Can I Put a Regular Mattress in my RV; Let’s Answer One of the Most Asked Questions

Well, the idea of living in a moving house is indeed fascinating and even helps campers get closer to each other. However, the big question that lies ahead before starting an RV life is- can I put a regular mattress in my RV. The answer to this is- yes, but it depends.

Using a house mattress for RV beds may not always be a great idea as the spatial distribution differs significantly. Also, it depends on factors like your height, the vehicle’s height, your preference regarding the walking space left in the vehicle, the bed size, and more.

For example, a standard king-size mattress for home is 76” x 80”. However, an RV king-size mattress is 72” x 80”. So, the extra 4 inches will definitely make it challenging to manage in a small vehicle.

Top Reasons Why Regular Mattresses Might fail to Fit Well in an RV

As we said, it depends on multiple factors whether or not a regular mattress will be suitable for your campervan. Let’s discuss them in detail:


A regular mattress cannot bear extreme and varying weather conditions in an RV. These conditions vary due to geographical and topographical changes and the fact that a camper gets very humid. This also leads to the accumulation of bacteria, mold, and mildew.

That’s why Kogler’s RoadCloud RV mattresses are antimicrobial and do not absorb smoke from cooking and smoking. Besides, they are stain-resistant and super easy to clean; you really don’t have to scold your kids for spilling something. 

Moreover, fluctuating weather conditions also result in premature wear and tear, compelling you to discard the product after a few years only. The dedicated RV mattresses are integrated with foam technologies and manufactured using material that can bear harsh weather conditions. 


Purchasing a mattress for your house is much simpler as home beds come in standard sizes. However, this is not the case with RV beds, as they are designed per the vehicle's space availability and shape.

So, it’s best if you place customized orders. Kogler lets its customers choose between listed sizes or place orders for customized sizes. All you have to do is measure your RV bed area and give us a call. If you are unsure how to measure it the right way, our executives will also guide you through that. Our products come in a vacuum packing, and unfurling them is super fun. 


As every pound makes your vehicle heavier and feels draggy while driving, campers like to purchase everything light weighted. It helps them promote fuel efficiency and speed.

Regular mattresses can be as heavy as 180 pounds, thus being an unideal choice if you wish to keep the vehicle light. On the other hand, dedicated RV mattresses have lighter foams and steel innerspring. Plus, they usually don’t have border rods. 


Most of the campers and recreational vehicles have beds with one or the other corner cut to fit in the space. This does not let you place regular mattresses in a trailer. This is where Kogler can help you with the facility of placing customized orders. 


Home bed boxes make it possible for us to choose a mattress as thick as 10 inches, but this is not possible with RV mattresses. Since the headspace is limited, you cannot go beyond 6 inches thick mattress. 

This is an even more serious issue in case you have bunk beds. Imagine your mattress covers up your window!

Features of Kogler’s RoadCloud RV Mattress

  • Temperature Stable: Our experts have designed it using  Clini-Foam™, which offers optimum comfort at every temperature.  
  • Double-Layered: The two-layered build-up helps in immersion and envelopment of the body. This prevents back alignment issues which are common for people living in RVs.
  • CertiPuR Certified: The foam is made without VOCs, lead, mercury, formaldehyde, and other toxic chemicals that are proven to cause respiratory and autoimmune health issues such as sleep apnea.
  • Premium Hypoallergenic, breathable and four-way-stretch cover to enhance comfort and reduce heat.
  • 6 inches thickness that won’t make you a sandwich between bed and roof.
  • It can hold up to 450 lbs.
  • Proudly Made in the USA.


Yes, you can use a regular mattress in an RV if it’s light and fits well. Most of the time, this is not possible due to shape, thickness, height, and durability issues. A home mattress is not designed to withstand harsh and varying climatic conditions and thus wears off quickly if used in place of an RV mattress.

You can visit our official website and place customized orders or pick the suitable size from 17 options available. All you have to do is measure your bed space and call us. Your brand new mattress will be delivered to your doorstep with safe vacuum packing.