RV Mattress Sizes (2024)

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You’ve purchased an RV and you don’t love the mattress that came with it. Or maybe your trusty old RV just needs a comfier space to sleep. Whatever the reason, you’re in search of a new RV mattress. But what size do you need?

Space in your RV is at a premium, so many RVs aren’t built to accept standard mattress sizes. Knowing which one you need will save you a lot of hassle and frustration.

In this guide, we’ll explore commonly available RV mattress sizes and help you find the size that works with your specific RV.

 

RV Mattress Sizes Chart

Mattress SizeDimensionsDescription

RV Bunk/RV Twin

75″ x 28″

75″ x 30″

75″ x 34″

79″ x 35″

80″ x 30″

Smallest available mattress size for RVs

Wide range of available dimensions

Low end of this size range is often referred to as RV twin size

Seen in smaller RVs and campers with bunk/loft beds

Truck Mattress

75–80″ x 35–42″

Originally installed in long-haul truck cabs

Good for taller sleepers

RV Full

75″ x 53″

75″ x 54″

75″ x 55″

5″ shorter than standard full/double mattresses

May be up to 1″ wider or narrower than standard full/double mattresses

RV Three-Quarter

75″ x 48″

80″ x 48″

Somewhat narrower than RV full mattress size

RV Short Queen

75″ x 60″

5″ shorter than a standard queen-size mattress

One of the most common large mattress sizes in RVs

RV Queen

80″ x 60″

Same size as a standard queen-size mattress

RV Short King

75″ x 72″

5″ shorter than a standard king-size mattress

RV Eastern King

80″ x 76″

Same size as a standard king-size mattress

RV California King

84″ x 72″

Same size as a standard California king mattress

READ MORE: Get our ranked list of the best RV mattresses in Canada

 

RV Bunk & RV Twin Mattress

Mattress Size: 75″ x 28″; 75″ x 30″; 75″ x 34″; 79″ x 35″; 80″ x 30″

RV bunk mattresses vary a lot in size, but they can be similar in size to RV twin mattresses. You’ll often find an RV bunk mattress in a smaller RV.

The 28-inch-wide options (75″ x 28″, 80″ x 28″) are referred to as RV twin size. If your RV is designed to fit an RV twin size, it may or may not not work with an RV bunk mattress.

An RV bunk mattress can fit a single adult or two small children. That said, if you’re an adult taller than 5’9″, you might find RV bunk mattresses to be a tight squeeze.

(Shopping for an RV bunk mattress? We recommend Douglas Original for $599 or Juno for $399.)

 


Truck Mattress

Mattress Size: 75–80″ x 35–42″

Truck mattresses were first used in the cabs of long-haul trucks. Sizes vary widely depending on the manufacturer, but they tend to be no more than 75″–80″ long and 35″–42″ wide.

These mattresses are long enough to accommodate tall sleepers. However, they aren’t wide enough to comfortably fit more than one adult sleeper or two children.

 


RV Three-Quarter Mattress

Mattress Size: 75″ x 48″; 80″ x 48″

An RV three-quarter mattress is 5 to 7 inches narrower than an RV full mattress. This makes them smaller than an RV full mattress, but larger than an RV bunk mattress or a truck mattress.

RV three-quarter mattresses are wide enough for a single adult or two children sleeping together. However, sleepers taller than 5’9″ might need the 80-inch-long version to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep.

(Shopping for an RV three-quarter mattress? We recommend Douglas Original for $719 or Juno for $479.)

 


RV Full Mattress

Mattress Size: 75″ x 53″; 75″ x 54″; 75″ x 55″

RV full mattresses are the same length and up to an inch narrower/wider than a standard full/double mattress. This is because specific RV models can have different dimensions.

Like most other RV mattress sizes, RV full mattresses aren’t great for tall sleepers. There also isn’t enough space for two adults to sleep comfortably. But one adult, an adult and a child, or two children can enjoy a nice, spacious sleep.

 


RV Short Queen Mattress

Mattress Size: 75″ x 60″

RV short queen mattresses are the same width as a standard queen-size mattress, but they’re 5 inches shorter. If your RV can fit one, an RV short queen provides plenty of room in a cozy space.

This mattress can accommodate up to two adults or up to three children. However, if you’re taller than 5’9″, the 75-inch length may not be enough to provide a comfortable sleep.

(Shopping for a short queen mattress? We recommend Douglas Original for $799 or Juno for $499.)

