If sleeping on your Airstream mattress brings back childhood memories of the lumpy sleeper sofa at your grandma’s house, maybe you should consider upgrading the factory grade RV mattress in your Airstream. Finding a replacement mattress for your is not as daunting a task as it once might have been. A little knowledge and some accurate measurements can help you find the perfect Airstream mattress replacement and have you well on your way to a more comfortable night’s sleep.
Airstream Mattress Types and Sizes
Airstream RVs come in excess of 780 different floorplan configurations. The majority of mattresses in Airstream RVs have one or more radius corners and a number have cut corners. Fortunately, most of these mattresses fall in about eight general camper mattress dimensions. The most common mattress in RVs is the Queen Short (60” x 75”), other common RV mattress sizes include:
• RV King (72” x 80” or 72” x 75”)
• Cal King (72” x 84”)
• Eastern King (76” x 80”0
• Regular Queen (60” x 80”)
• Full (53” x 75”)
• Twin (38” x 75” or 38” by 80”)
• Bunks come in a variety of dimensions ranging from 28” x 75” to 42” x 80”
Things to Consider When Replacing Your Airstream RV Mattress
One consideration when looking into a replacement mattress is the height of the mattress. You can increase the height for a plusher, more comfortable mattress, just make sure you have adequate clearance (i.e., a bunk might not allow enough head room if you get a taller mattress).
Weight is another consideration. You may need to replace or reinforce your existing platform with the increased weight of your replacement mattress, dependin on the type you choose. For beds with the lift-up platforms, the gas springs may also have to be replaced with ones that can support more weight.
A third consideration is the comfort level you desire. Do you want your mattress to be extra firm, extra plush or somewhere in between? Also consider the type of mattress: foam, memory foam, innerspring, pillow top, or air mattress (read our article “RV Mattress Types: What You Need to Know” for more information in this direction, especially because depending on your mattress shape and size, the choice might have already been made for you).
Finding the Right Airstream Mattress Dimensions
• Measure the platform the RV mattress sits on, not the mattress itself, round down to the nearest lower inch.
• Measure the widest point and the longest length
• Measuring the height of your existing mattress can give you and idea of what thickness you can opt for
• Measure the number and location of radius corners and cut corners – if you have any questions in this sense just call us at our toll free number: (888) 889-2812.
If you find your mattress difficult to measure, contact Airstream for details about the dimensions for your specific mattress. At replacement-mattress.com, we can provide any foam mattress size for your Airstream. Foam RV mattresses with cut corners can easily be ordered directly through our online shop. For radius corners, however, use our custom foam mattress form or simply call us!
An Airstream replacement mattress is a pretty substantial investment, so spend some time researching before you order your custom camper mattress. Determine your comfort preferences, type of mattress you like and budget when ordering your new mattress. We at replacement-mattress.com are happy to help you work out all the details.