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Best RV Mattress for 2024

By: Clara Vela


Not every mattress is right for an RV. Some are too thick or too heavy. Others, such as many all-foam mattresses, lack the cooling properties that are particularly important for an RV, where nights can be stuffy and warm. 


Fortunately, there are plenty of excellent RV-friendly mattresses. Travelers no longer have to settle for thin, lumpy beds. Plenty of high-quality mattresses have everything it takes to survive full-time life on the road: strength, durability, and comfort, available in the unique length-and-width dimensions of RV bed frames.


Here are our picks for the best mattresses for RVers in 2024. 


Not sure what to look for in an RV bed? Scroll to the bottom of this article for tips on RV mattress shopping, including key info on finding a mattress that will fit your bed’s dimensions.

2024’s Best RV Mattresses

Best Overall: Dreamfoam Hybrid


  • Mattress Type: hybrid
  • Firmness: 5/10
  • Trial length: 120 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years


Why We Recommend This RV Mattress

Our pick for the best overall RV mattress—Brooklyn Bedding’s Dreamfoam Hybrid—was designed with RV owners in mind. Bottom line: this is the most comfortable mattress on the market that checks all the boxes for RV use. 


“Hybrid” refers to a mattress with a coil core and thick layers of foam. While hybrid mattresses are often quite tall, the Dreamfoam Hybrid is a slender 10.25”, thin enough to fit in most RV bed spaces. This mattress comes in 12 sizes, including several short king sizes, to accommodate the unique dimensions of various motor home beds. The construction is also lightweight, at just 67 lbs for a queen size. 


Along with its RV-friendly weight and dimensions, the Dreamfoam Hybrid is impressively supportive and cozy. While thin mattresses are often stiff or weak, the Dreamfoam Hybrid offers 5/10 firmness, ideal for side sleepers. A 6” coil core provides support and bounce, while 2.5” of memory foam offers plenty of soothing pressure relief. The foam layer is also infused with cooling gel that wicks away body heat, providing some relief during hot nights on the road.

Best for Unique RV-Specific Sizes: Dreamfoam Essential


  • Mattress Type: foam
  • Firmness: available in medium-soft (4/10), medium (5/10), medium-firm (6/10), firm-medium (7/10), and firm (8/10)
  • Trial length: 120 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years


Why We Recommend This RV Mattress

The Dreamfoam Essential is the go-to for RV owners with non-standard bed dimensions. With 22 different sizes and five thickness options, this mattress forms a perfect fit for nearly any space. By selecting a size that forms an exact fit, you’ll avoid wasting bed space or squeezing a mattress into a spot where it doesn’t belong. 


This is a memory foam mattress with a high-density support foam foundation and a gel swirl memory foam top layer. The gel infusions help the mattress wick away heat without compromising the classic memory foam feel. 


Height options are 6”, 8”, 10”, 12”, and 14”. The 6” model is an 8/10 on the firmness scale. The thicker the model, the softer the feel, with the 14” model at 4/10 firmness, i.e. “soft medium.”

Best Value Design: Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid


  • Mattress Type: hybrid
  • Firmness: available in soft (3/10), medium (5/10), or firm (7/10)
  • Trial length: 120 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years


Why We Recommend This RV Mattress

Hybrid mattresses are supportive and durable. The coil core in a high-quality hybrid provides a supportive feel and reduces motion transfer across the surface of the bed, helping couples sleep comfortably. Unfortunately, many hybrid mattresses are too thick and heavy for practical RV use. The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid, however, is perfect. 


This is a no-nonsense hybrid with an 8” coil core and two thin, dense layers of responsive memory foam. The Signature Hybrid’s height is 12.25”, thick enough to provide supreme comfort but slender enough to fit comfortably in most RVs. This mattress is also fairly lightweight, with a queen size weighing in at 105 lbs. 


The Signature Hybrid doesn’t require a frame and comes in 15 different sizes, including multiple short queen and RV king options. The mattress is hypoallergenic and made with CertiPUR-US®-certified foam, free of heavy metals and toxic materials.

Best for Cooling: Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe


  • Mattress Type: hybrid
  • Firmness: available in soft (3/10), medium (5/10), or firm (7/10)
  • Trial Period: 120 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years


Why We Recommend This RV Mattress

The Aurora Luxe is our top pick for hot sleepers. Temperature regulation is especially important in an RV, where nights are often hot and stuffy. 


The Aurora Luxe helps travelers beat the heat with an 8”coil core that permits airflow. The comfort layers are made with antimicrobial foam with both gel and copper infusions for wicking away moisture. The GlacioTex cooling cover, sewn directly onto the mattress surface, uses fibers with high thermal conductivity to draw heat from the body and release it into the air. 


The construction is rather high-tech, but it works. The Aurora Luxe is cool to the touch and comfy as could be. Along with its cooling properties, this mattress offers the support and comfort of a luxury hybrid along with the gentle touch of memory foam. 


At 13.25” thickness, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe is the thickest mattress we’ve included among our top picks. If headroom permits, this is the perfect bed for transforming an RV into a luxurious sleeping space.

