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Old 08-20-2006, 12:39 PM   #1
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Any of you ordered Sleep Comfort "parts"

Was wishing we had Sleep Comfort in our trailer; anyone had experience/converted your twins to that type?
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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Brooke and I don't have them in the Sovereign, but we do have a Sleep Number Queen at home, and we love it! In fact, we're wishing that we were in it right now....this L-shaped sofa is a bit hard on the back! The kids are on the twins, and those mattresses are new, so we probably won't be getting a Select Comfort for them anytime soon. I'd say go for it, if that's what you're looking for.

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Old 08-20-2006, 01:40 PM   #3
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Surely somebody from Texas has done this.
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:06 PM   #4
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Was wishing we had Sleep Comfort in our trailer; anyone had experience/converted your twins to that type?
We have a short queen Sleep Number bed in out Excella. What are you trying to find out?
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:12 PM   #5
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I am trying to find out how to do a twin bed Airstream with Sleep Comforts!

What isn't it that you don't understand? TX....? There are creative people in TX
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:03 PM   #6
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We did this by having zippered covers made for out existing twin mattresses. We laid the Select Comfort air bladders in the covers and filled in the spaces with the foam edges that came with the SC and more foam that we cut and shaped ourselves. We put the pump on the nightstand between the beds. We now have a newer trailer withe the queen bed. It has a short queen SC. We still have the covers for the twin mattresses if you want to see them. We're in Apache Junction, Az. Call if you need more info.

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Old 08-20-2006, 07:40 PM   #7
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Thank you N7bdl (Terry)......you from TX? I was hoping someone had done what you did.

I was thinking about throwing out the original twin mattresses and having Brenda make an "envelope" and doing as you did with foam rubber and SC parts.

From what you said, you put the bladders on top of the existing twin mattresses....didn't that make them pretty high/thick.

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PS--I actually go up to Apache Junction once in a while to Dillons...that is where we bought our trailer.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:43 PM   #8
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RV Air Beds

We sleep on a Select Comfort at home. For the Airstream, we ordered a short queen from an air bed discounter we found on-line (the one we ordered from, halfpriceairbeds.com, seems to have gone out of business, but there are plenty more if you do a search on "air bed"). Cost was about half of the Select Comfort short queen. The mattress we got has the pumps integrated within the air bladder, so we didn't have to find a space on the floor.

Most of these discount places will custom cut an RV mattress for you, so getting twin mattresses to fit the curves of an Airstream shouldn't be a major problem. I wish I'd thought to have the company that sold us ours bevel the corners; it's a bit too square for the platform. It's not a major problem as we can still get around the ends of the bed, but hopefully you can learn from my hindsight.
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I didn't use the original mattress except to make the "envelope". The mattress height was the same as the original.
We originally ordered a competitor's mattresses, but returned them due to lower quality......loud pump, stinky plastic bladder, and not nearly as confortable.

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We have a Sleep Number in the house and one in the Airstream. Recently we replaced the foam in the house bed and it cost about $ 850.00 US dollars.
Many people believe the foam last the life of the bed which is about the life of the pro rated warranty, 20 years. The foam in the Sleep Number is of high quality but itís life is based on hours used, how you use it and the weight placed on it. Sleep Number does not stand behind their foam used in their beds after a short period. We found being of average weight and 8 hours a night, we got about 5 years before the foam lost itís resiliency. Foam has a rating system using letters on itís quality, and the life on a standard low end bed foam is only one or two years. Using the Airstream bed should last longer since we will use it much less. However keep the interior environment moderate in the Airstream when you are not using it. In our opinion is very important not only for the life of the bed but all of the interior components. We would not buy another Sleep Number because you can buy a great new bed for $ 850.00.
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. . . Foam has a rating system using letters on itís quality, and the life on a standard low end bed foam is only one or two years. .
I don't know what the rating is, but the Goodyear mattresses that came in our '59 Tradewind are still firm, and feel GREAT!

Maybe the cool weather in Minnesota is easy on foam rubber.
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