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Ok, so you may have seen my cardboard insulation thread at one time...some of you thought maybe free insulation wasn't a great idea. Hopefully my new idea is better received. This time I am going to try out a new product(to me at least). My friend lives on a super plush, 52 foot, double-masted sailboat with amazing views of the Olympic mts...very nice. Well his bed gets just as wet as ours given the nature of the marine environment. He recently re-fitted his bedroom with this product and gave me the remnants for my van(knows I live in one). I am going to install this stuff under my bed and see how it works...it is getting pretty warm here but I hope it gets cold and wet enough to test it out one time this year. Either way I am installing it this week and will let y'all know how it worked.

http://www.fisheriessupply.com/hypervent...pads-39-50
My sofa/bed is a metal framed futon, that I switched the pads to foam.

Originally it had bars across the bottom & back, so there would be air flow. I didn't like the bars because I could feel them underneath my mattress, so I removed them and replaced them with a hammock style net that I made out of water proof rope. Much more comfortable and allows the foam to breath. I've never really experienced any problem with moisture or the bed being cold with this set up.

Many years ago I replaced the webbing on my lawn chairs with rope too. The rope is cheap, light weight, and very durable even though I bought it from a dollar store.
That HyperVent looks interesting. Sort of an open cell plastic or synthetic?

On Amazon I have found Milspec nylon webbing in long rolls for a good price. Upgrading some of my pack gear with it. I may try using it as a support under the foam mattress in the van. Maybe add HyperVent under the foam, as it's cheap enough to try it out.
I am also planning to try the hypervent, unless I can find something cheaper
You know, beds used to basically be huge pillows that laid on a network of rope netting or jute upholstery webbing. You could always try something like that. To use on my full size bed, it would cost me $249.60. I sometimes have a problem with the memory foam topper "sweating" on top of the vinyl air mattress (not the air mattress). The only thing that has helped (actually stopped it) is the heated mattress pad. It cost a lot less than $249.60. I can replace it several times over for that amount of money.
Would this stuff work? It looks similar, but I have no experience with using it or the moisture issues with beds yet. It just looks similar. It is 24 feet long so if you cut that in half for 12 feet length and then folded that in half to 6 feet length, you would end up with 6' x 6' coverage. That is if my math is right.

http://www.amazon.com/DialManufacturing-Spin-Roll-Cooler-Pad/dp/B003N5BVSY?tag=cheaprvliving-20&linkCode=w13&linkID=&ref_=assoc_res_sw_result_1
I haven't used it yet, but I am willing to do my own research and neither is my yacht living friend. I can tell you, if it works here in the NW, it should work anywhere.
Not sure Cry'n Bryan. Might work. Let us know. Luckily I got enough of mine to try it for free. Hopefully I can help by trying it out for the experience.
(02-19-2015, 09:22 PM)NWShortyFord Wrote: [ -> ]Not sure Cry'n Bryan. Might work. Let us know. Luckily I got enough of mine to try it for free. Hopefully I can help by trying it out for the experience.

I should have quoted Matt71 in my post. If I have a problem with moisture under my mattress, I will try the Dial pad and post back results. Hopefully I remember this thread as it will be about 2 months before I get around to buying/building my vehicle. Hope your buddies idea works out for you, as mold can be a health issue.

(02-19-2015, 07:44 PM)Matt71 Wrote: [ -> ]I am also planning to try the hypervent, unless I can find something cheaper
(02-19-2015, 09:34 PM)My wife and I put four foam backpacking pads on top of plywood.  100% wool blanket on top of those. And 6 inches of memory foam pads on top of that. In a van, so moisture was an issue. Kept Fantastic vent open slightly and never have had a moisture problem.  It\s  warm too. Wrote: [ -> ]I should have quoted Matt71 in my post. If I have a problem with moisture under my mattress, I will try the Dial pad and post back results. Hopefully I remember this thread as it will be about 2 months before I get around to buying/building my vehicle. Hope your buddies idea works out for you, as mold can be a health issue.
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