 


RV Queen Mattress

Mattress Size: 80″ x 60″

RV queens are the same size as a standard queen mattress, which you might already have in your home. If your RV can fit an RV queen, a standard queen size should fit perfectly.

Like the queen-size mattress, an RV queen is large enough to comfortably fit up to two adults or up to three children.

(Looking for a quality queen-size mattress? We recommend the Douglas Original foam mattress for $799, luxury hybrid Logan & Cove Choice for $999, or cooling memory foam mattress Octave Vista for $899.)

READ MORE: Get our guide to the best queen mattresses in Canada

 


RV Short King Mattress

Mattress Size: 75″ x 72″

RV short king mattresses are 5 inches shorter and 4 inches narrower than a standard king-size mattress.

While tall sleepers might be a little uncomfortable, there’s still lots of room to spread out. An RV Short King will fit up to three adults, or two adults and two children, with plenty of room to spare.

 


RV King Mattress

Mattress Size: 80″ x 72″

An RV king mattress is the same width as a standard king mattress, but it’s 4 inches narrower. They’re long enough for tall sleepers to fit comfortably and have plenty of leftover space.

An RV king will fit up to two adults and two children. However, you may find yourself sleeping slightly closer to the edge as you add more people.

 


RV Eastern King Mattress

Mattress Size: 80″ x 76″

RV eastern kings are the same size as standard king-size mattresses. If your RV is designed to fit an RV eastern king mattress, a standard king mattress should fit just fine.

An RV eastern king mattress is big enough for up to three adults to sleep comfortably, or two adults and two children. And there’s plenty of room left over for your pets, too.

(Looking for a quality king-size mattress? Consider the Douglas Original foam mattress for $899, luxury hybrid Logan & Cove Choice for $1,299, or cooling memory foam mattress Octave Vista for $1,199.)

READ MORE: Get our guide to the best king-size mattresses in Canada

 


RV California King Mattress

Mattress Size: 84″ x 72″

RV California king mattresses are the same size as a standard California king. So if you already have a standard California king mattress, it should fit inside a camper that’s built for an RV California king mattress.

This mattress is long enough to provide a comfortable sleep for people taller than 5’9″. It can easily fit two adults, with plenty of space for a child or a couple of furry friends.

(Looking for a California king-size mattress? Check out the Douglas Original foam mattress for $899, luxury hybrid Logan & Cove Choice for $1,299, or cooling memory foam mattress Octave Vista for $1,199.)

 

 

 

FAQ

How big is an RV mattress?

Although more and more RVs are being built to fit standard mattress sizes, most use RV-specific mattress sizes. Most of these mattress sizes are no more than 75 inches long, and are narrower than your home mattress. These are the most common RV mattress sizes:

  • RV bunk/RV twin mattress (75″–80″ x 28″–35″)
  • Truck mattress (75–80″ x 35–42″)
  • RV full mattress (75″ x 53″–55″)
  • RV three-quarter mattress (75″–80″ x 48″)
  • RV short queen mattress (75″ x 60″)
  • RV queen mattress (80″ x 60″)
  • RV short king mattress (75″ x 72″)
  • RV king mattress (80″ x 72″)
  • RV eastern king mattress (80″ x 76″)
  • RV California king mattress (84″ x 72″)

How thick should an RV mattress be?

RV mattresses often have flat, fixed foundations, and the stock mattresses that come with purchase can be as little as 5 inches. We recommend choosing a mattress that’s at least 8 inches thick to prevent you from feeling your RV bed’s foundation while you sleep.

That said, you may be limited by your RV’s design—especially if you have a bunk bed or loft bed. Measure your RV’s sleeping area before buying an RV mattress to make sure it’ll fit.

 

Are RV twin and RV bunk the same mattress sizes?

Not all RV bunk mattresses are RV twin size, but all RV twin mattresses are RV bunk. RV twin mattresses measure 75″ x 28″ or 80″ x 28″. Both of these sizes are available in the RV bunk size range. RV bunk mattresses, on the other hand, come in a much wider range of sizes to fit different sleeping areas. Measure your RV’s sleeping area when choosing an RV mattress to ensure your RV twin or RV bunk mattress will fit the space.

 

Can I use a standard mattress in my RV?

Depending on how the RV is built, it may be possible to fit a standard mattress into your RV if your RV is built to accommodate it. Measure the sleeping space and check your RV owner’s manual to determine what kind of mattress will fit in your RV.

 

How much does an RV mattress cost?

