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One of the best ways to travel the country and enjoy the great outdoors is with an RV. They give you the best of both worlds; freedom to explore at your own pace with all the comforts of home. But many RV owners are sacrificing comfort by sleeping on old, outdated, uncomfortable RV mattresses. As a result, they aren’t able to fully enjoy their time on the road.

They love the places they get to experience but dread each night as they lay down to sleep. They don’t sleep well and wake up feeling sore. It hardly sounds like a vacation.

You can solve this problem by getting a new, custom RV mattress. It’s never been easier to buy the perfect fitting mattress that makes sleeping in your RV a dream.

Wondering what a custom RV mattress is and how you can get one? Keep reading for all the answers.

Reasons to Upgrade Your RV Mattresses

There are many reasons you might need to upgrade your RV mattresses. When it comes down to it, you deserve to be comfortable when you travel. After all, you are traveling in an RV, not camping in a tent.

RV’s give you the freedom to travel without sacrificing the comforts of home. Here are the most common reasons people upgrade to a custom RV mattress.

Your Mattress Is Old

If your RV is well maintained, it can last decades. The only issue is that mattresses aren’t exactly designed to be used for more than 10 or 20 years.

After a while, particularly with heavy use, mattresses aren’t comfortable anymore. Plus, they may be exposed to elements like humidity over time, lowering the quality of your mattress.

If your RV and accompanying mattress are more than a decade old, you may be missing out on a comfortable night’s sleep. 

You Bought a Used RV

When people first get into the RV lifestyle, they usually start by buying a used RV. This lets them try it out for themselves without spending too much money upfront.

While you can get incredible deals on used RVs, be aware that you probably want to upgrade your mattress. More than likely, the mattresses included with your RV are the stock mattresses. So if you are looking at a 10-year-old RV, the beds will be ten years old.

On top of that, used RV mattresses and seat cushions might smell bad. If the RV wasn’t well maintained, they could’ve been exposed to moisture, leading to moldy or mildew-covered mattresses. It’s challenging to get foul odors out of beds, so it makes sense to upgrade to a more comfortable, brand new mattress.

You Built Your Own Camper

There is a wave of people around the country who are building out their own camper vans or remodeling existing RVs. An emphasis is put on maximizing space and ensuring every feature is perfectly sized.

This leads to the need for custom-sized mattresses that will fit very specific bed sizes.

Stock RV Mattresses Aren’t Comfortable.

Every person’s body is different. We all have different needs and preferences, especially regarding sleep. Some need a firm mattress, while others need ultra-soft.

The residential mattress market provides hundreds, if not thousands, of unique mattress options. The ones that come stock with your RV might not be right for your body.

If they aren’t, then you won’t be able to enjoy travel and the great outdoors with your family because you won’t get a good night’s sleep and possibly be in pain. Make the most of your recreation by upgrading to a custom mattress for your RV.

What Is a Custom Mattress for RV?

Inside look at an RV mattress

So what exactly is a custom RV mattress? Well, they are mattresses designed and handcrafted specifically for you and your RV.

They can be any shape and size. You can design a square mattress, rectangle mattress, round mattress, or almost any other form you can need.

RVs tend to have very small rectangular bedframes with nonstandard dimensions. So it can be pretty tricky to find a new mattress that fits the exact sizes you need.

You can’t just head to your local furniture store and hope to find a mattress that will fit. The best solution for upgrading your RV mattress is with a custom mattress.

Are RV Mattress Sizes Different?

RV mattress sizes are almost always different from standard home mattresses. Both the dimensions and weight of the mattress differ when it comes to RVs.

RV Mattress Weight

Because your RV or camper trailer is mobile, weight is a crucial issue. You cannot stock your RV with heavyweight items that you would use in your home, or you could exceed your Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).

If you did, it can drastically lower your gas mileage and potentially cause damage. You likely have already added a lot of weight by carrying food, water, outdoor gear such as bikes and other supplies. RV mattresses need to be much lighter than home mattresses.

