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Old 11-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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We have the 351 RLTS that has the L-shaped couch with the air bed. Have any of you used the bed and what did you think of it? Our daughter slept on it one night last summer and said it was the worst bed ever. She chose to just sleep on the couch after that. She said it was too short and didn't hold air very well. I wish Jayco had stayed with the old hide-a-beds.

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Old 11-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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We have a hide a bed in our new unit. Its been used once with high praises from my daughter. Our previous camper had the airbed and it never got used.

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Old 11-07-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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I too would prefer the real mattress if it was going to be used regularly, but for occasional use I would much rather lug an air mattress around.

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Old 11-08-2013, 06:58 AM   #4
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My sister slept on it and although she said it was comfortable, she said it was freezing. The plastic cover I guess. So if anyone needs to sleep on it in the future I will put a comforter next to the mattress then the sheets. Hopefully that will help.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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My kids have sleep on ours and said it was cool and noise. So we put extra blankets on the bottom and they haven't said anything yet. Said it was comfortable.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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I slept in ours very often this past season and have no complaints. I find it comfortable. Well, maybe two minor complaints.......

1) You have to blow the bed up before everyone goes to bed because the air pump is loud. No big deal though.

2) An air bed will not keep you warm by itself because you're basically sleeping on a bed or air. Lol. During the night, the air inside the bed will be the same temperature as the air in the camper. If the camper is 70 degrees then you'll be sleeping on a 70 degree bed. You'll wake up shivering.

We keep a regular bed sheet tucked around the air bed at all times, even when used as a couch. We store a medium temperature comforter behind the back cushions along with a pillow. In the summer I simply lay the comforter in the air bed and sleep on top of it. In the winter I place the comforter on the air bed but then I put a sleeping bag on top of everything and sleep in that. The sleeping bag is stored under the couch.

The air bed is great.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #7
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We had an airbed on our Sunnybrook Titan and I didn't care for it at all. Our new Pinnacle KPTS has the fold out couch with foam and even though I don't ever expect to sleep on it it sure looks and feels more comfortable.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #8
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I'm confused at all the talk about cold air mattresses. Someone stole my air mattress while in the bush in the Army and I froze my patutty off until I could steal one from another guy. Those down bags the Army issued have no insulation when compressed and even a jeep tarp folded under me did no good. The air mattress provided the insulation I needed. I've since slept many a comfortable night in the woods with a short air mattress under my torso.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:24 PM   #9
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I've had a "hefty" couple sleep on our couch airbed and they found it comfortable. When we only have one person staying, they usually just sleep on the couch, which is pretty comfortable, too. Since we rarely have overnight visitors, I vastly prefer the lightness of the air mattress and it's good to have the drawer under the couch to store bedding.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #10
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We had visitors this weekend so we slept on air bed. It was ok but next time I will use my Boy Scout camping self-inflatable pad for a little more support. Or covering with a heavy quilt may help also. All in all I slept all night so it must work!

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