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Old 08-25-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Air bed leaks, first time we used it

Now what. How do you find a leak in these things. Will they warranty it. My poor brother uad to run the pump every hour last night.

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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same thing happenned to me the first time I tried mine, turns out it was a staple sticking up and yes my dealer got me a new one no problem. Had it shipped to me. I had to give them the old one.

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Three possible fixes; Two easy and one takes some sleuthing

1) Look at the air dump valve at the foot of the mattress (opposite from the air pump). There is a yellow tab on the flap under cap. If someone sits on the end of the inflatable mattress, the flap can pop open. The cap is not perfectly air tight and relies on the internal flap to hold in the air. Pull the yellow tab until it locks and reflate and test.

2) A small hole: If you look at where the hinge points of the sofa back are you will see where it might have gotten pinched when being put away. I used a bike tire patch kit and fixed mine. 3 years later still going strong.

3) Call or email Flair. They will replace the mattress with a new one if still under warranty. They will sell you a replacement far cheaper than a Coleman air mattress of the same size. Flair Interiors: Sleep and Store Sofa System

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Old 08-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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I took mine to general rv(my dealer). 3 days later a new one showed up at the door by UPS/FedEx.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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On other thing to check that was an issue for us a few weeks ago is the fill plug on the end. It was loose and we were loosing air all night. Just twisted it tight and it was solved.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #6
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Do your self A favor, Air it up and use A solution of dish detergent and water to lighly spray it. The detergent will bubble at the smallest leak. If no leaks then take the cap off and put 2 layers of seran wrap over the hole and retighten the cap. Last make sure that the arrow on the inflater is lined perfectly with the triangle on the switch.

We had A leak in ours the first time we used it. Yes it had been pinched by the frame of the couch. Patched it with the provide patch and glue. But it still leaked down slowly overnight, Put the seran wrap on the deflate whole and we are good.

I Must say we gave the air mattress in our 08 Cedar Creek A lot of use and never had A problem with it leaking, But these new ones they use now sure seem to have A lot of issues. Man I wish they still made them like the one in our old 2008.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #7
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Flair Interiors replaced mine twice while under warranty.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by wfmdfm View Post
On other thing to check that was an issue for us a few weeks ago is the fill plug on the end. It was loose and we were loosing air all night. Just twisted it tight and it was solved.
Same here on our Myrtle Beach vacation. Just tightened the plug and all was well.

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