Take at-home comfort on the road by adding a latex mattress topper to your RV bed.
There’s nothing worse than struggling to get a good night’s sleep while on vacation. And while not everyone expects opulent at-home comfort while camping in a recreational vehicle, camper mattresses should at least be more comfortable than sleeping on the ground. Sadly, that’s not always the case.
If sleeping in your RV leaves you sore and cranky every morning, here’s how to revitalize your RV mattress with a Naturally Nestled latex mattress topper.
Why are RV mattresses so uncomfortable?
Even in the most expensive models, RV mattresses are often very uncomfortable. Often made from cheap foam or coils with minimal padding, this can definitely put a damper on a dream vacation.
RV mattresses are not the same size as regular mattresses; they’re both thinner and also usually shorter and narrower than those we sleep on at home. (Here’s a handy RV mattress size chart from The Sleep Foundation.)
Because weight is always a consideration when either driving or hauling an RV, standard mattresses are likely too heavy to haul around. For these reasons, RV mattresses tend to be much thinner and lighter than regular mattresses, which solves the problems of weight and space-saving while often sacrificing comfort.
The benefits of adding a topper to your uncomfortable RV mattress
If your RV mattress is uncomfortable, simply replacing it with a regular mattress isn’t a good solution. As with a regular mattress at home, adding a latex topper can give a so-so or worse mattress new life. Depending on the state of your RV mattress, you can get a two- or three-inch latex mattress topper for it. We outline the differences in different mattress topper thickness in this post. A two-inch topper is a great choice if your existing RV mattress is okay but not terrible. To transform your RV sleep experience, opt for a three-inch topper.
Why latex is the best mattress topper choice for an RV
That musty odor that plagues some campers is sometimes caused by mold or mildew buildup over seasons spent outdoors. Sometimes older mattresses can take on mold, mildew, and/or a musty odor. Adding a latex mattress topper–which has antimicrobial properties and is mold and mildew resistant–can prevent that stinky mattress syndrome while keeping mold allergens at bay.
Latex is also a much healthier bedding material than the synthetic foams used in many mattresses and toppers. Foam toppers are made from petrochemicals, which makes them a less sustainable option, too. Last but not least, latex toppers last much longer than synthetic ones, maintaining the suppleness and support unique to this material.
Customizing a latex mattress to fit your RV bed
Did you know that natural and organic latex toppers are easy to cut to customize their fit? If special sizing is required, they can easily be self-cut using an electric carving knife or large sharp scissors. The DIY Natural Bedding blog gives some great tips on how to cut natural latex. All you have to do is measure your RV mattress and cut your latex topper to the same size and you’ll be ready to hit the road and still sleep comfortably.