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    For sometime, my wife and I have been unhappy with sleeping on the cushions that come standard with Elite Travel Trailers,  not to be confused with the larger Elite II, standard with mattresses.
    I purchased a single sized foam mattress but this too was unwieldy, not fitting either bed well. I had talked to other Oliver owners and was referred to Southern Mattress located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. I contacted them and they indeed confirmed they would custom make a mattress for my Oliver Elite. My conundrum was how I could configure the mattress to access the components and storage areas under the seats. A full sized mattress would be just too much to lift and hold in place as I pulled out storage items, much less to try to work on a component (electrical, hydraulics, water, etc.). As I explained this to my wife telling her I wanted to split the mattress in half, she pointed out it would be very uncomfortable, sliding down in the crack. She said ” split it where the bench ends, 1/3 and 2/3s. The crack will be at your knees and you will not feel it”. I contacted Southern Mattress and they agreed to cut it where ever I wanted it cut.
    I traveled to Rocky Mount, North Carolina and found this to be a family owned company. I arrived in late afternoon and the owner took me to his home. There, we hooked up my trailer with electrical and water on a pad next to his home. The next morning I pulled my trailer to the factory and they began to make my mattress. With each step, they asked me to approve the work, include changes I wanted made, etc. they measured the trailer, made the pattern and asked if I wanted extra room to be able to put bed linens on the mattress. The pattern was a good fit for the 2/3 – 1/3 combination. In short, I was very pleased with the mattress. I selected a 5″ firm foam with another layer of soft memory foam. That night, I had the best sleep ever in my Oliver Elite.
    I also had a mattress made for the smaller dinette/bed. I used the single sized foam mattress that I had purchased earlier in the year. Southern Mattress did not object to this. Again, they cut the foam to the 1/3-2/3 combination. Each matress was covered in a premium quality quilted cover, fire retardant and straps sewn in to make moving easy. The mattress was double sewn all the way around to reinforce the straps. By noon, I was on the road, headed home.

    That night, I slept for the first time very comfortably on my new custom-made mattress. It now slides over easily and stores on top of the other matress while I access the storage and component areas.
    If you are interested in a quality mattress, custom made, they now have patterns for both the Elite and the Elite II. They can custom make you a mattress and ship to you. They do not press the mattress in a roll. Rather they box the mattress and ship it to you.

    Southern Matress Company 1812 Cokey Road  Rocky Mount , North Carolina. 800-227-8701
    Below are pictures of my mattresses in my Oliver Elite.


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    Wow!  Very creative.  Thank you for posting.

    Sweet dreams!


    1 user thanked author for this post.

    How awesome that they were able to accommodate all your requests!

    Happy Camping,


    Reed & Karen Lukens

    2017 Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200

    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel 

    Towing MPG 19.4 @ 55mph, 15.8 @ 75mph 


    Mike and Carol
    Mike and Carol

    Coy, that’s a great story.  It’s good to know businesses like that are still out there!  Sleep well – Mike

    Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

    The Lone Star Oliver #135 | 2016 Ram Lone Star Crew Cab 4X4 5.7L Hemi



    Nice looking job and looks very comfortable, too!  Excellent use of the Ollie’s space!



    2015 Elite II Hull # 75 

    2016 Toyota Tundra



    Just wanted to say thank you for sharing this information. I didn’t even know you could get a mattress made to fit. So happy!!!

    Carole ....and a couple of Malinois

    2016 Legacy Elite II #175

    2016 Ram 2500 6.4 HD 4x4


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