• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

What kind of mattress in GN horse trailer?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What kind of mattress in GN horse trailer?

    What do you use? Regular mattress, futon, air? Full or queen? What brand of trailer? Do you like your setup and rest well on it?

    When I was a kid we had a mattress in the front of our gooseneck but I have nothing in my current Hawk. That needs to change and I'm not sure what to use!

  • #2
    When I had my GN I used an old futon mattress (one of the extra-thick ones). It was nice. Even nicer after I scored a memory foam topper for cheap at Goodwill and cut it down to fit.

    Comment


    • #3
      Get something bendy, getting mattresses in an out are a pain and so is changing the sheets!!! I use one of those areo beds and it is awesome!! easy to maneuver easy to store and easy to change the sheets!
      Long Island Equestrian Network
      horse boarding stables, horse trainers, riding lessons, veterinarians, farriers, horses for sale, find them here.
      http://www.LongIslandEquestrianNetwork.com

      Comment


      • #4
        i have a used hospital foam bed which is the best i've found for horse camping.
        it's a couple of different types of foam, twin size so easy to handle.
        but, i do not sleep in the gooseneck, i sweep out the horse space, hang my mosquito netting from the ceiling and set my bed up on a few bales.
        another bale covered with a saddle pad makes a table and the whole set up is at a comfortable height thanks to being on top of the bales or shavings.

        it's the best, no bugs, lots of room to move around and plenty of ventilation.

        it looks so luxurious that i've been accused of running a bordello out of my rig,lol, but i'm just getting comfy!

        Comment


        • #5
          We bought a mattress specifically made for RVs, however, you will want a foam topper because there is no box spring so the mattress alone was uncomfortably firm. When we tried it in the store, it of course had a box spring and we (duh) didn't put that into consideration when we bought. Queen size fits quite well but you may want to go with a full so you have room to either side for storage.
          Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert

          Comment


          • #6
            I have a featherlight trailer. I use a foam base that I picked up at Joanne's (get a coupon before you go as they are a bite spendy) and topped with some memory foam. Very, very comfy. I used to have a regular mattress but springs were starting to pop out and a regular mattress is hard to get in and out. The new mattress is a bit shorter in height so I also gained some head room.

            Comment


            • #7
              I have a 7'6" wide 7'6' tall Sundowner and have a queen mattress. The length fits perfectly plus there is plenty of room on each side for the remote, drinks, etc.

              We bought a regular innerspring mattress, but measured how tall it could be so we could still sit up in bed, put on sheets, etc. I think we got a
              7"-8" mattress. It was about $400 on sale. It is surprisingly comfy for a cheap mattress.

              For our previous trailer, we bought a really cheap ($200) really thin queen mattress - 5" or so - and then bought a 4" memory foam topper. That was a VERY comfortable set up.

              The mattress is easy to get into the gooseneck if you have a walk through door.

              We tried an air mattress and it was horrid. Also the 4" foam mattress that came with our Sundowner was not comfortable at all. Plus it was a full rather than a queen.

              I really didn't want to spend that much for a mattress for the trailer, but after a day of riding and camping it is heaven to get into a nice bed. And this time if we sell the trailer we are keeping the mattress!

              Comment


              • #8
                I have a Hart with a smal LQ and it came with a full size inner spring matress in the neck. We camped two weekends ago and it's great when it is just me but when my husband showed up it was tight! Our trailer is only 6' 8" wide and the nose tapers, but the full sized matress doesn't even extend wall to wall. We are now looking at purchasing a memory foam matress that we can cut to fit the entire gooseneck for more space.

                One thing you may want to watch is the thickness of the matress. Some goosenecks come "dropped", meaning they have been lowered, allowing for more headroom. If yours has not been dropped, you may want to consider a thinner matress for more headroom.

                I've seen comments on Horse Trailer World and have been doing research on the memory foam. Wal Mart has them starting at about $150 and you can find them at any matress or furniture store for more than that.
                "You can't fix stupid"- Ron White

                Comment


                • #9
                  We use a queen sized Coleman air mattress topped with a thick egg crate topper. You don't want an air mattress without a topper of some sort- the mattress will be cold otherwise. Sleeping alone on it is easier than sleeping on it with DH. If he moves, I move LOL. But what is nice is how easy it is to change the sheets- I can wrestle with it pretty easily.

                  I worry about a real mattress given our heat and humidity. I would not want to sleep on a musty mattress. The air mattress can't get stinky LOL.

                  I may try a futon mattress with an egg crate topper, and use a bed-bug type of zippered cover...that might keep it fresh and resist the moldy musty smell.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I use a queen RV air mattress (Coleman) over foam padding. Works quite well in that space.
                    Founder of the Dyslexic Clique. Dyslexics of the world - UNTIE!!

                    Member: Incredible Invisbles

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X