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#1 KittyKindBud

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

This subject HAS BEEN brought up before....but I am in the hunt for a good queen size bed for camping.

 

I bought an aireobed last year - but the fucker already is leaking and we woke up Sunday to find me and Bud on the ground (on one side) and the bed up in the air (on the other)

 

Suggestions?!!!!



#2 Jim

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:15 PM

Cabela's Ultimate Sleeping Pads...basically a bigger thicker thermarest, which is a few inches of foam and also air.
Best part is unconditional guarantee.
I keep one at work, for when I get stuck overnight and so far it has outlived all the aerobeds everyone else had.

 

They carry other types also: 

http://www.cabelas.c...80;cat104712480

 

 

Here's a similar one on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...ng sleeping mat



#3 Chip

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

Expensive but you won't need another one for many years. Thermarest Dreamtime.

 



#4 Kashmir

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:25 PM

I'm curious if those moon mats are all they're cracked up to be

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:35 PM

kitty, aerobeds are warrantied...you should look into getting it replaced

i used my last one for almost a decade and it never had a leak



#6 KittyKindBud

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

kitty, aerobeds are warrantied...you should look into getting it replaced

i used my last one for almost a decade and it never had a leak

Years ago I used thermarest pads....I still have a double but they are so close to the ground.....I will take a look at  Cabela's Ultimate Sleeping Pads tho.

 

Since I'm Scotch and like the feel of a "real" mattress - I'm also going to look into the warranty......

 

Thanks!



#7 hippieskichick

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

Cabela's Ultimate Sleeping Pads...basically a bigger thicker thermarest, which is a few inches of foam and also air.


Best part is unconditional guarantee.
 

 

I like the sounds of that. We ended up on the ground after one night at Vibes. Got tired of borrowing territoryranger's battery air pump, b/c it used the radio batteries, and who knows what kinda brewhaha would happen if the tunes would have shut off!!!



#8 insolent cur

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:35 PM

get a sleeping mat.  then get a cot.  put the sleeping mat on the cot.  good to go. :)



#9 Karen

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:20 PM

Cabela's Ultimate Sleeping Pads...basically a bigger thicker thermarest, which is a few inches of foam and also air.
Best part is unconditional guarantee.
I keep one at work, for when I get stuck overnight and so far it has outlived all the aerobeds everyone else had.

 

They carry other types also: 

http://www.cabelas.c...80;cat104712480

 

 

Here's a similar one on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...ng sleeping mat

 

We've been considering replacing our air mattress with this!   Thanks for the info :)



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:57 PM

I like the sounds of that. We ended up on the ground after one night at Vibes. Got tired of borrowing territoryranger's battery air pump, b/c it used the radio batteries, and who knows what kinda brewhaha would happen if the tunes would have shut off!!!

do you have a new air mattress? no ones will stretch for quite a while and you'll need to inflate them every night until they gone an stretched themselves out to the max.

 

I have a new one and have the issue and actually read the fine print on the instructions that mentioned the stretching and need to re-inflate is normal.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:18 AM

Physics 101: Warm air expands and cool air contracts. Fill up your air pad or mattress In the evening. Might sound crazy but it makes a difference.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:44 AM

Physics 101: Warm air expands and cool air contracts. Fill up your air pad or mattress In the evening. Might sound crazy but it makes a difference.


So true!

#13 Spidergawd

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:59 PM

Physics 101: Warm air expands and cool air contracts. Fill up your air pad or mattress In the evening. Might sound crazy but it makes a difference.

 

Yup.  This.

 

I think we're going to switch to sleeping on a pile of dirty laundry.



#14 Java Time

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:01 PM

Physics 101: Warm air expands and cool air contracts. Fill up your air pad or mattress In the evening. Might sound crazy but it makes a difference.

That's what I use for a pillow :lol:

....yeah wrong quote....I'll try again

#15 Java Time

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:04 PM

Yup.  This. I think we're going to switch to sleeping on a pile of dirty laundry.


That's what I use for a pillow :lol:

¡Más mejor! ;)

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

i fill mine when i get to the camp to be able to make my bed but i use one of those portable power packs on a milk crate to be able to top off the air when needed

i didnt get the "camping" version of the aerobed due to the fact that merely having the inflating device that is built in, adds another hundred to the price

plus, i have never had an issue using the power pack, or previously, when i would use a convertor plugged into the car lighter

i find the power pack is necessary as the double tall mattress does need to be topped off just a tad right before bed as i prefer a very firm mattress

i did not need to do this with the single height one

it would be good to go for the entire stretch of vibes



#17 KittyKindBud

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

...or we COULD listen to Teo....

 


TEO, on 28 Mar 2012 - 11:42, said:snapback.png

Skip sleeping then you don't need to haul tent, sleeping bag, etc.


#18 KittyKindBud

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:10 PM

kitty, aerobeds are warrantied...you should look into getting it replaced

i used my last one for almost a decade and it never had a leak

I called in and there is a warranty.  It is for 1 year and you need to have a proof of purchase.....I may be looking into the Cabela

 

That is interesting about filling an air mattress in the evening!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

I called in and there is a warranty.  It is for 1 year and you need to have a proof of purchase.....I may be looking into the Cabela

 

That is interesting about filling an air mattress in the evening!

