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6 inch thick
Home RV 6-inch Reversible RV Short Queen-size Foam Mattress | Overstock.com
8 inch thick
8-inch Queen-size Accu-Gold Memory Foam RV Component Sleep System | Overstock.com

Thing is you don't want just memory foam, as it does not give much cushion. You want some regular foam, then memory foam. both of the above is for queen, has foundation foam and GOOD memory foam. The Wall-mart memory foam will not be very satisfactory, I know I wasted my money on it already!
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So I decided to clean what I had to start. The removed covers came out great. I cleaned the white under sides with degreaser first and then scrubbed with soap and water. Then put them in the washer...those came out pretty good.

The foam I soaked in a vinegar water mixture in a small swimming pool I had. These are drying now. To get the excess water out I placed them on the sidewalk...put a piece of plywood over them and ran them over with my front wheel...several times...flipped it over and did the same...They are drying now....we'll see what happens.

I think what I will wind up doing it is using those that I have cleaned,,,then buying a topper...probably 4"...and cutting that to go over top. Then I'll cut the topper to fit...maybe...depends on how everything smells when dry...thank for you help!!!!

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FWIW if you have any trouble getting the foam (or foam plus topper) back into the covers, which may have shrunk up a bit, try putting a large trash bag over the foam, with the open end faving in and the bottom facing out. The covers slip right over the plastic, and then you can pull the plastic bag out leaving the foam tightly tucked into the cover.
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FWIW if you have any trouble getting the foam (or foam plus topper) back into the covers, which may have shrunk up a bit, try putting a large trash bag over the foam, with the open end faving in and the bottom facing out. The covers slip right over the plastic, and then you can pull the plastic bag out leaving the foam tightly tucked into the cover.
Good idea...thanks!

The canvas came pretty clean...so I'm happy with that.

But the foam still smells a bit funky. I soaks them in vinegar and water...thought that may work as I read it somewhere here...not good enough. Anyone ever try bleach to remove the mildew smell?
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If you can still smell mildew, you still have LIVE mildew. Bleach is one of the few things that really kills it. Of course then you'll smell the bleach, and it is easy to use too much bleach. Make sure you rinse it well, if you can still smell bleach when you are done, it will still be in there attacking the foam.

Do not use ammonia--that attacks latex and breaks it down.

If there's someplace near you that does carpet cleaning in a store? They have machines that run the carpet (or the foam) through rollers with a steam bath, that's really effective at cleaning. And drying--which will prevent the mildew from restarting.
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Home Depot and Lowes sells a product called mold control. It is used to mitigate small mold and mildew problems around the house. Once sprayed it also protects and coats against further contmaination. I have never used it on fabric or foam, but I have used it on wood. It gives a musty smell once sprayed, but when it dries, there is no more smell. Seems to work well enough.
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Home RV 6-inch Reversible RV Short Queen-size Foam Mattress | Overstock.com
8 inch thick
8-inch Queen-size Accu-Gold Memory Foam RV Component Sleep System | Overstock.com

Thing is you don't want just memory foam, as it does not give much cushion. You want some regular foam, then memory foam. both of the above is for queen, has foundation foam and GOOD memory foam. The Wall-mart memory foam will not be very satisfactory, I know I wasted my money on it already!
I went with the 8' cal king.

I like that is comes in 3' 3' and 2'...I might use 5" or 6" for the bed...and use the other elsewhere...A buddy hooked me up with a roll of beautiful white leather which will be the cover...I'll post some pictures when done.
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sounds cool!
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I've decide that I can easily be comfy on the 6 in. The first 3 in is firm foam and then the second 3 in is the 5.3 lb memory foam...sleep on it last night in my living room...perfect...now I can double up the other 2 in and use it for my settee berth.

Now, my question is, I need to adhere one foam to the other...and i want to do that before I cut...what type of glue or adhesive would be best and the least toxic? I was thinking the spray headliner glue for cars...?

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"I was thinking the spray headliner glue for cars...?"
I'd suggest 3M's #77 Sprayment, which is a permanent adhesive, or their headliner spray, yes. All of those sprays are "rubber cement" but some of the cheap stuff is not permanent, or releases after time and heat. Buy a brand name. Then let it air out, once the solvent kicks off there should be no toxicity problem.
The foam itself may need to air out for a week or longer anyway, to get rid of chemicals from the manufacturing.
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