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    Posted: 25 Nov 2020 at 3:05pm
I have the Rpod 180 with a queen size memory foam mattress in the front part of the camper.  When I  winterize or de-winterize the camper I have to take mattress off the bed to get at the water pump and values.  Its a major pain to lift that mattress out of that tight space and I have nearly ripped the curtains off the wall a few times. After it is out it takes up most of the floor space in the camper.  I am wondering if anyone has come up with a way to support the mattress so it doesn't have to come all the way out.    I thinking about cutting a access hatch under the bed near the water heater and crawling in that way.  
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Many have done what you propose.  Me, I use air pressure to winterize and have not changed my valves in 5 years.  The reason for the valve change is to prevent filling the water heater with gals of antifreeze.  Drain the water heater, use air pressure and leave the bypass valves alone.
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