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How warm is a latex topper over coil spring mattress 22 Jun 2021 20:01 #1

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I have a camper mattress that is in good shape, but firm with little in the top cushioning area. I had a 3" memory foam topper on it but found it too warm and I didn't care for the sunk into the bed feeling. I move around a lot and sleep on either side or front, rarely back. Would a latex topper be any cooler, thinking 2" might be enough. Can anybody give me a comparison of the 2 vs innerspring for temps? Thanks in advance. Great forum.

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How warm is a latex topper over coil spring mattress 23 Jun 2021 14:26 #2

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Hi Outlook:

I have a camper mattress that is in good shape, but firm with little in the top cushioning area. I had a 3" memory foam topper on it but found it too warm and I didn't care for the sunk into the bed feeling.


Toppers are a popular tool to add comfort to the often horrible mattresses provided by RV manufacturers. Generally, I don't recommend the use of memory foam toppers in an RV, as there tends to be large fluctuations in temperature and humidity in RVs, and this can cause premature wear and even permanent damage to memory foam toppers, especially if they're exposed to a below-freezing environment and then used before attaining room temperature.

Would a latex topper be any cooler, thinking 2" might be enough.


Generally speaking, latex tends to flow more air than memory foam, even the newest generations. Air flow is the key for a mattress system to sleep relatively neutral. Innerspring mattresses will flow more air than all foam products. A softer sleeping surface will insulate more than a harder sleep surface, regardless of the comfort materials being used. The items closest to your skin can have the greatest impact. Sheets that are breathable and good at wicking moisture help quite a bit, and make sure your mattress pad doesn't use vinyl or plastic layers. Hopefully your RV has an air conditioning unit to help keep the temperature and humidity down. 2" of ultra plush latex might not be substantial enough if you desire a decent amount of change. 3" of ultra plush would probably be more noticeable in the change in comfort, or 2" or a more medium plush.

Can anybody give me a comparison of the 2 vs innerspring for temps?


I'm not sure what you're asking here. Are you wanting to compare a 2" latex topper versus a microcoil spring topper? If that's the case, more air would flow through the microcoil unit, but toppers using those are not at all common. I addressed above the addition of a topper to a mattress as increasing insulation, as you'll sink into the mattress more and there will always be a potential to sleep a bit warmer with a deeper comfort cradle. You didn't mention the construction of your current RV mattress, and that may also be something you'd look at replacing versus buying a topper. If the product is all foam or uses a poorly supportive spring unit and poor quality comfort materials, you may wish to investigate replacing that as a whole and not needing to purchase a topper. A nice replacement mattress can often be less expensive than a quality latex topper.

I hope that information helps!
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How warm is a latex topper over coil spring mattress 24 Jun 2021 11:44 #3

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Thank you for your reply. I have priced latex toppers and will be going for a new mattress made for my size and comfort. Have just ordered one at a manufacturer locally and hope to have it in a week or so. Seems like the way to go, rather than investing more into something that doesn't work well already.

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How warm is a latex topper over coil spring mattress 24 Jun 2021 16:36 #4

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Coolio.
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