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    If you want to try a foam mattress I have a brand new fitted one here you can try,
    Its about 1400mm wide from memory
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    Just found out one of my workmates opted for that mega mat in his Trackabout camper trailer from the moment it got delivered.. he's gonna set it up on the weekend I'll go and have a feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodge View Post
    Just found out one of my workmates opted for that mega mat in his Trackabout camper trailer from the moment it got delivered.. he's gonna set it up on the weekend I'll go and have a feel.

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    There are two versions, the 7.5 and the 10, make sure it's the 10, just that little bit thicker. (I am sure there is a missus joke in there somewhere ?) They will take a while for the first inflation if they have been rolled up for a long time, and you will need to use the schnozzle pump that comes with them. I actually removed the little one way flap valves in mine so it would deflate faster when I roll it up. This makes it a bit harder to easily reduce the pressure by a small amount while you are lying on it though. (This will all make sense when you actually use one and can see the little flap valves etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touses View Post
    Black Wolf self inflating. Had 'em for 3 years now,replaced foam matress in camper trailer. Effin expensive, effin good but don't roll down like the megamat in the piccie. That is impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by threedogs View Post
    You only need a 3/4 length
    All very well and good if you're a midget.

    Personally, I don't like my legs hanging off then end..... they like to be comfortable too


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    I've got several mattress sizes that I put in the back of my ute - a king single for solo trips and a double when with the wife.

    Both are high density foam mattresses from Clark Rubber, and I swear by them. I also use that 'bubble foam' underlay.

    The HD foam is very firm, and I love it. The underlay makes it a lot warmer in winter, too, because I'm basically sleeping on aluminium above the ground.

    Sometimes I sleep with sheets and a blanket. Other times, I'll just roll the swag out on top.

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    I have got the megamat 10 queen and single. Better than the mattress at home. Expensive but worth every cent. We looked for ages for comfort and pack up size. These are the best. When packing up try not to rush it and it takes a few minutes, no big deal.

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    I used a thin thermarest mattress for years on motorcycles & it did a good job, as well as packing up nice & small. In more recent times we bought a couple of King Single Diamantina 4wd mattresses. Thermarest are bonded, most '4wd mattresses, including the Diamantina are non-bonded. We bought the Diamantina's online without having seen them in the flesh & hadn't appreciated what the difference was between bonded & non-bonded. If choosing again I would go for a bonded one (albeit thicker that the one I used on the bikes).
    For those who are unaware of the difference, as we were, 'bonded' means the internal foam is glued to the outer fabric, whereas non bonded means the foam is loose inside. Both 'self inflate' but the bonded style allows the user to 'adjust' the softness/firmness by adding a few extra breaths once the mattress has expanded by itself. With the non-bonded whatever it expands to is what you've got. I'm guessing that the megamat that stevemc181 linked to earlier would be a bonded type - they roll up smaller.

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    You tend to get "bubbles" (for lack of a better word) in the non bonded type too. So the foam compresses under the heavier parts of your body and the air just moves elsewhere.

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