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Article updated on June 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM PDT

Best RV Mattress for 2024

Don't sacrifice on good sleep while out on the road. Our sleep experts tested and selected the best mattresses for RVs -- here are our top picks.

Our Experts

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Owen Poole
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Owen Poole Senior Video Producer
Owen Poole, a Certified Sleep Science Coach and proclaimed mattress expert, has been producing sleep video content in the wellness space for over three years. After earning his certification from the Spencer Institute and dedicating hundreds of hours to sleep research, he has extensive knowledge on the topic and how to improve your quality of rest. Having more experience with lying on mattresses than most, Owen has reviewed over 150 beds and a variety of different sleep products including pillows, mattress toppers and sheets. Before he was writing about sleep, he graduated as a Digital Communication Arts major from Oregon State University. The current mattress Owen sleeps on is the Casper Nova Hybrid since it helps keep his spine in a comfortable, neutral position. When Owen isn't reviewing products, he loves to run, cycle and cook healthy food. Pizza is his kryptonite.
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What to consider

Firmness

A firm mattress will offer more support while a soft mattress will be more pressure relieving. Medium mattresses fall in the sweet spot right in between. The right firmness level for you depends on your sleeping position.

Sleeping position

Side sleepers should consider a medium to soft mattress that cradles the hips and shoulders. Back and stomach sleepers should consider a medium to firm mattress that keeps the spine in a straight alignment. Switch between positions? A medium firmness level can accommodate all sleeping positions.

Feel

Coils and latex foam give a bed more bounce, while memory foam and poly foam make a bed feel more cushy and pressure relieving. The feel of your mattress will depend on the types of materials it has on the inside.

Construction

There are essentially two mattress types, hybrid and all-foam. Hybrid mattresses are constructed with steel coils and foam, but all-foam mattresses are just as their name implies.

Body type

Hybrid mattresses tend to be best for people who want extra support and durability. Sleepers over 230 pounds in particular should consider a hybrid over an all-foam mattress because it’s more supportive, durable and long-lasting.

Performance

Motion isolation, edge support and temperature are important features for couples or people who sleep hot to consider. Hot sleepers should consider a mattress that boasts special cooling features. Couples want minimal motion transfer and a strong, supportive bed perimeter.

Company policies

All online brands offer a free trial, free shipping and a warranty, but some brands are more generous with their policies than others.

Our Picks

$1,200 at RV Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress
Best overall RV mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Signature
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$525 at RV Mattress
dreamfoam chill memory foam mattress
Best size options for RVs
Dreamfoam Essential
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$1,009 at PlushBeds
Organic RV Mattress Eco Green 8" mattress
Best latex RV mattress
PlushBeds EcoGreen 8-inch
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$559 at Leesa
Leesa Studio
Best memory foam mattress for RVs
Leesa Studio
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$1,400 at Helix
helix midnight mattress
Best hybrid mattresses for RVs
Helix Core Collection
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Enjoying life on the road is much easier when you can enjoy a good night's sleep in the RV. If you’re consistently on the go, with your van or RV, then you’ll need the best RV mattress you can afford. With the best RV mattress for your space and your sleep style, you'll find it a little easier to catch some time off the road while making memories.

But remember, space can be tricky when trying to fit more things into an RV, so make sure to measure how much room you have before going through with your purchase.

What is the best overall mattress for RVs?

The best overall bed for RVs is the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress, and it was a pretty simple choice. Our team of mattress experts loves the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress for its combination of near-universal comfort, hybrid design, firmness options and value price.

Not only is it a great hybrid bed, but it, along with many mattresses from Brooklyn Bedding, is easily available in non-standard sizes, which we don't typically see with other brands. Odds are that there will be a size available that works for your RV, including three RV king-size mattresses, short full and Olympic queen, among others.

I have actually recommended this mattress to people in my personal life, and it's always been a hit. 

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Best mattresses for RVs of 2024

Brooklyn Bedding Signature

Best overall RV mattress

Our take - This bed is already one of our most highly regarded mattresses on the market, so much so that it's featured on our overall Best Mattresses list. It is about 12 inches thick, and features pocketed coils as its main support layer. Coils provide some extra bounce and airflow compared to a mattress with foam support, and the coils offer more long-term support and durability.
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Type
hybrid mattress
Firmness
Soft: (3) Medium: (5) Medium firm: (7)
Trial
120 nights
Warranty
10-year limited warranty
$1,200 at RV Mattress
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Dreamfoam Essential

Best size options for RVs

Our take - Dreamfoam is a sub-brand of Brooklyn Bedding, and the Essential mattress is the most affordable bed from Dreamfoam. It also features a plethora of size options.
Type
memory foam
Firmness
5 firmness levels | 6 inches: firm or 10 | 8 inches: medium-firm to firm or 8 | 10 inches: medium-firm or 7 | 12 inches: medium or 5 | 14 inches: medium to medium-soft or 4
Trial
120 nights
Warranty
10-year warranty
Price
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$525 at RV Mattress
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What to consider when buying an RV mattress

You should ask yourself a few questions when considering a new mattress for your RV, trailer or camper van. Finding something comfortable is priority No. 1 because even if you seldom sleep in your RV, you should still be comfortable.