 

Because Cabelas is a re-brander and not a manufacturer, I would bet Alps Mountaineering makes that pad for Cabelas.  They are the same size, weight and have the same features but the Alps Mountaineering is $50 less through Amazon.



#20 TEO

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:30 AM

Tried these out at Bella Terra, quite comfy:  

ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self-Inflating Air Pad - Double (50 x 77 x 3-Inch)

 

http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:16 AM

I called in and there is a warranty.  It is for 1 year and you need to have a proof of purchase.....I may be looking into the Cabela

 

That is interesting about filling an air mattress in the evening!

I just dealt with Coleman on an issue.  They said they needed proof of purchase.

I had a receipt, but it was completely unreadable.  Only thing you could read was TARGET at the top.

 

Coleman says that happens all the time, and they just trust people that it is real.  

I took a picture of the receipt, and they sent me the new tent,

 

So, if you have any receipts that are worn out, unreadable, it very well may be the correct one.  or good enough to pass for the correct one.



#22 KittyKindBud

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

I just dealt with Coleman on an issue.  They said they needed proof of purchase.

I had a receipt, but it was completely unreadable.  Only thing you could read was TARGET at the top.

 

Coleman says that happens all the time, and they just trust people that it is real.  

I took a picture of the receipt, and they sent me the new tent,

 

So, if you have any receipts that are worn out, unreadable, it very well may be the correct one.  or good enough to pass for the correct one.

Thanks-



#23 TEO

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:03 PM

Tried these out at Bella Terra, quite comfy:   ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self-Inflating Air Pad - Double (50 x 77 x 3-Inch)

 

http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

Wow, those were priced at $119 when I posted them here the other day.



#24 KittyKindBud

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:14 PM

I got our our double thermarest mats out the other day and found that they still work....may just try them out at Wormtown...



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:19 PM

Wow, those were priced at $119 when I posted them here the other day.

 

 

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B004QCJVT4



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

Tried these out at Bella Terra, quite comfy:   ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self-Inflating Air Pad - Double (50 x 77 x 3-Inch)

 

http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I'm going to look into something like this.  I'm through with air mattresses, even Aerobeds aren't that durable.  Ours only lasted a year and a half and roughly 4 fests/camping trips.  



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:31 PM

I will still use an air mattress with a bed stand...sturdier than the double sized air mattresses and keeps the matress off the ground and great for wormtown for keeping me off the cold ground :ura1:

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:18 PM

I'm going to look into something like this.  I'm through with air mattresses, even Aerobeds aren't that durable.  Ours only lasted a year and a half and roughly 4 fests/camping trips.  

i just dont get it? :dunno:

how do mine last for a decade with heavy use and others have no luck at all?



#29 deadheadskier

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:16 PM

I blame reveur :naughty:  



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

I guess you don't go to hard at it?  :lol:

 

 

 

i just dont get it? :dunno:

how do mine last for a decade with heavy use and others have no luck at all?



#31 KittyKindBud

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:23 PM

I guess you don't go to hard at it?  :lol:

I was thinking about those who sleep on cots.....



#32 TEO

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:27 PM

I was thinking about those who sleep on cots.....

 

 

Those folks generally have space between the cots.   (Yeah, I don't sleep with earplugs.)



#33 Spidergawd

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:49 PM

Anyone know of a good Thermarest-style self inflator that connects to a second one to make a double? Since we fly to some things the one piece doubles are too large to pack

#34 TEO

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:01 PM

Spidergawd, the link I provided is to just such a product.

 

 

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B004QCJVT4

 

They are two 3" thick Thermarest type air mattresses that velcro together.  Comes with a stuff sack for each pad.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:50 AM

I guess you don't go to hard at it?  :lol:

 

:sad:

notenoughaction'd

:dunno:

i toss & turn pretty hard...i give em quite a workout :lol:

 

I was thinking about those who sleep on cots.....

yeah, i would toss & turn myself right off those effers :lol:



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:37 AM

Spidergawd, the link I provided is to just such a product.

 

 

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B004QCJVT4

 

They are two 3" thick Thermarest type air mattresses that velcro together.  Comes with a stuff sack for each pad.

 

This is what I sleep on.  I'm generally happy with it. There's definitely a slight "no cushion" gap between the two mattresses, but overall it's comfortable. 



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

Spidergawd, the link I provided is to just such a product.

 

 

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B004QCJVT4

 

They are two 3" thick Thermarest type air mattresses that velcro together.  Comes with a stuff sack for each pad.

 

Aha!  Thank you!  This is just the kind of thing I've been thinking of. 

 

I need to weigh our air mattress.  If these together are lighter, it's perfect!



#38 KittyKindBud

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

Those folks generally have space between the cots.   (Yeah, I don't sleep with earplugs.)

better not camp by us......



#39 TEO

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:34 PM

I was thinking of crawling right into your tent.  :naughty:



#40 nancykind

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:01 PM

the thermarest dreamtimes snap together to make a double



#41 Mama Kel

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:18 AM

We have a Coleman double thick queen air mattress. Have had it for years w little kids jumping on it & no probs. $50 at target. Love it

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:05 PM

....just drink a hell of a lot of beers....chased by your favorite bottle of liquer.....pass out anywhere you want...anything makes a great mat...even other peoples tents...