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VanMo12

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What foam should I get for my chair/bed?
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:58:09 AM »
I'm really confused, I've found a place to get my campervan foam from, but I don't know what type to get there are loads! Can any of you recommend one please, before I go ordering the wrong thing?

https://www.gbfoamdirect.co.uk

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Re: What foam should I get for my chair/bed?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 09:23:55 AM »
Greetings & Welcome!

This is a really good question...  Here in the USA we have places that sell camper pads, and they come in different densities (hardness/softness) but we can physically choose what we think is best.  I lay them on the floor then sit and lay on them until I find a comfy one.

It's hard because I think it depends on your size and weight, and everybody's different.  If you can't find a place to buy it in person, I see the place you linked has a phone number listed...  I  would give them a call and describe exactly what you're doing, and maybe they can help you make the best decision.

Good Luck & keep us posted!

 
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Re: What foam should I get for my chair/bed?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 09:07:05 PM »
Greetings & Welcome!

This is a really good question...  Here in the USA we have places that sell camper pads, and they come in different densities (hardness/softness) but we can physically choose what we think is best.  I lay them on the floor then sit and lay on them until I find a comfy one.

It's hard because I think it depends on your size and weight, and everybody's different.  If you can't find a place to buy it in person, I see the place you linked has a phone number listed...  I  would give them a call and describe exactly what you're doing, and maybe they can help you make the best decision.

Good Luck & keep us posted!

 
I went for 8" thickness of reflex firm foam from efoam.co.uk.  It's really comfortable to sleep on - doesn't feel like a foam mattress at all.

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Re: What foam should I get for my chair/bed?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 07:21:27 PM »
Surprisingly, we have found 4" of foam to be more than enough and have been happier with the foam in our van than any normal bed mattress we've ever slept on.

Here's a list of materials used on building our bed, including the type of foam we ordered: https://meanderingexplorers.com/custom-convertible-sofa-bed-in-a-camper-van/#itemized-list-convertible-cushions. Hope this helps!
« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 07:30:33 PM by meanderingexplorers.com »