Mattress size

Size is probably the most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for an RV mattress. Space is much more limited in a vehicle or trailer, and depending on the manufacturer, it might not accommodate standard sizes like queen or king. 

Before buying anything, make sure you precisely measure your available space for a mattress and decide accordingly. If a standard mattress size doesn't fit, that would eliminate quite a few options.

The height of the mattress is also something to consider. If the mattress space in your RV is in a loft, for example, a thicker, taller mattress could make you feel cramped and uncomfortable, so choosing a thinner mattress would be better.

Durability

The durability of a mattress is something we strongly consider when recommending beds, which is why we often recommend coil beds. Durability is still an important factor for RV beds, but it will be less of a factor depending on how often you actually sleep in it.

If you live in an RV, trailer or camper full time or spend months at a time on the road, a less durable mattress isn't a great idea, but if you only sleep in it a few weeks out of the year, then you can probably afford to go with a super affordable foam mattress like the AmazonBasics.

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How we tested the best mattresses for RVs

Our team of experts has a very extensive mattress testing process. You can read about it here

For this particular list, we looked at a variety of factors and paid special attention to mattresses that are available in non-standard sizing specific to RVs. 

Mattress feel

Probably the two most important things we test for are a mattress' firmness rating and feel. The feel of a mattress is dependent on its construction, especially the top layers, although we don't always agree with what the brand says their bed feels like. 

Getting an idea of your preference for feel can be a little tough without trying a huge number of beds. If you're unsure of what feel you prefer, going with a mattress we describe as "neutral" is generally something most people like because it's unspecific.

Mattress size

Only a few brands we test have non-standard sizes or RV-specific sizes available, so the ones that do have priority for this particular list.

Brooklyn Bedding and their sub-brand, Dreamfoam, has many mattresses that come in RV king and RV bunk sizes and "Olympic queen" size, which is slightly wider than a standard queen (66 inches x inches" versus 60 inches x 80 inches), a "Short queen" size which is slightly shorter (60 inches x 74 inches) and "Short full" (48 inches x 74 inches versus 53 inches x 75 inches).

Other brands like PlushBeds have RV sizes (and possibly others we still need to test), but Brooklyn Bedding has the widest variety, which is why they are well represented on this list.

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Other mattresses we've tested

For all of our best lists we have to make the cutoff somewhere, but here are a few picks that we considered but didn't quite make the cut but are also solid picks.

AmazonBasics Mattress: This is one of the most affordable beds we've ever tested, and it's solidly comfortable, especially for the price. Our concerns with this bed are primarily with durability as it uses "egg-crate" or "convoluted foam," which we don't often see and doesn't come with a traditional 10-year warranty.

I don't recommend the AmazonBasics mattress to folks intending to sleep on it every night (unless you just need the most affordable mattress available), but if you're going to be sleeping on it only occasionally, then I feel good about recommending it.

DreamFoam Doze: The Doze is more affordable than the DreamFoam Essential (depending on the thickness you select), and I find it a bit more comfortable, but that's subjective. It also comes in some RV-specific sizes, just not as many as the Essential. It's a great option at a very low price point, but we felt the Essential was a slightly better pick.

Plank Mattress: This mattress has a flippable design, and both sides are meant to be quite firm, so it's really only appropriate for back and stomach sleepers. If you're looking for an ultra-firm mattress for your RV, this has a handful of RV-specific sizes and an optional cooling cover

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Best RV mattress FAQs

What is the best type of mattress for RVs?

No one type of mattress is best for RVs. It comes down to your personal preferences for firmness and feel to get optimal sleep in whatever RV you might have.

What size mattress should I get?

This will depend on the space you have available for a mattress inside your RV. It's possible it can fit standard mattress sizes, or it might require something more specialized. Make sure to measure your space before purchasing.

How do I clean a RV mattress?

Certain mattresses feature removable and machine-washable covers, but most of the time you have to spot-clean it if the cover gets dirty.