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« on: August 17, 2013, 01:39:00 PM »

Thinking of a comfortable but lightweight mattress.  Thinking maybe a Sleep Number.  Any experience, good or bad?  Is there another brand of good quality at a better price?
We have never slept on a bed of this type.  Our only reference to an air mattress is the cheap terrible blow-up beds for camping.  I don't want a plastic bed. 

Thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 02:10:03 PM »

I have three Select Comfort air beds. King in the coach, King in our bedroom and Queen in the spare bedroom. The queen was originally in the coach. (Now that I have reread your post, maybe ours are Sleep Number. Doesn't matter, they're what Ron has.)

I wouldn't have anything else now. we've slept on them since '97.

We have never had a leak. The one in the coach stays year round. So it sees temps well over 100 and to -40. That may be why one of the remotes doesn't display right on it and the queen! They work but just the display doesn't.

When you are not going to use the coach for a while or are going to change altitude much drain the air out. I have heard stories of them bursting when not adjusted before mountains. We have had ours get pretty hard when the air expanded but fortunately have never had one spring a leak.

Ron the BusNut has these for a VERY good price. That's where I got ours. I need to go over there and get replacements for my two remotes.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 03:28:14 PM »

        We have a queen sleep number bed, and no problems. Yes you need to drop some pressure on major altitude changes.
         Also easy to make the bed, it is light weight.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 03:30:00 PM »

Same here, select comfort for years, love it, not one problem.

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 03:35:08 PM »

Just to be contrarian, I can't sleep on an air mattress.  Been in top hotels with air number mattresses, hated them.  No idea why.  I favor a top quality foam mattress for the bus.   Light weight, easy to move, cheap.  Had ours custom made to fit the exact dimensions.


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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 06:38:53 PM »

Tikvah: I have 2 Select Comfort air mattresses. A king 5000 in the master bedroom of my house, and a i8 expanded queen in my coach. Love them both. The i8 I like better cause I added my own 3" - 5lb memory foam. Makes a big difference over the cheap oem stuff. The 5000 I bought from the company, the i8 I bought piece by piece off ebay for cheap, all new never used parts. Never any problems. Comfort and light weight, case you need to move it out of the way in a hurry. Good Luck Gerry H
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 06:42:57 PM »

So, do I understand correctly, you put 3" of memory foam on top of the factory mattress?  Why?
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 07:10:01 PM »

We have the 3" 5lb memory foam on all our beds.  It takes the pressure points away.  Don has a really bad back so the air beds do not have enough support for him.

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 01:35:29 AM »

We love our tempurpedic memory foam bed. I saw a non-tempurpedic model at Costco for sale in a box a while back, they ship compressed.  Move it in and open the box and it expands.  Could be handy for install.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 08:08:48 AM »

I bought a good foam mattress for the house, meh.  After a couple years I got one of those mattresses in a box from Walmart, as mentioned above.  Cut the straps....poof, one mattress.  Its not bad at all and I think a queen was only $149 or so, free shipping.  Then I got one for the bus, perfect.  Then I got one for the kid.

We all seem to like them.
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2013, 01:43:10 PM »

We like what we have in the house so much we have same in bus---seams like a bit of home to take with us..  If you find something that gives you sleeping comfort why change.  I do have a air bed for guest that has a cell design. Have slept on it and it was ok.
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2013, 05:46:16 PM »



  I have  Queen Temper Pedic in mine, sleeps great.

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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2013, 06:12:26 PM »

  I saw a non-tempurpedic model at Costco for sale in a box a while back, they ship compressed.  Move it in and open the box and it expands.  Could be handy for install. 

