Slow Leaks in Air mattress'

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Slow Leaks in Air mattress'

Postby ChallengeLee » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:52 pm

Is there any other way to check for the holes in air beds without submerging them in water?

I'm probably being a lazy git but the thought of going inch by inch over my double air bed mattress in my laundry tub is going to be a nightmare not too mention that the the single air mattress has flocking on it.

Does anyone have any ideas that they have used that might solve my dilemma? All answers will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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Postby will_deness » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:55 pm

soapy water in a spray bottle.
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:08 pm

will_deness wrote:soapy water in a spray bottle.

x2

Or coke bottle with a small hole in the lid. Seems to work for tire places.


And when your sick of that do yourself a favor and buy a foam mattress, put up with the small amount of extra space it takes.
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Postby cokebottle » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:11 am

Ozzycamperboy wrote:Or coke bottle with a small hole in the lid.


OUCH! that would hurt me! :***

I have the same problem with one of my matteresses, when I went camping with my kids 2 weeks ago the mattress my daughter & I slept on had a sloooooow leak, by 4am I could feel the ground, but all the air went to my daughters side so she did not feel the ground :--?

I just bought a new blow up matteress with "memory foam" on top of it from Rays Outdoors for $35, normally $69 :?# I am going to have a go at finding the slow leak in the old one but.

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Postby AussieSunset » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:21 pm

Well a pool would be better place to put it in water if you have one near. It will dry. Not sure the soapy water would do it any good either so i would just go for the water. Mark the spot with chauk so when it drys out you can then patch it.
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Postby GypsyLady » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:52 am

will_deness wrote:soapy water in a spray bottle.


This is definitely an option and I would not worry about the soapy water doing any damage, it can be washed off after.

If you are not inclined in this direction I would bite the bullet and buy a new self inflating mattress. You will never regret it if you do.
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Postby Poodle Jewel » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:16 pm

I agree with Gypsy buy a new one if you can.Blow up mattresses are a pain in a lot of ways number one you have to blow them up, they are cold in cool weather camping,and if they spring a leak it is a pain to find. I had a great sleep at bribie,i bought a mesh fold out camp strtcher with an inch foam mattress that folds up to nothing.Have a good look around Lee there a lot of options now.
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Postby Poodle Jewel » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:18 pm

cokebottle wrote:
Ozzycamperboy wrote:
I just bought a new blow up matteress with "memory foam" on top of it from Rays Outdoors for $35, normally $69

Michael


That was a bargain.
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Postby cokebottle » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:16 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:That was a bargain.


Yeah it sure was, I was shopping in Penrith (not for camping gear) & a guy came up to me in the car park & handed me a flyer for Rays/Boots outdoors, I saw the matteress in there & went to the shop & bought the 2nd last one they had in stock.

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Postby GypsyLady » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:31 pm

cokebottle wrote:Yeah it sure was, I was shopping in Penrith (not for camping gear) & a guy came up to me in the car park & handed me a flyer for Rays/Boots outdoors
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Don't seem to get that sort of thing happening much these days...
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Postby ChallengeLee » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:16 pm

Thank you everyone.

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Postby GypsyLady » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:28 pm

ChallengeLee wrote:Thank you everyone.

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Have we helped you solve the problem??
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