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Comparing an RV King to an RV Queen Mattress

RV Queen VS RV King

An important part of your RV space is your sleep set up. You don’t need to sacrifice a comfortable and luxurious sleep experience just because you are on the road. RV spaces are often much smaller and narrower than standard rooms, which means that a smaller mattress is typically required. Standard mattresses will not always fit in an RV. To accommodate for the smaller space, mattress companies like SleepDog® have developed their mattresses in RV-specific sizes. Two unique mattress sizes for RVs include the RV Queen and the RV King sizes. Here we will discuss the differences between the RV Queen and RV King mattresses.

What is an RV Queen Mattress?

The RV Queen mattress has similar dimensions to a standard Queen mattress. Different manufacturers will size their RV Queen mattresses differently, so it is important that you accurately measure your space. At SleepDog®, our RV Queen mattresses measure at 60" x 75", which offers the same width and is only 5” shorter than a standard Queen mattress (60” x 80”).

What is an RV King Mattress?

RV King mattresses offer you the luxurious King mattress experience within the compact space of an RV. The RV King mattress size may vary based on the manufacturer, so it is important to get accurate room dimensions. At SleepDog®, our RV King mattresses measure at 72"x75", which is a tad narrower and shorter than the standard King mattress measurements of 76” x 80”.

Factors To Consider When Buying an RV King or Queen Mattress

There are many factors that need to be considered when deciding between the RV King and RV Queen mattress sizes. A few of these factors include:


Life on the road does not need to be uncomfortable. You should have the space to spread out, relax, and feel like you are in a home away from home. When selecting your RV mattress, make sure you are choosing the one that is going to give you the most comfortable sleep experience possible.


It is important to consider the affordability of your mattress. A mattress is an investment and choosing the right one can be the difference between years of comfort or years of back pain. It is also important that you are purchasing items that are affordable to you. When it comes to mattresses, smaller sizes tend to be more affordable than larger sizes.

Room Size

One of the most important factors when deciding between an RV King or an RV Queen is the size of the room you are sleeping in. If your room is not large enough to accommodate the larger RV King mattress size, then the RV Queen would be a better option. Keep in mind that you want to leave yourself space in the room to be able to move around the mattress. Just because a larger size may fit in the space, does not mean it is the best option for that space.

Sleep Partners

When shopping for a new mattress you need to consider who else will be in the bed. If you have a partner, a child, or a pet that you will be sharing the bed with, you need to be sure it is large enough to comfortably fit you both. Understanding not just your sleep requirements but also your partner's sleep requirements is important when choosing a mattress. If you are going to have others in the bed with you, the RV King size will provide you with the space that you need to sleep comfortably. If you are sleeping without a partner, the RV Queen size is perfect for a solo sleeper.

Sleeping Positions

If you like to sleep sprawled out or tend to toss and turn a lot in your sleep, you should keep that in mind when purchasing a new mattress. Based on your sleep positions, the larger RV King mattress may be a better fit. If you do not move around a lot and are a quieter sleeper, then the smaller RV Queen mattress may be adequate.


Your height is a significant factor that needs to be considered when choosing a new mattress. You want to be sure that you have plenty of space to keep your arms and legs on the bed while you are sleeping. If you are very tall and take up a lot of space when you sleep, the RV King size may be best for you. If you are shorter and do not need as much mattress space, the RV Queen size may be better suited for you.


Before purchasing a new mattress for your RV, it is important to ensure that your mattress is portable. If you need to, are you able to move a mattress of this size and weight throughout your RV? If you are planning on keeping your mattress in one spot of one RV for the long term, the larger RV King size may be a good option. However, if you foresee yourself moving your mattress around, you may want to opt for the smaller, more flexible RV Queen size.

At SleepDog® we know RV and camper life, and we know how important it is that you have a customized sleep space in your RV just like you do at home. Understanding the importance of having comfortable yet practical mattresses, all of our SleepDog® mattresses come in RV Queen and RV King sizing. The Azul® RV Mattress is perfect for sleepers who run a little hot as it is infused with CoolRest® technology & a UltraCool® soft knit cover to keep you sleeping cooler, longer. The Original RV Mattress is equipped with 11” of dual layer foam construction for medium-firm support & comfort. The SleepDog® Mattress also has medium-firm support with 7” multilayer medium-firm memory foam construction. The BigDawg Mattress™ is made with plush multi-layer memory foam and a thick quilted foam cover construction and is double-sided for a soft or firm feel. If you have a large RV and need to accommodate a lot of people, the RV King mattress is a great option for you. If you have a smaller space and a smaller travel crew, the RV Queen mattress is a great option. Still not sure which mattress size is best for you and your RV, van, or camper? Contact our team today! Our experts can help pair you with the right mattress in the right size.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the standard dimensions of an RV queen and RV king mattress?

An RV queen mattress measures 60” x 75”, and an RV King mattress measures 72” x 75”. These RV mattresses are slightly smaller than residential mattress sizes.

How can I measure my RV space for a mattress accurately?

Before choosing an RV mattress, it is essential to measure your sleep space and any doors or areas you will need to bring your mattress through in order to install it. Measure the height, width, and length of each of these areas, and if you already have a mattress in your RV that you’re looking to replace, measure the dimensions of your current mattress and frame to help you determine if you need to upgrade to a larger mattress size.

What SleepDog® mattresses are available in RV queen and RV king sizes?

All SleepDog® truck and RV mattresses are available in RV queen and RV king sizes, with the exception of the Dual Hybrid® truck mattress, which is currently only available in the twin XL size.

What is the lifespan of an RV mattress and when should I consider replacing it?

RV mattresses can last anywhere from 7-15 years, but this largely depends upon the material of the mattress and the quality of its construction. All SleepDog® RV mattresses are made with high quality memory foam, which has an average lifespan of 10 years, and are DOT approved to be durable and safe on the road. You should consider replacing your RV mattress once it reaches its average lifespan or if you start to notice lumps or other wear and tear that makes the mattress uncomfortable and hard to sleep on.

How can I care for and clean my RV mattress to ensure its longevity?

Like any other mattress, RV mattresses require regular care and cleaning to ensure their longevity. Mattress covers are a great way to protect your mattress from the worst of spills, stains, and everyday wear and tear. Regular maintenance of your RV mattress includes rotating the mattress every six months, gently vacuuming the mattress to remove any crumbs or dust particles, and spot cleaning stains or spills with a store-bought or homemade gentle cleaning solutions. Never soak your RV mattress, as they are very difficult to dry and can lead to future issues such as mold and mildew.

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