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Post Info TOPIC: couch's air mattress


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couch's air mattress


We're just in the looking and planning stages of full-timing and we will be traveling with a toddler.  Our plan is to have her sleep on the couch mattress.  Most of the 5vers that we're looking at have an air mattress.  I'm guessing this is because of the weight.  Does anyone have any opinions on how durable these are??  And are they easy to blow up every night?? 



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We have one in our SB for our grandson to sleep on, it's confortable and durable, inflates quickly with the pump. He's 3 so he doesn't complain much at this point in his life.



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We have one in th 5er and it works well.  Inflates quickly and you use the same pump to deflate it and it is quite comfortable.  The only thing we are thinking about is getting a twin air mattress for when we have one kid visiting or a couple of grandkids.  Mostly because we still want to be able to use the couch when the bed is out.



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We've used one for about 10 years for guests. They all say it's the most comfortable temporary bed they have ever slept on. It gets used about 6 times per year. Sometimes just for a weekend, but once in a while for a week or two.

Another option for you toddler, just use the couch. We have found in the RV our couch, due to the design makes a great single bed. The couch has removable pillows that are used for the back rest. When they are removed it leaves the bottom cushions which are as wide as a single bed. My 93 year old Dad sleeps on it. We put a plastic cover over the bottom cushions (in case of an "accident") and then sheets and blanket to make up his bed. He likes to go to bed early, if we had to fold out the sleeper for him it would limit our living space while we enjoy the rest of the evening.

He used to be restless at night so we placed a chair in front of the couch to keep him from rolling out. Now he doesn't move.

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When we travel, our grown (Special Needs) daughter travels with us. For us, it got to be a big hassle having to unpack the air mattress, inflate it, make up the bed, and then do it all in reverse the next morning.
So we had the sofa in our fifth wheel converted to a true pull out sofa bed. We bought the "innards" from Legget and Platt and had a local upholstery store do the installation into our existing sofa. The mattress on the pull out is an Air Dream mattress so it is very comfortable for our daughter and the bed can be left "made-up". It is MUCH more convenient for us and our daughter finds it so comfortable that we now have a hard time getting her out of it in the morning :{).

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Was wondering if you still have the air dream mattress and if so hows it done over the years. We recently up graded rv's and the new one has a sleeper sofa and as you know the mattress is a joke. We take my 82 yr. old mother with us alot and I need something to make the sleep comfortable. Seen where you mentioned the air dream back in 2012. just looking for something to make the sleep more comfortable for her and guest.



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