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Old 01-23-2018, 12:10 PM   #1
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The mattresses provided by Thor in our Axis 25.5 were overly hard and miserable, especially for our bad backs. We tried adding memory foam pads which didn't help much. In desperation, after waking up with sore backs after our first few trips, I removed the junk provided by Thor and, after some measuring, put in the twin bed mattresses from our guestroom. These worked perfectly. The twins were about 4" wider than the Thor junk, so I cut 2 5/8" pieces of plywood, 77" long, covered them with some dark gray felt from Walmart and bolted them to the bed bases. They are perfect. We did add 4" memory foam pads to both and now the beds in our Axis are more comfortable than our bed in our home. We only lost about 6" of isle space between the beds, which leaves us plenty of space to get to the bathroom, etc. Obviously, this mod eliminated the option to converting to a large king-size bed but as miserable as the Thor bed pads were, we'd never have used this option anyway. We'll store the Thor junk and, if a future buyer of our Axis want them, reinstall it.
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:15 PM   #2
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Look's good. I bought the 22 FE model that has queen slide out and now wish I'd have bought your type model.
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:29 PM   #3
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:27 PM   #4
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Great Job, thank you for sharing the handy work!
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:23 PM   #5
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We agree with you regarding the mattresses in the 24.1 and 25.5 !
We have 4" foam on top of ours ... it helps ... but we may change them out.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:17 PM   #6
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I like my Thor mattress albeit with a 2 inch foam topper.
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:04 PM   #7
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We tried adding memory foam pads, up to 4” thick. Didn’t held. We’re in
our 70’s and both have back trouble so folks without our issues may not have the problems we had.
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