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Old 11-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #1
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Air Mattress

The 64,000 dollar question, does anyone make a air mattress that will hold air for longer than 8 hours. I have a really nice couch in my RV with an air mattress that came with it, I feel so embarrassed when I have guest over and by morning the dang this is deflated.The controls are set to position that it is suppose to be at to hold air and the bottom valve is secure but still deflates a large amount over the coarse of the night or is this nature of the beast for an air mattress and if so what would be a alternative means for bedding for a flip out couch?

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Old 11-10-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
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Have you checked for pin hole leaks. If you can remove it to a yard, lets say, inflate it and run a hose over it with some soapy water.

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Old 11-10-2014, 04:47 PM   #3
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I have not slept on ours, however different guests have stated it is comfortable. It does not leak air. The key to no leaks is storing it properly. I suggest you contact the manufacturer. Many have done so and have gotten a free replacement or a great discounted price. To answer your question, No, it should not leak air overnight.

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Old 11-10-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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I have never owned an air mattress for more than one year, that’s has never leaked. That’s the down side of air mattresses.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:08 PM   #5
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Check the large deflate plug on mine if that plug isn't in good air leaks out. As long as its in good I haven't had a problem. I filled it up and put some weight on it for a week when we weren't using the trailer and it stayed up. If you find a hole in the mattress check the frame for sharp spots in the area of the hole. If you find a sharp spot fix it then cover the entire frame with a movers blanket and replace the matters. We have a coleman mattress in our house for an extra bed if we have company and we have slept on it with no problems.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:34 PM   #6
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Air mattresses are not supposed to be left in campers in freezing weather as when deflated abd folded the cold can cause small cracks in the frozen plastic.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:52 PM   #7
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We have an air mattress that we've owned for probably 20 years. Still pumps up and hold air. We use it maybe once or twice a year.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:17 PM   #8
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We have two Aerobed mattresses that have lasted us for about 6 years without fail. One's a "camp" version that comes with a cordless rechargable motor and the other has a built-in motor. We got them at REI but I'm sure you can find them cheaper on Amazon or Wal Mart.

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