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LordKaos

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Scott I was wondering if you could enlighten me about RTT replacement mattresses. I have been looking at the site you recommended in another thread, foambymail.com and am really liking the prices and available covers. I would like to know what is the thickest mattress that can be comfortably closed without putting too much stress on the tent when closed? The Smittybilt Overlander only comes with a 2" mattress so clearly I want to go at least 3" deep, especially since I am 200 pounds. Any help is appreciated.

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The way to check how much extra mattress thickness your tent can handle is close it up and tighten down the cinch straps. Then check to height difference between the platform halves at the hinges and strap ends. I have only used the foambymail mattresses in MOAB tents and for rollup mattresses. Your could try staying with 2" also, but going with a denser foam. There customer service # should be able to help with a recommendation.

With the Tepuis which I use and am a dealer for, they come with a 2.5" thick mattress. My guess is you could squeeze a 3" mattress inside a Tepui but it would be tight.
Scott Chaney - Owner of Compact Camping Concepts
Home of the DIY Explorer Box and Dinoot trailers, also Tent Topped camping

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(01-17-2019, 06:26 AM) Scott Wrote: The way to check how much extra mattress thickness your tent can handle is close it up and tighten down the cinch straps.  Then check to height difference between the platform halves at the hinges and strap ends.  I have only used the foambymail mattresses in MOAB tents and for rollup mattresses.  Your could try staying with 2" also, but going with a denser foam.  There customer service # should be able to help with a recommendation.

With the Tepuis which I use and am a dealer for, they come with a 2.5" thick mattress.  My guess is you could squeeze a 3" mattress inside a Tepui but it would be tight.


I guess I will have to curb my impatience and wait until I actually have the tent and have installed it so I can get a feel for things in person before making an order. I am going to talk with foambymail tomorrow, see if perhaps I could get some small samples to test out.

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(01-17-2019, 11:11 PM) LordKaos Wrote:
(01-17-2019, 06:26 AM) Scott Wrote: The way to check how much extra mattress thickness your tent can handle is close it up and tighten down the cinch straps.  Then check to height difference between the platform halves at the hinges and strap ends.  I have only used the foambymail mattresses in MOAB tents and for rollup mattresses.  Your could try staying with 2" also, but going with a denser foam.  There customer service # should be able to help with a recommendation.

With the Tepuis which I use and am a dealer for, they come with a 2.5" thick mattress.  My guess is you could squeeze a 3" mattress inside a Tepui but it would be tight.


I guess I will have to curb my impatience and wait until I actually have the tent and have installed it so I can get a feel for things in person before making an order. I am going to talk with foambymail tomorrow, see if perhaps I could get some small samples to test out.

Yea let us know if they’ll do some samples. I’m curious to know myself
Derek C.
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Well they haven't responded yet, I figure early next week they sshould then I will let you guys know.

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That's cool man. I just got my tent ordered this morning. It should be delivered by the 25th, I hope. 
I am still looking, and hoping to find a tool box like the one you got. But so far I keep striking out on used ones. I really don't want to pay $150 for a used box.
Derek C.
Hampton, GA
 
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