     That's what I got - master bedroom in two houses and the bus (all kings).  Love it - I mean LOVE it!  Great comfort, bad back - motorcycle racing when I was younger ... yada yada ...  Best mattress I've ever had.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2013, 06:25:53 PM »

Tikvah: There are more than one model of Select Comfort beds. Each model has different kinds and thicknesses of foam over and sometimes under the air bags. You should investigate more about the different models, each one is different. Go to a store and check them out, ask about the differences. Better foam means it sleeps better, holds it's form better and doesn't compress like cheaper foam does.  Here is a pic showing my bed and mattress cover which has a separate pocket zippered on top meant to hold a piece of 3" foam. I was laying mine out in the picture to trim my foam choice (3" 5lb) from king size to expanded queen size. Sorry bout the mess - under construction! Gerry H
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2013, 06:34:08 PM »

I use a somewhat firm innerspring mattress in the bus, but I don't spend all that many nights in the bus.  At home I have a Sleep Number mattress that I really like.  It is the most basic model with no foam covering.  I have no issues with it.
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2013, 06:55:29 PM »

Dave -  We have a firm mattress that came with our bus.  Its comfy.  Queen sized.  Our kids all have 4" thick 8lb memory foam mattresses and those are the bees knees.  I love lying in their bunks.  They have no idea how good they have it.  It cost us about 100$ per mattress.  Would have been about 250-300 for a queen size mattress.  My wife did have to do a bit of wheeling and dealing to find a shop that would sell them at that price.  Avg price was twice that.

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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2013, 08:35:10 PM »

I second Sean's motion on the memory foam dealies. We put one up in our guest bunk and everyone loves it.
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2013, 06:28:09 AM »

  I like the memory foam, but every approx 2 hours I have to get up and turn over from getting too hot. I'd swear I feel like bacon burning. The air number mattresses are nice and light if you have storage under the bed. Just put the memory foam on top of it. It may also help insulate you from the heat soak from the engine.
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2013, 07:58:16 AM »

hi Tikvah, I've purcnased a couple of mattress toppers, on the Italian Greyhound I have the original 4" open cell foam, 2" of closed cell foam, and a mattress topper of pieces of foam, you can get them with down. Very comfortable, however summertime will get my wife hot, on & off, wintertime she's great with it, its like making your own custom bed, lvmci...
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2013, 11:05:15 AM »

I'm really very anti-heat.  I need a breathable material.  One concern about an air mattress is the plastic that's used.  I realize I need to go to a store and get educated.  But I certainly appreciate the opinions here.

My guess is that all foam mattresses are very hot.

I just want comfortable, breathable, and very lightweight.... nothing special  Smiley

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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2013, 11:22:31 AM »

  I'm really very anti-heat. 


    Yeah, I'm the same way.  In NC, it is hot and humid a lot of the year.

My guess is that all foam mattresses are very hot.
I just want comfortable, breathable, and very lightweight.... nothing special  Smiley      Dave 

     When I bought the first CostCo foam mattress, I was impressed with the "waffle weave" cover, maybe that's why it doesn't feel hot at all (although a light electric blanket and a 120V "cube heater" will keep me warm on freezing nights).  My experience of the memory foam is that it's the best mattress I've ever had, in all ways.  That's why I bought too more, one for the other house and one for the bus.   Never tried a "Select" air-cushion though.  I'm touchy about mattress comfort.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2013, 03:16:14 PM »

Boy am I glad I got my new glasses!

I been trying to follow this thread an been totally confused.

But now I understand completely. With my new glasses I can see the subject is "Mattress" NOT "MISTRESS!"
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2013, 03:38:00 PM »

Boy am I glad I got my new glasses!

I been trying to follow this thread an been totally confused.

But now I understand completely. With my new glasses I can see the subject is "Mattress" NOT "MISTRESS!"
Grin  BK  Grin

      I'm glad you got that right.  I've got enough money to pay for a mattress ...
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2013, 03:45:08 PM »

We have 2" memory foam over 4" firm foam on a plywood base.
It was hotter than the hammers of Haydes.

We put a thick quilted mattress pad over it & now all is good. Sleep like a rock.  Grin
Wouldn't have anything else.
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