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Mattress for Gooseneck

Discussion in 'Tack & Equipment' started by hayburnerheights, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. hayburnerheights

    hayburnerheights Senior Member

    Jan 19, 2009
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    New question! :p

    What is everyone using or recommendations for overnight sleeping in the gooseneck part of your trailer?

    We are trying to decide what would work best do to the environment of a horse trailer (Futon/memory foam pad/Mattress of some type). We are thinking of doing a few overnight trips next summer :D

    Looking for ideas & suggestions
    thanks again!:)
  2. MissKitty

    MissKitty Senior Member+

    Dec 28, 2008
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    I have a mattress out of an old sofa/sleeper couch we used to have. I keep it inside of a waterproof mattress cover.

    I would not recommend a futon mattress especially if your trailer is not 100% sealed from pesky rodents or if it is not insulated yet. Once one of them gets wet it can be a nightmare to get dry again before it turns nasty.
  3. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2008
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    Ikea has some very nice and comfortable mattresses that are not thick, but very supportive. They are reasonably priced, too. The suggestion to use a cover is sound for this application, too.
  4. Shoers_girl

    Shoers_girl Senior Member

    Jul 8, 2009
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    yes as the 1st poster said a matress from a sleeper sofa is perfect.
    cause it folds up to fit throgh the door into the gooseneck,(some regular wont fit) in the door its not thick so if you have a low celling it sves 4 inches or so.

    Air mattress are nice but I am too rough on them we popped two one the dog did and the second my spurs from sitting on it watching the t.v.

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