I know you were all waiting with baited breath to read about the mattress–well here goes.
We have purchased two memory foam mattresses lately from Amazon–one for the toyhauler and one for the truck camper. We LOVE the one in the toyhauler–I slept better on that mattress than on any other mattress, EVER. No aches and pains during the night plus I didn’t feel “old” when I got up each morning. We LOVE that mattress.
So, we purchase a truck camper which of course has its original crummy RV mattress. But, I can’t just order the exact same one I purchased for the toyhauler–did I mention I LOVE that mattress. The head room in the bed area of a truck camper is limited. There are also cabinets with opening doors along one side of the mattress. So–depth is important. The mattress cannot be thicker than eight inches, the one in the toyhauler is ten inches.
The toyhauler mattress was available in an eight inch–problem solved, or so I thought until we slept on the dang thing! At home and back on Amazon I realized my mistake–notice the different word in the descriptions???
Toyhauler–Zinus Memory Foam 10 Inch / Supreme / Ultra Plush / Cloud-like Mattress, Queen–
Truck Camper–Zinus Memory Foam 8 Inch / Deluxe / Ultra Plush / Cloud-like Mattress, Queen–
You click on the “10 inch” and you get the first description, click on the “8 inch” and you get the second description. At the Zinus mattress company there is a whole heck of a lot of difference in “supreme” versus “deluxe!” When asked why I was returning the mattress, I wrote, “this mattress is anything BUT “cloud-like!!”
Amazon is great about returns but returning a memory foam mattress would be beyond most people–the mattresses are delivered in large boxes, weighing about 60-70 pounds. They are vacuum sealed in a plastic bag and the mattresses expand when that bag is released. Now you are dealing with a queen size, 60 pound piece of memory foam. Returning one of these would defeat most people–but remember, I have the Cowboy! I will let the photos tell you the story–
Once the Cowboy had used all these crank straps to subdue the mattress, he then used an old water ski rope to tie the mattress, releasing the crank straps. All subdued and in a box (of course we had destroyed the original box because, remember we LOVED the original mattress!!)We had a package scheduled for delivery to us on Tuesday and when our UPS driver came with that package he took the mattress box with him. As I said, Amazon is great about returns–once the shipping label was scanned into the UPS driver’s machine, I received an email from Amazon saying my refund had been processed to my credit card. I guess Amazon figures if the box has shipped they will eventually get it. Amazon paid the return shipping too.
So, there you have it–the mattress saga!
Still smokey which makes for beautiful sunsets–