You can expect to pay $399–$1,500 for an RV mattress, depending on the size, brand, and type of mattress you’re shopping for. RV mattresses can’t be used with standard-size sheets, so it’s a good idea to look for mattress brands that come with free RV-size bedding bundles, like Juno and Douglas.

Juno offers exceptional value at just $499 for a short queen. It features a medium-firm feel, cooling gel foam, and an optional Cool+ cover to help you beat the heat and sleep soundly. Juno comes with a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.

Douglas is our number-one pick for Best RV Mattress Canada. Accessibly priced at $799 for a short queen size, Douglas provides excellent motion isolation, pressure-point relief, and cooling features for a comfortable night’s sleep. It comes with a machine-washable cover, a 365-night sleep trial, and a 20-year warranty.

 

What is the best RV mattress in Canada?

The best RV mattress in Canada is Douglas Original. Available at just $799 for a short queen, Douglas is a medium-firm cooling gel mattress that works for all sleep styles. It comes with a 365-night sleep trial, a 20-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle—giving you lasting value for many summer vacations to come.

 

Can I store my RV mattress in my RV over the winter?

You shouldn’t keep your RV mattress in your RV over the winter. Seasonal temperatures can vary a lot, especially in Canada. That puts a lot of wear and tear on both metal coils and foam. There’s also the risk of mold when the weather starts to warm up again. And even if you store your RV in a heated garage, your RV mattress can become a haven for rodents and insects.

If possible, remove your mattress from your RV and store it in your home for the winter. You can put it back when the weather turns RV-friendly again.

 

How do I find the right mattress size for my RV?

Read your owner’s manual to learn about what mattress sizes will fit in your RV, or ask your dealership if possible. If you can’t do either, measure the length and width of your RV bed, then consult the size guide at the start of this article. Remember that spaces for RV mattresses tend to be somewhat shorter than standard mattress sizes.

 

What type of mattress is best for my RV?

The best mattress for your RV is the one that fits in your RV and gives you a good night’s sleep. Newer RVs will sometimes fit a standard-size mattress, but many only fit RV-specific mattress sizes. No matter what mattress size your RV takes, though, you should pick a mattress that works for you.

 

Where can I buy an RV mattress?

You can buy an RV mattress from any mattress retailer that stocks RV mattress sizes, whether they’re brick-and-mortar stores or online-only retail outlets. If you’d like to have your mattress rolled up and delivered in a convenient box, mattress brands Juno and Douglas both offer free shipping and risk-free returns.

 

What factors should I consider when buying an RV mattress?

When you’re choosing a mattress, it’s important to consider more than just how comfortable it is. There are a whole range of factors to keep in mind, which we list below. (And when you’re ready to buy, make sure you buy a mattress online vs. in store.)

  • Budget: Set a budget for your new mattress and stick to it. You might even be able to make this budget go further by finding limited-time deals and promotions online.
  • Construction: Figure out what type of mattress you want, whether it’s foam, hybrid, or innerspring. There are pros and cons for each construction style, and knowing what you want will help narrow down your options.
  • Firmness: Choose a mattress with the right firmness level for your sleep style—that is, whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach. For example, side sleepers often want a softer mattress, while back sleepers may prefer something firmer. (Did you know that a medium-firm feel is ideal for most sleep styles? Get our guide to the best medium-firm mattresses.)
  • Motion Isolation: Pay close attention to motion isolation if you share your bed with a partner, kids, or pets. The higher the isolation score, the less you’ll notice movement from the other side of the bed.
  • Edge Support: Are you in the habit of sitting or sleeping near the edge of the bed? Look for a mattress with good edge support so you feel supported in any position.
  • Bounce: If you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, you might prefer a mattress with extra bounce. (Your inner child will enjoy it, too!)
  • Contouring: Contouring materials like memory foam help support your body in all the right places. That said, too much “hug” can cause overheating and make it hard to move, so find the level of contouring that’s best for your body.
  • Temperature: Speaking of overheating—if you’re a warm sleeper, look for a mattress that promotes airflow and reduces heat. Octave Vista is a great choice with its cooling nanofibre cover, copper-infused memory foam treated with phase-change material for temperature balance, and multi-zone support foam with air channels.
  • Responsiveness: A responsive mattress allows you to change positions without feeling stuck. Often found in hybrid designs, a responsive mattress can help you enjoy certain activities in bed even more.
  • Noise: Nobody likes a squeaky or crinkly mattress. Get a quiet night’s sleep with a mattress made from noise-quieting materials like foam or latex.
  • Company Policies: Get details about the manufacturer’s sleep trial, return policy, and product warranty so you know what you’re getting into.

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