Originally Posted by JayRay
So... we're thinking about adding an air bed option to replace our existing and very thin mattress in the fold out sofa in the living room. Are there direct factory replacements? Any suggestions?
So, from your post I think you are saying you want to remove the thin mattress completely and use an inflatable mattress in it place.
I think that trying to retro-engineer the mattress to fold up with the bed would be out of the question. The mattress designed to do that from Flair had/has "pinch" issues that they addressed with a modified "bag" that the mattress folds into before you close it up. (Mine was an initial MOD A sofa bed - no bag)
The principle of "Occam's Razor" suggests that the simplest solution to your problem will be the best one.
IMO, the simplest is to either buy a queen sized Aerobed and store it under the main bedroom storage bed or call Flair and tell them you have an out of warranty damaged queen sized mattress you want to replace.
While the costs are similar (if you buy the Aerobed at a warehouse store), in my opinion the quality and comfort of the Flair mattress exceeds that of the Aerobed.
Good luck with your project.
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