Truck Mattress

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Dave Reid's Comment
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I previously tried the factory 2017 Cascadia mattress, that mattress with a memory foam topper, and just the memory foam pad by itself. The combo of the two made the assembly too high...messed up access to controls and made it very difficult to access the under-bunk storage. The memory foam pad by itself was a little better than the factory mattress.

A couple of weeks ago I bit the bullet and purchased the Big Dawg mattress from sleepdogmattress dot com. WOW! I formerly had a very expensive mattress at home and this thing is even better. So comfortable, even with the truck moving. Also, there is no problem accessing the under-bunk storage. The thing is heavy - 56lbs. Now that it is unfurled and fluffed up, I'm sure that it will be a challenge to move when I change trucks, but it will be worth it.

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Department Of Transportation

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State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

icecold24k's Comment
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Yes I absolutely hated the mattress that my truck came equipped with also. It was so uncomfortable to me almost like sleeping on a cardboard box lol.. I actually went out one time when I was on hometime and bought a twin size xl memory foam mattress for my truck. Same here when it unrolled and fluffed out it is extra heavy, but getting under the bunk still isn't a problem. It is a small price to pay but now honestly my bed feels so so amazing and I get some of the best sleep ever. Sometimes I actually get better sleep in my truck than I do in my own bed at home.

PackRat's Comment
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I bought a mattress from "TheBigRigMattress.com" about two years ago when I started driving solo. It's better than the bed at home. Any mattress upgrade is money well spent, and thru last year, it was also a tax write-off for a company driver at $500+.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I ordered mine from a mattress store back home FL is a Twin XL. Then I found a mattress store in Springfield MO that actually has them in stock and you can park the rig in the mall across the street. they will have guys walk it over and install it in the truck!!!!

Cwc's Comment
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I was planning on doing the same thing when I get my new truck. I've never had a "good mattress" from the factory or the new mattress from the company.. The worst mattress I've been on was a brand new Peterbilt mattress, that thing was horrible. I found one at the Petro in Kenly,NC and found it cheaper at Truckmattress.com so.. I cant wait for my 18 T880.

Turtle's Comment
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Same. I totally hated the brand new mattress that came in my FL. So on hometime I went out and purchased my own mattress. It's heavier than stock and my bunk lid won't stay open without being propped, but well worth it.

My wife rides with me, and believe it or not both of us fit on that twin XL. So comfort is key. That, and it's pretty important that we like each other.

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Paul's Comment
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Rainy, any way you can give more info on the mattress place you found In Springfield? With any luck I’ll be upgrading in a couple of weeks and may just buy myself an upgrade present! What were the price ranges?

Keith G.'s Comment
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I'm likely the oddball, but I prefer a more firm mattress. So the new one that came with my truck does not bother me to much. I still threw on a 2" memory form topper to give it that bit of extra comfort.

But I'm also the type that buys a IKEA memory foam matress that came in a roll and most say it's nearly as firm as wood rofl-2.gif

Dave Reid's Comment
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I like a good firm mattress too...and the one that I mentioned in the original post is indeed good and firm. But unlike a thin factory mattress sitting in the plastic tray, it has a much better feel. Also, for those of us that have to sleep in a moving truck some or much of the time, it soaks up the road vibration much better than the factory setup, even if you add the foam topper. Unfortunately, it costs around $600, but to me it was worth it.

I'm likely the oddball, but I prefer a more firm mattress. So the new one that came with my truck does not bother me to much. I still threw on a 2" memory form topper to give it that bit of extra comfort.

But I'm also the type that buys a IKEA memory foam matress that came in a roll and most say it's nearly as firm as wood rofl-2.gif

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Turtle's Comment
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I'm likely the oddball, but I prefer a more firm mattress. So the new one that came with my truck does not bother me to much. I still threw on a 2" memory form topper to give it that bit of extra comfort.

But I'm also the type that buys a IKEA memory foam matress that came in a roll and most say it's nearly as firm as wood rofl-2.gif

I'm the same way. A mattress that is too soft kills me. The stock one started out ok, but seemed to develop a crater rather quickly, and was still too soft for my taste. I spent like 200 or so on the one I have now, and couldn't be happier.

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