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Choosing the Best RV Mattress

Part of the appeal of a home on wheels is making do with less so you can travel further, but quality of sleep is important wherever you are.

Most RVs come with a basic mattress that may not offer the support you need to get a good night's rest. It could be time to invest in a new mattress if you're noticing sags or lumps. You might think you can make do for a few nights, but your weekend getaway isn't as enjoyable if you're waking up with a sore neck or back.

Our specialty RV mattresses use the same luxury Halcyon foam technology as our standard mattresses. Designed for superior comfort, the foam is infused with microscopic air capsules to better adapt to your body's contours. Gel memory foam RV mattresses help you sleep comfortably whether you're at the Grand Canyon, exploring the Great Lakes or making your way through the southern states.

Get Better Rest On the Road With an RV Memory Foam Mattress

One of the keys to a good night's sleep is a mattress that's firm enough to keep your body properly aligned but has enough yield to relieve pressure on your hips and shoulders.

Whether you choose to sink into the softness of our Venus Comfort Plush RV Mattress or prefer a Miranda Medium Firm RV Mattress, you're getting distinctive layers of foam that work together to ease tension on pressure points and keep your spine supported.

Additional Considerations When Buying a Mattress for an RV Durability

When you're limited on space in your camper, a bed often does double duty during the day. It's a place to lounge and do a crossword or a play space for the kids to spread out their toys.

Our gel memory foam is 40% lower in product density than high-end memory foam but is exceptionally durable.

Temperature-Neutral Sleeping Surface

During your travels, you want to enjoy glorious sunshine and warmth during the day, but climbing temperatures and humidity can make it uncomfortable at night.

Memory foam traditionally sleeps warm, but a gel foam bed offers comfort at almost any temperature, letting air circulate and drawing heat away from the body. A Venus Plush or Miranda Medium Firm RV mattress delivers a pleasant, temperature-neutral surface to rest on.

Motion Absorption

Sleeping in close quarters in an RV means the slightest movement or noise from your fellow travelers can disrupt your rest.

Whether you're sharing a king-size RV mattress or full-size RV mattress, you're much less likely to feel your partner climbing in or out of bed if it's constructed with gel memory foam. A gel foam bed also makes little, if any, noise, so you won't be disturbed if someone's shifting around at night.

Comparing Other Types of RV Mattresses

The best RV mattress for your camper comes down to your individual preference and needs. Here's a quick look at how innerspring and air mattresses compare to an RV foam mattress.

Innerspring Mattress

The firmness of a spring mattress depends on how thick the springs are and how they're arranged, but if you're looking for a thinner mattress for your camper, you're liking getting less support for your body. A spring mattress doesn't bounce back into shape like memory foam and may eventually develop indentations over time.

Check out our blog for a more detailed comparison of gel foam beds and traditional spring mattresses.

Air Mattress

An air mattress is convenient because it can be deflated for storage, but there's always a risk of damage or a leak, which can be a challenge to fix in the middle of the night or when you're on the road. Air mattresses have different settings so you can fill them to the desired firmness, although it's sometimes hard to maintain the level consistently.

Sizes of RV Mattresses

RV mattresses are typically smaller than standard mattresses because the sleeping quarters in a recreational vehicle are more compact. A queen RV mattress doesn't have the same dimensions as a queen mattress for a standard bed, for example. Look for mattresses specifically crafted for RVs for the best fit.

Sizes also vary between manufacturers. Be sure to measure the platform or surface your mattress rests on instead of your current mattress to ensure you get the correct size.

Both our Venus Plush and Miranda Medium Firm mattresses are available in a full range of sizes for an RV.

RV Twin Mattress: 34 inches by 74 inches

RV Three Quarter Mattress: 48 inches by 75 inches

RV Queen Mattress (short queen): 60 inches by 75 inches

RV Full Size Mattress: 54 inches by 80 inches

RV King Mattress: 72 inches by 80 inches

Whether you take your recreational vehicle out for a week at the lake or several months on the road, traveling in an RV is about freedom and adventure. That doesn't mean you can't sleep as comfortably as you do when you're home. Ensure that you're well-rested with a gel foam RV mattress and wake up refreshed for new experiences every day.