Click the pics, it's something you can do that won't work up a sweat.
Despite the heat, I removed all the cloth and padding from the Lance mattress and sent it out with the trash. Then I cut up the mattress coil springs into manageable pieces so they'll be easier to get rid of.
Since there's some rust on the Lance, mostly on the steps and the feet of the electric jacks, I went to Home Depot and bought a wire wheel for my angle grinder to clean off some of the rust before Spray painting those parts black.
A sticker on the Lance shows that it was bought from an RV dealer in Tennessee at some time or another. And I believe Tennessee is one of those places that spreads salt on the road during the winter, which might explain some of the rust I've found on the Lance.
I stopped by American furniture warehouse on the way home and bought an inexpensive twin mattress for the Lance. How it feels initially doesn't much matter to me since I'll get used to whatever it is. When I was selling all the furniture out of my home before I became a full-timer my bedroom furniture was one of the first things sold. So I went to Walmart and bought the cheapest G.I. style camping cot that they had, slept on it for several weeks, and slept like a log every night. I think being able to sleep anywhere, anytime, on anything faintly resembling a bed is one of my superpowers.... Relaxing is my other one.
Yesterday afternoon I filled up the Lances 30-gallon freshwater tank with water, a cup of Clorox, and let it sit overnight. I drained it this morning and rinsed it out. Now I feel better about drinking whatever comes out of it.
I have my own bed now, and I've never laid down on it before but I think it will work just fine. I found out you don't get much of a bed now days for $170 bucks, but I think it's all I will need. It doesn't raise up and assume different positions, its not heated or cooled, and its not made out of any space-age materials, in fact it's only one step above a burlap bag stuffed with straw. But I don't mind, as long as I can lay down my head at night to the sound of coyotes howling in the distance, in a stress free boondocking environment, I will sleep like a baby.