The previous owner of my 2016 Freedom Elite 26FE left a big impression...right smack in the middle of the mattress 😵. Been sleeping in it since June 1st and it’s crimping my style. I suspect I will have to order a custom made mattress that folds near the foot of the bed to accommodate the bedroom slide. Anyone have experience with the folding mattresses and a reasonably priced source for replacement?
For our drop-down bunk I ordered a mattress from The Foam Factory. You can specify just about any configuration you want, including folds or segments (I picked up a 3" high density foam + 3" memory foam in a tri-fold configuration).
If you give them a call with measurements you probably can dictate exactly where the fold is.
i picked this up for my 22fe. when slide is out you have to make up a 2" difference at the end of the bed. i just cut up a memory foam mattress pad i had laying around. i wish i had done it sooner. it folds up just fine when you pull the slide in. i just put some pillows and comforter on top and it stays in place.
That’s a thought pjciii-does your wife find the bed comfy? No hips hitting the board beneath? I actually flipped the original mattress over recently so the dip is on my dogs side of the bed but the mattress is so thick I had to have someone hold the end of it up while I pulled the slide in. I am thinking about eliminating the overhang at the end of the bed, I don’t need the extra length and it would give me more room to make the bed. Is there any reason you can see that it wouldn’t work ?
It is plenty comfy. you do not feel the boards underneath. i also got a 4" full XL to replace the overhead bunk..i enjoy the extra comfort. just wish the wife and dog would left me sleep in it longer. but you do have to make up the difference. the main body of old mattress is like 4" and the end piece is 6". there is a gap between slide out and the base of bed. people will say get a mattress topper. life is to short not to be comfortable. make the bed while it is folded and then when you unfold it is all done. mattress pad, fitted sheet the top sheet. you can get to corners better. then unfold.
I slept on my new zinus 8” mattress last night !! I had some egg crate foam that I doubled under the gap at the bottom, made it level and I held it in place with the straps on the mattress pad. Only problem was....my dog didn’t let me sleep in it longer 😴 Soooo comfy, Thanks Patrick for the excellent and very affordable suggestion! Katy