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I've read through Barb and Frank's thread from July about Sleep Number mattresses and have a couple more questions before we buy ours.

We'll be getting a standard residential model to replace our residential queen mattress. I measured our current mattress+foam topper height at 12 inches and will check to make sure we can't fit the 13 inch height model from the Sleep Number website…obviously the limiting factor there is it needs to fit under the edge of the vanity at the bed foot when the BR slide in the 5ver comes in.

I know to run the pressures down before traveling in mountains…and we'll likely order ours from Amazon unless the local dealer in Fort Myers will match the price…but looking at the various models on the site I see queens running from 900 to about 5000…as you go up the thickness gets more and the number of zones/chambers rises. Given our height limitation it looks like the p5 with 11 inches of height and 5 zones at $1799 or the i8 at 13 inches, 7 zones, and $2800 are the options.

Has anybody laid on both of these and/or have any thoughts about them? Seems like an extra $1000 for 2 more air zones and a "temperature balancing sleep surface ain't really worth it…but given that cost isn't the top driver here I wanted to see if anybody had any thoughts…plus I'm not really sure the 13 incher will fit anyway. 

We slept on a water bed for 36 years in the S&B before we moved into the rig and have never really gotten used to the regular mattress in our rig…we've slept on Sleep Numbers at various hotels over the years and generally liked them although not quite as much as our water bed. Sleep Number is about the closest we'll get to a water bed in the rig…too much weight otherwise. We've got one of the memory foam clone toppers on our current mattress and while it improved over the basic mattress (which was a relatively high end model when New Horizons installed it) it's still not a great sleeper.

How much space in the under the bed area do I need for the compressor and associated equipment…we've. already got a plug under there I think and I'll need to drill a hole in the platform to get the hoses and control cables up…I'm assuming both of those need to come up near the head of the bed into the underside of the mattress or do they come up through the side of the platform and then into the side of it?

Thanks.



-- Edited by Neil and Connie on Wednesday 27th of December 2017 10:49:49 AM

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My wife ordered ours through QVC when they had a special deal on them...not sure how often this happens but you may want to check their prices. We have three sleep number mattresses. In the RV and a king size for our house originally. Then we replaced the house mattress with an adjustable set (king size) with two separate mattresses so each of us can position how we like.

I'm sure ours were the lower end models... they all have individual pressure controls but no other features.

Both of us are rather large folk and I find the design of the mattress sides do not work well with our size. About every 3 months I have to unzip the mattress top and re-position the side bolster. The bolster tends to fold under the air bladder so it feels like unless you stay towards the center of the mattress you can roll off the side easily. This happens with all three mattress sets so I assume it has to do with our weight and someone of lesser stature would not have this problem.

That being posted,  the mattresses are very comfortable and it's great being able to set the pressure to each of our liking.  We both agree we would not order the adjustable again with separate mattresses, instead we would just order a single king size mattress to use with the adjustable bases.



-- Edited by The Bear II on Wednesday 27th of December 2017 12:04:45 PM

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Thanks Bear…we're not interested in the tilt up models at all…looking at the standard queen with pressure control for each side.

Good to know they're comfy…we've always liked them in hotels when we slept on them…I'm afraid there isn't a replacement for our preferred water bed that would work in the rig.



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Neil and Connie,

The box that goes under the mattress measures 11” x 6” x 4”.  We keep ours on the floor beside the bed without any problem.  Although we do have room under the bed, we just never got around to putting it there.  If you do, you need to drill holes for the  tubing.  The tubing measures approximately 3/4” each - two plastic tubes.

We bought the basic mattress from Camping World when it was on sale.  We have small shelves on each side of our bed, so mattress height was an issue for us.  Our mattress is a king size, made for RV’s, so it fits perfectly - length by width and height.  Our mattress dimensions are 72” wide x 80” long x about 10-1/2” high.  We have no problems with the mattress sliding under our dresser when we bring in the slides.

Also - the controls to inflate the bed are wireless.  

We love our Sleep Number - it’s the r5 model - which is the basic model - no extras.   We paid $1450 in July 2017.

Good luck with your research - let me know if you have other questions.

Barb

 



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Sleep Number changes their models every few years. I think ours is an m7, bought in 2012. We both like lower numbers, 35 and 40, so we do not deflate when going over the mountains.  Can't help on space for the inflation unit, since our Dutch Star has a shelf under the head of the bed that it fits in great.  



-- Edited by bjoyce on Thursday 28th of December 2017 07:00:15 AM

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Thanks Barb…that's a lot smaller box underneath than I would have expected. I looked and don't have a plug underneath but since I have to drill a couple holes for the hoses making a 3rd one to get the power cord outside won't be any trouble…and wireless controls mean no holes for those cables.

 



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Thanks Bill…makes sense that at lower numbers there's not much need to adjust when going up in elevation. We're going to head down to the store this week and take a look at. them…it's a company store so hopefully they'll match prices with the company web site. If not I'll just get from the website direct as there's not that much assembly required.

 



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Neil and Connie,

I can't speak to the "standard" mattresses except to say that we used to have one of the extended queen mattresses in our stix-n-brix.  When we ordered our Mobile Suites, DRV was offering the queen sized RV mattress as an option.  When we found out that DRV was using the premium RV mattress (difference in pillow top thickness - 2" vs 1"), we ordered it.  We'd not be without a Select Comfort again.  Jo sets her side to about 40 and I set mine at 100.  Jo says that she likes the RV premium better than she did the home model in the stix-n-brix.  We've been sleeping on ours now for over 6 1/2 years.

On Select Comfort's website, they refer to various sizes, but there is no mention of a "standard" vs "premium."

Our RV mattress easily slips under the dresser.

Terry



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Thanks Terry…we'll do some comparison laying down to check the various models before we buy…and pull the BR slide in to measure the exact clearance we have from the bed platform to the bottom of the vanity drawer. If the thicker one will fit…which I think it probably will…then we'll have to see if it feels better enough to make it worth the extra cost.

I've looked through the assembly manual…looks like it's pretty easy and I should save the $179 delivery/setup fee…anybody disagree with that thought?

We'll take a look at both the r and p models…the r lacks SleepIQ which requires internet connectivity…although we almost always have connectivity both on the road and when we're at our winter location.



-- Edited by Neil and Connie on Friday 29th of December 2017 01:45:37 PM

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Neil and Connie wrote:

I've looked through the assembly manual…looks like it's pretty easy and I should save the $179 delivery/setup fee…anybody disagree with that thought?

 

-- Edited by Neil and Connie on Friday 29th of December 2017 01:45:37 PM


 

Completely agree that the set up fee is not necessary.  Mattress set up is basically like putting puzzle pieces together using foam pieces and air mattresses.  Be sure to follow the directions and let the top foam piece "breathe" for several hours before you assemble the mattress.  Initially, the foam piece had a slightly unpleasant smell - but was not noticeable at all once the mattress was put together.  The toughest part of assembly, I would imagine, is drilling the holes for the tubing since it requires working in a tight space.  Since we haven't done that - I can only speculate.  But the rest of the assembly process is fairly easy.

Good luck - and hope you enjoy your Sleep Number as much as we do.

Barb



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