Tuesday, December 5, 2023


How comfortable is the bed in your RV?

We’ve asked this question in the past, and many of you commented that your RV beds were so uncomfortable that you ended up buying a new mattress to replace the one it came with. We’re curious to know how many of you did that, and where your mattress comfort stands now…

So, how comfortable is the bed in your RV? If it’s uncomfortable, do you have any plans to replace it? If you answer that it is comfortable, is that just because you already replaced it with a new mattress or the one that came with your RV is comfortable?

Please leave a comment and answer any of the above questions. Perhaps you’ll have some advice that will help others with their uncomfortable mattress woes!


Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodburyhttps://www.rvtravel.com
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at RVtravel.com. She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 700+ newsletters for RVtravel.com she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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KennyG (@guest_100262)
3 years ago

We replaced ours with one from IKEA! This is our second Travel Trailer and we replace our first Travel Trailers mattress with one from IKEA as well…
Great mattress at a great price!

Bob (@guest_99404)
3 years ago

We have a Sleep Number mattress & LOVE it!

PATRICIA (@guest_99184)
3 years ago

Replaced ours after 7 months with one from Wilderness RV Matress Company. We love it!

Jerry S Glazman (@guest_99052)
3 years ago

Mine is very comfortable since I threw out the one that came with the trailer and got a Sealy.

Gayle (@guest_99024)
3 years ago

Select Comfort King came with our RV. We’ve had one in our home for 27 years.

Jack Taliaferro (@guest_98999)
3 years ago

A 3″ memory foam topper made our factory mattress dreamy. We like it better than our Tempurpedic at home.

M K Ballard Santa Chuck (@guest_98982)
3 years ago

Select Number full queen is our choice. Have had them in our last three RVs. Light to lift and so so comfortable.

Mary Martin (@guest_98817)
3 years ago

Can you do a poll on how many people replaced their beds to get to the very comfortable choice? That would be interesting as well or what kind of mattress they use.

Bob Weinfurt (@guest_98768)
3 years ago

If I completely set up my bed and cover it with a futon mattress, it’s pretty comfy.

Brenda G. (@guest_98762)
3 years ago

I bought a year-old “used” trailer that still had original plastic on the queen mattress. I immediately donated it to the Salvation Army and replaced it with a high-quality firm mattress.

Brandon Rutherford (@guest_98750)
3 years ago

We replaced our mattress with a Zinus from Amazon. It is the 8 inch foam short queen. In my opinion it is just as comfy as my Tempurpedic at home. And at 180 bucks I can afford to replace every few yrs if needed.

H Lloyd (@guest_98742)
3 years ago

My mattress is comfy because I have a 4 inch topper! Otherwise, no.

Rick Fitchett (@guest_98728)
3 years ago

We bought the foam mattress rolled up in a box from Costco. Its soooo comfortable. The original was thin and out dated.

Vickie S Hafner (@guest_98726)
3 years ago

We replaced our rv mattress with air mattress and now sleep well.

Julie (@guest_98710)
3 years ago

‘Very Comfortable’ responses are surely only from those of us who replaced or significantly modified the standard rig mattress. It’s apparent the manufacturers use the thinnest, lightest, cheapest choice they can find.

Susan (@guest_98702)
3 years ago

Put a sleep number queen in our RV…love it!!

Derwin Snodgrass (@guest_98701)
3 years ago

Put a 3inch gel foam topper on it right after getting it and it’s not bad. Think it’s more the strange feeling sleeping in the camper than it is the discomfort of the bed

Garry Hammond (@guest_98700)
3 years ago

After adding 3 layers of foam under, and a foam over cover, it is “not bad”,
– Still nothing like home.

Barb Cantrell (@guest_98698)
3 years ago

Our problem is ours is a mini king. Bit narrower and hard to find. Anyone have a mattress they like and comes in that size?

Marie (@guest_98725)
3 years ago
Reply to  Barb Cantrell

Barb, look at MattressInsider.com They have a large selection of RV sizes. I called with questions as I wasn’t sure which mattress would be best for us & was very happy with my purchase.

Mary Martin (@guest_98822)
3 years ago
Reply to  Barb Cantrell

I’m not familiar with that size but we had our short queen made from our local custom mattress guy. It is the best. Everyone who sleeps in it says it’s so comfortable. It is also a spring not foam mattress as that’s what we like. Was very affordable and he had several styles of mattresses and levels to pick from. Foam, spring , bottom line to top line organic. Hope this helps. Good luck! We looked for quite a while until we figured it out. Sometimes you may have to go to a big city to find someone who does custom mattresses. Ours is over 100,000 population.

Barb Cantrell (@guest_98697)
3 years ago

Our foam started dipping within months. They replaced with a new one, more firm. Maybe too firm. The solution for us was a topper. Comfortable now.

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