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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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.
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).
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.
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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