Yea, we have a pillow top mattress on our bed in the Hiker, but you can't flip them to keep them from wearing...I'm anxious to see how you like the foam topper...Have a great 4th!!