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Anyone who has spent much time in an RV knows that the mattresses they come equipped with are often not something to write home about.

The Polysleep Mattress for RVs is a game-changer for your sleep while out and about in your caravan. 

Below you will learn more about RV mattresses and why our short queen mattress, made in Canada, is the best choice for your recreational vehicle.

What are the Differences Between an RV Mattress and a Standard Mattress?

There are quite a few differences between standard mattresses you’d use on your bed, like the Zephyr Mattress and an RV mattress. 

One of the most notable is the fact that the sizes are often different. This is to accommodate the limited space inside the caravan.

It’s also why the debate between flat sheet vs fitted sheet often arises when purchasing sheets for these non-standard mattresses. Many people will simply use additional flat bed sheets instead of fitted sheets because they are easier to work with.

Using a white flat sheet can also help the room and the bed feel more spacious, which is good for tighter quarters inside a caravan. 

Other differences though should not be overlooked. For instance, RV mattresses are lighter weight than standard mattresses. This places less stress on your motors when pulling RVs. 

You will also find greater flexibility in RV mattresses than with standard ones. This makes cleaning and maneuvering the mattresses easier, which is important in recreational vehicles that often have more cramped spaces than your home.

A dog on Polysleep's VR mattress in a trailer bedroom

What is a Short Queen Mattress?

Because space is more limited in an RV than in your home, they usually use what is known as a short queen mattress.

These mattresses are typically the same width as a standard queen mattress but five inches shorter

This again begets the old flat sheet vs. fitted sheet debate where flat bed sheets come out on top (and bottom as the case happens to be) as the better choice due to the flexibility in sizing they deliver.

Of course, there are other non-standard mattress sizes for RVs as well, including the following:

  • RV Twin
  • Truck
  • Bunk 
  • Three-quarter
  • RV full or Double
  • Standard Queen
  • RV King

Many of these are available in multiple sizes to accommodate different manufacturers sizing and designs. 

You’ll need to measure your RV bed before purchasing a mattress, just to make sure you’re getting the right size for your specific vehicle.

Front 3/4 view of the Polysleep VR mattress in the bedroom of a trailer

Polysleep short queen RV mattress size

The Polysleep short queen RV mattress is available in a convenient 75” by 60” by 10” size and weighs in at only 57 pounds, making it an excellent choice for your recreational vehicle. 

It doesn’t add too much weight, which can put stress on the engine, and is thick enough to provide outstanding comfort and support while you sleep.

We believe our mattress is an attractive mattress option because the combination of size, weight, density, and comfort are ideal for those who travel frequently in their RVs. 

Un couple et leur chien naviguant sur leur portable et installés sur le matelas VR Polysleep dans une roulotte

Top it off with a 10-year warranty and a full 100-night risk-free trial along with free shipping and simple returns and there is no need to fear purchasing this mattress. 

If you don’t know what type of bed sheets to use, just choose flat bed sheets for these mattresses. It’s easier to fold and store and it’s easier to use on a mattress that isn’t a standard mattress size.

How to choose your mattress for RV?

There are certain qualities you want to consider when looking for a RV mattress that may not be the same as when you purchase a mattress for your home.

Consider these factors when choosing one for your recreational vehicle:

  • Size of the bed. Most RVs have multiple beds that are each sized differently. Keep that in mind as you shop around for your ideal mattress.
  • Comfort. You want your mattress to be comfortable enough that you can enjoy quality sleep while you’re camping.
  • Waterproof. Waterproof mattresses are always ideal. Especially in recreational vehicles that may be stored for part of the year without humidity and moisture control.
  • Support. Without adequate support, no mattress is comfortable enough for any kind of quality sleep. Make sure your RV mattress offers sufficient support to meet your needs.
  • Firmness. Far too often people mistake firmness for support. They are not the same thing. You want your mattress to be firm enough that you don’t sink into the mattress when lying down at night.
A smiling couple lying on their trailer bed

You might also have different preferences according to how you sleep (stomach, back, or side) and how your partner sleeps as well as your weight.

Heavier people often prefer thicker mattresses with additional support and firmness, for instance. 

What makes the RV Mattress by Polysleep unique?

The Polysleep RV mattress has a lot to offer anyone who is looking for a great night’s sleep in their caravan. 

Sleeping well not only improves your ability to drive the next day but also enhances your enjoyment of your time on the road, allowing you to maximize your experience. 

The Polysleep box outside next to a trailer

These are a few benefits unique to Polysleep that improve your sleep quality.

  • Open-cell Polysleep foam
  • Support
  • Temperature control
  • Liquid repellent
  • Integrated support frame
  • Zero motion transfer
  • Breathable foam
  • Antimicrobial foam (ISO 20743)
  • CertiPUR-US Certified
  • Made in Canada (Quebec)
  • Easy setup

Learn more : How to sleep in hot weather?

Thermomêtre démontrant la température d'une canicule

These things all add up to an incredible night’s sleep night after night. 

Other benefits to consider with the Polysleep Short Queen RV mattress include the 100-night risk-free trial, the 10-year warranty, and the Polysleep commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.

If you’re in the market for a new mattress for your motorhome, Polysleep’s RV Mattress is an excellent choice to consider for all the reasons above and plenty more. Contact us today if you have any questions or to learn more about all our mattress options.

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Front view of the Polysleep VR mattress installed in a trailer


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