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What mattresses or pads are you using on your bed platforms?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OldManTacoFeels, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:16 PM
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    OldManTacoFeels

    OldManTacoFeels [OP] The bells of tacos

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    Just built a sleeping platform in my long bed and I need some advice on what kind of mattress I should get. I know a full-size would fit pretty well but looking for suggestions
     
  2. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:01 PM
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    Hamishmartin47

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    Icon Front & Rear Dakar Leafs Baja Designs S8 30'' & SAE Fogs Shittybilt 9500 Synthetic Arb Compressor Sound Deadened Sound system + Sub + Deck Custom Bed Drawer System Skid Plates
    High density foam!! 3-4'' and you wont feel the plywood underneath you! Its not cheap but ive had mine bashed around and rolled around in dirt for 4 years and its great..
     
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  3. Jul 1, 2020 at 1:41 AM
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    loudboy

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    I cant say enough good things about my REI Dreamer self-inflating foam pad. It is firmer/better support(and cheaper) than the Exped MegaMat, and deflates much thinner than a foam mattress will ever go.
     
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  4. Jul 1, 2020 at 3:50 AM
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    2" Memory Foam Mattress Topper wrapped with a thick fleece blanket. I bought a full size and trimmed to fit. Very comfortable for me.

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    Lelandt

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    At 250lbs, I am happy with most upper end backpacking pads with about 3"-4" of thickness. But in my Tacoma, I use a Solace pad (custom sized/built out of Jackson, WY) and it's fantastic!
     
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    Hobbs

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    Yep…
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    I have an 8” with memory foam topper I picked up at Walmart. They had 4 or 5 to choose from. I trimmed 6”-8” length-wise to fit my platform. Suuuper comfy! :thumbsup:
    This is the best pic I have with me:

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    I have a short bed with softopper and platform built in. I use the softopper tent attachment when I camp and that makes the bed a full 7.5 feet long which is awesome. Then, there is plenty of room.

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    lynlan1819

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    Go to Walmart they sell the foam mattress in boxes in all sizes and thickness.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2022 at 5:56 PM
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    tacomaware68

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    Mid Rise Leer cap, Liberty Brake controller, sleeping platform in back, nothing exciting :-)
    Allot have suggested the Milliard mattress (75 inches x 52 inches x 4 inches) - isn't that a bit wider and longer than the box even with a platform? Does that work - does it just compress a little and fit?
     
  14. Oct 26, 2022 at 1:56 PM
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    wi_taco

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    JoAnn Fabrics sells Airtex brand high-density "upholstery foam" in various thicknesses. I was on a time crunch during my build and couldn't source the various mattresses/inflatable pads others have already shared so I went with 3" foam because they had it on the shelf. It works pretty well except I got fatter and the 3" sinks a little bit where my big ass rests. Still doesn't bottom out and feels comfortable to me but 4" might be better if you are on the bigger side. Cost for the 3" foam I think was around $125 about a year ago and that includes some extra cutoffs after I trimmed to fit the bed.

    Bedding supplies I use a full size fitted & flat sheet set and a Walmart full size comforter. I close up the camper shell at night but open the sliders, and with just the comforter I'm usually cozy down to around 35-40°F. If it dips lower I add a 50°F Coleman sleeping bag also from Walmart (maroon color, usually cost about $40) and then I'm comfy down to 20°F or maybe slightly below. In the future I will be adding a 12v heated blanket for the really cold nights and winter camping.

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  15. Oct 26, 2022 at 2:20 PM
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    I've learned a thing or two from other pop-up owners. I run a layered system to sleep on, because I'm a princess. Feel free to integrate some of it into your beds.

    From wood platform up, I stack three things:

    • Base layer of 1/2" interlocking exercise/gym tiles. This is essential for anyone with hip soreness.
    • Amazon basics 4" trifold mattress as my middle layer. Adds more cushion, folds away for traveling.
    • Lucid 5" gel mattress as my top.
    I don't expect 9.5 inches of mattress to fit in your beds, but I do strongly recommend the gym mat. That made a bigger difference than stacking two mattresses. :cookiemonster:



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  16. Oct 26, 2022 at 5:29 PM
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    Exped MegaMat. Yes, it's expensive. Very comfortable.
     
  17. Feb 23, 2023 at 7:23 PM
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    Can you share more pics of yourself inside the bed I’m ISO of hood ideas for my bed build
     

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