RV Mattress Dimensions

Shapes of mattressesThe size of mattresses inside RVs and campers is almost always smaller as well. Space inside your RV is minimal. As such, bedframes are shorter and narrower and do not follow standard mattress sizes. 

  • For example, a residential queen-size mattress is 80 inches in length. An RV queen mattress is typically 75 inches in length, and a short queen mattress will be 74 inches.
  • An RV king mattress will be 4 inches narrower than a residential one. An RV bunk mattress is typically the same size as a standard twin bed but will be much lighter.

Different manufacturers may make RVs with different-sized beds. You also need to consider the type of RV you have. Popup campers tend to have even smaller bed sizes than motorhomes.

Your RV is designed to work with the mattress that it comes with. If you need a new one, your best bet is to order a custom-fit mattress.

How Do You Measure for a Custom RV Mattress?

When ordering a custom RV mattress, it’s essential to measure correctly. A small mistake could mean your new mattress doesn’t fit.

You need to measure the width, length, and depth. It’s best to measure in multiple spots to ensure an accurate measurement.

For width, measure at the head, the middle, and the foot of the mattress. For length, measure how long the bed is on both sides of the mattress.

For depth, measure how thick your current mattress is at the head, middle, and foot of the mattress. It’s also important to consider the total height of the bed. Ordering a shorter mattress, or getting a lower profile box spring, will make it easier to get in and out of bed.

How Can I Make My RV Mattress More Comfortable?

The mattress itself isn’t the only comfort consideration. There are other things you can do to make sleeping in your home on wheels even more enjoyable.

Getting a premium mattress topper is the first step. Mattress toppers add extra comfort levels by adding cushion, increasing airflow, and wicking moisture away from you. They also preserve the life of your mattress by putting less wear and tear on them.

Our basic mattress topper functions exceptionally well in high-moisture environments, such as RVs, campers, and boats.

You can also get custom-fitted RV sheets for your new mattress and seat cushions. No more using small sheets that come off the corners or large sheets that bunch up. We make it super easy to order the perfect fitting bed sheets.

What Is the Best RV Mattress?

The best RV mattress is the one that fits your RV perfectly, without being too heavy, and provides the most comfortable night’s sleep. At The Beloit Mattress Company, we offer the highest quality, custom-made RV mattresses in the country.

We have served thousands of satisfied RV owners who are so grateful to have upgraded their mattresses. We’ve heard so many stories from those who finally enjoy traveling in their RV. 

We make it as easy as possible to order any size, shape, and mattress style you need. And we have been handmaking them, one at a time, right here in Beloit, Wisconsin, since 1929.

That’s 100% American labor using 100% natural, American sourced materials. As you travel in your RV, you’ll feel proud each night you lay down to sleep knowing that you are lying on the highest quality bed, handcrafted just for you.

Where Can I Buy an RV Mattress?

The Beloit Mattress Company - Made In USA BeddingBecause it’s challenging to find a mattress that matches your RV’s dimensions and weight ratings, the best way to get an RV mattress is to order a custom-fit mattress. 

When you order from The Beloit Mattress Company, you can be confident that you are getting the best price possible. Why?

Because you are purchasing directly from the manufacturer, buying factory direct means you are cutting out the multiple middlemen that drive prices up from traditional big-box mattress stores.

Fully Enjoy Your Travels With True Comfort

Traveling in your RV should be an absolute joy. If you find yourself dreading your next trip because of a bad mattress, it’s time for an upgrade. Here are your key takeaways regarding RV mattresses;

  • If your RV mattress is old, used, or simply uncomfortable, it’s time to upgrade
  • RV mattress size and weight requirements are different from residential mattresses.
  • Custom-fit mattresses are the perfect solution to increase comfort while traveling.
  • The Beloit Mattress Company handcrafts each mattress right here in the USA and offers factory-direct pricing.

There’s no reason to be sleeping on an old, uncomfortable mattress anymore. Your body deserves better. You deserve to enjoy travel.

You can get a free, no-obligation quote today on your custom RV mattresses so that you can be excited about traveling once more.

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