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Old 04-30-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Air mattress on 8312SS couch

Ok, so I should have checked it on out PDI but I didn't. So the couch has an air mattress and I tried inflating it tonight. I unfolded the couch and proceeded to unfold the mattress and plug it in. I turned the switch on to inflate it and when it was inflated I turned the switch to the "neutral" position it says it needs to be in to hold air. Well the air just comes right out and won't stay inflated. Anyone have any suggestions or am I doing something wrong? Or do I need to just have it replaced?
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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Check the plug at the foot of the mattress. May not be in or just partially in.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Check the plug at the foot of the mattress. May not be in or just partially in.
The plug that you're talking about is at the hard of my bed. It has a yellow lever and it is closed the way it says it should be. After inflating it and putting the dial back in the middle, the air is coming out around that dial.
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The plug that you're talking about is at the hard of my bed. It has a yellow lever and it is closed the way it says it should be. After inflating it and putting the dial back in the middle, the air is coming out around that dial.
Sorry I meant "head of my bed"
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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We have a new 12 Flagstaff and I will investigate ours tomorrow am. We had one in our 08 and therefore during the PDI told the tech that we knew how it worked. Shame on us. "So soon old, so late smart"
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Just checked ours out, it came in a zipper bag and is basically the same as in our 08 with the exception the 110v motor is smaller and it came with a battery powered motor also. It has a screw on cap at the foot just our old one. Yours must be a newer version or they've changed suppliers or something. Sorry I couldn't help.

I did inflate it and will leave it to see if it leaks overnight.
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Here are the instructions for our 2012 air mattress, it came with 2 pumps, 1 110v ac and 1 battery powered pump that requires 4 D size batteries.
Also noted the bed itself has dual legs on each side. They do make improvements. Both of these (dual pumps & dual leg supports) were needed.

Oh, BTW, the mattress was still inflated to the same size as when I left it last night. They also made improvements to the way it is attached to the frame.
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Which way do you guys face your mattress? When I fold out the couch to expose the air mattress there is a big gap between the wall and the couch. I would think if you had your head facing the wall it would sag into the space. To me it would be more comfortable with head at what would be the foot of the bed. Unless I'm missing something.
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Which way do you guys face your mattress? When I fold out the couch to expose the air mattress there is a big gap between the wall and the couch. I would think if you had your head facing the wall it would sag into the space. To me it would be more comfortable with head at what would be the foot of the bed. Unless I'm missing something.
Don't worry about the gap - properly inflated, the mattress doesn't sag into the gap. When we first got ours I had the same worries and actually questioned the manufacturer about it. It's the way the bed is designed and works OK.

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That must be what the little bulge in the mattress at the head is for, thanks for clearing that up for me I knew someone on here would have the answer.
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