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Casper 10” “Element” memory foam mattress (mod)


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After sleeping on our twin Southern Mattresses in our Ollie, my wife and I both decided that the comfort level was not what we hoped for. We were experiencing pressure point pain in our shoulders and hip joints. We don’t experience this pain on our memory foam mattress at home. After some research, we decided to purchase the Casper “Element” memory foam mattress in a standard Queen size.
We learned that Target is a retailer for the Element. We called our local Target store and found one in stock, asked them to hold it and we bought it.
The element has many strong 5️ reviews so we thought we would give it a try. After the purchase we brought it home and actually slept on it for a few hours on the floor of our home and are very happy with the comfort level, especially no pressure point shoulder and hip pain. Truly a night and day difference in comfort level from the Southern Mattress which uses coil springs.
Naturally we wanted to be sure that this mattress was going to meet our comfort level before the cutting began. (Casper has a return policy if you don’t like the memory foam you can return it). After we were satisfied with the comfort level of the Element the surgery plan began. 
We used our Southern Mattress twin as a template for the radius and marked the foam. Then used an electric meat carving knife to carefully cut the 10” foam in to two halves for what Oliver calls a twin sized mattress. Essentially we made two 30” X 75” mattresses naturally with the radius to fit our Ollie. Choosing the 10” thick Casper Element allowed us to use our existing AB lifestyle fitted water proof mattress cover and fitted sheet and blankets.  (We sold both the Southern Mattresses to a nice couple from Georgia who are taking delivery of their OLEll in Dec).

Happy Camping!
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note-
Naturally mattress comfort is very subjective. So what feels comfortable to some may not be to others.

10” thick Memory foam with mattress cover after radius cut-

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Memory foam before cutting the radius-

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Interesting.  Do you plan on cutting the Oliver corner radius yourself?  How thick are these?

Bill

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26 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

Interesting.  Do you plan on cutting the Oliver corner radius yourself?  How thick at these?

Bill

Hi Bill,

I already cut the corner aka radius, it was easy with the electric knife. 
The mattress is 10” thick and the blue cooling foam is on the top side of the mattress that you lay on. It took about 2 hrs to complete the cutting. We already installed the new memory foam mattresses in the Ollie, it’s like sleeping on a cloud ☁️. Very pleased with the outcome. (Note the Southern Mattresses were 8.5” in thickness.)

-David

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I don't know anything about the Casper mattress, but I'm a big fan of their pillows. 

I'm impressed with the work - you obviously know how to wield an electric knife.  Great job with the cover also.  

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Curious how heavy are these to flip out of the way to get into the basement areas? Memory foam as a rule tends to be heavy and gangly to deal with. Nice job on the cutting though. 

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2 hours ago, Overland said:

I don't know anything about the Casper mattress, but I'm a big fan of their pillows. 

I'm impressed with the work - you obviously know how to wield an electric knife.  Great job with the cover also.  

Thanks Overland. My goal was to take my time and complete the task very carefully cutting only the foam and I managed to do so. Now you have us thinking about buying the pillows! 👍🏻😊

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1 hour ago, routlaw said:

Curious how heavy are these to flip out of the way to get into the basement areas? Memory foam as a rule tends to be heavy and gangly to deal with. Nice job on the cutting though. 

Thank you. The memory foam is actually a little lighter than the Southern Mattress, but not my much. I have yet to move a mattress that did not fight back a little in weight or size. All in all very happy with the end result. 

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5 minutes ago, SeaDawg said:

That looks great. nice work.

More importantly,  glad you are comfortable!

 

Thank you Seadawg! Like everyone we like a great nights rest! 😴

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2 minutes ago, rideandfly said:

David,

Hats off to a fine job and modification!  :classic_smile:

Bill,

Thank you,, and hopefully a good full nights rest! 👍🏻😴😊

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