Best RV Mattress for Plus-Size Sleepers: Titan Plus


  • Mattress Type: hybrid
  • Firmness: 9/10
  • Trial Period: 120 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years


Why We Recommend This RV Mattress

For RV owners with heavy body weights, there aren’t too many great mattress options out there. You need a bed that’s firm, supportive, and comfy, but not too thick or heavy. One of the few designs that checks all of these boxes is the Titan Plus. 


This 11” mattress is extremely firm (9/10) and supportive, designed specifically for plus-sized sleepers. Its construction includes an 8” core of steel coils, dense Titanflex™ foam, and a quilted top with breathable gel-infused foam. Say goodbye to sinking into your mattress with the Titan's innovative construction.


Along with plus-size sleepers, the Titan Plus is recommended for back and stomach sleepers who require extra support around the hips. 

Best Organic Mattress: EcoSleep


  • Mattress Type: hybrid
  • Firmness: 6.5/10
  • Trial length: 120 nights
  • Warranty: 10 years


Why We Recommend this RV Mattress

Brooklyn Bedding’s EcoSleep is our top pick for RVers who prefer natural, certified organic materials. 


This luxury mattress is made with organic fire-safe wool (instead of flame-retardant chemicals), an 8” layer of individually encased coils, and a quilted organic cotton cover. The main attraction is the comfort layer: three inches of natural Talalay latex. Talalay latex is the gold standard for providing the ideal blend of cushioning and support, ideal for all sleep styles and body types. 


The EcoSleep is certified by GREENGUARD Gold and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This mattress stands 11.75” tall and is lightweight, with a queen size weighing 108 lbs.

How to Choose the Best Mattress for Your RV

Size Options: Mattress Height, Weight, and Dimensions


Weight

The ideal RV mattress is lightweight. A heavy mattress is difficult to move around, affects your vehicle’s miles per gallon, and may exceed the weight limit of the bed platform. RV-friendly mattresses weigh under 120 lbs. 


Height

Standard bedroom mattresses are 8”–14” thick. Meanwhile, the mattresses that come with RVs are usually just 5”–6” thick. Some RV bed spaces, such as slide-out compartments, can only fit very thin mattresses. However, upgrading to an 8”–12” mattress often provides significantly improved comfort without exceeding available space. 


Length and Width

Don’t assume that a standard-size mattress will fit in your RV bunk bed frame. Instead, check the owner’s manual and/or measure the space to learn the precise dimensions of your bed. 


If your bed space has standard mattress dimensions (twin, queen, etc.) then you can shop with any brand. If your dimensions are irregular, then you’ll need to look for a brand that offers special RV sizes. RV mattress sizes typically use standard width and reduced length. For example, a standard queen mattress is 60” wide and 80” long. An RV-queen is 60” wide by 74” or 75” long. 


To find mattresses that fit the dimensions of your bed space, check out Brooklyn Bedding’s RV Mattress Finder tool. 


Durability and Damage Resistance

Compared to regular mattresses, a bed in an RV is more likely to be frequently exposed to dust, dirt, and moisture. To prevent mold, grime, and moisture damage, choose a hypoallergenic mattress with a cover that wicks away heat and moisture. It’s also helpful to add a washable mattress protector to prevent damage to your mattress. 


Mattress Type

The common mattress types include:

  • Innerspring: steel coil core and a thin layer of padding
  • Foam: high-density support foam and comfort layers of memory foam
  • Hybrid: a coil core plus thick layers of comfort foam
  • Latex: latex comfort foam, often in a hybrid design with a coil core


The mattresses that come with RVs are typically thin foam or innerspring products. However, any type of mattress can be used in a motor home, as long as it fits in the vehicle’s bed frame. 


Foam mattresses are known for softness and pressure point relief, while hybrid designs are often thicker and more supportive. A hybrid mattress also allows airflow through its coil core, resulting in superior temperature regulation. However, some modern foam products, such as gel-infused memory foam, are designed to release body heat to maintain a neutral surface temperature.

Firmness Levels


For comfortable sleep, it’s essential to have a mattress that’s “not too firm, but not too soft.” However, that sweet spot isn’t the same for all of us. So, to help online shoppers find the firmness they’re looking for, mattress brands describe firmness using this 10-point scale:

  • 10/10 indicates maximum “stiff as a board” firmness
  • 6.5/10 indicates a “medium-firm” mattress with moderate contouring
  • 1/10 would describe an extremely soft mattress that compresses deeply 

Firmness preferences are influenced by body type and sleeping position. Those with heavy body weights, along with stomach and back sleepers, tend to prefer a firmer mattress. Lighter individuals and side sleepers often prefer softer mattresses that offer more contouring around the hips. 

Know your preferences and only consider mattresses within one or two points of your ideal firmness rating. 


Budget

In 2024, most high-quality queen size mattresses cost over $1,000. Thin mattresses that fit in RV bed frames tend to be lower-priced compared to thicker models. However, be careful with mattresses that are less than 6” thick or extremely low-priced. Thin, cheap mattresses usually offer poor comfort, support, and durability. 


Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Your RV


A great mattress is one of the most important purchases a motor home owner makes. When your sleep experience is on-point, RV life on the road is beautiful. 

Continue your search with Brooklyn Bedding’s selection of RV-friendly mattresses and accessories.