Frame bed with air mattress

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Frame bed with air mattress

Postby amanda » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:12 pm

I am toying with the idea of buying one of those frame beds that have an air mattress on top. Has anyone had any experience with these? If so, what are the pros and cons, and are they actually comfortable. I like the idea of being above ground level but wonder if they are a bit flimsy, or if they move when you roll over etc.
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Re: Frame bed with air mattress

Postby Blue Bravo » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:33 pm

Hey Amanda. Mrs Bravo and I got a couple of these beds. They are comfortable however 1- They are quite noisy with the bladder rubbing against the fabric whenever you roll over. Reduced this by enclosing the bladder in a casing to reduce the rubbing.
2- they are very cold in winter as the bladder leaks the heat out very quickly.

We have changed over to self inflating matresses.
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Re: Frame bed with air mattress

Postby ChallengeLee » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:01 pm

Hi Amanda,

I have a double bed one and find it one of my best buys, l too like the feeling of being a little bit higher off the ground and l find it just as comfortable as my bed at home.
I have had mine for over a year now and have only just realised there is a slow leak in it but will be fixed soon enough.

I use it more when l go away for longer stays. I use a flanelette fitted sheet on mine to stop the noise but also for a little more insulation and found that using a sleeping bag and blankets a much warmer option than sheets and a doona (a lesson quickly learned one cold cold night in Urbenville, NSW).

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Re: Frame bed with air mattress

Postby will_deness » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:44 am

With air mattresses a blanket underneath is equal to two on top.
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Re: Frame bed with air mattress

Postby J`CRUISER » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:31 pm

we also have one of these types and used it for the first time a few weeks back. the wife and i found it very good but what made it better was a thin doona on the mattress between the zipped outer cover and the air mattress.
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Re: Frame bed with air mattress

Postby Poodle Jewel » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:44 pm

I have one of those egg shell foam underlays they work good too,i put it on top of the mattress then a fitted mattress protector,i have also decided to recycle our lounge room carpet mat to put on the floor of the tent.
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Re: Frame bed with air mattress

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:03 pm

amanda wrote:I am toying with the idea of buying one of those frame beds that have an air mattress on top.


My mum has one of these and we ditched the air bed and put a self inflator in the sleeve in place of it. At almost 76 she thinks it is just great.

She has the one from Kmart, bought it on sale for about $50
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