Are these mattresses similar to the popular Southern Mattress?
Yes, they are. The materials are near-identical and provide the same level of comfort at half the cost.
How much does a #1701 Full mattress weigh?
About 45 lbs.
What are the dimensions of the mattress box?
All boxes are 15" x 15" x 44", regardless of mattress size. Sets are shipped separately.
How should I unbox/unwrap the mattress?
Remove the mattress from the box and take it into the Casita. Remove the outer plastic (tube) bag. Spread out the mattress where you want it to reside, gel topper side up. Cut away and remove the outer plastic and position. Allow 24 hours for the compressed mattress to completely expand.
Should I remove my Casita cushions?
YES. Consider: The mattress is 8" thick. The cushions are 4". In most Casitas. The additional height would interfere with vents and table heights. Also, should you need to get under the benches, it would be that much more to deal with. Additional height would also put you that much closer to the bottom of the windows, and to the upper cabinets when you sit up in bed. There are also owners who use the bed as a place to sit, and the additional height makes it a bit more awkward for the horizontally-challenged.
I ordered the kitchen folding shelf. Will the mattress interfere?
Unfortunately, the factory-installed shelf does NOT clear the mattress when it's in the stowed position; however, the folding shelves sold by Little House Customs have now been modified to accommodate the 8" high mattresses.
Can I order a mattress less than 8" thick?
Can I have a mattress shipped to Little Home On The Road, Little House Customs, or Clifton Upholstery for pickup?
Yes, you can, however, regular shipping charges will apply.
Do these mattresses have any chemical odors?
No, they do not.
Can these mattresses be flipped?
No, because the cool gel top has to be facing up.
Where can I find mattress pads and linens for these mattresses?
I've found only one company that makes pads and sheet sets, and those are for the
#1701 Full size mattresses ONLY
54 x 76 Casita fits mattress up to 9”.