12 Best Short Queen RV Mattress Upgrade Options

Not getting a great night’s sleep in your home away from home? Perhaps due to a very uncomfortable mattress? The great news is that it’s super easy (and not crazy expensive) to upgrade your RV mattress. Check out these options and pick your favorite!

Expanded RV Mattress

If you have hung out on this site for more than a few minutes, you might have come across a mention of our favorite RV upgrade to date: upgrading our camper mattress. That’s because I have mentioned the upgrade in a number of posts. Our factory-issued mattress was a horrid concoction of plastic mesh and we never got a comfortable night of sleep on it. We picked up a new mattress online and never looked back.

Short Queen Mattress Size is the RV Standard

When it comes to most typical camper beds, the standard size mattress is a Short Queen. This is not a solid rule though, so please make sure that you are certain that your RV mattress is a short queen size.

We have a 28 foot travel trailer and the bedroom has a short queen mattress.

Vacuum-sealed Memory Foam Mattresses

One thing that made the mattress upgrade process seem daunting was the concern that a new mattress might be difficult to fit inside of our camper door. So rather than risk arriving that the camper a new mattress that we couldn’t get inside, we turned to the internet.  We started to search for a short queen mattress that would arrive vacuum-sealed and much smaller than its eventual expanded form.

If you have never purchased one of these mattresses, they are pretty  awesome. They arrive in compressed form with most of the air having been sucked out of the bag. Only after you cut the bag open does the air rush in and the mattress expands.

Short Queen Mattress RV

Top Picks for RV Short Queen Mattresses

Here are some great options for your camper mattress upgrade! (Note: stock changes frequently. If the mattress you really want is currently unavailable, check back over the next few days to see if it becomes available. If not, you might want to go with a different mattress.)

  1. (This is the mattress we have!) Zinus 8 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress, Short Queen
  2. BigDawg Mattress™ 9” plush multilayer memory foam mattress (RV queen AND RV king available)
  3. SleepDog® Mattress 7” multilayer medium-firm memory foam mattress infused with CoolRest® technology (RV queen AND RV king available)
  4. 10″ Graphite Infused Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps Cooler (Camper RV Queen – 60×75)
  5. Live & Sleep Resort Classic – RV Short Queen Memory Foam Mattress – 10-Inch Bed in a Box – Medium Firm
  6. 8 inch RV Memory Foam Mattress, Short Queen
  7. 8 INCH Short Queen (60″ x 75″) New Cooler Sleep Graphite Gel Memory Foam Mattress with Premium Textured 8-Way Stretch Cover
  8. Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Medium-Firm Feel-RV Queen Mattress, White
  9. Classic Brands Cool Gel Memory Foam 8-Inch Mattress, Short Queen, White
  10. Sleep Adventure 10″ Cooling Mattress with Graphite Infused Memory Foam
  11. 8-Inch Memory Foam Mattress in Aloe Vera Cover, Short Queen
  12. 10″ Liberty Hybrid Graphite Pocket Coil Mattress (60×75 – Short/RV Queen)
  13. LUCID 5 Inch Memory Foam Low Profile-Cooling Gel Infusion-Hypoallergenic Bamboo Charcoal-Breathable Cover Bed Mattress Conventional, RV Queen
  14. Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 6 Inch Mattress, Short Queen

Let us know if you give one of these RV mattresses and try! We would love to hear about your experience!

Make sure you check out this post where I detail our RV mattress upgrade experience!

RV Mattress Comparison

Oh – and don’t forget about RV mattress sheets!! Check out our round up with lots of options for short queen sheet sets that will fit your new RV mattress.

Short Queen RV Sheet Set Sheets

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19 thoughts on “12 Best Short Queen RV Mattress Upgrade Options”

  1. Thanks so very much for the info. I am remodeling an old
    14ft camper trailer. I wanted to put a real mattress but did not know where to find a short version of it they even existed. I am so excited now, especially to see that they are affordable!

    I really appreciate the other items you featured. It would have taken years of camping to think of searching for them. You made my day!

    • I’m so happy to hear that the post was helpful! Best of luck with the remodel – and enjoy the comfy mattress!

    • Oooo, that’s a really good question. Unfortunately for those beds, an upgrade to a traditional mattress might be more difficult because of that corner cut. You’d either have to deal with a mattress lopping into the walkway (not ideal) or maybe skip the mattress and try a memory foam mattress topper instead? You could possibly trim or fold down the corner on those?

      • Or you could buy a Queen sized full memory foam mattress (make sure there are ZERO springs in the mattress), and cut to fit the bed shape. Just partially remove the outer cover and use a long serrated bread knife (we used an electric knife -the kind you slice up a turkey with!) or a saw to slice through the foam. Once you have it cut to size, either hand sew or fabric glue the cover back into place! It’s an easy fix for a better sleep experience!
        Best of luck!

        • You can also go to your local mom and pop mattress manufacturer (such as Leisure Mattress in Boise) and have them make you a custom shape and/or size. The quality is pretty good and often cheaper than a major manufacturer. You can probably also find something with a Google search.

  2. I never knew there was a “short” queen for trailers. I wish I would of known this when we replaced the original mattress. The one we have is just a little to long.

  3. Unfortunately our mattress “folds” up when the slide out is in. It literally has a bend in it to allow for slide out to come in. I imagine we’d have to go with a mattress topper as well unless there are suggestions.

    • At home we have a memory foam mattress on an electric base that can almost fold in half. If you get one of the thinner memory foam options like the 6inch sinus they suggested it might be able to fold!

  4. Hi! Anyone know the best place to short queen mattress and platform for it? Of course we’re in a rush. Previous owners had two beds put together and we just want to replace that… and the worn out couch, for a sleeper sofa. Any suggestions would be great. Lower cost, the better.


    • Hi there – Not sure how much of a rush you’re in, but definitely check out some of the options above. Amazon, prime shopping, less than 200 dollars!

      • Lol… everything’s a rush with us. On west coast and heading to east coast to see fam. Leaving on 20th… clearly not good at planning.

        Thank you very much!! Will take a look there.

  5. My current mattress on my Rockwood is uncomfortable. After extensive research it appears my only option to improving my mattress is a foam or euro foam which I hate! Those type of mattresses absorb me amd I can’t get out of the bed. What other options are there for a good quality mattress that is not foam?

    • We have an 8 inch zinus and it is super soft on top with a firm core. It feels like memory foam to me. Hope that helps!

  6. Seniors needing a new short queen mattress. We are side sleepers and need it comfortable for our old hips and knees. Also need firm edges. Any suggestions


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