Have you ever used a portable air bed?

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    Apr 15, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    The person using the air bed will be a 20-yr old with no recurring back pain. Does extended use cause problems? Does the bed deteriorate quickly after constant use?

    He doesn't want a real bed, so this air mattress needs to last through everyday use for some time and should be of good quality. What about during cold weather?

    What is a reasonable price for one? Is one made of nylon better than PVC?

    Walmart and Academy had a broad selection of Coleman air beds and we were not sure what to get. It doesn't need to have anything fluffy, just a basic mattress.
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    Apr 15, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    My ex and I slept on a double-layered queen size Coleman air bed for six months after a big move.
    During that time, we had numerous 3-ways, a few 4-ways, and one 7-way orgy on that thing.
    Yeah...they're tough.

    It started slowly leaking air a few nights after the big orgy, so we had to replace it. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 15, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    Some beds do develop the hump in the middle. But generally, Aerobed and Intex make pretty good beds. I would stay away from Coleman. Their beds tend to be only 5"-7" off the floor and no body likes to be that close to the floor. Intex and Aerobeds can be much higher more than 1.5 feet which is more reasonable. They hold well and their sides don't collapse. Most airbeds come with patch repair kits for minor leaks. PVC is generally better. It holds up better.

    Air beds work well for the purpose they are made for: to be temporary. It is not going to be as comfortable as a real spring mattress.

    Air beds do not insulate well AT ALL. Put one of those foam rollable mattresses from Walmart on top and then the sheets. That should take care of the cold.

    You shouldn't need to pay more than $75 for a queen. After that, you are just paying for the "fluffy" things and advertisement.
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    Apr 15, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    They puncture easily in my experience. Or deflate often with extended use.
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    Apr 15, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Raised-Airbed-Built-Electric/dp/B000M0MJU2

    This is the bed I used during 2 years of undergrad without too much of the hump developing. I still have it but it is only occasionally. It works very well still. Besides, if it deflates, you can always refill it. It takes only minutes.
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    Apr 15, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    commoncoll said
    You shouldn't need to pay more than $75 for a queen. After that, you are just paying for the "fluffy" things and advertisement.


    ALL Queens are fluffy things and advertisement!
    And 75 bucks is getting off cheap for a date...icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 15, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    oh i slept on those for 4 years of my life....find them annoying, plus waking up almost on floor level ....
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    Apr 15, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    They are not recommended for those with a pin dick. With my last boyfriend during moments of intimacy all the sudden I would hear 'psssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhh' and get a sinking feeling and then I would scream, "God dammit, you popped the bed again!"
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    Apr 16, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    For a couple years now, I've been sleeping on an AeroBed air mattress topped with a three inch thick memory foam topper. The topper takes care of the cold and prevents punctures.
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    Apr 16, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidThey puncture easily in my experience. Or deflate often with extended use.


    We're talking "airbeds", not "asses", M. icon_lol.gif

    Hugs!

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