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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:36 PM
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Anyone with inflatable airbed experience?
Which brand is the best? How do they feel? As good as a regular bed?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:37 PM
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1. Better than regular.
Google 'discount airbeds'.
Cheaper than 'Sleep Number'.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:38 PM
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2. Not airbeds as in fancy kind, but cheaper inflatable kind. Think aerobed...
Or some other brand, it's temporary and I'm not looking to spend more than a $100 or so on it.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:41 PM
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3. Oh. Air MATRESS?
That's entirely different.
We have a Bed in a Bag that works OK.
Use it when we run out of bed room for guests.
Single mattress, electric pump.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:43 PM
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6. I found a Simmons model at WalMart
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 05:44 PM by lizziegrace
in the bedding department. I was about $80 and Thomcat slept on it when he was here. No complaints from him. :-) It has a built-in electric pump and is tall enough you don't feel like you're sleeping on the floor.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:16 PM
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16. they are fine for one person
suck for two

we have an AeroBed (the tall kind that stands as high as a regular bed) that we lived on for a couple weeks when we were transitioning from AZ to NM

it was pretty bad.......
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:41 PM
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4. We have 2 queen-sized for guests and what-not...
...I've not had any complaints. These are Aero-bed like (I bought them here in Spain) and are quite comfortable and stable.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:57 PM
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11. Same here. We use them when we go camping and love them! We even bring the
electric pump to fill them up. LOL
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:41 PM
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5. I have 2 Aerobeds....
They're fantastic! I can't compare them to other beds as I haven't tried others for a long, long time (like 20 years).

I have a bad back and had to sleep on one when I was taking care of a family member with cancer -- slept on it for a month. NO problem! My neighbors used to borrow mine for guests -- one of their guests who also has a bad back went out and bought one because it was so comfortable for him.

I highly recommend them. They're always going on sale, too -- I'd just keep Googling until you find a good price.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:54 PM
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10. Oh thanks!
:P
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:44 PM
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7. Air beds are great as long as you don't have cats
I went through a number of Colemans and Aerobeds before I bought an expensive model enclosed in enough foam to keep my cat from puncturing it. I like a really firm bed so I prefer an air bed to the conventional spring type.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:47 PM
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8. I didn't like it
Slept on one when we visited my brother in Cali; it was my niece's (she slept in the living room, gods bless her). I thought it was pretty uncomfortable. It was a bit better once we let the air out of it a bit. But I wouldn't choose it over a regular mattress.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:47 PM
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9. My sister has an aerobed ... a TALL ONE ...
And I think the hight matters. The thin ones stink ... but her tall queen size is pretty good ... and I'm a big guy ... its probably not great for 2 people ... but its way better than a sleeper sofa.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:59 PM
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12. I had to get one when a friend stayed with me, and I
thought the Aerobeds were too expensive, so I got the Eddie Bauer brand, and my friend thought it was great.
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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:04 PM
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13. I'm sure you get what you pay for
I slept on one many years ago and my only complaint is that, like waterbeds, you have a lay down/roll over on them carefully so that you don't "bottom out" on the hard floor. Other than that, I slept like a baby.
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shanine Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:05 PM
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14. I have a raised queen size
It's fine for me . . I put one of those egg crate things on top.
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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:09 PM
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15. I had a simmons a looong time ago, came with a quilted cover/sleeve-
1/2 " padding on the sides, 1" on the top; zipper close along one side. 20 mil thick vinyl queen mattress with "pockets". It was very comfortable and lasted a good 6 years before the seams started leaking. Only had to "re-fill" every other month for the first three years, then once a month until it finally started dying out. I had a decent padded box spring from my previous bed as support, most people I knew with air mattresses tended to drop them in an old waterbed frame, but I found the box spring was far more comfortable.

I had cats, too. Just kept the claws trimmed, and the quilted cover had no problems protecting the air mattress.

Haele
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