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RV Mattress Canada: Ultimate Guide to Getting an RV Mattress [2020]

Author: Jesse Tutt

RV Mattress Canada 

Summer is the perfect time for a vacation with a great RV mattress in Canada. It’s time for you to take advantage of the great Canadian wilderness and go on a camping trip. You look out the window to the trailer that has been sitting in the yard, untouched all season. That trailer brings to mind a lot of good memories about camping: Early mornings, fresh air, peaceful hikes, roasted marshmallows and an aching back. I mean, waking up with a few cricks in your neck is fundamental to camping, especially with that lumpy mattress that came with the trailer. 

That kind of experience may be a little nostalgic, but now there are options to get a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed in your RV without breaking the bank. Technology has come a long way, and you’d be surprised what you can fit in your RV and stay under the load limit. 

I hate my RV Mattress 😡

My RV Mattress is not cool enough 😞

My RV Mattress is not comfortable 😢

Sounds familiar? 

 

RV Replacement Mattress Canada

You Have an RV Mattress, but...

There’s a good reason that RV mattresses were made the way they are. When driving with a trailer attached, or in a self-driving RV, you need to consider the weight you’re pulling. Less weight translates to better gas mileage, which is very desirable if you plan on driving long distances (especially if you live in BC!) Having lighter things in the RV also means you can carry more things without pushing the weight limit of your ride. So, RV mattresses were made to be lighter, which mostly meant reducing the amount of material used. RV mattresses are also smaller than traditional mattresses, because of the space restrictions within an RV. Mobile homes are set up in a number of ways, so RV mattresses need to match those specifications. This means in-between sizes and custom measurements. Some mattresses may also need to fold, which lends itself well to softer material like memory foam. 

With how varied RV setups can be, it’s hard to standardize RV mattress sizes. However, that doesn’t mean that the industry hasn’t tried. Standard RV mattress sizes use the same or similar titles to their traditional counterparts, however, they differ in measurement. The RV Queen short measures 60 x 75in, which is just a few inches shorter than a traditional queen size mattress. Similarly, RV king size mattresses measure 72 x 80in, which is 4 inches narrower than a traditional King size mattress. So, when looking for a new mattress for your RV, remember to take measurements, as you might need a custom solution. 

Here are the most common RV Mattress sizes: (Source: Mattress Insider)
Three Quarter Size : 48" x 75"
RV Full: 53" x 75"
Short Queen : 60" x 75" (most common short queen size)
Short Queen: 60" x 74"
RV Queen : 60" x 80"
Olympic Queen : 66" x 80"
RV King: 72" x 75"
RV King: 72" x 80"
Cal King: 72" x 84"
Eastern King: 76" x 80
RV Bunk: 28" x 75"
RV Bunk: 30" x 75"
RV Bunk: 30" x 80"
RV Bunk: 34" x 75"
RV Bunk: 35" x 79"
RV Twin : 38" x 75"
RV Twin : 38" x 80"
RV Bunk: 42" x 80"

 

 What is an RV Mattress Made Of?

Now that you know what size mattress you need, it’s time to consider the material. Spring mattresses tend to be heavier than their memory foam counterparts on account of the steel needed for the springs. So if weight is your primary concern, go with a memory foam mattress. They are becoming cheaper to buy, and have a number of benefits over a spring mattress, such as better body contouring and less motion transfer. The issue with memory foam is how hot they can get. On muggy summer nights, the last thing you want is to wake up covered in sweat.

Fortunately, new memory foam mattresses are closing the gap in that category. For example, the Canadian RV mattress by Gotta Sleep has a layer of foam with graphite and cooling gel in it. The cooling gel is still pretty exclusive, but that doesn’t mean that it’s more expensive than other varieties.  

  

Best RV Mattress Canada

 

Best RV Mattress Canada (Gotta Sleep RV Mattress)

 

Our Pick is the Gotta Sleep RV Mattress. Why do we think this is one of the best RV Mattresses In Canada?

  • Moisture Wicking Hollow Fibers
  • Super Soft Gel Quilt Foam
  • Phase Changing Graphite
  • Premium Hi-Density Proprietary Memory Foam with Cooling Gel
  • Hi-Density Eco-Friendly Bio 1.8 lb. Support Foam

Get Your luxury RV Mattress Now. 

 

 RV Bunk Mattress Canada

Your RV bunk mattresses are uncomfortable usually because they're providing little to no support due to the poor quality components inside. Believe it or not, the components in an average dog bed are usually better quality 😲 . Most OEM RV and camper bunk mattresses are composed of 2-3 of cheap fibre padding.

This cheap bunk mattress foam begins to break down after only a few uses. It cost the RV manufacturer next to nothing, but the end-user (you) gets to suffer from a mattress bottoming out on the plywood after only a few weeks of use.

 

RV Bunk Replacement Mattress Canada

Decide on the desired height for your new bunk mattress. The thicker the mattress, the more room there is to fit comfort and support layers. With that being said, bunk beds in motor homes, campers, fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers, and camper vans tend to have very minimal head clearance.

You'll want, at minimum, 24 inches between the top of your new mattress and the top bunk (or the ceiling if you're replacing the mattress on the top bunk). Bunk mattress heights usually range between 4.5 - 8 inches in depth (we can make any size or depth upon request). Get Your RV bunk replacement Mattress Now. 

(RV Bunk Mattress Content Source: Mattress Insider)

 

Your Investment!

If you only take the RV out in the summer, it will no doubt spend a lot of time alone in your yard without any supervision. Let’s be serious, how often do you go out to the trailer in the winter to just air it out? Chances are, not often, if at all. A closed up RV left alone for months at a time can get a bit musty and thick. It doesn’t help that mattresses tend to absorb sweat and oils from your skin. So how do you prevent this? Well, step one would be to get a good mattress protector. Mattress protectors are essential, yet so many people still sleep without one. Protectors for your RV mattress will help eliminate the source of some of that musty smell and make your RV a fresher environment. 

 

Summary

When buying an RV mattress, consider the size, weight, and materials. In general, spring mattresses are the cheapest way to meet all of your demands, however, they can make for uncomfortable nights. Memory foam mattresses have a number of benefits over spring mattresses, but they sleep hotter than most other types of mattresses, which can be very uncomfortable on summer camping trips, not to mention some of them can be pretty expensive depending on your needs. High-density memory foam with a layer infused with graphite cooling gel makes for the most comfortable RV mattress and isn’t more expensive than many other memory foam options. Also, don’t forget to purchase a mattress protector to keep your mattress fresh and extend its lifespan. Now get out there and buy a mattress worth making memories with. 

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