The Best RV Mattress for a Great Night’s Sleep


We’ve slept on 6 different RV mattresses (and 2 pillow top mattress in our home) over the last couple of years, but our latest mattress is by far the best RV mattress we’ve ever owned.

Don’t skimp on your mattress. Few things are more important than sleep.

We’ve used 2 different mattresses with the custom air settings to control softness on each side. A couple of the mattresses were pillow top mattresses (these were a close second to our current favorite in this post). And a couple of them were just your standard RV bedroom mattress.

We’ve bought this mattress twice now (once for a travel trailer and once for our current Class A), so I really do stand behind it being the best RV mattress we’ve ever slept on.

The mattress I’m referring to is the 8 inch memory foam mattress that can be bought on Amazon for about $220 shipped (Queen size). The first time we had it shipped, it was Prime and only took two days. However, the second time, all they had was standard shipping so it took about 5. The shipping time didn’t matter. We love this thing.

It’s still crazy to me you can click on a mattress online, and in two days a delivery truck shows up with it in a box just a little bigger than a laundry basket with your mattress in it! No driving to a store to lay on a bunch of mattresses. No waiting in line or waiting for a salesman. No dragging that thing to your truck (or the pain of borrowing a truck if you don’t have one).
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Sit on your couch. Click. Wait. Boom. Here’s your mattress. It’s that easy. Crazy.

best-tv-mattressSet up time is simple as well.

  • Cut open the box
  • Place the wrapped up mattress on the bed
  • Cut open the second layer holding it together.
  • Cut open the plastic layer
  • Watch in awe as your mattress expands within just a few minutes

I was hesitant to buy this mattress at first for our RV because of the price. Many of the other memory foam mattresses were more expensive. If something is half the cost of the competition, could it still be as good?

In this case, the answer is a resounding, yes! This memory foam mattress is the perfect fit between “so hard it hurts you during the night” to “so soft, your body aches when you wake up”.

With our motorhome’s original mattress, I would have to change what side I was sleeping on a dozen times during the night because I was going numb. Now I can sleep on one side pretty much the whole night and maybe change sides once. It’s a huge difference.

Waking up during the night because of an ache or pain pushes me out of my deep sleep and that is a big deal. Quality of sleep is as much, if not more important than quantity of sleep.

While researching how thick of a memory foam mattress to purchase, I looked at 6 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch. The 6 inch ones were not thick enough and had complaints about feeling what was underneath the mattress. The 10 inch was thick enough, but sometimes it was actually to soft and thick. The price was also more than double the cost of the 8 inch.

I even looked into getting a custom cut RV mattress. The mattress size I needed on my travel trailer was slightly shorter than a standard queen and it had rounded corners. One of the advantages of a memory foam mattress like this one is it could be cut to size.

Cutting an 8″ memory foam mattress would not be as simple as cutting a memory foam topper, but I would say it could be done. Clip the fabric to the side, cut the mattress itself, and then re-sew the fabric. If any of my readers has done this or has pics of someone who has, let me know and I’ll add it to this post.

All in all, if you don’t want something extra firm or something super soft, I don’t think you can go wrong with this memory foam mattress for your RV. It has more than 1,400 reviews with an average rating of about 4.5 stars. Buy with confidence and enjoy!



  1. angela on January 3, 2016 at 1:54 am


    we currently have an rv and will be using it for living. the length where the orignial bed was is at 72 inces long. Can you tell me where you have this foam mattress, does it hang off the end or does it fit perfectly? Also do you only use the foam or do you have a mattress under it?

    Where is a good place to buy rv mattress’s? most are at 75 feet long and I think that this would hand off the end.

    thank you,

    • nathan on January 3, 2016 at 6:08 am

      Our mattress is a full-size queen and is 60″ x 80″. It’s in the master bedroom and does not hang off because the platform was built for a standard queen mattress.

      For a short queen mattress you could either go to Camping World if you are looking for something local or you could look at short queen memory foam mattresses on Amazon. The mattresses on Camping World look like they are $800+tax and the Amazon 10″ memory foam ones will be less than $250 so I would probably go the Amazon route. It’s not the exact same memory foam mattress I own, but the 10″ ones look like they are built the same way and the reviews are outstanding.

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